Welcome to Fashionable! Join us November 3rd from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dillard’s St. Johns Town Center for the Connectable fashion show featuring international supermodel and fashion designer Madeline Stuart. Come watch as children and young adults with intellectual and developmental differences join local celebrities to walk the runway, showcasing the newest trends for fall.
Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission. VIP tickets include a light brunch beginning at 10 a.m. (provided by North Florida School of Special Education’s Berry Good Farms culinary team) and reserved seating for the show.
Proceeds benefit North Florida School of Special Education, Arc Jacksonville, the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville and Special Olympics Florida. These organizations make the First Coast more inclusive and Connectable by empowering people with intellectual and developmental differences (IDDs).
This event wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of Delores Barr Weaver, generous support from Dillard’s St. Johns Town Center and the involvement of Madeline Stuart.
About Madeline Stuart:
Madeline became the world’s first supermodel with Down syndrome in 2015 and is a powerful advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in modeling. Madeline has modeled for New York Fashion Week, Runway Dubai, and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week China and was named Model of the Year for 2016 by World Fashion Media. In early 2017, she debuted her own fashion line 21 Reasons Why. For more information on Madeline, please check out her web page at www.madelinestuartmodel.com or join her thousands of followers on social media at facebook.com/madelinesmodelling, instagram.com/madelinesmodelling_ , or twitter.com/Madeline_Stuart .
Connectable is a community-wide public awareness campaign about people with IDDs and the many ways they enrich our community. The campaign is designed to enhance connections within the Northeast Florida community with people who have IDDs, such as Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Connectable was made possible by the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
About the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida:
Delores Barr Weaver approached The Community Foundation about promoting positive interactions between people with IDDs and the First Coast community at large, with the goal of people understanding that we’re more alike than different. With her support and the tireless work of the nonprofit community, Connectable was created.
Delores Barr Weaver established the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in 2012 to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that do work she has supported over many years and to encourage others to do so as well. Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community.