The stylish evening features fashion finds from Diversity Thrift updated to reflect today’s trends. Models from the community and Diversity Thrift employees take to the runway to sport Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s fashion.
The show is being organized by Linsday Ess, a 2007 graduate of VCU in Fashion Merchandising who is producing her final show in Richmond before leaving to receive hand transplants. Lindsay has continued her work in fashion after an illness required the amputation of her arms and legs. You can learn more about her journey here.
Lindsay has worked with both professional models and staff members from Diversity Thrift to show how thrift store fashions can be recreated into new and fabulous outfits.
Ess and the GCCR previewed the fashion show at Studio 8 West during this month’s First Friday Art Walk. Watch a preview of the show below:
Tickets are $15 in advance, $5 for children 11 and under, and are available at Diversity Thrift and online at GayRichmond.com.
Don’t Hate, Celebrate! takes place Saturday, August 28 at 8 p.m. at the Gay Community Center of Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue. Doors open at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy Studio 8 West.
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