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Designing with a Vision 2010

The Designing with a Vision event was held April 2010 at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel celebrating the life and work of couture designer, Sergey Ermakov, a top Ukrainian designer, who is blind. This event illustrates that with the proper tools and skills, people with vision loss can achieve their dreams.

Left to right: Honorary chairs Minnie Caruth, Linda Ivy and Dee Simmons

Left to right: Honorary chairs Minnie Caruth, Linda Ivy and Dee Simmons



Left to right: Blintz & Bellini's Bruncheon chairs and AFB Center on Vision Loss board members Bobbie Sue Williams and Barbara Brice

Left to right: Blintz & Bellini's Bruncheon chairs and AFB Center on Vision Loss board members Bobbie Sue Williams and Barbara Brice



Left to right: Steve Ivy and honorary chair Linda Ivy

Left to right: Steve Ivy and honorary chair Linda Ivy



Heidi Dillion, runway show and cocktail event chair and founder of The Fashionistas, a non-profit organization that celebrates artists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries that make up the fashion industry

Heidi Dillion, runway show and cocktail event chair and founder of The Fashionistas, a non-profit organization that celebrates artists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries that make up the fashion industry



Left to right: couture designer Sergey Ermakov and Sveta Kryukova, famous Ukrainian journalist

Left to right: couture designer Sergey Ermakov and Sveta Kryukova, famous Ukrainian journalist



Caroline Rose Hunt with daughter Laurie Sands Harrison and granddaughter

Caroline Rose Hunt with daughter Laurie Sands Harrison and granddaughter



Left to right: fashion icon and runway show producer Jan Strimple with Patrick Esquerre

Left to right: fashion icon and runway show producer Jan Strimple with Patrick Esquerre



Left to right: Connie Carreker and honorary chair Linda Ivy

Left to right: Connie Carreker and honorary chair Linda Ivy



The Texas Gown, designed by Sergey Ermakov specifically for the Designing with a Vision event which belongs to the lucky winner of the fundraising raffle

The Texas Gown, designed by Sergey Ermakov specifically for the Designing with a Vision event which belongs to the lucky winner of the fundraising raffle



Model on the runway wearing on of Sergey Ermakov's couture designs

Model on the runway wearing on of Sergey Ermakov's couture designs



Model on the runway wearing on of Sergey Ermakov's couture designs

Model on the runway wearing on of Sergey Ermakov's couture designs



Model on the runway wearing on of Sergey Ermakov's couture designs

Model on the runway wearing on of Sergey Ermakov's couture designs



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