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The 400 Club throws Fashion show that will help save the animals

In an event with an attendance of over 1000 people, showcasing acts such as trapeze artists, a supermodel hostess, a PETA spokeswoman, and a Playboy bunny.

The Gab Group of Boca Raton premiered their first event, a The Forbidden Fruit; Garden Of Eden fashion show at upscale Addison Bar and Grill this past week. The Gab Group’s Brooke Anderson, and FAU intern, Sarah Cheema, came up with the idea of the swimsuit fashion show to be held in Boca Raton. The fashion show showcased bathing suits from Beach Bunny of Los Angeles and Katie’s Place of Delray Beach. This is just a start in their effort to bring high fashion from Miami to Boca.

“I’ve wanted to a fashion show for a long time. We’re revamping, leading the movement to have Boca Raton be the new fashion scene,” says Anderson.

The South Florida based PR firm was started by Michele Soundry in 2004, formerly of Burberry. It was created in a mission of creating a fun yet sophisticated party atmosphere from in the social scene of South Palm Beach County. Cheema set the event up with no detail left unnoticed, she even designed the floral arrangement that decorated the runway. Her firm also called in designers for the show who have created Chanel’s and Saks Fifth Avenue’s past performances.

The night was perfect from start to finish, The hostess of the night and supermodel Krupa. She was born in Poland, has been on the covers of Playboy, Maxim, FHM, GQ and Stuff.

Recently, the model made a political statement by posing in three photos for the PETA campaign “I’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Ms. Krupa snagged the title as “Sexiest Swimsuit model in the world” by playboy. She has also stirred up the acting world by playing characters in movies like Planet of the Apes and Legally Blonde and television shows like ER, the Man Show, and CSI.

With the PETA spokwoman lending a hand in modeling and playing hostess, the Gab Group donated a proceed of the ticket sales from the Garden of Eden night at the Addsion to the PetSet Animal Charity along with gift baskets for doggie spas.

The idea of the bringing the 400 Club back into reality is a throwback to New York City’s social scene at the top ballrooms. The Gab Group gave the old social scene a new tropical twist with models in feathered costumes, lighted trees, and Grecian goddesses.

“We want to create a scene that brings back old glam from the 400 club but that is upscale yet fun for this area,” says Anderson.

The Gab Group will continue events at the Addison, check their website for details at TheGabGroup.com

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