What started out several decades ago as the Art for AIDS fundraiser has morphed into tonight’s Red Ball, a revamped take on creating awareness of the global AIDS crisis. Now in its fourth year, the Colorado AIDS Project’s fashion-forward benefit brings together twenty designers and more than a dozen salons for runway collaborations with approximately 100 local models. The event is centered around World AIDS Day and is designed to bring a fresh face to the importance of health education and support for those affected by the disease.
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The Red Ball works to connect people in the community, says Colorado AIDS Project events coordinator Jeff Trujillo: “Red Ball has become a launching platform for our local talents. All designers’ work is handmade and hand-sewn, and 69 percent of our models are independent.” There will also be a silent auction featuring concert and show tickets, hotel and spa packages, celebrity-autographed items and more.
Red Ball guests can enjoy cocktails during the fashion show, which will be accented by aerial acrobatics, fire dancing and other choreographed performances. The 21+ event goes down tonight at 7 p.m. at the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street. Tickets, $30 to $75, are available at www.redball.org.
Sun., Dec. 2, 7 p.m., 2012