The Art of Fashion: Webb St. School Fashion Show
I am a male model. That sounds a bit cheesy, but it gets better. My son Cade attends Webb Street School. Webb Street School serves students ages 5-22 with special needs in the Gaston County School District of North Carolina. Joining forces with the school's PTO, I contacted my friends in the fashion industry. The idea was to create a show that spotlights true beauty.
This past Saturday was the second annual production. "The Art of Fashion" was this year's theme. The show provides children with developmental disabilities an opportunity to shine like never before. The children have their hair and makeup done by top professionals. They are fitted and styled by area designers and boutiques. Professional models also provide coaching to the students to help boost confidence. When ready, the students are given their moment to rip the runway. Fashion photographers and local media are in attendance to cover the event.
This year's show proceeds will benefit the installation of an all-inclusive, accessible playground. The playground will give everyone a chance to swing and slide, regardless of mobility challenges. The cost is estimated at nearly $500,000. Last year's debut event started the fundraising efforts. The show raised approximately $8,000. Since then, the school and it's fearless PTO has raised over $100,000. This past weekend, the goal was to double last year's success and they did it. This year's show brought in over $17,000. The $500,000 price tag for the playground is a lofty goal. But, as the amazing students of this school prove time and time again; where there's a will, there's a way.
Thank you to the Webb St. School for your amazing event and including Sevenly & Good Feed!
Lead picture via Gaston Gazette
Runway pictures by David Eggebeen