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Talking Runway for the Roses with Gunnar Deatherage

Mar 26, 2014

The weather may not agree but it’s officially Derby season around here. Leading up to the big race, local gals have the chance to check out the latest fashion at a number of local fashion events. One of the most anticipated is NFocus Magazine’s Runway for the Roses.

The event is a stand-out based on the unique perspective of the magazine’s Creative Director Gunnar Deatherage. You may recognize Deatherage from his time on Project Runway, where he presented at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. He’s now back in Louisville, putting his high-fashion touch on the magazine and its events.  In between preparing for the big runway show on April 2nd, Deatherage took some times to talk Derby, Louisville favorites and his inspiration with me.

Last but not least, NFocus is generously giving two General Admission tickets away to one lucky Lou What Wear reader. So check out Gunnar’s favorites and then make sure to enter for two seats!

Runway for the Roses
A Derby Fashion Show Presented by Dillard’s
Wednesday, April 2 | 6 – 9 pm | Mellwood Art Center | Ballroom #3
Tickets Available at
General Admission: $35 | VIP: $60

  • The Goods: Two Tickets to Runway for the Roses
  • To Enter: To make things easier for everyone, I’m using RaffleCopter for this giveaway
  • REQUIRED: Comment below and answer the following question: What’s your favorite pre-Derby event?
  • BONUS ENTRIES: Use RaffleCopter to do as many or as few of these as you want. The more you do, the most entries you’ll get!
  • Giveaway Closes: Monday March 31st
  • Winning: One entry per email address is permitted. The winner will be selected using and announced on Monday March 31st as an update to this post.
  • How to Redeem: I’ll drop you a line with deets on how to get your goodies.
  • Details: There will be one winner. Open to US Residents Only. Please only enter if you can attend on April 2nd.

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  1. Jacqueline says:

    The Oaks, of course!

  2. Kelly says:

    I just love how much there is to do in Louisville around Derby time- free concerts, tons of events, lots of fun at the track- it’s my favorite time of the year! 🙂

  3. Kelsie says:

    The parade, the marathon, the balloon glow & races anything outdoors really!

  4. Wine Fest although not this year bc I’m prego. Otherwise anything for kiddos.

  5. Cam says:

    chow wagon!

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