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Events: RetroFittings Fashion Show

By Garen Torchia · October 12th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Obsessed with Project Runway and their challenges that have aspiring designers using garbage or grocery store finds to create ball gowns and swimsuits? Well, the fashion design kids from UC’s DAAP program were put to this test for the eighth annual RetroFittings Fashion Show.

Students were given $10 to spend at a St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. From curtains and clothes to bed sheets and tablecloths, these students made it work and created one-of-a-kind looks.

The Cincinnati Bengals' Dhani Jones will host the fundraising event Thursday. Known for his signature bow tie, the linebacker will design a custom bow tie to benefit St. Vincent de Paul as part of his “Bow Ties for a Cause” program.

RetroFittings will also feature a boutique stocked with vintage and high-end accessories found at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, a VIP section, a live action, raffle, light food and a cash bar. The fashion show takes place at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors downtown.

Check out www.svdpcincinnati.org/RetroFittings to purchase tickets ($20-$100), which are selling out faster than Heidi can say “Auf Wiedersehen.”

Go here for event and venue details.



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