Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh hosted a (mostly) girl get-together to watch the first episode of the new season of “Project Runway,” which had a couple of Baltimore connections. Former winner Christian Siriano – who attended Baltimore School for the Arts – had taken over the mentor role, formerly held by Tim Gunn.
In addition, Baltimore designer Bishme Cromartie was one of this season’s competitors. Bishme was the party’s guest of honor at the event…receiving a wide round of applause from those at the pre-viewing reception, which included models wearing some of his designs. Guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in The Walters’ sculpture court before heading into the museum’s auditorium to watch the show. Pictured (LtoR) Alexandra Smith, Baltimore Mayor’s Office director of community engagement; Roz Smith, retired Northrop Grumman human resources manager; C.C. Harrison, All Access Foundation CEO; Catherine Pugh, Baltimore Mayor; and Karen Bond, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore executive director Pictured (LtoR) Julia Marciari-Alexander, The Walters Art Museum executive director/CEO; and Megan Isennock, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore senior director of communications Pictured (LtoR) Arli Lima, Arli’s Appetite food blogger; Tierra Brown, Baltimore City department of recreation & parks chief of marketing and communications; and Tia Newton, freelance art director Pictured (LtoR) Afra Vance-White, Baltimore Mayor’s Office director of external affairs; Ashley Etienne, communications director for US House of Representatives Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Eliza Mullen, The Walters Art Museum institutional giving associate; and Ashely Mancinelli, The Walters Art Museum director of individual giving & major gifts Pictured (LtoR) Muhammad Abdul-Basit and Deric Crawley, Jeantrix co-owners Pictured (LtoR) Shar Hollingsworth, Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School counselor; Sinmidele Badero, Baltimore-based artist; and Glen Ford Nuñez, Baltimore-based creative director Pictured (LtoR) Movakween, music artist; and Evette Monique Street, Evette Monique Couture owner (March 14, 2019 – The Walters Art Museum)