Annual high fashion day readied for Rancho Santa Fe

RANCHO SANTA FE — Top designs will take to the runway Sept. 23 in Rancho Santa Fe when The Country Friends present the Art of Fashion Runway Show in partnership with South Coast Plaza for the sixth straight year.
Tickets begin at $225 for the fashion show and lunch, or $125 for the fashion show only. Guests can purchase tickets online at or by calling (858) 756-1192, ext. 4.
“We are thrilled to have such an incredible line-up of designers taking part in this year’s show,” said Jeanne Lucia, president of The Country Friends. “We look forward to a fabulous afternoon of philanthropy and fashion.” Considered the premier style event in Southern California, the show will also include the latest trends from the fall/winter collections of Ermenegildo Zegna, Marni, Max Mara, Saks Fifth Avenue and St. John.
Andrea Naversen, the Art of Fashion chairwoman, announced this year’s major sponsors, including:
— The Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation
— The Family of Betty L. Mabee
— The John & Mary Rainsford Charitable Foundation
— Karen and Robert Hoehn of Hoehn Jaguar, Land Rover in Carlsbad
— R.J.L. Wealth Management
— DJO Incorporated
— Denise and Bertrand Hug of Mille Fleurs
— Falkner Winery
— Classic Party Rentals
— EDCO Waste & Recycling Services
— The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
— Park ‘N Fly
— Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Management
— Frank and Tonita McKone
— Ranch & Coast Magazine
“Thanks to our sponsors’ generosity in these tough economic times, The Country Friends will be able to fund much-needed programs serving thousands of people throughout San Diego County,” Naversen said.