by Luz Villarreal
Trendy clothes and flashy styles will be modeled by ULV students during the Black Student Union (BSU) “Fashion Intrigue” show in Founders Auditorium at 7:30 this evening. Tickets are $4 for general admission, $3 for faculty and students, and $2 for children under 12. Tickets can be bought at the door.
“We thought it would be fun,” said BSU Secretary Valicia Craddolph, who is coordinating the show. “We’ve been thinking about how there’s nothing really to do in the spring semester. So we Just wanted to throw it on for entertainment to students.” This is the first BSU-sponsored fashion show since 1986.
Approximately 30 students from different clubs and organizations are participating in the show. Planning began in December, with student recruitment and rehearsal in January. BSU tried to get different people involved, not just its own members, according to Assistant Coordinator Candy Robinson.
There will be fewer BSU members on stage this year compared to the past, when the majority of the models were from BSU. Most members are participating in backstage activities.
Former model and fashion show coordinator Anii Gregory of Pasadena has given student models instruction and has helped prepare them for the show. They will be wearing clothes from the Broadway, Miller’s Outpost, Chest King, Sears Formal Wear, Units, Ups and Downs and Wilson’s Suede and Leather. Sporting, casual and business wear, and evening, leather and formal clothing will be featured.
Margie Esparza and Brian Baptista will share the duties of masters of ceremonies. Associate Professor of Music Dr. Reed Gratz will sing during tonight’s show. Choreographers are GiGi Parrish, Teresa Edwards and Venetria Patton.
“I think it’s going to come off well because the students in It have really stuck with it and are really dedicated;’ said Craddolph. “I think it’s going to be a great show. It will be worth seeing.”