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Hot on the heels of the release of Zoolander 2, the city gets its own dose of really, really ridiculously good-looking people with the annual Sacramento Fashion Week. The weeklong program, now in its 10th year, is a mix of classes and workshops, fashion shows and boutique showcases, and while you’re probably not likely to spot any of T-Swift’s girl squad, a Kardashian or Kanye, attendees will get an intimate and educational look at the burgeoning local fashion scene.
Kick things off with the 10th anniversary celebration and boutique showcase at the California Auto Museum (2200 Front Street) on Sunday, February 21. A boutique showcase featuring the likes of Krazy Mary’s Boutique, Identity Boutique, Retrospect Vintage Fashion and others starts at 4 p.m., followed by an introduction of the designers and a fashion show. Tickets range from $10 to $30.
For those looking to hone their craft and seek some insight into the industry, there are a range of free educational events, including Fashion Intro 101 at the Art Institute of Sacramento (2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 22; model boot camp on Tuesday, February 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Arden Fair mall (1689 Arden Way); and a hair and makeup workshop at Federico Beauty Institute (1515 Sports Drive) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24.
The main stretch of fashion shows begins on Thursday, February 25, with the Emerging Next Showcase at Federico Beauty Institute, followed by the spring/summer showcase the next day and the fall/winter showcase on Saturday, February 27. And of course, what would fashion week be without a fancy-pants afterparty? It kicks off at 10 p.m. on Saturday at Vanguard 1415 (1415 L Street). Tickets range from $20 to $350 and can be purchased at www.sacfashionweek.com along with tickets for all other events.