The following is a guest post from Florence Dewan, Lindenwood University professor and Chairperson of the Fashion Design Department. Florence is the producer for The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary fashion show, entitled Glamour and Fantasy, which will be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac on March 22nd at 12 p.m.
The host for this fashion show is none other than our own St. Louis local celebrity Laura Kathleen- Designer & top five finalist of Project Runway season 9 and contestant on Project Runway All stars.
Ten local Designers will rock the runway with their spring and fall collections. Among them are A.J Thouvenot and Michael Drummond—Project Runway stars from season 8. A.J
will open the show with his fantasy designs where Michael will end the show with his Knitwear sensations. Another designer Suzanne Lay, who already made her mark in the celebrity world with her Rocker Chic Glamour designs. In the last segment, each celebrity model will walk in a garment designed by each of these designers. Debra Bass, St. Louis Post-Dispatch fashion editor and fashionista, will be walking on the runway in Abaya Dake’s design- A Lindenwood student from the fashion design program who just recently presented at an International fashion show. Melanie Moon will be rocking in Altjin Batkhuu’s design- another Lindenwood Fashion Design student from the MFA program also showcased her very avant-garde designs at various fashion shows in St. Louis.
Our celebrity model guests this year include many local dignitaries:
Debra Bass- fashion editor- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Melanie Moon- Anchor of Fox 2 St. Louis, Jan Leach Givens- Editorial & Personal Wardrobe Stylist –St. Louis Magazine, Ellie Lorezen- Miss Nebraska, Ellie Holtman- Miss Missouri, Donna Baringer- St. Louis Alderwoman, Mrs. Lois Evans- First Lady of Lindenwood University, Mrs. Karen Boyle- Wife of Vice President of Lindenwood University, Carole Lundstrom- President of the Women’s Auxiliary of Salvation Army and Laura Kathleen– Designer & star of Project Runway and the All-Star Project Runway Show.
We are thrilled to be a part of it, and we hope that you will be, too! Tickets for the fashion show are on sale now, and will close on March 15th, so don’t wait!