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Say Auf Wiedersehen to 25 Grand

Got a tiny Tim Gunn or little Laura Bennett? Got a huge wad of cash burning a hole in your Coach Bag? Spoil your kids rotten with a fiesta straight outta reality TV. Pre-party, the host and nine guests are sent an "Imagine This Couture Designer Portfolio" that explains the tenets of outfit and handbag design. Then, they all gather at FAO's New York party room to enjoy refreshments, while professional illustrators prep sketches of their creations. At the end of the bash, the kids give their handiwork the once over and decide which outfit they'd like to actually have. Within two months, the sketches are turned into the real deal and the guests can model their haute looks in a runway show/ice cream social for up to 50 onlookers.

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