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Women’s Board announces Cummer Museum partnership with First Coast Design Show

November 5th, 2023 · Leave a Comment

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital proudly announces a new partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in support of The First Coast Design Show and its signature grand finale event, the Children’s Fashion Show.

In collaboration with the Cummer Museum, the Children’s Fashion Show honors the inspiration of fashion and self-expression with the theme, “Dress to Inspire with the Cummer Museum.” The event on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., will feature more than 30 models who are current or former Wolfson Children’s Hospital patients. Dillard’s, a longtime sponsor, will provide the clothing to light up the runway. A family reception will take place immediately following the Children’s Fashion Show. Tickets are available at FirstCoastDesignShow.com.

“The Women’s Board is so appreciative of our longtime partnership with the Cummer Museum and thrilled to see it expand to include the Children’s Fashion Show, which honors the very reason the Women’s Board exists – the children,” said Kendra McCrary, President of The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “Proceeds from the First Coast Design Show and the ‘Dressed to Inspire with the Cummer Museum’ Children’s Fashion Show support the Women’s Board’s mission to raise awareness and funding for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and ensure the advancement of life-saving medical care for all children.”

Along with supporting the Children’s Fashion Show, the Cummer Museum is stepping into the world of fashion with Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, opening Saturday, March 2, 2024, through Sunday, May 19, 2024.

The first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion, Sporting Fashion will look at the extraordinary impact of new technologies and evolving social mores on women’s clothing for sport over a 160-year period. This  exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles. It includes 65 fully accessorized ensembles comprised of more than 480 historic objects selected from the exceptional collections of the FIDM Museum.

“The Cummer Museum is honored to partner with The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital,’ said Kim Kuta Dring, Director of Learning & Engagement, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. “This collaboration perfectly exemplifies the power of art, fashion, and community coming together for a noble cause. We believe that through ‘Dress to Inspire with the Cummer Museum,’ exemplifies the power of art, fashion, and community in celebrating the remarkable and resilient young models. We look forward to a wonderful event and the positive impact it will have on the children and families we serve.” 

For more information about Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls from 1800 to 1960,  visit the Cummer Museum website.

The First Coast Design Show, The Art of Gathering, runs Dec. 1-3, 2023, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The show features antiques, art and garden dealers from around the region, inspiring vignettes from talented interior designers and immersive events. The First Coast Design Show supports the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and its 2023 commitment to raise $1.5 million for two new Kids Kare Mobile Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

For more information, including sponsorship and ticket information, visit www.firstcoastdesignshow.com, call 904.202.2886, or email [email protected]. Follow The Women’s Board and the First Coast Design Show on social media at @firstcoastdesignshow, @thewomensboardwch and www.facebook.com/womensboardwch.

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