Roman Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon

The Roman Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon raised $140,000 for the Italian Cultural and Community Center Scholarship Program on Mar. 12, 2020

Featuring the theme “Roman Holiday,” the 2020 Fashion Show & Luncheon included a prosecco lunch, Italian designers on the runway, raffles for various gift baskets, and more. All 317 guests were invited to dress according to the theme. 

There were seven sponsorship opportunities. Ranging from highest to lowest, there was the Gucci ($10,000+), Valentino ( $7,500+), Armani ( $5,000+), Fendi ( $2,5000), Stylish Supporter ($1,000+), Friends of ICCC ($500+), and Individual Ticket ($250+). 

Thank you to the 2020 sponsors: Elizabeth Anthony, Festari for Men, Ceron Hair Studio, Alice d’ Italia, Daniela Pasqualini Art, and Tenenbaum Jewelers. Thank you to our Valentino, Armani, Fendi, Friends of the ICCC sponsors, and special thanks to all the organizations that sponsored our event.  

The ICCC gave away six raffle items during the event: a stay in Italy, valued at $3,700 which included a two-night stay at II Castello di Spaltenna Exclusive Tuscan Resort; a stay in Carmel-by-the-Seas, valued at $3,500 which included a 3-bedroom home rental; a romantic Italian night for two, valued at $2,500 which included a VIP Experience at the Houston Grand Opera; an Italian dine around for two winners, each valued at $3,00 which included various gift cards for the best Italian restaurants; Italian jewelry, valued at $2,800; and Italian fashion, valued at $2,500.

Italian Cultural and Community Center Roman Holiday fundraiser kickoff with special guest, Steve Tyrell

In 2020, the ICCC introduced a new, special event with the goal of expanding their scholarship program offerings to foster more opportunities for students to attend a higher education and experience college to the fullest. The fashion show and luncheon also raised funds towards the creation of a new scholarship program for students currently enrolled at a college or university in the greater Houston area that are participating in a study abroad program in Italy. With the support of the 2020 fashion show, the ICCC was able to help lead students closer to achieving their dreams. 

The 2020 fashion show and luncheon was an event hosted by the ICCC, a 501©(3) non-profit, at the Junior League of Houston. Since 2000, the ICCC has granted over $240,000 in scholarships to college students. Each year, new scholarships are awarded via the several scholarship opportunities the ICCC offers to new students. The organization continues to renew all awards based on grades, up to four years per student.