I love fashion and love fashion week in NYC but won’t be able to attend this year. I was flattered to receive this invite for the Alzheimer Disease fundraiser benefiting the DKR Fund (Darrell K Royal) for more research for this disease. The Neiman Marcus Austin Fashion event starts at 11am and will take place on September 13th at the Domain in Austin.
The event will feature Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2016 Collection and honoring the “First Ladies of Texas Football” Edith Royal and Vicki Strong.
To learn more about DKR Fund and would like to donate or attend the Neiman Marcus Austin Fashion event click here. I hope to see all my Austin Cutegeek and Hi-Tech fans at this event. If you aren’t in Austin you can follow my tweets (@nrpena, @hitechchic, and @cutegeek) for up to the moment pictures and videos of the Neiman Marcus Austin Fashion event.
Below is the full press release for more information.
Fundraiser Honors the ‘First Ladies of Texas Football’ Edith Royal and Vicki Strong
Austin, TX, Event co-chairs Jamie Chandlee and Jenna Leiker announced today the Neiman Marcus Austin Fashion Presentation featuring the Roberto Cavalli Fall 2016 Collection will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 11am at Neiman Marcus Domain. The event will benefit the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease and honor the ‘First Ladies of Texas,’ Edith Royal and Vicki Strong.
“We are excited to celebrate Edith Royal and Vicki Strong, two women who have made tremendous contributions to the Texas community,” said Jenna Leiker, event co-chair. “Edith Royal founded The Darrell K Royal Foundation in honor of her late husband, an organization we are proud to support.”
The fashion presentation will feature Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2016 Collection, a stunning series of 70s inspired clothing with platform boots, maxi coats and high-waisted pantsuits. Guests will enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres while viewing the fall styles.
“The Darrell K Royal Research Fund has contributed greatly to the state of Texas,” said Jamie Chandlee, event co-chair. “The organization represents the pinnacle of commitment to excellence in research and care for Texans to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.”
Edith Royal’s late husband was Darrell K Royal, legendary coach of University of Texas football from 1957 – 1976. Vicki Strong is married to University of Texas football coach, Charlie Strong, whose previous track record provides fans with the hope of a return to prominence.
About the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease
Established in 2012, the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease is building a legacy of lasting significance in honor of a man whose contributions to the lives of so many cannot even be measured. This research fund is taking a lead in providing a high profile and increasing national awareness of the disease feared and little understood by people over age 55. With no cure and no drugs available to alter the course of this disease, the DKR Fund is helping advance the pace of research into Alzheimer’s disease, as well as traumatic brain injury. Coach Royal’s courage gives voice and a face to a disease that has too long been hidden behind closed doors. For more information, visit www.dkrfund.org.