Annual country friends fashion show a success

For more than half a century, The Country Friends have been putting on fabulous fashion shows on the grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe - and the proceeds always go to fund local charities that assist women, children and the elderly. The proceeds for this year’s “Art of Fashion Runway Show” were earmarked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.

The outdoor event featured fashions from South Coast Plaza. Christian Dior, Donna Karen, Gucci, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent were among the fashion gurus represented in the striking haute couture show. Supporters shopped in boutiques before and after the runway show.

Included in the large local crowd enjoying the luncheon and fashion show were Sally Thornton, Valerie Cooper, Irene Chandler, Jeanne and Ray Lucia, Dian Peet, Kay Stone, Sook Hansen, Nancy Kronemyer, Kristi Pieper, Phyllis Parrish, Maree Mossmer, Carol Karlovich, Joan Bowes and Jan Fitzpatrick.