Calgary Philharmonic Italian Gala
Illustration by Bridgette Badowich
I love an excuse to get out and socialize while people in this city are raising money for the arts. There can never be enough of these events as far as I am concerned. Especially when you mix music with fashion. On Friday night November 1st, 2013 theCalgary Philharmonic Orchestra presented a Holt Renfrew exclusive Italian Gala, hosted by W. Brett Wilson.
The event took place in the beautiful Devonian Gardens and included a VIP catered reception, followed by a Milan-style Fashion Show showcasing hot off the runway styles from designers such as Valentino, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. Following the fashion show, Devonian Gardens was transformed into a Tuscan market for the post-party. The quaint market featured Italian food, wine, coffee, gelato, and Vespas, all while listening to a European style DJ.
“The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is very excited to be partnering with The Core & Holt Renfrew for this event,” says Paula Davies, Director of Development with the CPO. “This is a wonderful way to celebrate one of the most influential countries in the world when it comes to fashion & music, while bringing together our local Italian community and Calgarians to enjoy great food, wine, and Italian culture.“
The Italian Fashion Gala, presented by Lido of Battistella, was a special event taking place during the CPO’s Festival Italiano, a three week long music festival that plays tribute to Italy’s musical and cultural heritage. To buy tickets to Festival Italiano click HERE. Festival Italiano at the CPO is presented by Sunesis Consulting Inc.