SWAROVSKI and GEORGE KOTSIOPOULOS Host a Private Dinner in Honor of ALEJANDRO INGELMOWith a salute to the red carpet, the Alejandro Ingelmo Evening Collection, a nine-piece capsule features Crystals by Swarovski that translates the New York-based shoe designer’s creative vision into luxuriously modern shoe designs.

The collection consists of seven women’s and two men’s styles that convey the elegant and architectural aesthetic Ingelmo has become known for. Ingelmo blends his innovative designs with sparkling Swarovski crystals to create an utterly modern and glamorous collection.

On July 31st, a mix of fashion industry notables joined host George Kotsiopoulos in celebrating the Alejandro Ingelmo Evening Collection made with Crystals by Swarovski at a private dinner and collection preview at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.

“As my concept for an evening collection began to materialize, Swarovski immediately came to mind,” said Ingelmo. “We have a longstanding relationship with the brand, and their crystals add the perfect touch of refinement and luster to elevate the collection creating an ideal statement for evening, or the red carpet.”

Alejandro Ingelmo is a celebrated shoe designer, member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and a two-time nominee for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.

The collection is currently available at Neiman Marcus, Harry Rosen, Boon the Shop, Bergdorf Goodman and Capretto and www.alejandroingelmo.com

Alejandro Ingelmo debuted his first women’s shoe collection in Fall/Winter 2006. Working out of his Soho-based studio which, also houses his first retail store, Ingelmo mingles the Cuban influences of his heritage with a directional New York edge.

Ingelmo launched his men’s shoe collection in Spring/Summer 2007 and the demand was immediate. “AI’s” quickly developed a cult following among editors and celebrities who were captivated by his classic silhouettes in exotic materials.

In 2008, Alejandro was one of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Top Ten candidates and has been nominated in both 2009 and 2011 for the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.