2018 MJ&M FASHION DESIGNER ANNOUNCED - ALICE + OLIVIA
AUSTIN, TX (January 4, 2018) – Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) announced today that renowned fashion designer, Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia, will showcase her latest collection at the exclusive MJ&M Fashion Show and luncheon at JW Marriott in Austin, Texas on Friday, April 13. The show is hosted by Sally Brown, Amy Ingram and Camila Alves McConaughey with presenting partner, Neiman Marcus.
“We are thrilled to feature Alice + Olivia at this year’s Fashion Show,” said Camila Alves McConaughey. “It’s a brand that shines a light on self-expression with a touch of sophisticated flair. I foresee a colorful runway ahead.”
New York-based designer, Stacey Bendet, founded Alice + Olivia in 2002 and has since developed into a full contemporary lifestyle brand, consisting of ready-to-wear gowns, shoes, accessories, eyewear, and handbags. Bendet pulls inspiration from her love of vintage and feminine elements that offer a blend of flirty and sexy. The ornamented fabrics, bold prints and flattering fits provide options for every day and every occasion.
Her collection can be spotted in over 35 free-standing shops, as well as over 800 national and international department retailers, including official 2018 retail partner, Neiman Marcus. Alice + Olivia is a favorite among fashion icons, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and many more.
“I designed Alice + Olivia to reflect my love of culture, music, and art. “It is a privilege to be featured in a city that embraces all of these so well,” said Stacey Bendet, CEO and creative director of Alice + Olivia. “As a mother to three young girls, it’s an honor to help raise funds for MJ&M, whose primary goal is to empower our youth.”
“We are proud to once again partner with MJ&M, and to bring Alice + Olivia’s collection to the capital city," said Chris Hendel, Vice President, General Manager of Neiman Marcus Austin. "We know our guests will embrace the opportunity to shop Stacey’s edgy designs.”
The Kindness Campaign with a mission to inspire societal change through the power of kindness founded by Andra Liemandt, is the presenting sponsor of the MJ&M fashion show and luncheon. The event host committee includes: Jenny Aghamalian, Ellen Burt, Gretchen Canter, Laura Craddick, Jamie Chandlee, Katie Jaffe, Anna Hansen, Andra Liemandt, Courtney Love, Tracey Marshall, Donna Malouf, Natalie Noble, Lesli Smith, Stacey Smith, Angela Smogur, Wendy Topfer and Leslie Ward.
This spring marks the sixth year of the Mack, Jack, and McConaughey event, which has resulted in over $7.5 million raised since the benefit’s launch in 2013. During the event, thousands of guests enjoy two full days of activities benefitting charities working to empower kids through advanced education, health and wellness. The MJ&M two-day event will kick off on Thursday, April 12, with a gala and concert hosted at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. On April 13, MJ&M will continue with a golf tournament featuring celebrities and talent from all over the country and a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show and luncheon. The evening will wrap up back at ACL Live at the Moody Theater with the Jack Ingram & Friends concert. Funds raised at MJ&M 2018 will support CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation, and The Rise School of Austin.
ABOUT MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY:
Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, is a two-day event filled with music, golf, fashion, and fun. Previous MJ&M gala headliners include Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, and Sheryl Crow. The gala is followed by a jam-packed day with a golf tournament held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show that has previously featured Jason Wu, Veronica Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka, and Lela Rose. The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter lineup of talent unmatched by any other event. Jimmy Kimmel previously hosted the evening event, and past performers include Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Lyle Lovett, and dozens of the biggest names in music.