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06.21.11 Charity Fashion Show 2012

Information for CFS 2012 will not be available until Fall 2012.

All current information on this site reflects the mission, staff, and news from Charity Fashion Show 2011.

Press Boom Photo Pit at the End of the Runway

04.07.11 And The Press Rolls In...

Following one epic night of fashion, CFS is proud to see coverage from bloggers, photographers, and news sources across the West Coast. Head to our 2011 Coverage page for a full listing of posts as they're sent to our team.

"Amazing" "Phenomenal" "Dazzling" "THEE BEST" "Fabulous" and "Incredible" are just a few of the words that are being thrown around to describe SF fashion's largest night.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors that made Charity Fashion Show 2011 possible, and to all of the press that were in attendance!


04.02.11 CFS2011 is Tonight!

Join us tonight at the Festival Pavilion (Fort Mason Center) in San Francisco for Charity Fashion Show 2011 -- the largest fashion show on the West Coast.

Tonight is the night that you all have been waiting for, and we couldn't be more excited to have you! Ticket sales have closed, but standing room only is available at the door for $15.

Doors open to the pre-show lounge at 6p for Press/VIP/Priority, and 7p for General Admission. The runway show begins sharply at 8p. The afterparty (free for VIP/Press, $10 cover to anyone else) is at SupperclubSf.

One Day Left

04.01.11 Last Day to Buy Tickets

At 11.59p tonight ticket sales for CFS2011 will officially close. After a sell-out moment this morning, we have decided to add a few extra seats because of high demand. These General Admission seats are available for $50, and include access to the sponsor-filled pre-show lounge from 7p-8p.

Tomorrow night is the largest fashion show on the West Coast.
If you aren't there, you're nowhere.


Stella and Dot

03.30.11 Stella & Dot Partnership

Charity Fashion Show is pleased to be sponsored by Stella & Dot -- a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women by offering its line of boutique style accessories exclusively through Independent Stylists.

Stella & Dot jewelry will be featured throughout the CFS2011 runway show, and the VIP bags containing hundreds of dollars in swanky sponsor gifts will be Stella & Dot as well.

CFS 2011 Tickets are almost sold out. Get yours today!

CFS2011 40+ Designer List Released

03.22.11 CFS2011 40+ Designer List Released

Today marks the announcements of our 40+ Designer List for Charity Fashion Show 2011, the largest fashion show on the West Coast. The list includes designers from all corners of the industry, and from cities on 3 continents across the globe. In 11 days on 04.02.11 you have the chance to see US Premieres, collections walked at NYFW, brand new collections from local favorites, and new pieces from some of the hottest young designers around.


Ticket Information? CLICK HERE

CFS 2011 afterparty: SupperClub sf

03.21.11 CFS 2011 afterparty: SupperClub sf!

Charity Fashion Show announces its 2011 afterparty at SupperClub of San Francisco! VIP and Press for CFS 2011 Runway Show will have free admission to the afterparty, which starts at 11pm after the runway show on 04.02.11. All other CFS guests are welcome to attend with a $10 cover.

Purchase your CFS ticket here.

Popchips Joins Huge Pre-Show Lounge

New Popchips Ad Produced by CFS2011

03.16.11 Popchips Joins Huge Pre-Show Lounge

Popchips has recently come on board for the 2nd year in a row as a sponsor for CFS 2011! With Popchips in gift bags, a pre-show tasting with beanbags & a photobooth, and Popstar representatives to help you snack, Popchips is excited to be a part of this year's show!

The Pre-Show Lounge is one of the hottest new parts of CFS2011. With numerous wineries, sponsor give-aways, makeup touch-ups, photobooths, press walls, and networking opportunities, every CFS ticket holder gets to experience a fun & interactive pre-show party.

Haven't gotten your ticket to CFS yet? Hurry and get a ticket to the largest fashion show on the West Coast before we sell out! 2011 Ticket Information

Have a Verizon Wireless Phone

03.09.11 Have a Verizon Wireless Phone?

Verizon Wireless users will be able to submit photos taken at CFS 2011 on a Verizon Wireless phone to Charity Fashion Show -- we'll be selecting the top 50 photos submitted by Verizon Wireless users to be featured on our Facebook Page after the show.

You'll also be able to stop by Verizon's booth in the pre-show lounge at CFS 2011 and take a photo in their photobooth!

Haven't gotten a ticket to CFS yet? Hurry and get your ticket to the largest fashion show on the West Coast!
2011 Ticket Information

Artesa Winery Joins Pre-Show Lounge

03.03.11 Artesa Winery Joins Epic Pre-Show Lounge

Charity Fashion Show is proud to announce a partnership with Artesa Winery for the pre-show lounge. Artesa Winery will be providing 1000+ complimentary tastings to 21+ guests enjoying the pre-show lounge on 04.02.11!

The Pre-Show lounge is quickly becoming one of the hottest parts of CFS. Multiple wineries, Monster Energy & Glaceau Smartwater & Vitaminwater, cosmetic touch-ups from Pigment, photo-booth flipbooks from Laugh Box, on site t-shirt screen printing from San Franpsycho, and tons of other sponsor goodies -- your ticket to CFS comes with a pre-party like no other.

Buy Your Tickets Today!

Smartwater Vitaminwater Glaceau Sponsorship

03.02.11 Thirsty? Smartwater & Vitaminwater at CFS 2011

Charity Fashion Show is pleased to announce the return of Glaceau as a sponsor for the 3rd year in a row! Expect to see a bottle on every seat, and other special offerings from Smartwater/Vitaminwater at CFS 2011.

With the sponsor list heating up, and major designer names getting released, CFS 2011 is right around the corner. One month from today, at the Festival Pavilion in the Fort Mason Center of San Francisco, will be the largest fashion show on the West Coast. Will you be there?

Get your tickets now.

Bikinis are back Magdalena Trever

03.01.11 Bikinis are Back: Magdalena Trever

Swimwear time is around the corner and one of San Francisco's favorite bikini designers is confirmed to show at CFS 2011 on 04.02.11: Magdalena Trever. Showing a brand new collection at CFS for her 2nd year in a row, designer Maggie Trever's line promises something utterly fresh, flirty, and fun on the runway.

Magdalena Trever Swimwear practically took over SF after showing at CFS last year -- what will happen this time? Get your tickets to CFS 2011 today!

Frock LA Pussycat Doll Vanessa Curry

02.25.11 Frock LA & Pussycat Doll Vanessa Curry!

With under 40 days until CFS 2011, it's time to start releasing some of the fantastic designer and sponsor names on board for 04.02.11. We plan on doing a number of releases next week, but just couldn't hold back!

Frock LA -- a super chic eco-line based in Los Angeles -- will be showing at CFS 2011. The ultra-fabulous designer behind the line, Victoria Tik, will be bringing a special guest along with her: Vanessa Curry. Ms. Curry, one of the newest members of huge internationally renowned girl group sensation The Pussycat Dolls will be walking the red carpet, and making a guest appearance as a runway model during the show.

Check back next week for more news about CFS 2011!

Ticket Sales Are Open

02.22.11 Ticket Sales Are Open!


It is the show that San Francisco has been waiting for. The largest fashion show on the West Coast. Charity Fashion Show. 1200 People. 40 Designers. Huge.

04.02.11 | Festival Pavilion @ Fort Mason Center | SF

This year seating is elevated, the show is amped up, and all seats are prime.
Priority tickets are $80. General Admission tickets are $50.

Questions? Feel free to email us at:

Upcoming Ticket Sales and Media Registration

02.18.11 Upcoming Media Registration & Ticket Sales

With San Francisco abuzz about Charity Fashion Show 2011, we've decided to open ticket sales earlier than usual! On this upcoming Tuesday 02.22.11 tickets for CFS 2011 will open to the general public. Anyone interested in seeing CFS 2011 will be able to buy Priority or General Admission tickets online through our website. For more information on tickets head to our TICKET PAGE.

Media registration will also be available on 02.22.11 for qualified members of the press.

CFS 2011 isn't just the largest fashion show on the West Coast, it's also going to be the best event of the year. With over 1200 people and 40 designers, 04.02.11 is going to be a night in SF fashion history. Get your tickets Tuesday!

Umbrella Pigment Announcement

02.16.11 Hair and Makeup Partners Announced!

Charity Fashion Show is pleased to announce that we are partnering with exclusively with two of the best fashion teams in the SF Bay Area to handle hair and makeup for CFS 2011. Returning for their second year, Umbrella Salon will be doing all of the hair for the show while Pigment Cosmetics will be doing all of the makeup. Umbrella is the top salon in San Jose, and has stylists with experience worldwide. Pigment Cosmetics is based in SF, and is a huge force on the fashion scene.

We want to thank both companies for their extreme generosity, and can't wait to work with them to produce the largest fashion show on the West Coast on 04.02.11.

Beneficiary Announced

02.14.11 2011 Beneficiary Announced!

Charity Fashion Show is proud to announce that this year we will be giving proceeds to The Princess Project, a local organization that promotes self-confidence and individual beauty. The organization provides prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. This year CFS will be promoting awareness, conducting a dress-drive, and making a monetary donation to The Princess Project.

Check back soon for more details!

CFS 2011 Models Cast!

02.09.11 CFS 2011 Models Cast!

After a grueling two days of open casting calls with a record turn-out, and models from across the entire state (we had people fly in!), we have released our decisions for CFS 2011.

Emails were sent today to a lucky group of about 45 women and 15 men who comprise an extremely diverse group of models for the largest fashion show on the West Coast. With huge Bay Area names like Shai White, returning stars like Elise Birkhofer, and tons of newcomers that keep CFS fresh, we couldn't be happier with our new team. Check back soon for portfolios, interviews, and shoots with the new faces of CFS!

Missed the auditions? Shoot us an email and we'll let you know if we have any future open calls:

Model Casting Information Released

02.01.11 Model Casting Information Released

Today we announced two open casting calls for CFS 2011 -- the largest fashion show on the west coast, taking place 04.02.11 at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center:

02.06.11 @2p | Pigment Cosmetic Studios | San Francisco
02.08.11 @7p | Roble Gym Dance Studios | Stanford

You can check out the details and pre-register on the CFS 2011 Modeling Auditions page.

Questions? Can't make either casting? Feel free to email us at:

Press Press Press! CFS in SF Coverage

01.31.11 Press Press Press! CFS in SF Coverage

Following the announcement on Friday that CFS had left Stanford and was planning the 2011 event at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, people went crazy! We've got more updates later this week, but for now you can check out the amazing coverage from this weekend.

Mode Bay Area
Zeller Riley
Bare Magazine
Modelina Michelle
Stanford Daily
SF Examiner

CFS Comes to San Francisco

01.28.11 CFS Comes to San Francisco

After two fantastic seasons of unparalleled success at Stanford University, we have decided to take advantage of new opportunities. We are pleased to announce that Charity Fashion Show is taking a giant leap forward and moving our annual event to San Francisco's Fort Mason Center on 04.02.11.

Open casting calls will take place in early February for models. Anyone interested in getting involved as a sponsor, designer, member of the press, or volunteer should contact

View the entire press release HERE.

01.26.11 Huge Announcement this Friday

This Friday Charity Fashion Show is making a huge announcement regarding CFS 2011. Check back for what is surely the largest announcement in CFS history.

Also check out the announcement teaser (Film Direction by Abteen Bagheri-Fard, Creative Direction by Brooke Smith) released in anticipation of 01.28.11. The short fashion film was produced entirely by Charity Fashion Show and features a returning group of CFS Models.

New Staff Announced

11.19.10 Back At It

One month since the announcement of new staff, the CFS Team is back at it. With Creative Director Brooke Smith in the midst of shooting the largest Winter campaign in CFS History (to debut in January '11), Charity Fashion Show seems poised for a huge new year. Over the next 2 months, watch out for a number of announcements regarding the date of CFS 2011, Modeling Auditions, Student Design Competition, Future Faces of Fashion, and much, much more. As the holiday season comes upon us, check back with CFS to get the latest!

New Staff Announced

10.21.10 New CFS Staff Announced

After a record breaking number of applications, extensive interviews, and some very hard decisions, CFS is proud to announce its new staff for CFS 2011. The twelve new staffers have an impressively diverse background. Whether its Alexis Lucio's 5 years as a costume designer, Dalila Shannon's work at Vogue in NYC, or Jeremy Karmel's experience developing web apps for Adobe, the new CFS staff has talent across the board. Check back soon for more information about CFS 2011, and the amazing things that the staff will be organizing for this upcoming year.

Check out Organization Personnel for a bios of each new staff member.

Staff Applications Closed - Record Numbers Received

10.18.10 Record Staff Applications Received

At 11.59p yesterday -- 10.17.10 -- CFS 2011 Staff Applications closed with more applicants than ever before. The four directors are currently reviewing the record-breaking number of applications. Over the next week the current directors will interview a small portion of the applicants and then announce the staff for CFS 2011. Over recent years Charity Fashion Show staff positions have become increasingly competitive, and the current staff wants to extend its gratitude to each applicant for taking time to apply.

Check back at the end of the week for an update regarding the new CFS 2011 Staff.

Staff Applications Open

10.07.10 Staff Applications Open

As of today, Charity Fashion Show is accepting applications from Stanford students interested in being a part of the CFS team. CFS is looking to find the next amazing team capable of producing the largest fashion show on the west coast! The application is quick and easy, and we want anyone interested to apply.

Staff Applications are due on October 17th at 11.59p.

Check out the Staff Applications Page for more information.

Charity Fashion Show 2011 -- We're Back

10.01.10 Charity Fashion Show 2011 -- We're Back

After a long summer of planning, working, and innovating, Charity Fashion Show is back and ready to blow your mind. As we get the gears turning again, look out for new updates, releases, and opportunities. CFS 2010 was the most successful Charity Fashion Show since the production began, and we simply cannot wait for CFS 2011 to take it even further. In the coming weeks check back for news about staff applications, intern applications, model castings, and information about the spring event.

The largest fashion show on the west coast is back. And its better than ever.

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