The Art Institute of California partnered with AnQi by Crustacean at South Coast Plaza to present an annual student fashion show billed as "Cool Days Haute Nights."
The June 14 fashion dinner, held in the stunning dining room created by the talented Elizabeth An of AnQi, featured a Paris-themed runway show. Student designers and models displayed their fashion creations, parading on a 60-foot glass catwalk that bisected the restaurant.
Some 300 local fashionistas began the evening with a champagne cocktail reception and sampled AnQi's signature appetizers, including their famous garlic noodles, while student designers were busy putting finishing touches on the runway show.
The gala evening was created by Mary Ann Gale, academic director of fashion design at The Art Institute. Gale was joined by restaurateur Elizabeth An and celebrity guest judges including Heather Dubrow, of "The Real Housewives of Orange County", Tina Borgatta of Riviera Magazine and orthopedic surgeon and footwear designer Dr. Taryn Rose.