The sixth annual Greenhill Charity Fashion Show will take place this year on Saturday, January 28 at Cristi’s Banquet Hall in Dallas. Greenhill students model in the show, strutting down the runway in clothes rented from Dallas-area stores specifically for the public event. The event is completely student-organized and led.
The event chairs, seniors Elise Andres and Jillie Rubin, have been planning and organizing the event since the summer with the help of the event’s co-chairs, sophomores Katie Bendalin and Rachel Monger.
This year, all of the show’s revenue will be donated to the Grant Halliburton Foundation as opposed to last year’s event, which benefited the Vogel Alcove, a childcare center for homeless families in Dallas. As stated on their official website, the Grant Halliburton Foundation is an organization “working to help prevent suicide, promote better mental health, and strengthen the network of mental health resources for teens and young adults.”
“We think this issue [of mental illness] is becoming more prevalent, especially as teens, and we know of people recently who have been passing away and we’ve heard a lot of stories in the Dallas community of kids who have committed suicide,” said Elise.
Between advertising, finding models and working out deals to rent clothes from stores such as St. Bernard and Stanley Korshak, much work is done behind-the-scenes in order to ensure the show runs smoothly.
“It is a very big job for two people but it’s a fun process for us,” said Jillie. “It’s also a great learning experience for [Rachel and Katie], because they know what they will have to do next year when it is their turn to be in charge.”
Although the work can be difficult at times, Elise emphasized that at the end of the day, the charitable benefits of the fashion show is the only thing that matters.
“We have Ms. Halliburton (director of the Grant Halliburton foundation) speak at the event and it’s always very touching for everyone and reminds us all of what the show is really for,” said Elise. “All of the hard work pays off.”
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at https://halliburton.ejoinme.org/fashionshow
$75 VIP front row seating and Neiman Marcus gift bag
$25 General Admission
$15 Student/Teacher Admission
Free Children 6 and Under
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