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From Dog Run to Runway

Max’s road to happiness was long and rough. In fact, he was to be euthanized at a shelter last year. He had sat for weeks waiting for a new home, and he had several strikes against him — and his time was up.

Gilbert Chagoury, Designer of the Week, Fashion Week El Paseo, March 23, 2013

The eighth year of Fashion Week El Paseo wrapped on a high note Saturday as designer of the week Gilbert Chagoury launched his “Shattered Innocence” collection to rousing cheers and standing ovations from the more than 1,000 people packing the Big White Tent.

Houghton Designer Katharine Polk Celebrates the Power of Feminine Seduction

Inspired by London street art and American fashion icons like Katharine Hepburn and Bianca Jagger, designer Katharine Polk’s spring collection for Houghton New York wowed audiences Friday night with an intoxicating blend of hand-sewn embroidery, lavish lace, rich textures, and sexy, sheer confidence.

Sue Wong Gets Down to Details

Tiered layers, exquisite embroidery, and meticulous detailing dominated the dresses that veteran L.A. designer Sue Wong sent down the runway Thursday night at Fashion Week El Paseo.

April Johnston — Project Runway

April Johnston came to Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday night with a spring look that was pure black magic.

Seth Aaron — Project Runway

Seth Aaron was the first designer on the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday night. Aaron, winner of Project Runway season seven and head casting judge replacing Tim Gunn, rolled out out a largely black collection, which featured lots of leather and was punctuated with brightly colored headwear

Anthony Ryan — Project Runway

Ryan, a cancer survivor who appeared in the ninth season of Project Runway, was the winner of season two of Project Runway All Stars. He also studied in Paris with Jean-Paul Gaultier and other top designers.

Bert Keeter — Project Runway

Bert Keeter has made his mark with minimalism — simple, modern designs that are sophisticated and timeless.

Mondo Guerra — Project Runway

Mondo Guerra went all out on Project Runway night at Fashion Week El Paseo, introducing his “Haute Dog” spring line, featuring a bold, bright mix of prints, patterns, and colors reminiscent of a day at the beach.

Elena Slivnyak — Project Runway

San Francisco-based designer Elena Slivnyak, a Project Runway season 10 contestant who has since been designing costumes for musicians, brought her ready-to-wear collection, IIMUAHII R2WEAR, to the Fashion Week El Paseo runway on Wednesday.

Viktor Luna — Project Runway

New York-based designer Viktor Luna introduced his Project Runway segment Wednesday night with an A-frame red-and-white dress with a full skirt that popped into view against the simple white background.

Fabio Costa — Project Runway

Fabio Costa, the Brazilian native who was runner up in season 10 of Project Runway, brought a different vibe to Fashion Week El Paseo, showcasing his self-described circus-inspired collection of off-sized clothing and unusual proportions.

Korto Momolu — Project Runway

Korto Momulo, who appeared in the fifth season of Project Runway, as well as on Project Runway All Stars, slowed the pace at Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday night.

Gordana Gehlhausen — Project Runway

Gordana Gehlhausen’s Goga line offered a striking feminine look for spring during Project Runway night at Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday.

Michael Costello — Project Runway

The last designer of the night was local favorite Michael Costello, who was greeted with loud cheers and whistles, as he thanked everyone associated with Fashion Week El Paseo via a video clip. He talked about the crazy lives he and others in his creative field lead — the drama and the design.

Joshua McKinley — Project Runway

The crowd in the big white tent at Fashion Week El Paseo went wild when gorgeous male models burst onto the runway wearing Joshua McKinley’s colorful board shorts, hoodies, and shirts with wild prints.

Sunnylands Chic, Fashion Week El Paseo™, March 19, 2013

The new creations will be photographed for the Sunnylands Center & Gardens’ archives before returning to the designers; the photographs will be available for public viewing through the center’s library.

Fresh Looks from El Paseo Rule the Runway at Fashion Week — Tuesday, March 19

More than 15 El Paseo retailers who sent their best spring looks up the runway on Tuesday night drove home the point in front of a well-dressed audience exceeding 800 at the big white tent at Larkspur Lane and El Paseo in Palm Desert.

Emerging Designers Show Their Colors at Style & Beauty Bash

Two young designers earned time on the Fashion Week El Paseo™ Runway during the Style & Beauty Bash event on Sunday.

Style & Beauty Bash, Fashion Week El Paseo™ March 17, 2013

Wide-eyed fashion enthusiasts came in full force to Sunday’s Style & Beauty Bash to have stylists, aestheticians, and cosmetologists apply transformative makeovers for a donation of $30, with proceeds going to charities throughout the desert.

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising - Fashion Week El Paseo March 18, 2013

Celebrate the work of more than three decades of designers who have appeared in Debut, the college’s annual homage to its graduating fashion talent. Their work includes day and evening fashions, as well as a special collection of fashion jewelry.

Victor Tung, Fashion Week El Paseo March 17, 2013

A San Francisco artist and couture designer, presents his women’s collection of one-of-a-kind “wearable art” that he creates from his own fabrics.

Fashion Week El Paseo Goes Furry and Festive

Fashion Week El Paseo, March 16, 2013. Le Chien Couture Fashion Show Delights Dog Lovers and Raises Much-Needed Funds for Humane Society of the Desert

The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue - Fashion Week El Paseo, March 15, 2013

Saks Fifth Avenue kicked off a week of runway shows with the finest women and men’s designer clothes from its spring 2013 collections.

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