During El Paseo Fashion Week, Michael Costello returns with his latest haute couture collection. As the fashion show begins in the valley, a local agency will benefit financially from the show.
Beneficiary Charity: desert safehouse
“We are very proud and honored to have been chosen,” says Julie Hale, director of fund development for Safehouse of the Desert. There are hundreds of really worthwhile nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. And it was very special for us to be chosen by Bobbi Lampros and her group at Desert Fashion Week.”
Hale says they wanted to highlight Safehouse because COVID negatively affected their fundraising efforts. She says they’ve had trouble raising funds since the start of the pandemic. She hopes events like this will bring more attention to the shelter.
“So this is our first step back into the community to let them know we’re still here,” Hale says. “We’re still serving the youth. And we could still use those donations.”
As for the fashion show, designer Michael Costello has a client list that includes Lady Gaga, Céline Dion, and Beyoncé. He grew up in Palm Springs and opened his first store on Palm Canyon Drive when he was just 15 years old.
You can buy tickets online.
You can stop by the Safehouse booth at the Fashion Show, where they will have a silent auction and handmade jewelry by the youth who participated in their show.
The Michael Costello Show
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm / Fashion Show 8:00 pm, at The Garden at El Paseo 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA