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Countdown to charities campaign fashion show

The University of St Andrews Charities Campaign Fashion Show will take place later this month (Sunday 23 March 2003).

It is hoped that the “Don’t Walk” event, which will feature a range of haute couture, will raise up to £20,000. An original painting by world renowned Scottish artist Jack Vettriano, Patron of the show, will be auctioned at the glitzy event.

The show, which achieved international acclaim in 2002, will this year support Juvenile Diabetes and Scottish International Relief. Backed by Jack Vettriano, Judi Dench, Alan Rickman and Radio 1’s DJ Spoony, the event will again bring the best of European student designs from Paris’ ESMOD, Rome’s Design Institute and, on exceptional loan, Pierce Brosnan’s Die Another Day and Mel Gibson’s Braveheart costumes. The show has been heavily sponsored, most notably, by DHL.

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NOTE TO EDITORS

You are invited to send a reporter/photographer to the fashion show at St Andrews Bay hotel at 7pm on Sunday 23 March 2003.

Space for photographers will be limited.

To book a press pass, please fax Director Charlie Moretti on 01334 467458.

Passes will be handed out at the entrance to the venue.

ID may be required on the night.

MEDIA WHO HAVE NOT ORDERED A PRESS PASS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE EVENT.

The auction of Jack Vettriano’s painting will take place at approximately 7.45pm. A jpeg version of the painting to be auctioned – copyright Jack Vettriano and courtesy of Portland Gallery, London – is available from Claire Grainger, Press Officer, University of St Andrews – 01334 462530 or 07730 415 015.

 

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