Academy - Sacramento Hosts an Enchhanted Evening with Internationally Celebrated Fashion Designers Cesar Galindo and Traver Rains (of Heatherette)

December 3, 2009

Charity event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California while exhibiting fashion and photography treasures from the designers’ collections; Ambreal Williams from "America’s Next Top Model" co-hosts with IADT

Sacramento, CA. (Dec. 3, 2009) - The International Academy of Design & Technology-Sacramento (the Academy) along with Ambreal Williams of “America’s Next Top Model” (cycle 9) will host a special engagement exhibiting the work and creativity of two internationally known fashion designers, Cesar Galindo and Traver Rains, on Thursday, Dec.17, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Academy’s Natomas campus location. The event is a benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California (RMHC), a local charity dedicated to serving children and their families during difficult times.

This one night affair will showcase Cesar Galindo’s many influences on fashion. A native of Houston, Texas, he began his career on Seventh Avenue in the mid-1980’s and went on to design his own signature label sold in high-end boutiques and department stores. Mr. Galindo has also designed for the Calvin Klein Women’s Collection, Dolce & Gabanna and Levi Strauss & Co. His clients include recording artists and television and film personalities around the world.

The evening also presents the work of Traver Rains of the popular, global fashion brand Heatherette. A highly skilled photographer in his own right, Mr. Rains will also show an exciting photo exhibition for media and guests. His fashion fans include Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Britney Spears. The community is invited to attend this special, charity event to personally meet the designers and see their exceptional work:

Event: Haute Holiday Gala benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California
Date: Thursday, Dec.17, 2009
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: 2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 250, Sacramento, CA 95834
Cost: Free, however, a small donation in any amount to RMHCNC will be appreciated
Information: (916) 285-9468

For more information, please contact Kathleen Rainey at (916) 285-9468 or or communications representative Kristene Smith at (916) 288-8466 or

About the Academy
The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy – Sacramento) provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. The Academy - Sacramento does not guarantee employment or salary. The Academy has been an established institution for more than 25 years and has 10 other campuses across the US. Since the Sacramento campus opened in 2007, the Academy has served the needs of students for employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for highly qualified professionals at the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree levels.

The programs at the Academy focus on career and design areas, such as Fashion Design & Marketing, Interior Design, and Visual Communication. The Academy - Sacramento is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The Academy is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. The Academy does not guarantee employment or salary. For more information about the Academy and the programs they offer visit: or call (916) 285-9468.