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After three years, fashion-forward Brooklynites - with a heart - know the place to be is by the runway at Tuesday’s annual "Fashion on Fulton & Friends" event at the Brooklyn Museum.

Year after year, borough clothing and accessory designers have come together for the fundraiser, which benefits Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS).

Karen La Porte, of Boerum Hill’s Ouvrez La Porte, is one of the many artists who have sent their fashions down the catwalk since the beginning.

"This year, I’m showing a lot of silk pieces, such as a silk charmeuse dress in brown and silver satin - 1940s-vintage inspired pieces," La Porte told GO Brooklyn. "I love doing the show and seeing what other designers are doing, and it always has such great energy. And it’s a great cause."

A silent auction will add to the excitement of watching the sartorial temptations strut by in the Beaux Arts Court - "a gorgeous space," says La Porte (whose 2005 ensemble is pictured). Proceeds from bidding and ticket sales support BCHS, which provides housing and support to formerly homeless people and others in need.

BCHS will honor restaurateur-chef Alan Harding, host of Discovery Home Channel’s "Cookin’ in Brooklyn," among others.

"Fashion on Fulton & Friends" takes place May 9 at 6 pm at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights. Tickets are $100 and up. For information, call Brooklyn Community Housing and Services at (718) 222-1808, ext. 132 or visit

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