Sneak Peek of Penn’s Fall Fashion Show + Model Interviews

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Sneak Peek of Penn’s Fall Fashion Show + Model Interviews

Nuit Blanche, the Fall 2011 Fashion Show, is tomorrow and the models are all ready to hit the runway. Joanna Ehrenreich, the director of the show, says that she is “excited for the first major Dzine2Show event this semester, which will be a great way to showcase student talent.”

The show is November 12th from 9 to 10:30 PM in the Terrace Room of Claudia Cohen Hall. You can buy tickets at the door for $10, or $15 for VIP seating.

Meanwhile, we’ve got interviews with some of the student models.

 

Name: Ben Watkins

Year: 2013

School: College

Hometown: Rochester, NY

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: I did it last spring, and it was a fun experience. I’m up for trying new things in college.

Any previous modeling experience?: Last year’s spring show.

Fun fact: My favorite food is sushi. I could eat it every day.

 

Name: Clay Gardner

Year: 2012

School: M&T

Hometown: Chicago, IL

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: I did it last fall in the male model faceoff show, and I met some cool designers.

Any previous modeling experience?: Commercials for Under Armour, catalogs for American Eagle, print ads for Walgreens and Kmart.

Fashion icon/favorite designer?: Charles & 1/2

Fun fact: I’m a concert pianist.

 

Name: Tori Martin

Year: 2015

School: Wharton

Hometown: Madison, NJ

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: I’ve recently been interested in fashion.

Any previous modeling experience?: My senior fashion show in high school.

Fashion icon/favorite designer?: Marc Jacobs

Fun fact: I love warm weather.

 

Name: Patrick del Valle

Year: 2015

School: Wharton

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: My friend convinced me to do it.

Any previous modeling experience?: None

Fashion icon/favorite designer?: My grandma (“She’s hella fashionable.”)

Fun fact: I would do anything for a Wawa sandwich.

 

Name: Whitney Mufson

Year: 2012

School: College

Hometown: Aspen, CO

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: This is my third year modeling, and it’s a lot of fun.

Any previous modeling experience?: Print ads for Studio CL and High Llama

Fashion icon/favorite designer?: Katharine Hepburn and Elle Macpherson

Fun fact: I’ve been struck by lightning.

 

Name: Jordyn Shaffer (who is also The Walk Magazine’s chief web editor)

Year: 2012

School: College

Hometown: Cherryhill, NJ

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: I’ve always been behind the scenes, and I wanted to get in front of the scenes.

Any previous modeling experience?: Street style blogs

Fashion icon/favorite designer?: Sienna Miller

Fun fact: I’m incredible at ping-pong.

 

Name: Annie Zamojski

Year: 2012

School: Wharton

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: Joanna Ehrenreich and Lauren Haas convinced me.

Any previous modeling experience?: None 

 

Name: Grace Guan

Year: 2015

School: College

Hometown: Irvine, CA

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: I wanted to get involved in D2S.

Any previous modeling experience?: Walked in an art center fashion show and modeled for a fashion magazine in high school.

Fashion icon/favorite designer?: Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta

Fun fact: Berlin is my favorite city.

 

Name: Mimi Owusu

Year: 2012

School: College

Hometown: The Bronx, NY

What made you want to model for the Fall Fashion Show?: Not many people look like me, and I wanted to give the fashion show a different look.

Any previous modeling experience?: I did the show my sophomore year.

Fashion icon/favorite designer?: Janelle Monae and Yaya DaCosta

Fun fact: I’m double jointed.

 

Student Designers:
Huong Bui-Vu
Joanna Ehrenreich
McKenzie Harper
Lynn Nguyen
Sarah Ribner
Alexis Richards
Bryan Stevenson
Nikki Seligman
Kelly Wyche

Student Models:
Lucas DeForest
Robert Franco
Clay Gardner
Nick Marini
Michael McClung
Grant Mellon
Sage Rahm
Patrick del Valle
Ben Watkins
Christina Atterbury
Anna-Marie Babington
Spring Braccia-Beck
Olivia Carlize
Catherine Coult
Kiara Feliz
Dominika Franciszkowicz
Sophie Griggs
Grace Guan
Trisha Jain
Renn Karageorgieva
Jessica King
Victoria Martin
Whitney Mufson
Sarah Nalle
Mimi Owusu
Jordyn Shaffer
Brittany Smith
Christina Stewart
Annie Zamojski

Photo credits: Max Wang

-Erica Ma

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