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College bookstore holds fashion show

Alison Meagher | Monday, March 1, 2010

Saint Mary’s Shaheen Bookstore held a fashion show Friday in the student center atrium to promote the College’s new spring clothing line, featuring different types of apparel including sweatpants, T-shirts and shorts.

“We hold the fashion show to promote all the new clothes and get the student body involved,” freshman Katie Gutrich, merchandise and fashion show director, said.

Gutrich, junior Sarah Schuchman and senior Lillian Reeves all served as merchandise and fashion show directors for the event.

The three students were responsible for designing the line, finding models and advertising the event to students around campus.

Gutrich said organizing the event was an undertaking for all involved.

“We’ve been working on the line since fall semester,” Gutrich said. “We’ve advertised around campus using flyers and television.”

Reeves said the new line features many bright colors for the spring and the clothes were chosen with the student body in mind.

Around 100 new items of clothing were shown in the show, and organizers estimated around 100 members of the College community were in attendance.

There were 60 models in the show, including Saint Mary’s students, faculty and College President Carol Mooney.

Onlookers appreciated the exhibition of the new College apparel.

“The show was really fun,” freshman Dani Haydell, a student model, said. “All the girls were friendly and outgoing. I had a blast.”

Models were able to keep the merchandise they modeled.

The clothing items went on sale right after the show. All of the new clothing was 25 percent off over the weekend.

“We hold the show to promote all of the new clothes and get the student body involved,” Gutrich said. “We just hope our efforts were rewarded.”