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Lambert High models Europe in annual prom fashion show Friday

SOUTH FORSYTH — Students from a local high school will be strutting their stuff — European-style — to serve the community Friday.

Lambert High School’s DECA chapter will present its fifth annual Prom Fashion Show at 5:30 and 8 p.m.

The show features 66 upperclassmen decked out in prom dresses and tuxedos donated by Bravura and Men’s Tuxedo Warehouse. They will be walking down the catwalk to a “European Invasion” theme, featuring four famous cities around Europe.

Carrie Kaufmann, a junior at Lambert, came up with the idea.

“I thought of Europe’s most popular cities and attractions,” she said of the fashion-centered cities. “We have a British takeover with Big Ben and the London Eye. We have a ‘When in Rome’ segment, ‘Beauties in Barcelona’ and ‘Parisian Nights.’”

The fashion show and entertainment was planned and produced by two advanced fashion classes, she said. Each class was broken down into model, props, hospitality, music and promotion committees.

Sixty-eight girls planned the night, some of whom are also models in the show.

There also will be a business expo at which attendees can purchase items and services from various booths, said Amanda Mathis, Lambert’s DECA adviser and fashion marketing teacher.

She said money raised will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

In addition to seeing a top model award and allowing audience members to “holler for a dollar,” they will hear from juveniles with diabetes talk about their experiences.

Entertainment acts and musical performances will accompany the evening.

Mathis, who has been at Lambert for five years, said the auditorium holds about 590 people, and the show usually comes close to selling out.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.