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.
November 7, 1993 |
A drawing of an elegantly hatted woman from the Art Deco period graced the black-and-white invitation, appearing to beckon the invited to attend. Four hundred and forty people responded, coming to "Hats Off to Fashion," a benefit sponsored by the Auxiliaries of the Women's Board of Abington Memorial Hospital. The lunch, silent auction and fashion show, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, was at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. Jill Kyle from Baederwood, president of the Women's Board, greeted the guests in the pink-and-white foyer of the manor, which was decorated with floating red and gold balloons.
September 22, 1991 |
QVC Network will introduce its new fashion channel on Oct. 1 with an invitation-only fashion show at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The East Goshen-based televised shopping network will begin broadcasting on that day on its second channel. QVC's major network, introduced in 1986, will continue to sell fashions, along with jewelry, electronics, collectibles and other items, said Helen L. Campbell, company vice president. Both channels will broadcast from the company's studios in Goshen Corporate Park.
December 10, 1992 |
Getting into the holiday spirit early, more than 170 people came out to Aronimink Golf Club on Dec. 1 for the third annual Silver Bell Auction and Fashion Show to benefit the American Red Cross. Sponsored by Roach Bros. Realtors, the evening also included a silent auction, with more than 40 items. Bob Davis of Rosemont was auctioneer for the eight items in the live auction, which included two fur coats, jewelry and furniture. The cocktail hour included an informal fashion show with fashions from Petticoat Parlor in Phoenixville, M.L. Lawrence & Co. in Haverford, and Kickers, a new store in Paoli.
March 9, 1994 |
With the Liberty Bell as their backdrop, City Council members yesterday pledged to raise at least $150,000 through a fashion show to help pay for voter-education and -registration efforts in South Africa. Council President John F. Street said it was fitting for Philadelphia, the cradle of freedom and the birthplace of democracy, to help black South Africans as they prepare for the country's first all-race elections April 27. "This is a special point in time in the history of South Africa, and we feel very close to that," said Street, noting that last year, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal was awarded to two South African leaders who brokered the historic elections.
October 9, 1997 |
Forty models are preparing to make their way down the runway at Sunday's fashion show conducted by the Special Education Parents' Group of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The models for the show, which will take place at Springfield High School, are children and young adults from the IU classes and students from special-needs programs throughout Montgomery and Bucks Counties. This is the third season for the show, which raised more than $4,000 last year. Following the fashion show, a disc jockey will play dance music and there will be raffles for donated crafts and merchandise.
April 28, 2002 |
Wynnewood residents Harry O'Neill and his wife, Pat O'Neill, will be honored May 17 at the black-tie fund-raising event called Philadelphia Fashion for Parkinson's. The annual fashion show was established in 1998 to support research, education and services for patients who suffer from Parkinson's disease. The event will be held at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia and will feature designs by students from the Moore College of Art and Design and other local schools.
April 10, 1994 |
The Jeptha Abott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its spring luncheon, "A Bird's Eye View of Spring," at the Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova Tuesday. Rescheduled because of bad weather on March 2, the fashion show was presented by Country Cousin of Bryn Mawr. Proceeds from the event will be given to DAR-owned and operated schools, such as Kate Duncan Smith School in Grant, Ala., and Tomasse School in Tomasse, S.C. Co-chairs for the show and lunch committee were Lauren Blake, Strafford, and Susan Smith, Devon.
May 7, 1986 |
Lena F. Averona, who headed the fashion show benefit for Stella Maris parish for 25 years, died Sunday. She was 69 and lived in South Philadelphia. The former Lena Chiriaco, she took over as chairwoman of the annual benefit shortly after the church opened 33 years ago. She would start in late May or early June and run the campaign almost up to the show's date in September. Usually she and her committee would sell about 600 tickets to the event at Palumbo's. The proceeds from ticket sales and the ad book would bring into the parish general fund at least $5,000 annually.
December 5, 1993 |
The Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training (ORT) held a fashion show and dinner Tuesday with 164 guests attending. "Everything about it was lovely," said chair of the ORT fund-raising event Kathy Yalove, Springfield. "The dealers were great, lots of nice things, and the show was great, too. " Proceeds from the benefit, held at the Valley Forge Hilton in King of Prussia and sponsored by 10 ORT chapters, will go to boost the group's worldwide network of vocational and technical schools.