The Art Center Sarasota hosted its 10th annual iConcept Runway Show during its Beaux Arts Ball at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on May 11.
Art Center Sarasota brought back to life one of the area's more eccentric events, the Beaux Arts Ball, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconcept runway show fundraiser.
Guests arrived at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Grand Foyer on May 11 wearing elaborate costumes, just as Sarasota locals did during the original Beaux Arts Ball, one of the biggest social events in the 1940s, ’50s and again in the ’70s.
The iconcept runway show featured creative fashion statements from 16 artists showcasing outfits made of unorthodox fabric and materials, from champagne bottle caps to mosquito nets.
The event also featured a drag show performance from The Fantasy Girls.