Press release from Belfer Communications

In honor of the late retail fashion legend and community leader Larry Garmany, the store that bears his name teams with one of downtown Red Bank’s most exciting new neighbors— Detour Gallery — for “Fashion Is Art,” a black tie event that celebrates life, fashion and raising awareness for the American Cancer Society.

Hosted on Saturday, May 13 at the gallery on 24 Clay Street on Saturday, the 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. affair will treat guests to a catered cocktail gathering with music, exciting interactive art, and fashion installations in partnership with the gallery’s curated artists. Each featured work of art will be brought to life by models wearing inspired fashions, hair and makeup depicting the mixed media creations.

Born in Cuba and raised in Brooklyn, Laureano “Larry” Garmany (pictured in a 2007 file photo) was a true gentleman who loved family, fashion, travel, art and culture. Compassionate, thoughtful, polite, professional, and humble, the man who successfully brought high-end shopping to a small town once derided as “Dead Bank” was respected by all. While he lost his own battle with cancer in July 2015, it is in his spirit that this gathering honors Larry and other lives that have been impacted by cancer — and on May 13, the community at large will share a common bond by bringing hope to patients, fighting cancer smarter, better and harder than we ever have before.

Tickets for the May 13 “Fashion Is Art” fundraiser are $200.  Contact Tswana Sewell at or 856.673.5732 for ticket purchasing and sponsorship opportunities.