Genesee Community College Students Put Finishing Touches on Rock the Runway Show

Genesee Community College’s Fashion Show students are putting the final touches on their Rock the Runway production, which features 11 different fast-moving scenes, including three totally new concepts and some new ‘spin and grin’ for a few of the old favorites. Over 100 models are being lined-up with a wide array of fashion apparel, age groups, music and magic. The total line-up of Rock the Runway with some of the featured apparel follows:

Scene Title Theme / Apparel Provided
I 40 Years of Fashion Celebration of Genesee Community College’s 40th Anniversary along with 40 years of fashion.
Apparel providers: Charles Men’s Shop and TT New York
II Country Fashion of country and working class styles.
Donated by Paragon Silk Screening and Embroidering
III Rock and Roll Fashions from the 1980s.
Apparel providers: Hot Topic, Stan’s Harley Davidson, Claire’s Accessories, David’s Bridal
IV Hip Hop Hip Hop and Urban fashions from the 1980s to present.
V Swimsuit Swimwear for each scene.
VI Skateboard
NEW Scene Concept Extreme skate sports.
VII International Dress Up Dolls
NEW Scene Concept International women’s wear.
Apparel providers: JC Penney, Kohl’s and special designs by Courtney Paige and Q. Cook
VIII Men’s Wear Elegant and casual men’s wear.
IX Plus Size Rhythm and Blues Plus size men and women in everyday apparel.
Apparel provider: Fashion Bug
X Retro Stylishly takes career clothes from the past into trends for the future.
XI Latin Salsa clothing.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, this year’s event will have two shows scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, in the William W. Stuart Forum of the Batavia Campus. Batavia Wal-Mart is one of this year’s sponsors. The master of ceremonies will be Hal Legg, Genesee Community College’s Recruitment Communications Specialist, and he will be accompanied by Joanna Barefoot, the College’s Director of Student Activities.

“We are very excited about another terrific program to present to the community this year,” Genesee Community College professor Rick Dudkowski said. “After 25 years of successful Fashion Shows, it is always amazing how each new class brings its own unique flare, creativity, and energy to the program.”

Advance tickets for the show are strongly recommended and are available for $5 by calling 585-345-6830. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $7.

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Editor’s Note: A photograph of two Fashion Show students, Courtney Paige of Schenectady, NY (left) and Quawtaesha Cook of Brooklyn, NY (right), both working on the Hip Hop scene, is available by going to: