WAM meets the Met Gala

2022 WAM Gala: Kaleidoscope graphic

WAM Gala 2022: Kaleidoscope

WAM meets the Met Gala in moxie, savvy and enterprise.
The theme Kaleidoscope sparks from the clear transparency inspired by artist Beth Lipman’s creations. Uniquely, bursts of unexpected color and pattern are revealed when reflected light passes through clear planes. Once seen, each original design never repeats.
Kaleidoscope brings a night of haute couture, verve, spectacle and illustrious Wichita partygoers.
Don’t miss the Red Carpet Experience featuring the talents of local fashion creatives, including ICT Fashion Tour, Vanya Designs and the Planet Hair team.


What To Expect

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WAM Gala will be an illustrious event staged in chapters. 

Haute Couture Host Ticket – $1,000

5:30 pm – Haute Couture ticket holders arrive. This exclusive start to the evening opens with cocktails, a decadent Haute Couture dinner will be served, live music and an unexpected performance will delight. Later, enjoy front row reserved seating for the Red Carpet Experience-an exploration of fashionable creativity, animated with music and a twist.

Designer Ticket – $300

6:30 pm – Designer ticket holders arrive. The evening’s second chapter begins with photo ops, gallery exploration, cocktails, and delicious delicacies.

7:30 pm – The Red Carpet Experience begins! All eyes will be focused on fashion ascending and animating the museum with music and a twist. Expect the unexpected!

8:30 pm – The kaleidoscope changes direction and the party evolves with surprises at every turn until the clock strikes eleven.

Dress code is chic attire–leave the black tie at home. Complimentary valet parking. 

Our Sponsors & Hosts

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Gala Sponsors
Commerce Bank
The Trust Company of Kansas
Dondlinger Construction
Foulston Siefkin LLP
Intrust Bank
Ambiance Events by April
Douglas Production Group
Event Elements
Gardner Design
Planet Hair

Gala Hosts
Charles Baker
Carol and H. Guy Glidden
Delmar and Mary Klocke
Sondra Langel
Stev Overstreet
Sue and Kurt Watson