Save the Date for 'Recherche' Fashion Show at Genesee Community College

Exquisite Fashion Poised for 28th Annual Show
Community members of all ages should save the date for Genesee Community College’s 28th Annual Fashion Show. This year’s much anticipated show is entitled “Recherche” (pronounced ra-share-shay) and is French for rare, exquisite or lavishly refined.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, the event continues to offer two shows scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, in the William W. Stuart Forum of the Batavia Campus. Tickets for the show are available for $5 in advance or $7 at the door and can be purchased by calling 585-345-6830. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

“Each year it is so exciting to watch the Fashion Merchandising students spend the year blending their ideas, talents and enthusiasm together toward the common goal of producing Western New York’s largest professionally produced Fashion Show,” said Rick Dudkowski, Genesee Community College’s business professor who oversees the entire two-semester capstone project. “This year we’ve got some fantastic talents coordinating and participating in this project. This event will not disappoint!”

The event combines the interests and academic pursuits of several other College departments as well. The College’s Hospitality Management students work under Genesee instructor Amy Bowles to coordinate extensive ‘front of house’ operations such as refreshments, décor, door prizes, music and light refreshments, and the overall festive ambience. In addition, Genesee’s Criminal Justice students will be behind the scenes ensuring safety and security from the moment visitors arrive in the parking lot to the very end of the night, when the show has long been over. Graphic Art students at Genesee, under the direction of Pamela Swarts, have also contributed art work for the posters and programs.

Sponsors for the production are still being accepted. Business donations of $10.00 or personal donations of $5.00 are available. To extend appreciation, the business or personal name will be included in the souvenir program and the fashion show’s website. If writing a check please make checks payable to GCCA. To schedule a time for pick up or to make special arrangements for your donation, please contact Alexandrea Biermann at

Further information will be forthcoming, but save the date April 25 for Genesee’s Annual Fashion Show. Contact Fashion Show student representative Katie Norton at 585-746-8170 for additional information.