As fashion and my past academic pursuits don't often align and rock the world at large with the fabulousness of their unorthodox combo, when an opportunity does arise, I'm on it like a grad student in hot pursuit of that final essay in the mustiest most forlorn corner of the basement stacks which will unlock the key to their dissertation's main argument. So when the lovely Julia from my alma mater asked me to attend and help support the Oxford Red Dress Couture Charity Ball, I was there faster than you can say Dominus Illuminatio Mea.
|Myself and friends at last year's white tie Magdalen Ball|
"We are so excited to be part of this special event and honoured to help such a worthy cause," gushes Lubov Azria, wife of Max.
Immediately following the Couture Runway Show will be a live auction, hosted by Hugh Edmeades, the International Director of Christie's Auction House. Guests will be offered the opportunity to bid on selected gowns exhibited in the show, as well as other one-of-a-kind items and exciting experiences.
Guests will then be escorted to the famed Divinity Schools in the Bodleian Library, the halls I once traversed daily books in hand, for an evening of champagne, canapés and entertainment late into the night.
"As a fan (and when I was 10 years old, a resident) of Oxford - and a witness to its impressive intellectual culture - I love the idea of bringing fashion and great scholarship together," remakrs Cindi Leive of Glamour US. "And with such good causes being served, the Oxford Red Dress Couture Ball is shaping up to be a truly powerful night for fashion, for academia and for charity."
The Red Dress Couture Ball is partnered with The Aloysius Society – an established group of students at the University of Oxford who too have come together to make a positive difference in the lives of impoverished children.
£40 Premier Tickets--runway show only
£140 VIP Tickets--runway show and champagne post
Exclusive Tickets--dinner at the Cherwell Boathouse, runway show and drinks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket pricing and availability.