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Students collaborate on MSCF ECOuture show

Charitable fund puts on event to prove that “Green is the new black”

Derek Zoolander: Well I guess it all started the first time I went through the second grade. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating my cereal, and I remember thinking “Wow, you’re ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.”

Matilda: Do what for a career?

Derek Zoolander: Be professionally good looking.

(Excerpted from the movie “Zoolander”)

Designer EM & Co asked Lizzy ’09 to model in their show after they saw her walk the catwalk at MSCF’s ECOuture on March 15.

A photo of Genevieve ’14 could be featured in “Teen Vogue.” After the success of the fashion show, both  girls might be professionally good looking.

Photo by Colleen '10
Photo by Colleen '10

MSCF Chair Michelle ’09 said she was very pleased with the outcome of the event.

“All the models and designers looked beautiful and had fun,” Michelle said.

Design team Dina and Audrey competed in the revamp category. Despite being treated like a pin cushion during fittings, Audrey loved being a part of the design process, she said.

Photo by Colleen '10
Photo by Colleen '10

“I was totally calm until 3 minutes before I walked out. The bright lights almost caused me to pee my pants,” Audrey said.

Judge and history department chair Catherine Atwell judged the designers on the overall visual appeal of the dress, creativity, wear-ability, and workmanship.

“The fantasy designs seemed young at heart and age appropriate for the designers,” Atwell said.

Atwell was joined by judges Jane Ross, Sweet Pea Vaughn, and Gregory Parkinson.

Photo by Colleen '10
Photo by Colleen '10

MSCF vice-chair Amy ’09 said that the celebrity involvement, particularly the presence of celebrity guest Camilla Belle ’05 and host Jacob Zachar, was a highlight.

“It was interesting to have [Camilla] back as a person who went to Marlborough and then went off and made a name for herself in Hollywood,” Amy said.

MSCF board member Anna ’09 said that the event went well, despite some challenges.

“The only snag was the negative effect the failing economy had on us. It was harder to get corporate sponsors this year,” Anna said. “Even though we still had a sell out crowd, more girls complained about ticket prices than ever before.”

Photo by Colleen '10
Photo by Colleen '10

As for next year’s show, Anna said she isn’t sure what to expect.

“Who knows what idea the new board members will come up with? Whatever it is, it’ll be fab,” Anna said.