Why do designers want us to dress like the 1-percenters? Fashion writer Marylou Luther asks that question in a 2012 fall trend overview for Fashion Group International in reaction to what she calls "jewel-laden, fur-bearing, gold-gilded, paparazzi-rousing clothes." The answer, she says, lies in the desire of women in China, Brazil, Russia and Dubai to look wealthy. Fashion Group International Kansas City presents an audiovisual display of these latest fashions in the Atkins Auditorium of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak, 816-751-1278). The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes appetizers and a cash bar. Admission is $10 for students, $20 for FGI members and $30 for nonmembers. Call 816-786-2002 for more information.