The Country Friends announces 2021 Art of Fashion designers

Oscar de la Renta, Isabel Marant, Monique Lhuillier, and Lanvin are among the leading international designers and luxury retailers showcased on September 16 when The Country Friends presents the 2021 Art of Fashion in partnership with South Coast Plaza at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

The runway show also includes the latest looks from the fall-winter collections of Camilla, Max Mara, Saks Fifth Avenue and Versace.

Honorary chairs are Les and Deborah Cross, recognized for their 14-year commitment to the organization.

Deborah Cross also serves as event co-chair with The Country Friends President Suzanne Newman and Director of Operations Yvette Letourneau.

Award-winning ABC 10News Anchor Kimberly Hunt is the emcee.

“We are delighted to partner with South Coast Plaza once again on San Diego County’s premier fashion event,” said Newman. “Proceeds benefit dozens of local charities whose needs grew even greater due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Since its founding in 1954, The Country Friends has donated nearly $14 million to those in need with special emphasis on women, children, the elderly, the military, and disabled.

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