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The Art of Fashion

The Country Friends presented its 61st Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show in partnership with South Coast Plaza for the 12th straight year. Held at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the event offered attendees a day of boutique shopping, lunch, and a runway fashion show which showcased the latest trends from the fall/winter collections of select high-end designers. Other highlights included a champagne reception, photo lounge, and opportunity drawings. Led by chairs Terri Salyers-Chivetta and Cheri Salyers and emceed by Fox 5 News primetime anchor Kathleen Bade, the event served in part to raise funds for more than 30 charities, including Burn Institute, Girls Rising, Miracle Babies, Outdoor Outreach, Promises2Kids, Support The Enlisted Project, and many others. Since its founding, The Country Friends has raised more than $13 million to support human care agencies, with special emphasis on services to women, children, the elderly, and those with disabilities. For more information visit