Fourth Annual Fashion with Compassion show to take place November 6

Hailey Katz

Staff Writer

The energy is high and nerves are settling in as the models imagine what outfits they will be wearing and what trends they will be modeling. Meanwhile, the staff continues to put together sensational clothing styles for the models to show off.

Fashion with Compassion audition photo
Ilan Chesed '13 (left) and Emily Kolker '13 audition for this year's Fashion with Compassion show. All photos by Alexi Rosenfeld '12.

All of this planning is in anticipation of the Fourth Annual Fashion with Compassion fashion show, which will take place on November 6 (Mitzvah Day) in Zeldin Hershenson Hall at Stephen S. Wise Temple.

The show will raise funds for Friends of Eliya, a non-profit organization that provides educational and therapeutic programming for blind and visually impaired children in Israel. The organization prides itself on enabling these disabled children to succeed in a general class setting.

“Being a part of this altruistic and charitable event is a great way to get involved with the community and give back in a strong and meaningful way,” Jordyn Schiff ’13, said.

The competent and diligent staff has set an inspiring goal to raise over $10,000 for Friends of Eliya.

The staff hopes for an audience of over 700 guests to attend the event, which will display the latest fashion trends both on stage and in an array of over twenty popular clothing and accessory vendors stationed outside.

The modeling auditions on September 13 and 14 had an impressive turnout of over 50 models, where they chose to either strut down the catwalk alone or with a partner of their choice. The final model selections will be released within the next week, at which time the anxious models will find out if they have made the cut.