More than 400 people filled the Bobak’s Signature Room in Woodridge leaving room only for the runway.
Dressed in everything from beachwear, to prom dresses, and running gear, about 100 Naperville North High School seniors strutted their stuff down the catwalk for the Booster Club’s 13th Annual Fashion Show.
The event raised nearly $14,000 for the Boosters Club. Each year they fundraise giving about $100,000 to student activities.
Models represented their extra-curricular clubs and sports teams, donning a wide variety of fashions lent to them by local independent retailers and nationally chained outlets in Naperville including Naperville Running Company, Title Boxing, and Black Tie Formalwear.
“We like to work with a lot of high schools to give back to the community. For everybody who comes to us we always give a check back to the school and it’s great to be able to put on a fashion show for the students because I think it’s more about the parents being able to enjoy and take it all in, too,” said Sameer Ismaili, manager of Black Tie Formalwear in Naperville.
For some of the models, this runway project is a chance to shine in the spotlight.
“I went eccentric on my little poses and everyone laughed and it felt good,” said senior model, John Vogel.
Senior model Ellen Heidenreich said she loved her dress so much she didn’t want to ever take it off. “I’m really excited, I feel like a fashionista and I’m excited to do my poses. I hope my dress doesn’t fall down!”
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