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Fall Fashion Show Fundraiser

Sunday, September 26 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Minneapolis Cider Company - 701 SE 9th Street, Mpls 55414

On Sunday, Sept 26, 2021, Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul will host its 4th Annual Fall Fashion Fundraiser at Minneapolis Cider Company. The show has both indoor and outdoor options for seating, weather permitting.

This annual event is an excellent opportunity to discover Minnesota designers and boutiques and socialize with friends, while supporting our non-profit organization. The program kicks off with an outdoor runway show, while guests enjoy refreshments, followed by pop-up boutiques so you can shop the looks.  

Purchase tickets to reserve your place by noon on Thursday, September 23!

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$60 per person- includes your entry to the runway show and pop-up shops, a boxed trio of mini pâtisseries from Marc Heu Pâtisserie in St Paul, your choice of special brunch beverage (spirit-free options included), coffee, AND a $20 tax-deductible donation to AFMSP! More details below... 

Proceeds from this event support the cultural and educational programs of Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul. Thank you for your support of our community!

The Looks
-Danielle Everine, Minneapolis-based designer and former Project Runway contestant. Her new collection is inspired by 1960's Paris and includes mini dresses and hand-painted silk scarves
-Joeleen Torvick, Duluth-based designer with a focus on sustainability and natural fibers
-Enchanté, a Stillwater clothing boutique featuring on-trend mens and womens styles brought in from New York and Los Angeles
-Statement, a North Loop boutique specializing in women's fashions and accessories and local jewelry designs
-Union Market, located in Mankato, this curated department store highlights local makers, and showcases looks for both men and women
-Strey Designs, handmade leather goods from Northeast Minneapolis
-TRIN Collective, jewelry and hair accessories from their line Flourish, for everyday wear
-Valérie Castets, French accessories designer Valérie Castets' collection will be feautured! She will display her latest collection of hats, gloves and scarves for all ages
-La Boutique, Alliance Française's destination for accessories, gifts, and antiques from France and French-speaking countries around the world

Staying Healthy and Safe
In light of recent surges in COVID-19 cases and the prevalence of the Delta variant, we will be requiring all attendees and participants in this event to provide a proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccination or proof of having received a negative result on a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the event. We hope that these requirements will allow us to all have a fun and successful event, while keeping ourselves and the people around us safe and healthy! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these requirements. Please note masks will be required when not eating or drinking even if you are vaccinated.

The Venue
Our event will be one of the first to take place at Minneapolis Cider Company's new event space- The Haralson Room and Terrace. The Haralson Room boasts an airy, spacious interior with a large floor-to-ceiling garage door that opens to a large private patio, and ample on-site parking. The runway show will take place outdoors, unless weather necessitates that we move inside. If indoors, the garage door will be left open to assure ample fresh air circulation. Please read on to learn more about the other precautions that we are taking to keep everyone healthy and safe. 

The Menu
Upon arriving at the event you'll receive a box of pastries from Marc Heu Patisserie and a ticket for a beverage of your choice from Minneapolis Cider Company.
Your pastries will include: 

  • A vanilla cream puff
  • A chocolate éclair
  • A season fruit tartlette

Beverage choices: 

  • Cidermosa - sparkling brut cider with orange
  • The Cedar - tropical and spicy mango pineapple mimosa
  • Apple Pie - fall spices and apple with a sour twist
  • Selection of their current tap ciders
  • Spirit-free mimosa options