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Out & About: Models are ‘Pretty in Pink’ for art center runway show

Shirley McMarlin

Taking on a Project Runway-style challenge, a group of Greater Latrobe Senior High School students created clothing from upcycled materials for Latrobe Art Center’s The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink fashion show.

In the young designers’ talented hands, thrift store sheets became a floaty, feminine summer dress and old dad jeans got new life as a two-tone sleeveless shift, a messenger bag and other trendy teen togs.

Guests at the runway event, held April 27 at Latrobe Country Club, also saw what was new from Chicora’s Boutique in Latrobe; Black Bunny Boutique, My Honey Bee and Tree House in Ligonier; and Crossroads Boutique & Cattiva, Lapels: A Fine Men’s Clothier and Liz Krajc Jewelry Design Studio in Greensburg.

Art center executive director Lauren Buches — herself pretty in a pink body con sheath — introduced the show with the story of how she became interested in fashion through a college history project on the Victorian era. She told more than 130 guests that she spent her senior year dressed in a Victorian-goth hybrid style.

Buches gave special thanks to principal event organizers Kevin Miscik, Rosanne Bodziak and Joe Bellack, and to Greater Latrobe stage crew students for building the runway. Jake Falbo served as emcee.

Also on the event committee: Judy Boyd, Courtney Coss, Stephany Frede, Carol Gaffey, Leigh Gaul, Karen Gross, Lydia Mack, Janet Mason, Linda Miller, Brenda Shaffer, Charles Shepard and Sharon Shepard.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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Event committee (from left) Rosanne Bodziak, Joe Bellack, Lauren Buches and Kevin Miscik gather for a photo April 27 during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented by the Latrobe Art Center at the Latrobe Country Club.
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From left: Janet Mason, Susan Leonard, Ginny Hutchinson and Linda Miller gather for a photo during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented by the Latrobe Art Center, held April 27 at the Latrobe Country Club.
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Jon Rosa of Latrobe models an outfit from Lapels: A Fine Men’s Clothier, during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented April 27 by the Latrobe Art Center held at the Latrobe Country Club.
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Emily Peer of Latrobe models an outfit from The Black Bunny Boutique during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented by the Latrobe Art Center, held April 27 at the Latrobe Country Club.
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Gabrielle Vanounou (left) of Irwin tries a necklace from Liz Krajc of Greensburg, of Liz Krajc Jewelry Design, during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented April 27 by the Latrobe Art Center at the Latrobe Country Club.
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Emily Pasqualino of Latrobe models an outfil from Chicora’s Boutique during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented April 27 by the Latrobe Art Center at the Latrobe Country Club.
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From left: Madilyn Yazvec, 9, Max Yazvec, 5, and Harrison Peer, 5, all of Latrobe, model fashions from the Tree House, during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented April 27 by the Latrobe Art Center at the Latrobe Country Club.
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Greater Latrobe High School student, Reese Petrosky (left) models an upcycled outfit she designed during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented April 27 by the Latrobe Art Center at the Latrobe Country Club.
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Avianna Mucci, 11, of Pleasant Unity models a dress from the Tree House during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented April 27 by the Latrobe Art Center at the Latrobe Country Club.
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Master of ceremonies Jake Falbo takes the runway wearing a suit from Lapels: A Fine Men’s Clothier during The Art of Fashion: Pretty in Pink, presented April 27 by the Latrobe Art Center at the Latrobe Country Club.
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