Monday, January 24, 2011

Cookeville Resident Hosting Charity Event

Cookeville resident Jane Ellen has been chosen to host the fourth annual "A Fashion Affair," to be held in Franklin, Tennessee, later this month. And for that night only, the Johnny Cash family is allowing the use of the historic June Carter Cash collection of bedwear, furs, and other clothing for the event. It will be held on Saturday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory in Franklin, and will mark the first time Mrs. Cash’s items have seen the runway.  A Vintage Affair, the Franklin-based women's and children's charity organization, has organized this special runway tribute to Johnny and June Carter Cash. The show will also feature the “Man In Black's” favorite designer and Nashville icon, Manuel, who dressed Johnny on stage throughout his career.

“We are overwhelmed with the Cash family’s generosity, and we’re excited to have several members of the family with us for the show,” said Ashley W. Roberts, managing director of A Vintage Affair. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a glimpse of the private life and eclectic style of June Carter Cash.”

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., when cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. The runway show begins at 8 p.m.