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Monday, August 25, 2008

Baltimore Press gives Great Review of “Drive 2 Thrive” at Maserati of Baltimore

Special thanks to the Baltimore Sun and Sloane Brown.

Name: Maserati of Baltimore helps Children’s Literacy Programs
Created by: Susan Natan
Published: 8/25/2008 12:03:27 PM
Publication: Baltimore Sun
Author : Sloane Brown

One of the hottest spots in Baltimore last weekend was a car dealership, as a couple hundred glammed-up guests nibbled on hors d’oeuvres and sipped cocktails while surrounded by exotic cars at Maserati of Baltimore. Casino games inside and a cigar lounge outside added to the evening’s pleasures. It all led up to a high-end, high-energy fashion show featuring collections from several area designers. And that was inside the dealership’s garage. A very clean garage, we should add.

The evening’s high point came after all but one of the outfits had been shown, when [they] introduced guest of honor, Baltimore native and ” Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano,and the night’s one live auction item – a black chiffon cocktail dress he designed for the occasion. The lucky winner? Siriano himself, who bought the dress for $1,300 and then donated the entire amount to the evening’s beneficiaries: children’s literacy programs.

“I know it’s for Maryland literacy programs, which [are] dear to my heart because my mom’s been a reading teacher for, like, 40 years,” he said.

“Fierce,” said Baltimore Business Journal account executive Shawn Hyatt.

“My favorite part was, obviously, Christian. But the whole event was really well done,” said Harford County attorney Sarah Perry. She and friend Rhonda Miller, research coordinator at Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, put on a pretty good show themselves in sleek cocktail dresses and elaborate necklaces.

“This is my first runway show ever. I couldn’t believe the models,” said John Lannon, PSA Financial insurance broker.

“I don’t go to too many fashion shows. I’m in construction, but … there were a number of dresses I really did enjoy,” said event honoree Ken Banks.

Long after the fashion show had ended, the garage remained crowded. A throng surrounded Siriano, each wanting a moment with him. So, how was all that adulation fitting the young design star?

“I love it. … Who doesn’t love being adored?” he said, as he posed for photos with fans.


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