Fash Bash 2023

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Thursday, Aug 17, 2023
7 p.m.

Haute Couture (First Row) SOLD OUT $500
Couture Crowd (Second Row) SOLD OUT $250
Prêt-Porter (Third Row) SOLD OUT $175
Après Fête (Afterglow only) SOLD OUT $125

*Après Fête does not include runway show access. The DIA welcomes your gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). To help ensure that your gift aligns with IRS tax requirements, no event benefits will be provided in connection with donations made through DAFs


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5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Models gilded in gold walk the runway in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Rivera Court during the annual Fash Bash fundraising event.

All that Glitters is Gold

Fash Bash® Co-Chairs and Founders Junior Council invite you to Join us for this annual event, presented by Neiman Marcus, on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at the DIA!

Fash Bash is Detroit’s signature couture event celebrating the season's hottest fashion, designer, and style trends. This year’s Art of Fashion runway show features an assortment of the most distinguished Neiman Marcus brand partners like Carolina Herrera, Brunello Cucinelli, Tom Ford, Etro, Monique Lhullier, Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, and more.

Fashionably chic sponsors and ticket holders will enjoy a pre-show cocktail reception, and then all guests will enjoy the Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion runway show in the DIA’s Great Hall. Finally, the Après Fête post-runway show follows with drinks, dancing, and delicious bites. Your glamorous night of fashion and art will unfold with these activities:

  • 7 p.m. Sponsor & Art of Fashion runway show ticket holders cocktail reception
  • 8 p.m. Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion runway show seating opens
  • 8:30 p.m. Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion runway show begins
  • 9 p.m. Après Fête begins

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Fash Bash® benefits the DIA, helping 300,000 annual museum visitors find personal meaning in art, individually and with each other. Since its inception, the annual sell-out event has raised over $4 million for the DIA, named the Best Art Museum in America by USA Today readers.

Front facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts light up with purple lights at night during the annual Fash Bash fundraising event.

Fash Bash Co-Chairs

  • Jennifer Hudson Parke
  • Alison Parke Ferrari
  • Melanie Parke Martinecz
  • Constance Ross
  • Molly Valade
  • Gretchen Valade
  • Denise Brooks-Williams
  • Jasmine Williams
  • Jenise Williams

Lifetime Honorary Chair

  • Brenda Rosenberg


  • Neiman Marcus

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  • Mr. Martin P. Krall, Jr.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Martin A. Krall

  • Capricious

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  • Carhartt

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  • Ciena Healthcare

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  • Hudson-Webber Foundation

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  • Donna and John Kemp
  • Joe and Jennifer Parke and Family
  • Brenda and Howard Rosenberg
  • The Cresswell Family Foundation

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  • Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg in Honor of Connie Ross
  • Eugenie

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  • MGM Grand Detroit

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  • Richard Sonenklar and Gregory Haynes
  • Toni A. Wisne Foundation

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  • Burton A. Zipser and Sandra D. Zipser Foundation
  • Ms. Shery Cotton
  • Joanne Danto and Arnold Weingarden
  • Henrietta and Roger Fridholm
  • Peter Ghafari
  • Jennifer and Dan Gilbert
  • James Group International

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  • JP Morgan Private Bank


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  • Don Manvel
  • Brian T. McKinney Sr.
  • Damon Shelby Porter
  • Libby and Aaron Robinson
  • Constance and Martin Ross
  • Sandra Seligman
  • Varnum LLP

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  • Jeffrey, Denise, Jenise, and Jasmine Williams
  • Jeremy Zeltzer and Kevin Dennis
  • Alison Parke Ferrari
  • Melanie Parke Martinecz
  • Ina and Murray Pitt in Honor of Connie Ross
  • Figo Salon

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