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Saint Viator Fashion Show Infected With Friday Night Fever

Friday Night Fever starts at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows.

Think fashion shows are all about ladies’ luncheons? Think again.

For the first time, Saint Viator High School’s fashion show moves to an evening affair, complete with a disco theme. The school’s jazz band and Orchesis club will be performing, with more than 150 students modeling.

Friday Night Fever starts at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows. Students will hit the runway in a professionally choreographed show, modeling casual and formal wear from nearly two dozen Northwest suburban stores.

The grand raffle prize is a year of free tuition. Another raffle drawing will offer a white-gold cross with 22 diamonds that  retails for $1,300.

Silent auction items and nearly 70 themed baskets will give guests plenty of gifts to peruse for early holiday shopping.

During the fashion show, underclassmen will be modeling the latest in casual clothes from stores such as Woodfield’s The Gap, Cache and A’Gaci; Deer Park Town Center’s Lucy Activewear,  Francesca’s and Erwhon Mountain Outfitters, and Randhurst’s Charming Charlie – just to name a few.

 More than 70 seniors will be modeling the latest prom wear from tuxedo and bridal stores in the area. Featured shops include Robin Elliot in Buffalo Grove; A L’Amour and Mr. Tux, both in Barrington; Volle’s Bridal in Lake Zurich; Jasmine Galleria in Lombard; Men’s Wearhouse in Arlington Heights; and House of Brides and Black Tie, both in Schaumburg.

At a recent fitting appointment at Volle’s Bridal, seniors tried on gowns that featured vibrant colors, which is the trend, says owner Deanna Dean.

“We’re seeing lots of sherbet colors – from tangerine and yellows to turquoise and fuschia,” Dean said. “Dresses are soft with flowing chiffon skirts and beaded bodices.”

Seniors on hand liked the sparkle and looked forward to their debut on the runway.

Shannon Cooney from Arlington Heights normally pulls her hair back in a pony tail when she runs cross-country for the Lions, but she transformed into a glamorous model once she tried on a hot-pink sequined strapless gown.

“Now I’m excited,” she said. “I can’t wait for the show.”

For ticket information, visit www.saintviator.com.

Information submitted by Saint Viator.

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