Campus Couture issues an open call for models

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Coordinators for “Campus Couture 2010,” the annual student fashion show at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), will be holding two sessions of open model auditions on Monday, March 1, and Tuesday, April 6, from 4-7 p.m. in the campus’ University Student Union.

Check-in time for both sessions is 3:30 p.m., and potential models may come to the audition anytime during the three-hour sessions.

A large number of models are needed to showcase the more than 200 designs that will be on display during the university’s 22nd annual fashion show, which is scheduled for Friday, May 14, in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.  Models must make a mandatory commitment to the May 11 rehearsal and the May 14 event.

Coordinators are looking for both men and women. Female models should be 5 foot 8 inches or taller and must bring 3-inch heels to the auditions. Male models should be 6-feet in height or taller.  No experience is necessary but preferred, and minors must have a signed parental agreement, which will be available at the auditions.

Campus Couture is the highlight of the fashion department. Design and merchandising students fundraise $30,000 to produce the show. Planning begins one year in advance, coordinated this year by four students; Brittany Baloga, Mary Byrd, Deveny Spafford, and Emilie Finch. This year’s show is a campus-wide effort, featuring contributions from film, photography and art students.

This year, the fashion show is more important than ever, providing exposure, networking and career opportunities for graduates in a difficult economic time.

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