Project Runway with Karlie Kloss
Celebrating 18 Seasons in St. Louis
We’ve had the privilege of working with artists, celebrities and VIPs from across the country — but nothing quite compares to working with a famous St. Louis native, Karlie Kloss. In celebration of the 18th season premiere of Project Runway, our team was tasked with producing a private event for the St. Louis fashion community.
Our team organized an exclusive evening of fashion and local history, starting with a tour of the city provided by Karlie. Once they reached the end of the tour, guests entered the main event held in the lobby of downtown St. Louis’ newest boutique hotel, The Last Hotel. The 200 guests in attendance kicked their evening off with a Q&A panel with Karlie, Elaine Welteroth, Christian Siriano and Brandon Maxwell. Following a discussion, guests were treated to an advanced screening of the season premiere.
Our team at Contemporary produced an extraordinary event in an extravagant hotel and brought community support to our side. We were fortunate enough to work with partners such as the Saint Louis Fashion Fund while giving the event St. Louis flair with IMO’s pizza and toasted ravioli.
We take pride in bringing out the best of St. Louis — we’re grateful for the opportunity to work with Karlie Kloss, one of our hometown champions. This event highlighted a passionate community and created new relationships within the fashion industry.
The Saint Louis Art Museum Gala
Celebrating Peace, Love and Pop
Art is an expression of emotion, memory and ingenuity — it’s a gift to stop and celebrate artists and their accomplishments. Our partnership with the Saint Louis Art Museum has given us many chances to immerse ourselves in artistic stylings. We’ve created many amazing events over the years, but one of our favorites has to be the Peace Pop Love Gala.
SLAM wanted their gala to highlight their Graphic Revolution exhibit, which showcased the transformation of American prints starting with the 1960s. Together, we chose pop art icon Andy Warhol as our central focus for his eclectic style. With this inspiration, we created the Peace Pop Love Gala to showcase his influence.
The grand entryway of the St. Louis Art Museum gave guests a hint of what was to come, with lights dotting the ceiling with shapes from the famous Warhol piece, Flowers (1964). As the guests moved about the museum, we transported guests back to the 60s with spaces reminiscent of Warhol’s studio, the Silver Factory. We lined multiple rooms with silver foil and balloons and filled them with neon-hued lighting. Every piece added to the experience — notes from “Andy” were left around the venue, custom pop art lined the bar and a chaise lounge perfectly mirrored the one Warhol was photographed on. After guests made their way through the event space, they had an opportunity to stop once they reached an astounding performance by South Carolina’s Power 2 Party band.
This event made every guest feel like one of Warhol’s “Superstars” for the night. Just like the artists of the decade, our team worked together to create a lasting experience for all those who stepped into the museum’s halls. As Warhol once advised, we took the little things that would ordinarily bore people and found a way to make them thrilling.