Annual Fashion Event

fashion model on runway

The annual VCUarts Fashion Event is the highly anticipated pinnacle celebration for the Department of Fashion Design + Merchandising. A highlight of the academic year, the event includes two dazzling runway shows, interactive exhibits and displays featuring original work from our talented design and merchandising students for an audience of friends, family, and supporters. 

Context, the 2024 Fashion Event, will take place Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 

We are proud to present this event for free thanks to our generous donors and sponsors:

Runway Sponsor
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Reception Sponsors
Rachel Grove Dalton
Nita and Jack Enoch
Marcia and Harry Thalhimer
Deborah and Thomas Valentine

Please consider making a donation—your support directly impacts our students’ experience.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Kelly Kerr at

Context 2024