Fall Into Luxury 2018


On September 27, FGI-MSP held its fourth annual fashion show Fall: Into Luxury at the Van Dusen Mansion. This year, the notable guest of honor was Ms. Sue Zelickson, a long-standing FGI member, WCCO Radio Host and Journalist, a renowned food critic, philanthropist, and a founder of the local Charlie Awards.  Ms. Zelickson talked about FGI-MSP legacy and what it means to be a dedicated fashion professional.   

The evening started with Miss Minnesota 2017 Brianna Drevlow playing on the grand piano as a local artist Jendayi Berry painted live to the music. Ms. Melanie Burley was the lucky winner of the finished one-of-a-kind art piece.  

The fashion show was the first of its kind four-floor runway as the models strutted the halls and ballrooms of the historic Van Dusen Mansion in the looks from the local designer Joy Tieken of Joynoelle and the local boutiques June, DUGO, Via’s Vintage, Luxury Garage Sale, LA Rockler Fur Co, Martin Patrick 3, Heimie’s Haberdashery and an emerging designer Quinlan Milne-Rojek.  Jewelry and accessories were presented by Milana Stile, Stephanie Lake Design and Goldfine Jewelry.  The runway was stylied by Richard Anderson.  Hair and Makeup was created by Merité House of Beauty

It was an evening of a true celebration of art and fashion showcasing local creative talent on and off runway!




Portia Taylor, Cassidy Brod (Luxury Garage Sale), Tiffany Hanken (FGI Co-Programming Director)    


  Merité House of Beauty putting on final touches 


Men’s fashion from Martin Patrick 3 and Quinlan Milne-Rojek


Runway lineup, dresses by Joynoelle 


Jendayi Berry painting live


Sara Rogers from our sponsor Mall of America


FGI-MSP Regional Director Milana Tolins welcome address



Susanne Huber and her guests from Japan: Kazuya, Masayuki and Keiko Nishikawa (from left to right)


Our red carpet host Anahita Champion talks to Karlee Calendar about fashion


Heather Whitebread and Erika Bloomdahl 


Emerging men's apparel designer Quinlan Milne-Rojek



Sue Zelickson talks about what it means to be a fashion professional 


Brianna Drevlow (Miss Minnesota 2017) on the grand piano


Dr. Atif H. Rizvi and Salina Rizvi of our generous sponsor Dentistry by Design 


Young fashionistas: Sofia and Nina Berglund, Jazzelyn Marie Berry


  FGI member Sheryl Newman and Michelle Mercer