SLOVAK FASHION NIGHT 2009
May 14, 2009 | Bohemian National Hall, NYC
The Fourth Annual Slovak Fashion Night is a signature event of the Plus421 Foundation, in partnership with the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, under the patronage of the Slovakia's State Secretary H.E. Mrs. Olga Algayerova. The event was held in the new Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. This year's Slovak Fashion Night introduced Slovakian designers Nikolo Bertok, Andrea Paldan, Norika Somedikova, Lucia Hejcikova, Izabela Komjati, and the American designer Clark Sabbat, all styled by Ivana Marmare. The evening also featured a musical performance by Slovakia's great virtuosos Ondrej Saling and Daniel Buranovsky, photography by Lubo Spirko, and art works by Daniel Denes. It was hosted by the Slovakian celebrity Barbora Rakovska. The aim of the event was to expose influential American audiences to the cultural, intellectual, and social richness of Slovakia, and provide opportunities for collaboration amongst artists, designers, performers, and other cultural players from Slovakia and the United States. The proceeds from the evening were donated to the YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities to support their programs like music therapy and Center for Autism in New York (www.yai.org).