President's Message

Hello LVFC Supporters and Friends, 

We hope that you enjoyed your summer and were able to escape the Las Vegas heat. 

To assist with some summer fun we presented our Summer Giveaway in partnership with LVFC member Las Vegas Premium Outlets North and several of their generous retailers. We hope that you were able to take part in the fun and take home some amazing prizes.

September is the kickoff for event season and LVFC is no exception. We hope that you will join us for our 4th Annual artLIVE! event and sneak preview of our gorgeous hand painted Mannequins currently on display at The Delano Hotel . We have details on these events and much more later in the newsletter.

Wishing you a wonderful September!

With gratitude,
Carrie Carter Cooper
Las Vegas Fashion Council-Founder & President
Image by: Jerry Metellus
Friday, October 19th, 2018

Zappos Corporate Headquarters  400 E Stewart Ave., Las Vegas

Please join us for our 4th annual artLIVE! event on  October 19th 6-8pm  at the Zappos headquarters downtown.

Each year we select local artists to paint gorgeous Mannequins to be auctioned off at the event. This year we are thrilled to have Gucci mannequins that were generously donated by Stitch Factory .

In addition to our mannequins guests will enjoy fashion shows by local emerging designers and students that have competed earlier in the year in various design competitions and awarded
LVFC grants and scholarships.

  Veli – Designer, Pavel Pakhomov
 Napostol – Designer, Nessa Apostol
 Aneonnova – Designer, Desiree Laconetti
 Piroue tte – Designers, Kate Bally & Melissa Lorenzo-Herve
LVFC Student Design Competition Winners

Attendees can bid on our gorgeous mannequin masterpieces to add to their art collections as well as numerous other art, fashion, beauty and entertainment items.

Find out more on:

Click the link here to purchase tickets to the event and for more details.


artLIVE! 2018 Mannequin Art Installation
July 16th-October 18th

We are delighted to once again be selected as one of the art installations in the beautiful Delano Hotel highlighting local artists. You can enjoy our gorgeous Mannequins while they are on display leading up to the  October 19th  event. If you are interested in purchasing any of our gorgeous gals stay tuned for information as we get closer to the event and how you can bid on these items and more.

Pete Castro-Artist, Castro Art
Derek Douglas-Artist, Snipt Art
Haley Fonfa-Artist, Art Fonfa
Kathy Gilbert- Artist
Daniel Holbrook- Artist, Stencil Artista
Joy Snyder-Artist
Ruthy Jane Sida- Artist- Ruthy Jane Art
Tanya Walter-Artist, Lil Art Bodega

Congratulations to our Summer Giveaway Winners
We hope you all had fun in the sun!

Clarins, Coach, Crabtree & Evelyn, Tommy Hilfiger,
Dolce & Gabanna, Etro, Neiman Marcus, Vineyard Vines


Some of our fabulous giveaway items!

The Las Vegas Fashion Council is thrilled to share that we have been accepted into the Amazon Smile program! Supporters of the Las Vegas Fashion Council can donate a percentage of purchases made through Amazon Smile to support our student grant and scholarship fund. Thank you in advanced for your generous contributions!

We'd like to welcome Ehsan Bangash of Robert Graham Designs!

Ehsan started in the retail apparel industry 22 years ago and has been in field management for Gap Inc., Express, and Chicos FAS. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2001. Bangash is currently with Robert Graham Designs, a division of the Differential Brands Group. As the West Coast area manager he leads 7 locations from Scottsdale to LA, Las Vegas and Seattle. Ehsan states that working with Robert Graham brings him great passion in delivering a luxury men's lifestyle brand that walks it's own path in the luxury fashion segment of retail brick-and-mortar channel. 
Are you interested in becoming a member of the LVFC? We would love for you to join us! Please click on the link below for a Membership application and to visit our website.
We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming artLIVE! event. If you are a student in need of community service credits-we can help you.  If you are a lover of fashion, art and our community we would love your assistance. Please contact us at
We are grateful to all of you for your support as well as our generous partners for continuing to collaborate with us on various events throughout the year!
Board of Directors
Founder/President: Carrie CarterCooper ~BESTAgency, Founder/President
Vice President: Kevin Smith  ~ Trade and Fashion Academy of Las Vegas, Owner
Crystal Ann Mitchell, M.S. ~ Art Institute of LV
Dawn Britt  ~ one7 communications, Founder/CEO
Dominica Anderson  ~ Duane Morris LLP ~ Legal Advisor
Heather Rosenthal ~ Community Leader ~ Event Committee
Jodi Jacobson  ~ Senior Style Bible ~ Marketing Chair
Mary Thomas  ~ MKT Consultants   ~ Parlimentarian & Education Chair
Michael Mack  ~ Max Pawn ~ Event Committee
Stephen Carnes  ~ Zappos, Buyer of Luxury Brands ~ Membership Chair
Vicki Rousseau  ~ LV North & South Premium Outlets