Philly Fashion Week kicked off Thursday with a Black Tie Gala held at the Cheltenham Mall, where one of the entrances was transformed into a invitation only fashion event. People from all areas of the fashion industry were in the building from designers to boutique owners to magazine publishers. Everyone was decked out and ready to mingle. Networking filled the air and business cards danced around. Live models were adorned in some of the latest designs from designers located right here in the Philadelphia area. I got to meet a lot of people including the founders of Philly Fashion Week Kerry Scott and Kevin Parker! The event was a lot of fun and I'm anxiously awaiting the rest of the week.