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LA Fashion Show Features 10-year-old’s Denim Designs That Raise Funds for her Children’s Hospital

Sasha Bogosian, who has cerebral palsy, first began designing and painting denim as therapy. On Saturday, Oct. 13, for the first time, the 10-year-old’s designs donned a fashion runway, worn by celebrities including fashion icon Paris Hilton, actress and singer Victoria Justice and more. 

Bogosian began creating custom denim designs in an effort to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she receives treatment and care. Her foundation, The Sasha Project LA, has raised $35,000 for the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at CHLA, with a goal of giving thousands of kids like her access to art therapy.

Celebrity supporters and Bogosian’s friends, patients treated at children’s hospitals across the country, on Saturday modeled her one-of-a-kind splatter-painted Levi’s denim collection in Rock the Runway, presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Before her designs took the stage, Bogosian said “Thank you for helping kids like me.” 

Hilton, who hosted the event at Avalon Hollywood, in Los Angeles, said: “It was really nice to see so many people come together to raise funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals and to be a part of making Sasha’s dream come true.”

Celebrity models also included:  

Boris Kodjoe

Nicole Ari Parker

Brian White

Charles Michael Davis

Lindsey Stirling

Nicole Williams

Navia Robinson

Keo Motsepe

Sophia Pippen

Jana Kramer

Mackenzie Hancsicsak

Skai Jackson

Victoria Arlen

Luke Mullen

Alan Bersten

Meryl Davis

Gilles Marini


Patient models included:

Chloe Davison (Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center)

Christian Guardino (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

Joe Joe Coles (Baystate Children’s Hospital & Wolfson Children’s Hospital)

JaKiah Collins (Arkansas Children’s Hospital)

Teddy Moore (Cohen Children’s Medical Center)

Marlee Davenport (Riley Hospital for Children)

Carly Kudzia (Mercy Children’s Hospital)

Mateo Gurrero (Sacred Heart Medical Center)

Nathan Ferrell (UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital)