GCC’s Annual Fashion Show Seeking Volunteer Models

Model Try-Outs Scheduled February 5, 6 and 7

Batavia, New York - As Genesee Community College Fashion Program students continue their year-long preparations for the 38th Annual Fashion Show that is scheduled on Saturday, May 4, 2019, there really is a sense of “LIMITLESS” for students planning the program and designing new garments, but also for the community who can participate in the show as volunteer models.

“LIMITLESS” was the theme chosen by the students this year to demonstrate the endlessness of fashion possibilities and the possibilities of embracing the diversity of the GLOW region. With no limits or boundaries, this year’s fashion show will draw from both classic and fiery palettes and promises to be innovative, inspirational and inclusive!

It also gives the general community an opportunity to experience the excitement and thrill of strutting down the runway… 

Following the success of “Ascendant,” GCC’s 37th annual show in 2018, “LIMITLESS” will take place in the 24,000 square foot indoor field house of the Richard C. Call Arena. With plenty of space to accommodate 2,000 guests with ample parking, the students are planning one dynamic, fast-moving production, but there will be pre-show interviews and photo-ops featuring the coordinators of each scene, and a post-show party and vendor market. Currently, students are not only seeking vendors to participate in this portion of the program, but models of all ages.

Models try-outs are being held in the Conable Technology Building at the Batavia Campus on: 

  • Tuesday, February 5, from 12:30-1:30 in T122
  • Wednesday, February, 6, 4:00-5:30 in T119
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 12:30-1:30 in T119
     

Attend any one of the three events above to try-out, and pre-registration is not required for the tryouts. Participants will be asked to walk as if on a runway, and those comfortable wearing high-heeled shoes should bring a pair to the try-outs. The student production team is looking for age, ethnic, gender and aesthetic diversity in models. Ages newborn to 92 are welcome. No prior modeling experience is necessary.

If chosen, models will be required to attend a dress rehearsal the evening of May 3, as well as approximately 3-5 scene rehearsals as required by the scene coordinator.

To fully appreciate the development of “LIMITLESS,” follow @gccfashionprogram on Instagram, @trendygcc on Twitter and the FBM (Fashion Business Merchandising) program blog at https://sunygcc.blog/category/academics/fashion/. Students will be sharing details about the show, their individual scenes and more!

Any business, organization or individual interested in an opportunity to support this year’s Fashion Show should contact Debbie Mancuso at (585) 345-6830 or via email at fashionshow@genesee.edu. Business donations start at $10, but event sponsorships are welcome at all levels. Personal donations of $5 are available, and Fashion Program students will be delighted to schedule a donation pick up or make special arrangements for donations. Sponsors and in-kind donations are included in the Fashion Show Program as well as on the Fashion Show website. Checks should be made payable to GCCA and can be mailed to Genesee Community College, Fashion Show, One College Road, Batavia NY 14020-9704.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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Editor’s Note: For photographs from last year’s Fashion Show go to GCC’s Facebook photo album at:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sunygcc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156460260863103 

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