Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm | Vault Space
Tickets: $35 – $250. Purchase Tickets
Back for the 10th year, the Austin Fashion Week Runways & Gallery will be bigger and better than ever. The longest, most impressive runway Fashion X has ever built will be the place to see and be seen this April (really, it’s 92 feet long!).
View collections from some of Austin’s most prominent local designers. Discover fashion designers from around the region and globe. And feel like a celebrity as you meet and greet some of Lifetime Television’s Project Runway Stars. In between gazing at the runway, enjoy shopping the Gallery with some of the area’s premier jewelry and accessories designers.
Saturday Runways will honor 2018 Style Setter VENUS STRAWN and benefit THE RISE SCHOOL OF AUSTIN.
Benefitting The Rise School of Austin
Venus is an Austin civic leader and retired nurse. Raised in New York, she received a nursing degree from the Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing and moved to Austin in 1987. Venus has an incredible passion for philanthropy, and she tends to focus her work on organizations that benefit children and the elderly.
She currently serves on the board of St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Foundation
& The Toast of the Town committee as well as the steering committee for The Rise School of Austin-
Women’s Trust for Dell Children’s Hospital & Cure Duchenne, Member of The Women of Hope for
The Children’s Shelter.
Venus was recognized as a “Women on Their Toes” honoree in 2009 and was appointed to the
board of Humanities Texas, which administers grants to teachers & schools throughout the State ofTexas.
Venus served as Co-Chair and Co-Founder for the very first Dancing with the Stars Austin
event eleven years ago.
Venus counts living in Austin & this community as one of her blessings. She thanks her husband and
dancing partner, Bill and her children, Anita, Brian and Steve for their love and support.
The twinkles of her heart are her grandchildren, Ashley and Eric.