Event info & Tickets: 4th Annual United Colors of Fashion New York, Empowering Youth Through Fashion Education

2014 United Colors of FashionLadybrillers, get your tickets for the 4th Annual United Colors of Fashion GALA to be held at the historic Lexington Avenue Armory on the evening of October 8th, 2014 in New York City. The event, which features African designers such as Loin Clothes & Ashes, and has some friends of Ladybrille: Fashion Model Funmi Alaiyemola (former Ladybrille contributor) and Michael Palladino (Professor at LIM College and Co-chair of UCOF 4th Annual Gala) on its host committee, is truly very impressive and not to be missed! Please read the details below and click through to purchase your tickets.


“UCOF Annual Gala on October 8th, 2014 – Paper Dreams: Writing New Runways.

Event: United Colors of Fashion (UCOF) is asking you to help us empower youth through fashion education, by joining us at the 4th Annual UCOF Academy Gala in New York City at the historic Lexington Avenue Armory on the evening of October 8th, 2014.

UCOF Academy is the first registered 501(c)(3) organization in the U.S. to offer FREE Fashion Education to under-resourced youth. The organization is registered with New York Department of Education, NY Charity Bureau, NY Department of State and the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) organization under the name of United Colors of Fashion, Incorporated.

Since inception, UCOF Academy has actively nurtured the dreams of 350 youths from the tri-state area by exposing them to the “behind the velvet ropes” experience of the fashion industry. Click here for a word from our students: http://www.unitedcolorsoffashion.org/feedback-from-our-students/

We highly encourage getting tickets as soon as you can, the early bird special gives a 20-25% discount to the first 150 guests, on a first come basis.

Ticket Purchase Formhttp://www.unitedcolorsoffashion.org/gala/2014-gala-tickets/

UCOF has a clear and compelling mission. We are counting on you to purchase a ticket to the gala, to help with UCOF Academy’s mission of offering FREE Fashion Education to under-resourced youth. If you cannot attend, you have the option to sponsor the event or give a donation to support the mission.

The Gala will commence with an intern exhibition and a cocktail reception, which includes an open bar. A subsequent award ceremony and an entertainment line-up will follow. The annual gala brings NY/NJ elites, celebrities, Wall Street bankers, and fashion and lifestyle media from different parts of the world.

Your support is greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing you on October 8th (#UCOFGala).” – Michael Palladino


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