Fashion show benefits Tu Nidito

Philanthropic fashionistas take note: For those who can’t go to New York Fashion Week, Laura DiChristofano, Cathy Hutchens, Shelly Stewart and a handful of other members of the Tucson Ladies Council are bringing the runway to you.

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They’re hosting The Fashion Show — A Decade — Ten Years of Giving in Style to benefit Tu Nidito Children & Family Services on Sept. 26 at Casino Del Sol Resort.

DiChristofano said the fundraiser — which has raised almost $1 million for Tu Nidito — will showcase couture, designers and supporters from the past decade. The runway show will also incorporate fashion forecasts for fall and 2016 from Tucson boutiques and hot new designers, culminating in 16 trending looks by Daniel Esquivel of the TV show “Project Runway.”

DiChristofano said the event will feature state-of-the-art lighting, staging, audio and video, providing an opportunity for those who enjoy contemporary and designer style. The self-proclaimed fashionista said the event seeks to promote awareness about Tu Nidito and provide a way to give back to the community.

“I also think it helps to put Tucson on the fashion map with Daniel Esquivel and other designers from Los Angeles. It lets them know that we do care about fashion and that Tucson is a fashionable city, so it can only help us to bring better retail and design here. We have people in Tucson who want high-end fashion, not just in Phoenix,” said DiChristofano.