IAMA co-hosted an exclusive charity show “Fashion Fantasia” (Click to read the article)

IAMA co-hosted an exclusive charity show “Fashion Fantasia” (Click to read the article)

On March 27, 2022, the International Art Museum of America (IAMA) co-hosted a world-class fashion show, “Fashion Fantasia.” This show was produced by well-known fashion designer Monique Zhang and Work That Catwalk Productions, along with the Pomeroy Rehabilitation Center, and catered by Osha Thai Restaurant and Asian Brothers Brewing Company. Monique Zhang was acting chairperson of this event, co-chaired by Kitty Saichau of Osha Thai Restaurant and California State Treasurer Fiona Ma. 

 “Fashion Fantasia” was an annual charity event benefiting the Pomeroy Rehabilitation Center, and people with disabilities. In, IAMA’s Garden entrance transformed into a world-class stage for Monique Zhang and other renowned fashion designers, who specialized in surface design and sustainable fashion. Designers included Carol Chen, Chona Pike, Bex Exell of London, Omar Antonio, Shang & Mang Thao, James Thomas Head, and Hulos Prive. 

 “Fashion is visual, inspiration and admiration, and it provides a key to the lifestyle puzzle, potentially to harmonize the gaps of indifference and promote beauty, understanding, and equality,” said Ms. Monique Zhang, event chair and executive producer and visionary of Work That Catwalk Productions.

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The event drew an entire crowd of over 140 attendees enraptured by the fantastic show. IAMA’s beautiful and classic architecture provided the perfect backdrop for this lovely event. Guests enjoyed gourmet appetizers, provided by the popular Osha Thai Restaurant of San Francisco. Asian Brothers Brewing Company showcased beverages from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 

The success of Fashion Fantasia could not have been possible without the outstanding professionals and volunteers, including Music Producer Joshua Bernstein, and Photographer Brian McGilloway, who gave us some fantastic photography pieces. 

IAMA has always strived to promote mutual understanding and fusion of world cultures through the lens of art. By partnering with these outstanding organizations and creatives on Fashion Fantasia, the museum helped create a one-of-a-kind cultural experience for all to enjoy.   

Event Producer and Benefiting Organization

Monique Zhang is executive producer of Work That Catwalk Productions. Ms. Zhang has produced over 50 fashion shows over 3 decades. Ms. Zhang’s “Work That Catwalk” charity event in 2015, taught musical runway to groups who attend Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center.

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center/PRRC 501c3) in 1952, a unique educational and recreational center, located 207 Skyline Blvd. San Francisco, CA is on five acres of land and facility with a heated swimming pool to serve people with disabilities.

Credits: Photography: Brian Mcgilloway Photography