Planned Parenthood of Asheville held their annual fashion event, Condom Couture, at The Venue on Thursday, Sept. 18. The event invited local designers to create garments that heavily featured condoms in the design. The looks were auctioned off to raise funds for Planned Parenthood, but according to Bonnie Smith, project director for Planned Parenthood, the garments also worked to aid the organization’s mission to promote safe sex practices.
“Condoms are an accessible and inexpensive form of birth control that also help prevent the transmission of STDs,” said Smith. “They’re something that we promote a lot, and we needed an event that got this message out in a way that people would enjoy.”
The event, MCed by Scandals star Roxxy Hart, showcased 15 looks, all from Asheville designers.
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