The Irene Marie Modeling Agency will be teaming up with the world renowned Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Saturday, December 13, 2008 to hold an exclusive gala and Rock & Roll fashion show to celebrate the agency’s 25th anniversary. Recently proclaimed by the Miami Herald as “The Grand Dame of Modeling,” Irene Marie’s unprecedented 25th year in the industry has made her the undisputed queen of the Miami modeling scene. Her contributions to the development of the local and national fashion communities have been recognized by entities such as the Women in International Trade, Ocean Drive Magazine and the City of Miami Beach, which recently presented Marie with the key to the City.
The exclusive VIP by-invitation-only gala and Rock concert fashion show will kick-off the launch of the new state-of-the-art venue, LIV Nightlife At Fontainebleau Miami Beach, which was part of the historic landmark’s $1 billion renovation. The event will be hosted by one of Marie’s most memorable discoveries and Wild On E! host, Cindy Taylor (Guess?, Parasuco and Pantene).
The evening will feature Irene Marie Stars including Niki Taylor, Vinci Alonso, Scott Dequine and Yollie Roman taking to the runway with wardrobe styled by celebrity stylist Danny Santiago (Sex & The City the movie, Burn Notice and Confessions of a Shopaholic). The show will be followed by a very special All Star performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Members and legendary artists including Bob Seger’s ‘Silver Bullet Saxman’ Alto Reed, Eric Clapton’s guitarist George Terry, American Idol's Christina Christian and Tico Torres of Bon Jovi.
“We’re so grateful to LIV and Fontainebleau Miami Beach for offering to host such a landmark night for our Agency and helping make the event so special” said Marie. “We are also thrilled that Patxi Pastor whose landmark events over the past 20 years featuring the world’s leading supermodels and high profile celebrities for clients such as Victoria’s Secret, People Magazine and AOL has agreed to executive produce our event.”
As a mentor since the inception of the program, Irene Marie has named South Florida's Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program as her life charity of choice and will honor the non-profit during the event for its long-standing commitment to enhancing and enriching the lives of young at-risk women through mentoring and education. Founded by Television Journalist Jennifer Valoppi and Telemundo President Don Browne in 1997, the organization currently mentors close to 2000 at-risk young women in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach public high schools, and has provided more than $1.8 million in college scholarships. The program's mentors include 250 of South Florida's most accomplished professional women.