Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the curtain of a runway fashion show? From the stage, it seems like all the lights and glitter mean the entire production is very glamorous. Here, I give you an insight to what the weeks leading up to the show really look like.
Behind the scenes…pulling model looks from nearly 100 racks of clothing, thousands of pieces of jewelry, hundreds of handbags and pairs of shoes.
Tickets for the Goodwill Fashion Show in South Bend are NOW on sale. And, they are going FAST!
This year’s show is presented by First State Bank and will be held at the Century Center in downtown South Bend. Our list of sponsors grows daily; we would love to include your business on that distinguished list! To find out more information about sponsorships, please visit the Fashion Show Web Site.
The History of the LBD
The first Little Black Dress took place in South Bend a few years ago as a small gathering of Goodwill friends who enjoyed food, fashion and fun! Most importantly, the mission of Goodwill Industries was shared with all who attended the event. What began as a modest event has grown into a bi-annual gala with a spring event held in South Bend, Indiana and a fall show in Merrillville, Indiana.
The Heart of the LBD
At the heart of the Little Black Dress is our focus on honoring those individuals and companies who are a part of the Goodwill Mission of strengthening communities and empowering individuals and families through Education, Training and Job Placement.
And the shopping is great!
This year, nearly 20 models will grace the runway in a variety of amazing looks created by the team at The Style & Image Institute, under the direction of Lead Stylist, Kathy Friend. For months, the stylist team has been hard at work pulling together looks that represent the latest trends.
We are fortunate to welcome the following pros to help everyone on the stage look their most amazing best:
You’ll recognize some of the faces you will see on the catwalk including some local celebrities. Deb Miles from B100 will be back with us again this year. Deb has been a mainstay for this show, making her runway debut at the very first LBD show.
Bob Montgomery from WSBT TV will also join us again. Bob has become accustom to tapping into his inner Super Model and is always a crown favorite.
Cari Peugeot from WSBT will act as co-host; and although she’s not officially a model, she will be showing off some of GW’s finest ensembles!
Cindy Kilgore is new to the runway this year. After spending the last 31 years serving our community as a South Bend Police officer. it’s time for her to get in touch with her inner diva as a runway model. Cindy also serves as a member of the Goodwill Industries of Michiana Board of Directors.
The model call for the South Bend Goodwill LBD is soon! Interested in being a model for the Little Black Dress Fashion Show? In the coming days, we will announce the dates for the model calls in Granger and Elkhart. All interested models must attend one of the model call events.