Some high-fashion attitude at a low-budget show

by Mallory Higgins

Even though Christian Dior, Prada and Gucci were missing on the runway, the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Goodwill Fashion Show, still drew a crowd worthy of fashion week.

“I think the fashion show went great,” said Tony Warnke, vice president of PRSSA. “There were more people there than we hoped for.”

Warnke said he was very happy with the students and professors who were models, too.

“All the models were great,” Warnke said. “Some of them were nervous beforehand, but they all came out with great energy and I’m thankful they came through for us.”

Sophomore Jamie Olberding had a fun time watching the fashion show.

“This was a great event for PRSSA,” Olberding said. “It was a great way for them to get their name out. It was also great to see members of the Simpson community get together to do something fun.”

Sophomore Ann Kruse, a member of PRSSA, was impressed by the turnout of Simpson students.

“We knew it would be big, we just didn’t think it would be as big as it was,” Kruse said.

Freshman model Trevor Sharp agreed the show went over well – and took some credit for the turnout.

“I thought it was a straight success – period,” Sharp said. “I was a little hesitant at first. But in the end, what can I say, they loved me.”

Six audience members were chosen for the chance to win $25 in Indianola Chamber Bucks by putting together a Goodwill outfit from clothes strewn on the stage. The Chamber Bucks can be used at businesses in Indianola. Winners of this contest were senior Sarah Meyer and freshman Nathan Burke.

Warnke said PRSSA may do the fashion show again next year.

“There is a good possibility that this could be come an annual thing,” Warnke said. “It can evolve and next year it could be some type of charity event.”

Freshman Jay Keller would like to see another Goodwill Fashion Show.

“Good job PRSSA,” Keller said. “This event is a must-do next year.”