BD2012 Backstage Pass

The Voice-Tribune’s Best Dressed 2012 Presented By Churchill Downs is just over two weeks away. Are you ready for the biggest fashion event of the year?

While we can’t dish the details, we can give you a sneak peek as to what’s in store.

“Every year, we’re asked how we’re going to top the previous Best Dressed,” said The Voice-Tribune Publisher Tracy Blue. “Somehow, we always do. BD2012 will be no exception. Guests are in for an incredible evening – again.”

The event benefits the West End School, which is a free, private, college-prep middle school for at-risk young men.

Of course, the spotlight of the evening is cast on our Best Dressed nominees, who will strut their respective styles and await the big moment when the winners are named. But part of the fun is checking out what everyone – audience members, too – is wearing.

Members of the Louisville Ballet will perform the edgy and contemporary pas de deux Saudade Amore (“Missing Love”), choreographed by company member Amanda Diehl and set to the evocative music of Blue October.

Heyman Talent models are set to walk the runway in fashions from several area boutiques. Joseph’s Salon & Spa is providing hair and makeup.

“The feel of the show is very urban mod,” said Douglas Riddle, creative director of BD2012. “Sort of an early Mick Jagger in feel, in attitude and in music.”

BD2012 will also give guests unprecedented access to the backstage. Want more details? Be there on Aug. 25.

The Best Dressed Committee is headed up by The Voice-Tribune Publisher Tracy Blue and includes Event Chair Lori Kommor; Douglas Riddle, creative director; Ron Wolz, design director; and Lauren DePaso, project manager.

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