FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2018
PACIFIC PLACE TO HOST ‘FASHION MEETS FILM’ EVENT CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF LEGENDARY FASHION ICON ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Shopping Center’s Exclusive Fall Fashion Preview and Special Showing of the 2018 Documentary ‘McQueen’ to Raise Money for Forefront Suicide Prevention!
SEATTLE – July 30, 2018 – Pacific Place, a premier five-story shopping center located in downtown Seattle (www.pacificplaceseattle.com), announced today it will once again host its popular “Fashion Meets Film” event together with co-host Seattle magazine on Saturday, September 8th. During this year’s event, after sipping mimosas, snacking on an array of delectable breakfast bites and posing on the red carpet at Seattle magazine’s photo booth, guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak-peek of fall’s fashion trends followed by a special showing of the critically acclaimed 2018 documentary “McQueen” detailing the extraordinary life of one of fashion’s most beloved icons, Alexander McQueen. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Forefront Suicide Prevention, a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.
“We’re extremely excited to be hosting our second annual ‘Film Meets Fashion’ event in September,” says Stephanie Heick, CMD, Senior Marketing Director for Pacific Place. “Fashion documentaries tell the behind the scenes stories with more insight on the fantastic collections of a designer and what inspires them, the intricacies of the couture process and overall business of fashion. We hope that our guests will escape into fashion for a few hours with a memorable style event that kicks off our favorite season.”
“This year’s ‘Film Meets Fashion’ event at Pacific Place promises to be one of the most fascinating fashion-forward events of the season,” says Andrew Hogue, Style & Society writer of Seattle magazine. “It’s an experience that’s tailor-made for everyone from Seattle’s most dedicated style gurus to those looking for their own inspiration. By celebrating the life and work of Alexander McQueen, one of fashion’s greatest names, the event provides something for everyone while supporting a worthy cause.”
“We so appreciate Pacific Place dedicating its ‘Fashion Meets Film’ event this year to help open the dialogue about suicide prevention and mental health issues and the best ways to avoid tragic endings like the one suffered by Alexander McQueen, his family, friends, colleagues and admirers around the world,” says Jennifer Stuber, PH.D. Co-Founder and Policy Director at Forefront Suicide Prevention. “Nearly 45,000 people in America alone die by suicide annually making suicide the tenth leading cause of death in this country. It is so often unexpected, and it is always devastating to the family and friends left behind, yet there are often signs that, if recognized early, can lead to prevention and wellness, something we can only uncover if we are willing to talk openly with our friends and loved ones about this difficult and often painful subject.”
The Pacific Place “Fashion Meets Film” event, co-hosted by Seattle magazine, will take place on Saturday, September 8th, starting at 10 a.m. at AMC Pacific Place 11 with breakfast bites, mimosas, photos, style surprises and swag. At 11 a.m., following the fall fashion preview, guests will gather in the theater for the special showing of “McQueen.” The film’s producers used video clips gathered from public interviews and also from McQueen’s own family and closest friends to create the raw emotion that puts this fashion documentary in a class of its own. Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/mcqueen-fashion-meets-film-party 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Forefront Suicide Prevention.
About Forefront Suicide Prevention
Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope. It is building an inclusive, powerful, grassroots movement to bring suicide prevention to the forefront of our legislative agendas, school curricula and public awareness. Forefront Suicide Prevention is changing the conversation about mental health and suicide to one of prevention and compassion. The center is translating research into policy and broad-based systems change and building capacity for suicide prevention through training, protocol development, and consultation to health care organizations, schools and institutions of higher education. Forefront Suicide Prevention believes that innovation, research and partnerships are critical to saving lives. To learn more, visit www.intheforefront.org.
About Pacific Place
Occupying an entire city block at the bustling intersection of Sixth Avenue and Pine Street, downtown Seattle’s most heavily trafficked intersection, Pacific Place offers more than 50 shops and restaurants including Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade New York, Din Tai Fung, Trophy Cupcakes, lululemon athletica and AMC Pacific Place 11. For more information, call (206) 405-2655, visit the web site at www.pacificplaceseattle.com, find Pacific Place Seattle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.