Call it a model project.
Students from West Jordan High School not only put on the fashion show, they also used professional techniques to advertise and videotape the event.For three nights, 47 models showed off fashions ranging from business wear and casual togs to glitzy evening and party styles. The clothing was provided by ZCMI's South Towne center, and the store was host to the young models for their public showing.
The West Jordan Distributive Education students learned a great deal along the way about fashion merchandising and apparel, said their advisor, Jenice Henrie.
In addition, some of the students received a helping hand from a Salt Lake professional who helped them learn the fine points of videotaping, recording and editing to create a documentary of the show. Participants can purchase copies of the videotape at cost as a memento of the show.
Tom Perry of Team Creations spent more than 150 volunteer hours from Halloween to Christmas working with the high school students. Tori Baker directed the video production with Perry's guidance. Others on the team were Gordon Eyre, Scott Wright, Chad Garfield, Brett Harmon, Rebecca Fitzgerald, Jason Yeager and Tanna Cram. Garfield also was stage manager.
Monika Schmidt was fashion show coordinator, assisted by Amy Jo Cvitkovich, Justine Farley and Jennifer Anderson.
Ward's Discount Carpet also caught the spirit of voluntarism and provided carpet for staging the fashion show to the theme, "Edge of Night."