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FASHION FORWARD 2011 Presented by Bank of America and GMHC

GMHC presents Fashion Forward 2011

Once again fashion has joined forces with GMHC and everything for a good cause & commitment as it is to fight against HIV/AIDS, this year Fashion Forward is coming fully loaded with the collaboration of designers, fashion editors, celebrities, philanthropist, top models and companies. Certainly it has become the event of the year to attend in New York City with the perspective of veracity support. As last year, the event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion on November 17; the date its already around the corner, so if you haven’t purchase your tickets yet; while reading this, it will be the great chance to buy them.  This year MetrovelvetTV is one of the media sponsors supporting this event. We are thrilled to support this amazing cause for GMHC and to once again share this incredible participation with everybody. Our support goes beyond for this project, we deep ourselves into an exclusive coverage from behind scenes video footage and pictures of what you are going to experience live this year.

Fashion Forward 2011 counts with the support from top models as: Andrej Pejic ,Hanne Gaby Odiele, Lea T muse & model, Crystal Renn, also having as host this year; fashion stylist and TV personality Brad Goreski and famous actress Tracee Elliss Ross, and to mention more names, participating in the event chairs we will find: Phillipe & David Blond, Andrew Buckler, Mike Ruiz, Peter Davis, Cameron Silver, Aly Eastman, Katie Ermilio, Allison Fee, Samantha Frappied, Matt Smoak, Michael Grela, Robert Marc, Samuel W. Rosenblatt & Mario D’Andrea,
yes, Fashion Forward 2011 is gathering everyone!

Last August we had the opportunity of being able to assist behind the scenes on the making of Fashion Forward 60 second video commercial that has been aired on national TV this past months, the cast of the video reunites 11 of the most known faces in the modeling world, and was done with the intention of culminate this big event with the support from the diversity of all gender communities, we brought you our special work feature with all details, from the Thom Browne looks to the Givenchy masks, everything in a fashion video production that captures special moments from all the models participating on this cause that later will become a history moment.

Counting with the union of an extended amount of support from different companies & media sponsors; Fashion Forward 2011 luxury auctions are expected to be a total success; including donations from a paint artist, exotic trips to Europe, Armani Exchange clothing, Robert Marc eyewear, Bvlgari watches and also pieces from worldly known luxury high-end labels that are going to participate for the cause as well. Then the night will follow with a fashion show featuring fall collections from designers as : Jean Paul Gaultier, Chris Benz, Sally LaPointe, Thom Browne, Timo Weiland, Zang Toi, VPL and Marlon Gobel, all in one show that awaits the best perception from all the invited audience. The actual event will start with a cocktail reception at 7 pm, and a Style Vault Award that will be inaugural fort this year 2011, (in relation with the previous years of the event). The award will be given to Julie Macklowe, for her support and success in both philanthropy & fashion investments.

Metrovelvet feels honored to be part of GMHC-Fashion Forward 2011, and remember its never late to support those who are in need for help, buy your tickets here GMHC. See you at the runway.

ByJhon Jairo Santos
Fashion Director USA

Photos by J.C. Parra