Over 400 Disabled Students to Benefit from Haute Fashion in San Diego | St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon Takes Place on Saturday, August 16

July 24, 2014

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center will host its 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show on Saturday, August 16 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, located at 1 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101. This year’s event, titled “Fashion on Pointe,” is a ballet-themed fashion show inspired by SMSC student John Agostini’s painting Ballerina, available for viewing at the event.

“We are excited to present the Haute with Heart Fashion Show again this year, with the help of our sponsors making it our 37th,” said Debra Emerson, CEO of St. Madeline Sophie's Center. “This year’s event is unique in that the theme was drawn from SMSC student John’s Ballerina painting and will include our students’ performing arts production of Grease.”

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves 400+ adults with developmental disabilities, through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures. St. Madeleine’s combines its culture of care and creativity within quality programs to provide liberal arts education, practical skills development, employment and dignity for a lifetime. Programs are offered on a staff-to-student ratio of 1:3 to 1:6, depending upon the level of each student’s disability, and include Activity Center; Adult Development Center; Seniors (for adults age 50+); Behavior Modification; Supported Employment; and Work Activity Program. 

Sally B. Thornton, writer and philanthropist, will be returning as this year’s Honorary Chair. Distinguished honorees include Barbara J. Menard and The Menard Family Foundation. Additionally, Leonard G. Simpson, TV personality and creator of the internationally known company Fashion Forward, will be producing the fashion show.

Professional models will walk the runway showcasing the latest trends in fashion to benefit the unique programs offered at SMSC. Proceeds raised at this event directly benefit more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, attending SMSC.

The event will include boutique shopping, a duo of live and silent auctions as well as a performance from the Center’s Performing Arts Group’s production of Grease and modeling from the SMSC Triton Swim Team.

Ticket pricing options for the event are $100 a ticket for preferred seating and $200 a ticket for premier seating. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Neil Fullerton at nfullerton@stmsc.org or via phone at (619)-442-5129 ext. 115.

For more information about the 37th Haute with Heart Fashion Show, visit stmsc.org.