corsets-and-cocktails-eventAcclaimed Designer Pamela Ptak Will Be Hosting
Proceeds from ‘Corsets & Cocktails’ benefit American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’

Glamorous high fashion corsets by fashion designer and Project Runway alumnus Pamela Ptak take center stage at Corsets & Cocktails Go Red Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’ initiative, which focuses on raising awareness of women’s heart disease. Tickets are $35 for ArtsQuest Members and $39 for the public; they’re available at and 610-332-3378.

At Corsets & Cocktails Go Red, Ptak will present a three-part fashion show featuring models and local celebrities wearing her hand-embellished couture corsets and elegant custom ensembles for day, evening and special occasions. A resident of upper Bucks County, Ptak creates garments for a variety of celebrity clientele and her collections have been featured in numerous national magazines and fashion weeks. Her stunning, unique designs landed her a spot on Season 7 of Project Runway, with Tim Gunn calling her work “among the most beautifully constructed clothes I’ve ever seen” during casting for the show.

Ptak currently teaches fashion illustration, Haute Couture sewing techniques, lingerie design and more at The Arts and Fashion Institute in Bucks County. Her designs have been exhibited in numerous shows and exhibits around the world, including Le Musee des Arts Asiatiques in France and the Puck Gallery in New York.

Admission to the Corsets & Cocktails Go Red includes one complimentary signature drink provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka; cash bar will also be available. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to ‘Go Red for Women.’

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