The RDS Concert Hall in Dublin 4 was the location for the biggest fashion show in Ireland, last Thursday night (28 March), with over 800 attendees taking their seats!
Hosted by ARC Cancer Support, the ARC Fashion Show marked its sixth year with over 20 Irish designers including a mix of the best-established names alongside innovative emerging design talent. The show was opened by Irish broadcaster Olivia O’Leary along with a speech from Rachel Hussey of leading Irish law firm Arthur Cox who sponsored the show.
The evening kicked off with a drinks reception, where big names from Irish fashion, showbiz and business mingled together including Mairead Ronan fresh from her win at Dancing With the Stars, comedian and Ireland’s Got Talent judge Jason Byrne, broadcaster Marian Finucane, designers Heidi Higgins and Helen Cody, iconic Irish-businesswoman Breege O’Donohue who was chatting to former Minister and MEP candidate Frances Fitzgerald and Newstalk Presenters Andrea Gillian and Jess Kelly.
Following the reception the 800 super stylish guests moved into the main hall where show producer Eddie Shanahan rallied the crowd setting a lively atmosphere for Irish designer Helen Cody whose spectacular new collection opened the show! The ARC Angels sequence was a real highlight on the night with a group of women who have experienced cancer taking to the runway to model a specially created capsule which received a standing ovation from the audience. The show finished with a speech from CEO of ARC Cancer Support Deirdre Grant who spoke about the exciting plans for a small ARC center close to St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin come to fruition.
All guests received goodie bags from No7 and a selection of premium prizes from Brown Thomas where won by a select lucky few!
Check out the guestlist below: