MHS students flaunt fashion at “Freaky Friday”
By Rebecca Kensil, Contributing Writer
Marlborough – Students in Marlborough High School's (MHS) family and consumer science department classes hosted their annual fashion show and play May 2.
The event was a way for the students to showcase the fashions they had made in their classes. Appetizers and desserts made by the culinary classes were served during the intermission.
The theme of this year's show was “Freaky Friday,” based on the popular movie featuring actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.
The show included scenes from the movie, while students wore the fashions they and their classmates created. Between scenes, the students stepped on stage to pose for a fashion show in a variety of clothing pieces, such as prom dresses, polar fleece jackets, rompers, and skirts. Some students carried reversible fleece blankets, babywear, and dog jackets.
Remarking on the variety of fashions, stage manager Katherine Garcia, 18, said, “It is the one night a year when everyone's style is reflected though each individual project on the runway.”
While many students wore their own designs, friends and family also strutted on the catwalk to help showcase the creations. In addition to modeling and acting, students helped backstage and in the lighting booth, while the four student stage mangers kept everyone on cue.
“I love how the students have pride in their work,” fashion design teacher Roberta Collins said. “Even though some of them are shy, it is nice that they are recognized for the quality of work that they do. I think they do beautiful work and I think unless they told you that they made it, most times you would never know. It's a huge sense of pride, and really, that's the best part for me.”
Samantha Perlman, 18, created many garments this year, including her prom dress.
“All of the students have been working extremely hard to create the trendiest and best-sewn garments we have ever seen,” she said.
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