What to See: St. Vincent de Paul’s “Discarded to Divine” Event

March 29th, 2006

Discarded to Divine Wedding Dress

St. Vincent de Paul Society, which helps more than 1,000 people a day affected by poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and domestic violence, will be holding a "Discarded to Divine" fashion show and auction on Thursday, April 6 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Fashion and art students from FIDM and SF State University designed one-of-a-kind haute couture outfits from donated clothing from the Society’s Vincentian Help Desk, a free service that provides clothing and a dignified environment for the poor and homeless. If the pieces look archaic, it’s because they were inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 1800s.  Jackets, gowns, wedding dresses, accessories, and non-wearable works of art will be on sale at the special reception on Thursday, in case you’re craving original and unique additions for your closet. 

If you can’t attend the fashion show and auction, a special preview exhibit will be available at the De Young Museum on Friday, March 31, from 6-8:45 p.m. 

 Stay tuned for a post-show recap!

"Discarded to Divine" Preview Exhibit
Friday, March 31, from 6-8:45 p.m
Koret Auditorium at the De Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco

Free admission.

"Discarded to Divine" Fashion Show and Auction
Thursday, April 6 from 5:30-7:30pm
Gensler, 2 Harrison St., San Francisco
Suggested donation is $20. RSVP at 415-977-1270 x3021.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  April 10th, 2006 at 7:24 am

    [...] The scene at the Discarded to Divine event put on by St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco was truly delightful. Hundreds of fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Gensler building and celebrated not only their love of fashion, but also their compassion for charity. It wasn’t your average fashion show with runways and bright lights, but it was sophisticated, fun, and for a great cause! The Crowd: Men in suits, teenage girls with metallic belts and purses, ladies in skirts and jeans. [...]

  • 2. Nancy Fadis  |  May 11th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Sign me up

  • 3. peter wise  |  December 8th, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    Fun, impressive, and worthwhile event. I look forward to the event in 2008

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