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On Thursday night, EdVenture Children’s Museum and Coplon’s presented Girls Night Out 2012. The tenth annual event of it’s kind, Girls Night Out is one of the museum’s two signature events. For the fashion component of the night, the event featured pieces from Chris Benz’s Fall and Spring collections.

This year, in 701 Whaley, the event was larger than it had ever been. Guests were treated to a variety of deserts and other treats from sponsors like MyDesertBar.com. With the beats manned by DJ Chris Wenner, the Grand Hall quickly filled up.

VIP guests were ushered into the Palmetto room of 701, for a private reception, with a bit more mellow music, and the opportunity to meet Chris himself. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Anne Postic of The Shop Tart, the line to meet the CFDA designer who’s been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Women’s Wear Daily among other publication, moved relatively swiftly and efficiently, ensuring everyone who wanted to, got a picture with that shock of pink hair.

Before long, the show itself was close to beginning. Before a brief introduction, dancers from Unbound Dance Company, performed a sassy pop number on the runway. This came only moments prior to the show itself featuring Benz’s looks on women from the community.  The collection itself was wearable, something suited for the city of Columbia.  While there were a few slick looks, more suited for the edgier citizens, Chris kept the show sensible, with a tweed blazer and even a bikini
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