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Fashion show headed to Lackland

By | Dec. 19, 2006

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Lackland Air Force Base, Texas — Fashion evolution - both through the years and across the miles - will be highlighted in the fashion show, "History of Fashion ... A Night to Remember," Jan. 5 in the Gateway Club.

The 2007 African American Heritage Committee is currently preparing more than 60 outfits for the show that span from the 1950s to today and from Africa to America.

According to Capt. Yolanda Thomas, fashion show chair, guests will be able to compare authentic, modern-day African professional and formal clothing to the American counterparts as local military and civilian models crisscross the runway, showcasing the wardrobes.

They can also view an array of American clothing styles, from formal and wedding wear to business professional to jean casual.

Both men's and women's clothing will be featured, with many of the ensembles available for purchase in local businesses.

"This night can broaden people's perspectives on the history of fashion, even people who are not from (the earlier time periods)," said the captain.

Genuine African art and vendor displays will complement the evening's events.

Social hour is at 7 p.m. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 until Jan. 3 and $12 at the door. For tickets, call Captain Thomas at 671-4191, Tech. Sgt. Taneshia Lucas at 671-3899 or Staff Sgt. Freddie Mims at 671-5551.

Proceeds from this event will be used to fund scholarships.