The event kicked off at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show mixer which was held with booths from different companies in Knoxville including representatives from Crowne Apartments, Fusion Tanning and Truffles Accessories, as well as eyebrow waxing by European Wax Center, beauty giveaways from Rent the Runway and a table filled with cupcakes from The Cup. At the mixer, attendees could pick up a raffle ticket for a number of prizes to be given away at the end of the show.
Lauren Poole, a campus representative for Rent the Runway was giving out raffle tickets at the entrance of the mixer.
“We’re trying to get our name out there about Rent the Runway and make people aware,” Poole said. “It’s just a fun thing to do.”
The show, titled “From Street to Chic,” stayed true to the name by showing a variety of clothing from loungewear and activewear to semi-formal dresses. Featuring models from the on-campus modeling group, P.O.S.E., a runway-style show was held in the UC Auditorium as girls walked down the aisles towards the stage. Like a true fashion show, photographers’ flashes lit up the models as they made their way towards the stage.
The show began with Victoria Secret PINK pieces featuring rhinestone-studded sports bras and bright neon comfy tees. Rent the Runway pieces followed showcasing dresses and outfits that can be worn for any occasion from interviews to formals. The show concluded with all of the models coming back out for an encore. Afterwards, raffle prizes were given out including free haircuts, gift cards, clothes and even a professional photo shoot.
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Edited by Jessica Carr