Le Reve Couture Benefits Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

Silk Threads CEO and Designer
Ruby Bhandari
An Annual Fashion Extravaganza, the 2012 Silk Threads fundraiser presented a beautiful fusion of fashion and art at the Trammell Crow Museum of Asian Art. Sponsors, volunteers and producers gave their all on October 5th in support of this year’s theme being Le Reve Couture - "Making a Child’s Hopes and Dreams Come True." Ruby Bhandari, CEO and Chief Designer of Silk Threads, delivered a very special evening filled with many magical and exciting moments.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency) takes action to provide safety, healing and justice to the children victimized by neglect and abuse.
The styleshow portion of the event took place in the water gardens space between the Trammell Crowe Asian Arts Museum and the Trammell Crow Center in Downtown Dallas. Attendees enjoyed more than 100 fashion looks, in a fashion and entertainment extravaganza choreographed and produced by Rhonda Sargent Chambers and her team from RSC Show Productions. The designs of Ruby Bhandari were visually stunning presented in a show consisting of four segments: modern, casual, contemporary, and bridal.The stylish soiree, hosted by WFAA Channel 8's Amy Vanderoef of Good Morning Texas fame, utilized the Trammell Crowe Center water gardens as a stunning backdrop, with lighting for the show and the gardens area provided by Dallas Light and Sound.

The evening spotlighted the best in Indian culture, one of the oldest cultures, with a rich history in arts. The traditions and designs from centuries ago are passed within families of artisans, with every generation adding their modern interpretation. Silk Threads is committed to preserving these traditions, but using them in conjunction with the fashion needs of the occasion and context, creating pieces of wearable art.

Entertainment was essential to the evening, with a series of 8 moving fixtures
adding energy to the performances, each capable of producing 10 colors each,
in a custom intelligent lighting design from Dallas Light and Sound.

A contemporary look starts the Le Reve Couture fashion show with stunning
Ruby Bhandari designs from Silk Threads under blue lighting from Dallas Light and Sound.

This Silk Threads evening gown is red carpet ready, and shimmers effervescently
in lighting provided by Dallas Light and Sound at Le Reve Couture.

Stunning handwork shows beautifully under runway lighting from Dallas Light and Sound.

Every detail is apparent in the fashions at Le Reve Couture in this nighttime event
courtesy of a lighting design that incorporates eight
strategically placed truss towers of lighting from Dallas Light and Sound.

Le Reve Couture fashion and entertainment photos from Sterling T Steves.
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Watch for a gallery of images from the show coming soon to the Dallas Light and Sound Facebook photo pages at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound.