Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, models a design by designer Jila Saberi.
Attendees at the event could purchase items in between performances. All proceeds from sales went directly towards the Persian-American Cancer Institute.
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.
Vasht designed one of the six collections showcased at the event. Its designs were inspired by Persian carpets.
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.
Yasmine Choroomi models a piece for Vasht midway through the show.
Tabay Atkins, the country’s youngest yoga instructor, discusses his mom’s battle with cancer.
A room of 600 people watched students and cancer survivors model local Persian fashion designers, such as Jila Atelier, featured on this model.
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.
Helena Vervaet models a design by Jila Atelier toward the end of the show.