Step Out in Style at Steeplechase

2011 LookBook Fashion Show features chic spring wear…a perfect opportunity to stylize your Steeplechase race day outfit

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2011 - The 2011 LookBook Fashion Show is the perfect occasion to mix and mingle among fashion and friends.

Opening at 5:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Belle Meade Plantation, the fashion show offers guest a sneak peek at the trendiest spring wear from local designers ideal for a stylish Steeplechase ensemble.

“Festive hats, haute dresses and spring suits are all part of the Steeplechase look and tradition,” said Libby Cheek, executive director of The Iroquois Steeplechase.  “The fashions shown are from the 2011 LookBook and help guests select their race day outfits.”

The event includes a shopping marketplace, three runways with VIP and Patron Runway seating, and food provided by Kristen Winston Catering and Jim-N-Nicks Bar-B-Q. 

Vendors such as vineyard vines, Gus Meyer, J. McLaughlin, HEMLINE, Coco, Stacey Rhodes Boutique, The Oxford Shop, Belle Meade Plantation Gift Shop, King Jewelers, and Anatra Jewel will be selling items at the shopping marketplace.

Visit the LookBook Fashion Show page to get more information, and to purchase Patron Runway Seating tickets priced at $40/person or a VIP seating package for six at $750. 

The 2011 Iroquois Steeplechase will be the 70th running and the 31st year that the event has benefited the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This year’s race will take place on Saturday, May 14. 

About the Iroquois Steeplechase

Held on the second Saturday of every May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators. Since being designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $9 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit or call (615) 591-2991.

About the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a leader in pediatric care, ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and 15th in the nation by Parents magazine. The Children's Hospital provides 222 beds for the highest level of pediatric care and is also a top-level teaching and research facility. The Children's Hospital features Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders and offers services for cancer, organ and bone marrow transplants, level 1 pediatric trauma, treatment for developmental disorders and the highest designated level NICU in the state.

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