Calling all models

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By Barbara Young —

Picture it: cameras flash as you begin your strut down the runway, your designer’s outfit proudly displayed for hundreds to see. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a model, the Silhouettes Fashion Show on campus has an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Strut your stuff over to the Memorial Student Center Terrace on Nov. 4 for the Silhouettes model call. Registration occurs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Models are welcome to come anytime within that window.

The fashion show expects there to be around 100 models auditioning for the show.

“It’s a fun experience to walk down the runway,” said Michelle Schlung, senior in the Apparel Design and Development major and president of the Silhouettes Fashion Show.

The model call creates a book of pictures that serves as Apparel Design and Development students’ model choices when it comes time to create original garments.

Silhouettes Fashion Show, which serves as a final project for those within the Apparel Design major, will be held on April 30 and May 2. For the show, designers are tasked with designing their own miniature collection. In order to do so, each chooses up to four models. Those selected will be in photo-shoots, lookbooks, video shoots and a runway show.

Were a model to be selected by a freshman, they are likely to only need to attend fittings and garment hand-in days for the designer. However, selection by a senior in the program means fittings, hand-in days, show prep, photo shoots and the actual Silhouettes Fashion Show.

All body shapes, sizes and genders are welcome to attend. All participating should come wearing form-fitting clothing, with high heels for the women.

Once in the room, models will walk a short runway so the judges can rate the individual’s ability to runway walk. Afterwards there will be measurements and pictures taken of each model.

“It’s a really fun experience,” said Schlung. “But models should be professional about coming to rehearsals and shows.”

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