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Fashion Show To Headline At American Saddlebred Museum



The history and artwork of the American Saddlebred will provide a fitting backdrop to a stylish fashion show that will take place during the Lexington Jr. League Horse Show. Museum trustee Carson Kressley was invited to create a fabric pattern for Lilly Pulitzer’s 2010 summer line. Appropriately named "Grandstand", the colorful design incorporates Kressley’s artwork of Saddlebreds, and incorporates images of tricolor ribbons, trophies, bits, saddles, carrots, peppermints, roses and a grandstand full of fashionably dressed ladies.

The Fashion Show will be held on Friday, July 9, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Museum’s new Showplace for Saddlebreds at the Kentucky Horse Park. It is being conducted by The Peppermint Palm, central Kentucky’s authorized distributor of Lilly Pulitzer products and will be a Lilly Pulitzer exclusive event. Featured will be Lilly’s Fall 2010 line, Resort 2010 line, Holiday line and a limited number of items from Carson’s "Grandstand" line.

The Peppermint Palm will be giving away prizes that will be items featuring Kressley’s print. Lilly merchandise will also be offered for purchase, including 50 "Grandstand" design neckties and pre-orders will be taken for items not yet in stock. As an added bonus, Kressley will offer his original artwork for the Grandstand print at auction to benefit the Museum. The agenda for the event will be as follows: Reception at 11:30 a.m.–noon; Fashion Show at noon–12:30 p.m. and Lunch and Shop at 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and include lunch, champagne and wine, fashion show, shopping, a chance to win some lovely prizes and an opportunity to support the breed’s Museum. A host of people and organizations have come together to sponsor the event, including Carson Kressley, The Peppermint Palm, the Junior League of Lexington, Dupree Catering, Arabella Wines by Nic de Wet, Barefoot Wines and Bubbly and the American Saddlebred Museum.

Lilly Pulitzer is known for its colorful, high quality Palm Beach style fabrics and designs. The company creates new patterns each year, which are then "retired." That means there is limited opportunity to purchase Kressley’s Saddlebred design, which has already proven to be very popular. Once it sells out, it will no longer be available. Tickets to the event must be purchased by Monday, July 5. All proceeds benefit the work of the American Saddlebred Museum, a 501 (c) 3 organization. Call the Museum now to reserve your spot, as a limited number of tickets will be available: 859-259-2746 ext. 305.

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