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Gallery: ‘An Evening of Fashion’

By James Schaap

Jan. 29, 2019 2:12 p.m.

Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, models a design by designer Jila Saberi.

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Attendees at the event could purchase items in between performances. All proceeds from sales went directly towards the Persian-American Cancer Institute.

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters was a special guest speaker at the fashion show. Here, she describes to the crowd the current events facing Washington D.C. Rep.

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Vasht designed one of the six collections showcased at the event. Its designs were inspired by Persian carpets.

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Iranian entertainer Arash Avin performs for the crowd. Avin relocated to Los Angeles due to the strict restrictions on dancing and of his music in Iran.

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Yasmine Choroomi models a piece for Vasht midway through the show.

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Tabay Atkins, the country’s youngest yoga instructor, discusses his mom’s battle with cancer.

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A room of 600 people watched students and cancer survivors model local Persian fashion designers, such as Jila Atelier, featured on this model.

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A model poses in a formal wedding dress designed by Jila Atelier. The designer for Jila Atelier, Saberi, designed 16 different looks for the show, ranging from formal evening wear to wedding dresses.

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Helena Vervaet models a design by Jila Atelier toward the end of the show.

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