Al­bright Col­lege presents an­nual Fash­ion Show­case

13th and Union El­e­men­tary School Chil­dren to Walk the Run­way

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Al­bright Col­lege’s fash­ion and cos­tume stu­dents will host a high- en­ergy fash­ion show­case on Satur­day, May 6.

The ex­hi­bi­tion show­case will in­clude ev­ery­thing from fash­ion illustrations to mar­ket­ing plans. Two run­way shows will high­light a va­ri­ety of stu­dent- cre­ated looks, in­clud­ing chil- dren’s, men’s and women’s wear. Due to lim­ited seat­ing in Al­bright’s Wa­chovia Theatre, two iden­ti­cal run­way shows will be held this year, run­ning from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and again from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Stu­dents from neigh­bor­ing 13th and Union El­e­men­tary School will walk the run­way this year in gar­ments in­spired by var­i­ous cul­tures. These gar­ments, adorned with the el­e­men- tary stu­dents’ art­work, were cre­ated by Al­bright fash­ion stu­dents who spent the spring se­mes­ter work­ing with third-graders on a cul­tural ex­change project us­ing the me­dia of art and fash­ion.

The fol­low­ing fash­ion show­case events are open to the pub­lic:

• Run­way Show, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wa­chovia Theatre

• Ex­hi­bi­tion, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Roop Hall

• Run­way Show, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wa­chovia Theatre

• VIP Re­cep­tion, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Freed­man Gallery

Stu­dent tick­ets for the run­way show are $5/$10 in ad­vance/at the door; Adult tick­ets are $10/$15 ad­vance/ door; and VIP tick­ets are $25 in ad­vance only. The VIP ticket in­cludes re­served seat­ing and a pri­vate re­cep­tion in the Freed­man Gallery fol­low­ing the run­way show. All other seat­ing is gen­eral ad­mis­sion.

Awards, do­nated by Al­bright alumna Rose Jamieson ’63, author of High Fash­ion Hats, 1950-1980, will be pre­sented dur­ing the fash­ion show­case for best col­lec­tion, best de­sign and best of ex­hibit. In ad­di­tion, an Ex­cel­lence in Chil­drenswear Award, do­nated by The Fab­ric Mart in Sink­ing Springs, Pa., will be given.

This year’s judges in­clude Re­becca Kita, vice pres­i­dent of sales and mer­chan­dis­ing at Carolina Her­rera; Al­bright alum­nus R. Scott French ’87, cre­ative di­rec­tor for The Brom­ley Group; and Al­bright alumna Erica Jones ’07, owner/de­signer of GoBe De­sign, LLC.

The show­case is spon­sored by the Cen­ter for the Arts and the Al­bright Col­lege Fash­ion De­part­ment. Tick­ets can be pur­chased from the Cen­ter for the Arts Box Of­fice at 610-921-7547 or on­line at www.al­bright.edu/cen­ter­fort­hearts/.

Roop Hall and the Wa­chovia Theatre are lo­cated in the Cen­ter for the Arts on the Al­bright cam­pus at 13th and Bern streets, Read­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 610-921-7715, or visit www.al­bright.edu/cen­ter­fort­hearts.

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