Lexus of Louisville Fashion Week Pre-Party

Story and photos by Miranda McDonald

Additional photos by Bill Wine

Louisville Bespoke held its fashion week experience at Lexus of Louisville on Feb. 15. The evening started with an opening reception, which included hors d’oeuvres and drinks from an assortment of local restaurants, and a mingling of guests and local designers who had pieces on-hand for purchase.

The Lexus of Louisville dealership proved to be an interesting venue for the night’s festivities, with guests getting an introduction to some of the latest car models the Lexus dealership has to offer.

Walter Weibel, an avid supporter of the local arts and managing partner of Lexus of Louisville, explained why the dealership was the perfect venue to host the fashion event. “One of the key components of the Lexus brand is a style that constantly evolves to suit the tastes of those who appreciate the finer things in life, like luxury automobiles and haute-couture clothing,” he said. “Therefore, what better location to host an event like this, which is dedicated to the latest styles just like Lexus?”

The evening ended with a fashion show featuring styles from a group of Louisville designers, which included RoxyNell Jeans, Sarah Havens Millinery, Barenaked Leather, Steurer & Co., Handmade by Peake, Victoria Kauze, StoryWood Bowties, Finespun Clothing, A. St. Clair, Anastasia and Vincent Peach Fine Jewelry.

Each look was modeled by dancers from the Louisville Ballet.

Louisville Bespoke will host its annual spring fashion show on April 13 at the Speed Art Museum. The theme for the fashion event will be “Carnival,” and proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack. VT

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