All images by Drew Altizer Photography
Sunday, July 26th was an afternoon of style, bubbles and bling, all in the name of philanthropy. Helpers House of Couture Director Joy Venturini Bianchi celebrated the House’s seventh anniversary with a tribute to Oscar de la Renta.
Helpers honored the late designer by presenting their collection of gowns at the shopping extravaganza. Fashion aficionados arrived to champagne and sweets before perusing the gowns and a range of high-fashion designers at Helpers. Shoppers were also treated to personal style sessions from fashion tastemaker Joy Venturini Bianchi and her expert staff.
Joy Venturini Bianchi described the connection between fashion and Helpers work with those who are developmentally disabled: “Fashion is a personal expression of the inner beauty of each of us. It is a vehicle that Helpers uses to bring attention to the inner beauty of those precious, special people who are developmentally disabled. The fashions purchased at Helpers House of Couture are ambassadors in themselves for those who have no voice.”
All proceeds from the Anniversary party benefit Helpers, an organization that has served those who are developmentally disabled since 1953. Helpers is dedicated to supporting agencies and individuals who further the best possible care for those who are developmentally disabled. Helpers House of Couture houses an impressive collection of fashion for women and men, jewelry and accessories. Items range from $10 to $20,000. By appointment only. 415-387-3031. Helpers House of Couture was voted by Magazines as one of the finest fashion houses of its kind.
This year Helpers will be hosting Celebrating Life Through Fashion – A Retrospective: Collection of Joy Venturini Bianchi at the Hedge Gallery, on October 17, 2015 from 5:00 until 10:00 in the Evening. Helpers is celebrating its 62 years as a non-profit organization serving those with developmental disabilities.