It's Discarded to Divine season again in San Francisco, which brings dozens of local fashion students together to create new apparel out of discarded textiles, which then in turn get auctioned off to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society. It's a win-win all around: Fashion-starved S.F. gets a heavy dose of couture, fashion students get a platform, and local charities get a boost.
You can preview the couture goods tonight at the invite-only VIP reception, or, check it out gratis tomorrow at the de Young Museum. Like what you see? The event culminates in a fashion show, parading new couture made by local designers out of old clothes. Show up early for cocktails and nosh, bid on pieces in the silent auction (a couple of years back we won a slamming little one-off dress for $40), and check out this year's home and outerwear goods, like a weekender made from old Levi's.
When: Preview at the de Young: Friday, April 15, 6-9 p.m. Discarded to Divine: Thursday, April 28, 6-10 p.m. Buy Tickets.
Where: de Young Museum