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2021 Spring/Summer Highlights of Hope

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The 2021 Spring/Summer edition of Van Andel Institute's Highlights of Hope donor publication.

EVENTS Couture for a

EVENTS Couture for a Cure Fashion lovers from near and far turned out in style for the social (distance) event of the year: the Institute’s 15th annual Couture for a Cure. The virtual event featured a one-of-a-kind runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s, live-streamed entertainment and a toast to Couture’s 15th anniversary, as well as a special appearance by famed designer Byron Lars and an exclusive look at his Fall 2020 Beauty Mark collection. Attendees also experienced Artistry’s new products and on-trend looks via the runway. Special thanks to the Presenting Sponsor: Leigh’s, and the Title Sponsor: Amway. 20 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE

(STARTING AT TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) BYRON LARS’ LOOKS FEATURE CONTOURED SILHOUETTES, INTRICATE SEAMING, EMBROIDERY & COUTURE DETAILING; A MODEL SHOWS OFF AN URBAN ADVENTURE LOOK FROM LEIGH’S; GUESTS SAW A VARIETY OF LOOKS FROM LEIGH’S, INCLUDING ECLECTIC MIX PAIRINGS FEATURING VIVID PRINTS; BYRON LARS JOINS MARANDA, LEIGH’S OWNER REBECCA WIERDA, CAROL VAN ANDEL & AMWAY’S CANDACE MATTHEWS VIA ZOOM; A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT FILMING THIS VIRTUAL FASHION EVENT; ATTENDEES VIRTUALLY ENJOYED EXCLUSIVE LOOKS AT BYRON LARS’ LATEST COLLECTION; MARANDA, REBECCA WIERDA, CAROL VAN ANDEL & CANDACE MATTHEWS CELEBRATE COUTURE’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY; PAIRING PRINTS, LIKE FLORAL & FAUX SNAKESKIN, WAS A TOP TREND OF THE EVENING VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 21

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