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Office of student life turns heads with fashion show with a Wizard of Oz theme.

By Estefania Flores


Behind the curtain in the Emerald City, students are creating a fashion show inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” movie.

In practices from 2-6 p.m. every Thursday in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center, volunteer models are learning to navigate the runway.

The Emerald City Fashion Show will be noon-1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Fiesta Room.

Senior student success specialist Carrie Hernandez will direct the show.

“This is an event where all students are able to participate as designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, models or photographers,” Carrie Hernandez said. “This college has been doing this fashion show for several years now, and students love it. It’s all very engaging.”

This fashion show idea began with a former president of student government, Jacob Wong, four years ago and has been a success ever since, she said.

Business administration sophomore Nicholas George Delunay is the choreographer of this event.

He said models will get a chance to display both authentic and couture outfits inspired by the movie.

This college invited local brands to help out with the fashion show in exchange for a platform and models to showcase their clothing lines.

“Students love this because they get to participate with hair, makeup and modeling. At the same time, these local companies get to promote their brands to hundreds of students at SAC,” Delunay said. “This year, we’re working with student-made clothing. We are going to get students to design their own pieces and either model it themselves, or allow any one of our models to present the pieces.”

Besides private designers working on their own designs, SAC will also work with clothing store, A’gaci, this year.

“A couple of the students who will be participating will get a chance to choose a free outfit from A’gaci, model it the day of the of the event, and return it after the show,” Delunay said.

Liberal arts sophomore Miranda Valderas will star as Dorothy Gale, fictional protagonist in the movie “The Wizard of Oz” the day of the event.

“It is my first time modeling and I’m sure it won’t be my last,” Valderas said. “I will be modeling both authentic and couture fashion, both, of course, with my ruby slippers.”

Student life is looking for volunteer hair and makeup artists needed on the day of the event.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the free event.

For more information, call Hernandez at 210-486-0128.


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