On opening night, June 12th, there will be a Director's Reception from 6pm until 7pm, hosted by The Tampa Theatre, The Art Institute of Tampa Fashion & Retail Management program and Tampa Bay Fashion Week. Special guest, director Matt Trynauer, will share behind-the-scenes stories and take questions after the premiere. There will be informal modeling featuring local designers Essence Flowers and Ben Chmura, as well as complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
For more information on the reception night tickets and general tickets, contact The Tampa Theatre at (813) 274-8981 or http://www.tampatheatre.org/comingAttractions.php#valentino
The Art Institute of Tampa is one of The Art Institutes (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
Fashion Week Tampa Bay, scheduled Sept. 23-26, 2009, epitomizes the fashion scene in the Bay area with an annual event that celebrates the style that is Tampa Bay's very own.