Telluride AIDS Benefit: Mountain Village Airs Fashion Show

Telluride AIDS Benefit: Mountain Village Airs Fashion Show

It all boils down to cause and effect. The cause: a persistent virus that morphed into a pandemic after being announced worldwide in 1983. The effect: locally, the Telluride AIDS Benefit, a full frontal assault aimed at helping those living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of the disease through outreach and education.


The high point of TAB’s 10 days of activities this year – which started with the Student Fashion Show on Friday, February 19 and ends with a sample sale of designer threads on Monday, February 29 – is the fanTABulous fashion show. The big event takes place Saturday night, February 27, 8 p.m. at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village: it’s catwalk meets musical theatre (complete with dance), all in support of TAB’s seven beneficiaries.

The gala (fashion show and auction) is an evening when Telluride pulls out all the stops. It is not to be missed.


What? You were not able to score a ticket?

Fear not. Town of Mountain Village to the rescue.

The Town of Mountain Village will air the Gala live – on Mountain Village Cable Channel 15 and online at – Saturday, February 27, 8 p.m.

“With the Telluride TV production team in place, I am pleased Mountain Village can offer this to the community – and the online world,” said community relations manager Nichole Zangara Riley. “Year after year and from coast-to-coast, TAB fans host viewing parties in their living rooms: the models, who volunteer hundreds of hours of their time  to the show, have friends and family members watching; past and present TAB supporters and beneficiaries are generally online; full and part-time community members who aren’t in town or missed out on tickets had a front-row seat nonetheless; and the fashion designers who donated clothing for this special event are able to see their designs on the runway. To extend this special event beyond the walls of the Conference Center is our pleasure.”

Again, the mission of the Telluride AIDS Benefit is to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening awareness and generating financial support for its its beneficiaries, other nonprofits that work on the Front Range, the Western Slope, and in Africa, who use TAB funds to enhance client care for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.


Situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, Mountain Village was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality. Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned, and overflowing with style, charm and sophistication. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

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