Wearable Art Show held to benefit Pre-Med Society

Ben Deering / Sun Star Reporter
April 5, 2011

The UAF Pre-Med Society held their Wearable Art Show fundraiser Saturday, April 2. For an hour and a half, 36 dresses were strutted down the runway.

“It’s out of the ordinary, so it attracts people,” said Joel Carpenter, the vice president of the UAF Pre-Med Society as an explanation for choosing to do a fashion show for a fundraiser.

This is the second year the Pre Med Society has held a fashion show; they did one last year, too.

Designers of this year’s dresses included local campus artists, the UAF Theater Department, and larger names from around Fairbanks, including Chartreuse, a fashion boutique.  UAF’s Theater Department supplied 13 of the 36 dresses.

Many artists modeled their own creations.  Elizabeth Humphries showed off her creation “Metamorphosis,” which was inspired by the Smithsonian’s butterfly garden. Other artists, such as Suzannah Michelle, used models to showcase their work.  Michelle designed at least five pieces in the show.

Every piece that went into the show was designed well in advance, and the models helped turn an ordinary runway into a show.

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