April 21, 2006 |
Life literally bursts from the Earth and the sky in April to take to the sweet task of making the next generation. Flowers advertise their reproductive organs using fanciful colors and enticing smells. Birds sing, and frogs croak, all in the hopes of finding lovers during the all-too-short, now-or-never mating season. Humans, too, hear flirtation's call. We shed our winter coats and start to show skin. On sunny days, Philadelphians put on a human peacock parade, although instead of feathers, we have Prada dresses, coifed hair and Gucci bags.
April 14, 1996 |
The African American Student League at Montgomery County Community College will sponsor the third annual multicultural fashion show Friday at 7 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium on the Blue Bell campus, Route 202 and Morris Road. A reception will follow. The fashion show, whose theme is "Cycles of Life," is planned as a cross-cultural pageant of students highlighting what might be in store in their futures. Clothing will include active wear, club clothes, and formal, maternity and children's wear.
September 19, 1991 |
Ivyhill, the Villanova home of Ginny and Peter Shihadeh, set the scene for a Bountiful Buffet, a fashion-show benefit Saturday evening for the Birthright Guild. Kim Campbell of Lansdowne and Beth Shoup of Merion chaired the event, which drew 200 people. Fashions by Latrice and furs by Bryn Mawr Fur Salon were modeled by a dozen models, among which were Denise Heilmann, Jackie Paolantonio and Margie McDevitt, all of Wayne; Kim Campbell, Springfield; Katie Campbell, Villanova; Mary Wood, Paoli; Amy Moorhead, Wynnewood; Pat McMahon, Gladwyne, and Pat Olley, Narberth.
March 12, 1993 |
Glenda Jackson brought a flash of show biz yesterday to Brit's House of Commons, where she staged a fashion show to protest Third World trade restrictions in the West. Models wearing cottons and silks from India, Bangladesh and other Third World places paraded among the lawmakers. The actress, now also a Laborite legislator, was trying to make the point that unless trade barriers are eased whole countries will be reduced to "a begging bowl. " Decked out in a classic British khaki suit with a three-quarter-length jacket, Jackson blamed big job losses in Britain's textile and clothing biz on technology and competition from the United States and other European countries that target the high end of the fashion market.
June 14, 2012 |
Wedding gowns inspired by boned corsets (ouch), children's wear with images from European storybooks (cute), and sportswear with medieval armor detailing (interesting) were among the 10 collections Drexel students showed earlier this month at their annual fashion show at the Urban Outfitters Navy Yard complex. Some favorites included Julia Edick's handknit children's sweaters, which married Old World charm with a retro sensibility. The handmade buttons were a nice detail that helped her win Drexel's Most Creative Graduate Collection Award.
March 27, 1994 |
A fashion show and continental breakfast to benefit the American Cancer Society, "Simply Spring '94," took place in the middle of the petites department at Bloomingdale's in King of Prussia. More than 50 women - some wearing pink, single-loop breast-cancer-awareness ribbons on their lapels or dresses - watched as six models paraded the coming season's fashions on a runway placed in one of the store aisles March 16. "This is the first" luncheon fashion show, said Tonya Griffin of Bryn Mawr, who headed the event.
March 25, 1993 |
The Montgomery County Medical Society Auxiliary held its annual luncheon and fashion show, Welcome Sweet Springtime, last Thursday at the Plymouth Country Club. While the weather was not exactly springlike, the large turnout, roughly 150 guests, was sweet for the organizers. "I was amazed at all the people who came out, despite this awful weather we've been having," said fashion show organizer Margie Anderson. Proceeds will benefit the Student Nurses' Financial Aid Fund. "We made over $2,700 so far. There seems to be quite a need this year," Anderson said, noting that there has been an increase in scholarship applicants.
October 8, 1994 |
When a supermodel struts, shifting from hip to hip, down a runway, there is a simple, yet effective, dance going on. Purists may object to calling a fashion show a dance. But using dance as a way of looking at movement - especially ironic, distant, "cool" movement - is appropriate when considering "Hot Movement, Cool Contexts," performed Thursday night at the Mandell Theater by the Group Motion Company and Koresh Dance Company. Surely costume is more important than dance at a fashion show, but many elements of a runway show's mise en scene - techno-dance music, an aloof bearing, and the selective exposure of skin - are also dance or theater devices.
October 1, 1992 |
With federal funds reduced for social programs and with reported child abuse on the rise, agencies such as the Children's Aid Society of Montgomery County are taking up more of the slack. "This is really a worthwhile organization, particularly now," said Mary Lou Wolf of Ardmore, president of the auxiliary, which helped raise funds for the society with a fashion show and luncheon at the Merion Cricket Club on Sept. 23. The children's aid group, established in 1885, provides specialized, professional, family-oriented social services to abused, neglected and delinquent children and youths within and outside the context of families.
October 22, 1992 |
When Erinn Aloi of Havertown cleaned out her grandmother's attic this spring, she found numerous clothes from the 1950s. "I had to do something with them," said Aloi, who decided to put on a vintage fashion show Saturday and Sunday, with proceeds going to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). More than 100 people attended the two shows. "My brother, Kevin O'Donnell, was lost to a drunk-driving accident in 1984," she said. The fashions included those of her grandmother, Ramona Adams of Havertown, some from Adams' neighbor, Rose Greco, and a dress that Sandra Botson, Aloi's mother, made as a teenager in home economics at Haverford Junior High School.