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Photo Credit: Cindy Schultz | Designer Credit: Vilma Mare's Sartorial Goods Photo Credit: Cindy Schultz | Electric City Couture Team Members: Corey Aldrich and Alyssa Hardy
Photo Credit: Cindy Schultz | Designer Credit: Duchess - Beauty (and the pleat)
2013 Vanguard Mansion Show | Designer: Vilma Mare's Sartorial Goods | Photo Copyright: Cindy Schultz | (SIDE) Top: ECC Team | Bottom: Duchess - Beauty (and The Pleat)

2013 Vanguard Mansion Show

Electric City Couture Show was on the road to promote our 2013 Proctors Show!

The Vanguard Designer Designer Showhouse
The Stedman House
| 410 Loudon Road | Loudonville, New York | May 18. 2012 at 8:00 PM

Attendees got a Sneak Preview of the designers, models and designs of the 4th Annual 2013 Electric City Couture Show that was held at Proctors in Schenectady on May 24th in the GE Theatre. This was a salon style show, Parisian inspired! Attendees will be seated in the various rooms of the house while models walk a path from room to room.

The Vanguard Mansion Show is inspired by International Fashion Designer John Galliano’s career changing 1993 Parisian Mansion Show.

‘In 1992, Galliano and his team decided to try their luck in Paris. “We were hopeless romantics. We didn’t have money to eat. We were begging for cigarettes on the street. But sleeping on people’s floors was not a big issue,[1] he said. On the verge of bankruptcy, his plight soon came to the attention of Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Editor in Chief, and her international eyes and ears, Andre Leon Talley. They helped engineer what would be his breakthrough show. In October 1993, guests arrived at a faded hôtel particulier belonging to the socialite São Schlumberger, clutching rusty keys and handwritten invitations. Galliano’s supermodel pals vamped in dresses of black satin-backed crepe (one bolt was all he could afford). Women’s Wear Daily hailed it as one of the most transporting and memorable fashion happenings of the decade.’[2]


Live music by Petia Kassarova, cellist for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Her pedigree includes working with such artists as Pavarotti, Yo Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Rod Stewart and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame. Petia is a founding member of the ‘The Musicians of Ma’alwyck.’

For this event, in addition to other select pieces, Petia played Hymnus for solo cello by Mark Argent and two pieces for solo cello by Tim Janof.

It Takes a Village

Corey Aldrich: Show Producer | Event Concept Design
Alyssa Hardy
: Model and Salon Liaison / Coordination

Renata Sviridova: Show Assistant
Tabor Valtierra: Show Assistant
Barbera Richer: Vanguard Showhouse Liason
Susan Jacobsen
: Vanguard Showhouse Coordinator

Hair Stylists: ‘LUXE - A Boutique Salon’ | Latham, New York
Julie Potter, Jackie Paratore and Vide Savoie

Make Up Artist: Cristina Rivera of ‘Glowing Faces’ | Albany, New York

For more information regarding Vanguard Albany Symphony please visit online or on
Facebook at ‘Vanguard Albany Symphony.’

Referred to above:

[1] John Galliano biography | |
[2] Excerpt from VOGUEPEDIA |


An Amazing Partnership!

The Marriage of Fashion, Architecture, Interior Design and the Cello!

In addition to the Electric City Couture Team and volunteers our Sponsors really made a dramatic impact that allowed us to make this show possible on short notice. We appreciate your support!


Corey Aldrich - 2440 Design Studio


Vanguard Albany Symphony - Barbera Richer, Susan Jacobsen
OE Pro Photo
- Douglas Liebig
YNN - Innae Park and the YNN Technical Staff

The Times Union


Petia Kassarova - Albany Symphony Orchestra | Musicians of Ma'alwyck
Eliza DeRocker - Berkshire Homestyle Magazine

The Designers

Kristina Collins Clothing | Saratoga, New York
Designer: Kristina Collins | Models: Grace Hancox & Danielle Jachlewski

e ko logic | Troy, New York
Designer: Kathleen Tesnakis | Models: Andre Robles & Jennifer Tompkins

Khymanyo Studio | Saratoga, New York
Designer: Kim Vanyo | Models: Amber Gass & Heather Riley

Sartorial Goods | Hudson, New York
Designer: Vilma Mare | Model: Bridget Cappo

Corsets | Altimont, New York
Designer: Danielle Breitenbach | Model: Lee Laclair

Duchess - Beauty (and the pleat) | Altimont, New York
Designers: Danielle Breitenbach & Jessyka Neitzel
Models: Sarah Jones & Emily Schwartz

Constance Rose Collections | Rotterdam, NY
Designer: Nicole Munson | Model: Rachel Aurie

Marshall Roberts | Johnstown, New York
Designers: Kristin Marshall & Sarah Roberts
Models: Tony Iadicicco & Lynnae Kettler

Gamakache Black | St. Albans, New York
Designer: Margaret Persaud | Model: Rhonda Forester

Interested in any of our designers? Please contact us at for more information or contact Corey at 518.928.4622.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Rae Photography | Designer Credit: Vilma Mare Photo Credit: Sarah Pezdek | Designer Credit: Meg Kluball Photo Credit: Sarah Pezdek | Designer Credit: Vilma Mare Photo Credit: Patrick Dodson l | Designer Credit: Gamakache Black Photo Credit: Patrick Dodson l | Designer Credit: Gamakache Black Photo Credit: Doug Mitchell | Designer Credit: Kristina Collins Clothing
Photo Credit: Cindy Schultz | Designer Credit: e ko logic Photo Credit: Marc Roseburg | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo's Kimism Skirt Line Photo Credit: Doug Liebig for OEProPhoto | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo for Khymanyo Photo Credit: Marc Roseburg | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo's Kimism Skirt Line Photo Credit: Doug Liebig for OEProPhoto | Designer Credit: Kim Vanyo for Khymanyo