While it is evident that Nashville has grown, for this native son, it's hard to grasp that reality. Case in point is the recent Symphony Fashion Show. Follow closely, because I’m going to move at the pace our fair city seems to continue to move.
The Symphony Fashion Show Patrons spent a recent evening with Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam at the Tennessee Residence. It was a splendid evening that began with cocktails and passed appetizers on the veranda.
Fashion Show co-chairs Sylvia Bradbury and Suzanne Smothers thanked the governor and first lady, as well as patrons for their support. Gov. Haslam also made a few remarks, which included a story about his first meeting with Carolina Herrera, the designer for this year’s fashion show.
Herrara also addressed the crowd before guests sampled the tasty buffet prepared by the Tennessee Residence head chef.
The following evening, all the stops were pulled out for the fashion show. More than 750 guests gathered at Schermerhorn Symphony Center April 26, mingling in the west lobby and on the veranda and sipping cocktails as they awaited the bewitching hour when they would view Herrera’s Fall 2016 line.
This year’s show was highly anticipated and did not disappoint! As the models walked the runway, oohs and ahhs greeted each of the stunning creations. Herrera made a brief appearance and was rewarded with a standing ovation.
Following the fashion show, guests enjoyed entertainment by 17-year-old Clara Warford, who received a standing ovation for her harp solo, and country singer Sara Evans, who also brought the crowd to its feet.
A buffet of treats for both patrons and general-admission guests followed, with taste-bud tantalizers from Kristin Winston Catering.
Now, before I finish, you’re most likely scratching your head about two things: Who was where and what is my point with Nashville’s growth? Well, there were, as I noted, 750 guests. Most local, several from nearby cities, and too many to even try to mention. And the growth? Well, a five-mile drive can take 30 minutes and pedestrian traffic downtown seems to outnumber the automobiles these days.
But, I ask, where else would you find a runway presentation by an award-winning designer, combined with top-notch entertainment, all to support the educational outreach of an award-winning symphony? Think about it.Read more at:blue formal dresses