Opportunity Village Hosting “A Runway Affair” Featuring Designs From J. Mendel

LAS VEGAS (February 6, 2024) – Opportunity Village is hosting “A Runway Affair” featuring designs from world-renowned fashion house J. Mendel. As a celebrity stylist, designer and CEO of J. Mendel, Gilles Mendel has worked with celebrities including Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amal Clooney, and Nicole Kidman.

The luncheon and runway fashion show will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., March 21 at the Las Vegas Aces Headquarters, 1415 Raiders Way in Henderson. All proceeds from “A Runway Affair” will go to support Opportunity Village in its mission to empower, employ, and serve people with disabilities in our community. The nonprofit is celebrating its 70th anniversary throughout 2024, and “A Runway Affair” will help kick-off the official celebrations in style, with a high-fashion event in Southern Nevada.

“It’s our platinum year, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the support of our friends from the Las Vegas Aces and the community,” said Bob Brown, president and CEO of Opportunity Village. “We’re proud to bring this special event to Southern Nevada.”

Attendees of “A Runway Affair” can expect a stylish fete, with a chance to shop the runway just after the show. For more information, visit www.opportunityvillage.org/events.

About Opportunity Village

Since 1954, Opportunity Village has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities find the very best version of themselves. Through workforce development, community employment, day services, inclusive housing, arts and social recreation, they are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration, and unleash creative passions. Opportunity Village thrives with the funding from our social enterprises, signature events and the generous philanthropy of our donors and community partners. Together, we are successfully empowering, employing, and serving people with disabilities – positively impacting lives. For more information on Opportunity Village, visit www.opportunityvillage.org.


Laura Foster, Opportunity Village

702-268-8658 or Fosterl@opportunityvillage.org