APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Downtown Appleton is hosting a Ladies Day full of fashion, food, and fun on May 4.
The day started with a fashion show complete with goody bags, raffles, coffee, and a pastry bar at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley.
A number of the women in attendance participated in the Avant-Garde Challenge.
This design challenge was featured during the fashion show. Designers were challenged to create a one-of-a-kind Avant Garde hat, paying tribute to another large event happening on the same day: the Kentucky Derby.
Five hats submitted to the challenge were selected to walk in the fashion show.
Attendees were asked to bring a toy to the event to contribute to the Make-A-Wish Toy Drive.
After the morning’s Kentucky Derby themed fashion show, shops, pubs, clubs, and restaurants opened their doors to welcome guests.