Models to Walk Runway for Families Touched by Autism

Models to Walk Runway for Families Touched by Autism

Arts for Autism enlists fashion community and students in event to benefit the Autism Society of Northern Virginia.

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia will hold its fourth Arts for Autism gala and fashion show on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Tower Club Tysons Corner.

This event enlists model-fundraisers from the local fashion community and educational institutions to post their pictures on the Arts for Autism website prior to the gala and promote it to friends and family seeking donations and support. The model-fundraisers then get to walk the runway at the gala wearing fine apparel provided by local designers and retailers. Those walking the runway include current and aspiring models, and area students earning community service and classroom credit.

Arts for Autism benefits a good cause that furthers ASNV’s mission to support local families who have been touched by autism, and the gala is also a fun and fashionable event held at a beautiful, first-class venue. The gala reception features an art show and a series of brief performances and remarks by people in autism community and local elected officials, followed by a New York-style fashion show with model fundraisers walking down the runway to the sounds of a DJ wearing the latest fashions provided by local retailers, designers and boutiques.

The gala dinner will be 6:30-8 p.m. with the fashion show from 8-10 p.m. See