Sheer Elegance 2017

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Walk That Isle

Sheer Elegance  NO. 29 Fashion Show & Fundraiser

Aruba…Jamaica? Get ready to “Walk that Isle.”

Embark upon a fashionable sojourn like no other at the Mathews-Dickey Sheer Elegance No.29 runway fashion show. The fund-raiser, which supports young women’s programs and spotlights 40 girls, takes place at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 9 at the Regency Room at the Hyatt Regency by the Arch, 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63102. the program begins with simultaneous awards and general receptions at 11 a.m., followed by the runway show at noon.

What You’ll Enjoy

This exclusive event offers attendees

a vogue voyage on the high seas of fashion

featuring “Project Runway” alumni, celebrity escorts, exciting door prizes, hors d’oeuvres during reception, awesome entertainment and a chance for our young women to shine. We’re excited to have community leaders, ranging from the mayor and county executive to the heads of cultural institutions, media personalities and CEOs serve as celebrity escorts. There’ll be chances to win one of the many VIP door prizes announced by multiple emcees.

The Entertainment & Fashions

Sheer Elegance is bringing in special guests for a show like no other:

  • the Morgan Taylor of ShowMeArts Academy
  • Steel Drummer Mango Jay
  • Best Talent Center
  • the Miami All Stars from Jennifer Lopez’s World of Dance show.

Girl Power

The event is an artistic and educational journey for 20 high-school aged young women and 20 elementary-to-middle school girls. The teen Honorees are recognized for their academic, extra-curricular and community service achievements and learn a dance routine over eight weeks that they perform at the show. The younger girls, affectionately known as the Littles, receive similar training to perform their own routine at the show.

Nominations for Honorees and Littles for 2017 are due by September 25th. Learn more about the process here and enroll by filling out the form. Attend the Sheer Elegance Orientation Meeting to get acquainted with the other participants/families and learn more.


Women Helping Women

Sheer Elegance No. 29 Walk That Isle

Heading the charge to raise $140,000 for the drive is a distinguished team of 60 women, led by:

Sheer Elegance Chair: Robin Britt, controller of the St. Louis American and its foundation

Sheer Elegance Co-Chair: Aarti Sharma, MasterCard VP, Software Engineering

Several individuals will be honored with the Sheer Elegance Award during the VIP Reception at 11 a.m. and at the top of the show at noon.

Awardees: Dr. Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley, University City School District; Lyda Krewson, City of St. Louis Mayor;  Chesley Waddell, Promotions Director, Radio One St. Louis.

Support the Cause:

DVDs will become available for pre-order following the show.

Commemorative Disk of Show | $20 

Pre-order (est. ship date March 31, 2018) the full-length dvd or Blue-ray of the Sheer Elegance No. 29 fashion show. Re-live or view for the first time the performances, special guests, fashions and the honorees | Includes One disk and Shipping

Mediterranean General Admission Tickets | $50

Luncheon Reception in Regency Ballroom Foyer – 2nd Floor | General Admission Ballroom Seating

Caribbean VIP Tickets | $100

Centene | Home State | American Family Insurance Awards Reception in Gateway Ballroom – 18th Floor | Reserved Ballroom Seating

Blocks of 10

Net proceeds from the evening directly support the programs we offer to many St. Louis-area young women.

Program Advertisements | $100 – $500 

Promote your cause/business or congratulate an honoree with ad space in our commemorative program booklet | Each Attendee Receives One Booklet

View Ad Form & Specs

View line-up from last year’s show.

December 09 2017


Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $50 - $100
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Hyatt Regency by the Arch

315 Chestnut St.
saint louis, MO 63102 United States

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  • 11:00 a.m. - Simultaneous Receptions held
  • 12:00 p.m. - Fashion show and program


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