A gala fur fashion show, the likes of which had not been seen in the Midwest for decades, unfolded on Friday evening, December 4, 2015, at the Marriott Hotel Kansas City, Missouri. This came about as a partnership between three exceptional entities.
Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO), for whom this fundraising gala was held, is a non-profit organization that contributes to environmental conservation through scientific research, community outreach projects and public education.
Alaskan Fur is the premiere furrier in the greater Kansas City area. This family owned business was founded in 1926 and continues today to offer luxury furs and accessories to a nationwide clientele.
North American Fur Auctions (NAFA), formerly the Hudson’s Bay Fur Company, is still today internationally renowned as the resource for the finest of American mink and wild furs. The NAFA brand represents a guarantee of quality and origin.
Gene Gardner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MRBO, summed it up best when he noted, “Tonight two fur organizations have come together to sponsor this gala event for the benefit of the Missouri River Bird Observatory. The heritage of the fur trade holds a deep respect for the environment, care for wildlife and an appreciation for what nature provides. Their values complement the commitment that MRBO has made to the conservation and preservation of wildlife habitat in the state of Missouri.”
The gala evening began with a champagne reception during which guests had the opportunity to browse the silent auction items that were sourced from around the world.
Immediately following the five-course dinner, guests delighted in the fast-paced fur presentation that featured a fabulous array of NAFA Mink, both natural and dyed, along with NAFA Northern Wild Furs that included beaver, red fox, otter, raccoon and coyote in bright colors and trendy styles, as well as luxurious lynx cat and sable. NAFA Fox was seen as natural silver fox and in the season’s most popular shades of ruby, sapphire and amethyst. The natural beauty of Black NAFA Mink was highlighted in designer garments by Michael Kors and Mary McFadden.
The evening concluded with a live auction that brought further support for the Missouri River Bird Observatory. The synergy of all involved helped to bring a heightened awareness of environmental needs and the responsibility that everyone has to protect our natural resources.
source : www.nafa.ca
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