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Fanfare: A Pittsburgh Fashion Story

Kate Benz
| Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:00 p.m
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David and Brooke Dietrich, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Sandra Albers and Danielle Mock, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Models wore fashions from local retailers during Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Grace Langshaw, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Vladimir St. Surin, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Sherrell Demas and Ryan Ervin, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Lani Dee and Doug Tjelmeland, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Models wore fashions from local retailers during Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Willow Shankle, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Demetris Egleston, Jennifer LaFace and Sedric Brentley, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Welcome and Doug Tjelmeland, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Dr. Greg Habib, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.
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Master of ceremonies Paul Steigerwald, Pittsburgh Fashion Story, Partners for Quality, J. Verno Studios, Southside. Sept. 22, 2017.

As if the twenty one models and nine scenes weren’t enough to inspire a little bit of retail therapy following the Pittsburgh Fashion Story runway show, it was “good luck” making it past the fashion trucks parked outside without breaking the bank.

“That was my idea,” admitted producer Suzanne Mauro. “It was a good one, right?”

Apparently so, since guests were seen floating out the door throughout the evening to check out what was hanging from the racks of Magnolia on Main, The Vintage Valet, and Style Truck. And that was before the lights lit up the catwalk inside of J. Verno Studios in the South Side.

Seven local boutique including Urban Fit Co., Rue Boutique, Heinz Healey’s, Peter Lawrence, Luna, Roberta Weissburg Leathers, and One Brilliant were amongst the tempters, a mix that also welcomed Art Institute alumni Gerald Love into the fray.

“I had four days to create my looks,” he said. “I just whipped it out. I love it. I love what I do. I’m very passionate and still hungry for it.”

The event, hosted by Partners for Quality, celebrated its 14th anniversary with emcee Paul Steigerwald, honorary chair Kim Buckley, co-chairs John Lamberson and Douglas Tjelmeland, Jodie Tabano, makeup artists Shelby Hudepohl and Paige Shurina, Vladimir St. Surin, and models including Dana Langton, Willow Shankle, Zoe McCafferty, Tyler Gryer, Noah Wiggins, Cheyenne Shankle.

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