Designers and design students from all over the state create dresses using recycled eyewear!
Atlanta doctors model the dresses.
Designers compete for prizes and scholarships. The prize for the top dress is $1,000!
Last year’s highlights included an African photo safari, Italian villa getaways, and a walk-on role for Drop Dead Diva.
Support the Lighthouse Foundation, which provides thousands of glasses and hearing aids to Georgians each year.
Eye Doctors Take the Runway for Non-Profit Charity Galla
On April 27, vision hit the runway in support of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia’s foremost vision and hearing care nonprofit. Over 550 attendees packed the Buckhead Theatre for the 6th Annual Night of Spectacles Fashion Show featuring dresses made from recycled eye-wear.
The event, chaired by Emory Eye Center’s head of Ophthalmologist Timothy W. Olsen, M.D., and his wife Virginia, was a huge success, grossing more than $240,000. The annual fundraiser for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation raises money for the thousands of uninsured Georgians who are in need of vision services. Night of Spectacles 2013 wowed guests with a juried runway show, featuring doctors as models and a roaring silent auction.
Dresses are made using pieces of recycled eye-wear by fashion design students from art schools across Georgia. A juried show, the winning student received a $1,000 scholarship; another was selected for an internship with judge and couture designer Nina Gleyzer. Other judges included: Lee Cox, costuming track director for Dragon Con; Mindy Hylton, marketing director for Modern Luxury and Yelena Leuchanka, Atlanta Dream center.
The Lighthouse Foundation thanks its many sponsors, medical partners, and volunteers, without whom this event would not be possible. This year’s top sponsors included America’s Best/National Vision, Emory Healthcare, Genentech, Regeneron, the McGee Group, Allergan Usa, Inc., Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Georgia Eye Partners, Georgia Retina P.C., Northside Hospital, PeopleNet, and Thomas Eye Group.
Event chairs Timothy W. Olsen, M.D., and his wife Virginia said of the event, “We are honored to have co-chaired this year’s Night of Spectacles to support the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. These committed individuals provide extraordinary support for both citizens of Georgia as well as those beyond our borders. We enjoyed an evening celebrating the dynamic and exciting interplay between the visual arts; fashion, design, style, and your philanthropic spirit!”
Check out photos from this year’s event!
Calling all designers!
Attention all of you Georgia fashion designers!
We are currently looking for designers for the 2012 Night of Spectacles!
All designers selected for competition to be featured in a charity fashion show will… (more…)
Eye Doctors Take the Runway for Nonprofit Charity Gala
Press release from last years event!
ATLANTA, GA MAY 11–On April 30, vision hit the runway in support of the Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia’s foremost vision and hearing care nonprofit.
Over 400 attendees packed the event at Mason Murer Art Gallery. Grossing $156,000+ for Georgia’s uninsured, Night of Spectacles 2011 wowed guests with a juried runway show, silent auction, and celebrity doctor models from the Lighthouse’s partner medical providers. The event was presented by Georgia Retina of metro-Atlanta and chaired by Georgia Retina physician Jay Stallman, M.D., and his wife, Jane.
As an annual fundraiser for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, the Night of Spectacles raises money for thousands of uninsured Georgians who receive sight-saving eye surgeries, eye glasses and eye exams from the Lighthouse every year. While the event always features a scholarship challenge for student-designed dresses made from recycled eyeglasses, this year was the first in which optometrist and ophthalmologists took the stage (more…)