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Tonight: Gen Art's Benefit to Repay Artists and Designers



    When it suddenly shut down its organization due to bankruptcy in May, Gen Art owed debts to several of its emerging artists and designers, and tonight will host the "Resurrection" benefit to give them their due.

    The non-profit dedicated to supporting emerging talent boasts among its fashion alumni such figures as Zac Posen, Vena Cava and more, but fell victim to the soured economy and was forced to file for bankruptcy before paying off debts to the latest crop of up-and-comers.

    Tonight's benefit serves as a fundraiser for those individuals, and among those in attendance to support the cause will be Vena Cava's Lisa Maycock and Sophie Buhai, Michelle Smith of Milly, Duckie Brown designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox and Wenlan Chia of Twinkle by Wenlan.

    According to company reps, while Gen Art is not 100 percent back on its feet as yet, discussions are underway for acquisition to officially resurrect the group by the end of the year.

    So, while the term, "Resurrection Benefit" seems a bit premature, it's a step in the right direction to continue its support of its artists--we hope, a first step of many to come.