Pre-Prom Fashion ShowDuluth East will hold its second annual Prom Fashion Show on Tuesday, March 16th.
By: Julia Klein, East High School
Ruffles, sequence, beads, halters, vests, neckties, and more, its prom fashion galore! On March 16, 2010, the Duluth East High School Prom Committee will be putting on a fashion show to promote the latest styles in formal dress apparel. Local business and venders are supporting and contributing. The cost is two dollars, and proceeds will go to a local charity.
This year, David’s Bridal will be supplying the wardrobe for the ladies, while the Mainstreet Fashions for Men will be providing the gentlemen’s attire. The models will be the Duluth East Prom Committee Members. Such models will include juniors and sophomores. Carly Burson, Rebecca Carlson, Rachel Nelson, Eric Cooper, and John Zimmerman are some of the models. The show will feature 16 couples, and eight of each gender’s attire.
Models work hard to pull together an out outfit that is prom approved. A lot of effort, style ideas, and coordination of events and clothing pieces go into making the perfect look. “This fashion show is a good opportunity for those new comers to prom,” said junior Jill Grensing. Models start by getting their correct dress size, then go to the applicable store and visit a consultant. Once at the store, only certain pulled items may be tried, sized and loaned out for the event. Each year, David’s Bridal comes out with new fashions that East students can’t wait to have.
After the outfit is secured, hair, makeup, and jewelry need to be picked out. While some models may go to a professional hair salon, others do their own or their friends. Participants in the fashion show usually get ready hours before the show, order pizza, and hang out.
The show will be held in the Little Theater, decorated by fellow Duluth East Prom Committee members. The Theater will have an old Hollywood, red carpet feel, to increase the ambiance of the show. While some members of the committee may be modeling, others help backstage, or on stage co-hosting the event, announcing the designers and styles. “The fashion show is a fun way to reveal prom attire. The gifts, announcing and fun atmosphere just add to the show,” said sophomore co-host, Ana White. The show is open to the public. Students, teachers are parents are all welcome.
After the show, there will be a raffle to win gift certificates and prizes. The tickets are included when someone were to pay the fee of admission. “The models showcasing the designs really point out what attire is appropriate and it offers good ideas for others,” said Grensing. Dresses and Tuxes will be on display, so come one come all, to the greatest fashion show of them all!