It’s a 1960s aficionado’s dream: An evening of vintage fashion, music, dancing, cocktails and accoutrements planned for 8 pm to midnight on Saturday, June 18, at The Harris Building, 111 S. Division Ave. Inspired by the popular TV series Mad Men, festivities will include vintage fashions, cocktailing and mingling with hip community icons and live period jazz by the JMM Trio, whose style hearkens back to the days of Sinatra.
Fashion will be at the forefront of the evening, between live models adorned in period fashions and self-styled “Fashion Hosts” who will flaunt their attitude as they mingle with guests. A vintage cash bar will serve period cocktails such as martinis and whiskey sours.
“This event is about elegance and sophistication,” said Cynthia Hagedorn, executive director of Square Peg Events, which partnered with The Harris Building to throw the bash. “We’ll step back in time into the world of the Mad Men and the Rat Pack, into a stylish slice of mid-century Americana.”
For the event, The Harris Building will be transformed into a period setting by John Knox, owner of Retro Knox. The place will be filled with mid-century furniture, paintings, rugs, accessories — you name it. There will be eight or nine vignettes — like little living-room sets — from the walls to the floor, to give the space that Mad Men-era style and feeling.
“It was a really fun, colorful era. When they had fun, they had fun in a crazy stylish way,” Hagedorn said. “That’s what we’re going to do. It’s going to be very memorable. This one-time-only event will be a complete immersion in to a time and place of yesteryear.”
This event is so hot, tickets are limited.
Doors open at 8 pm for cocktails and conversation; smooth jazz begins at 9 pm. General admission tickets are $30 per person. VIP tickets are $60 per person and include access to a private area with select bar, simple appetizers and priority seating in front of the band. (21 and older, only.) Valet available for a nominal fee.
So, put on a little black dress, a swanky black tie or go all-out in ‘to-be-seen’ vintage ’60s sophistication. This is the one party you don’t want to miss.