Sunday’s annual Saks Jandel Holiday Fashion Show was a special treat for the ladies who brunch and buy. Valentino showcased its Spring 2013 collection of elegant dresses and sweeping evening gowns to help raise funds for Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism advocacy organization.
Each year, the upscale retailer pairs with a renowned designer for a runway presentation of the upcoming collection, which in the past has featured Pamela Roland, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Isaac Mizrahi and even Valentino (back in 2008).
Guests sipped on mimosas and tasted petit fours while contemplating the runway and trying on the latest designer looks in store. Ten percent of the event’s sales directly benefited Autism Speaks.
*Photos of models backstage pre-show.