Fashion Night at Byrdcliffe returns to Woodstock this Saturday evening. Being held for the first time in the historic 1902 Byrdcliffe Barn, the festivities will include a cocktail hour with local fresh cuisine served with Prosecco and wine. A silent auction will include travel packages, culinary pleasures and new items for spa, health/wellness and home décor. When the auction closes, the fashion show will kick off, featuring a full-sized catwalk constructed just for the occasion.
The area’s boutiques and designers have come together to celebrate fashion as fine art by planning an array of spring looks. The event is a collaboration showcasing garments and accessories from stores in Woodstock, Kingston, Saugerties and Rhinebeck, including CCB, Changes, DIG, Euphoria Yoga, Juda Leah, Kenco, Lily’s, Loominus, Pegasus Footwear, Sew Woodstock, the Shop, Vidakafka, Woodstock Design, Woodstock General Supply and the Woodstock Trading Post.
Fashion Night at Byrdcliffe, now in its fifth year, is an apropos benefit for the organization, given the proclivity of its founders to dress well, even though they found themselves in “the country.” Ralph and Jane Whitehead, it’s said, were exemplars of how a country setting and high style are not mutually exclusive.
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, established in 1939, is a multi-arts membership organization serving the region with arts programming and an annual exhibition series at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts and at the Historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Byrdcliffe also offers a variety of classes and is steward of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, founded in 1903, now home to an international artist-in-residence program and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fashion Night at Byrdcliffe, Saturday, April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $50/$75, Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock; (845) 679-2079, https://woodstockguild.org/fashionnight.html.