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Once Upon A Runway A TOY STORY event at FAO Schwarz on Jan 16th 2020

The group Kiss the Monkeys and Kiss the Mermaids (KTM) aim to bring fashion to charity.

Under the title Once Upon A Runway {A TOY STORY} an “EXPERIENTIAL EVENT” will take place
to appeal to the members of this philanthropic and business group of celebrities, entrepreneurs, socialites, entertainers, and influencers.

The Once Upon a Runway {A Toy Story} NYC fashion runway KTM event venue is sponsored by New York’s most famous toy store featured in the movies BIG and Home Alone 2, FAO Schwarz and will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Center. This renowned hospital treats the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases and is Jennifer Anistons favorite charity.

Prashant Goyal of Heritage India Fashions will grace the event with an exclusive fashion show. He is such a sweetheart designer supporting more then 100 indian families and putting his amazing quality and design in the spotlight: Greart gesign, great designer, great support of people in need !

New Yorks hotspot The Royalton Hotel Will be the preferred hotelier and venue for after-party.

Our guests can have a group discount rate at this 4 1/2 star hotel if they call the hotel before January 7 direct and ask for KTM discounted room rate.

There will also be a silent auction there by curator of artworks Marina Dojchinov ( from $1500 to $15,000 with all monies going to St. Jude from sales of the art.

This year, the fashion and beauty industries will move towards even greater change as this
experiential event offered by KTM in conjunction with diverse individuals and industries ties in
with the reason for the comeback of FAO Schwarz. On January 16, 2020, FAO is shutting its
doors early for a red carpet private shopping experience including a fashion runway
presentation and music performances. KTM celebrates beauty in diversity and has featured models with autism and cranofacial disorders. The Once Upon A Runway will be featuring models with disabilities who are challenging the fashion industry’s standard of beauty by not shying away from their natural beauty and innate talents.

While brick and mortar retail shops like FAO are continuously closing, this trend is now what
brings bodies into the stores. You can’t get that online. This charity for St. Jude’s requested
Jennifer Murphy and Prince Mario-Max to host. There will be several notable modern fashion, including varieties of vegan fashion. The Headline Designer and co-producer of Once Upon a Runway event will be Prashant Goyal of Heritage India Fashions. Other featured designers include Pamela Quinzi (Cinderella Of New York) for Kilame, Vila Beauty Resources and Teresa Costa Collections. Other event partners include Assuaged, Do-A-Dollar, and RAS International. Various celebrity models flying in from different corners of the continent to support St, Jude’s. A great Bollywood presence will be there because of heritage india fashion and Meera Gandhi who will be the recipient of “The Evolutionist Award” for her philanthropic efforts. The event will be live-streamed by B4U TV and ET I Times Now.

KTM charity events draw mass media appeal. KTM’s hashtag is #jointheevolution because we wanted 3 words to say “welcome to our network of ever-progressive humans.” Quote by Co-founder RaQuel Sanchez (cofounded with Al Harris). We truly want to help people.

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