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PHOTO GALLERY: Annual fashion show held at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino


It’s 8 pm Saturday, July 12, an hour before the catwalk, there are models backstage who are anxiously preparing for showtime, applying finishing touches to their make-up and changing into the first of many outfits to be showcased on the runway.

Each year Vanity Entertainment hosts the Reno Fashion Show, attracting fashion goers from the Reno- Tahoe community.

Grant Davis opens the fashion show with a singing rendition of Bruno Mars’ song, “ Locked out of Heaven,” with choreography by Spencer Christian.

Eight designers grace the runway with their designs in six different scenes:

  • Scene One: Bossta Nation- Mens and Womens Urban Apparel
  • Scene Two: Feral Fashions- Velvet Crush 2014 featuring Stoopid Shades sunglasses
  • Scene Three: Andrew Christian- Mens underwear
  • Scene Four: Onward Kitty by Cat Stahl featuring Cicely Margo jewelry
  • Scene Five: Edward S. Coleman designs
  • A performance by Jakki Ford
  • Scene Six: William Furs

Models strut the catwalk to live music by DJ Arnie, with a room mirroring that of New York Fashion Week, but Reno-style.

With each outfit, the crowd follows with cheers of approval, drinks in hand.

Fashion in Reno’s culture is a diverse scene, and there are many interpretations to what fashion can mean varying from individuals.

“We don’t get events like this very often here in Reno, a lot of high fashion and that kind of modeling…it really promotes that kind of art in our society here,” said Reno resident Marcus Rucks.

Samantha Wang
Samantha Wang
Samantha Wang was born in Las Vegas. She is a senior at the University of Nevada Reno, majoring in Journalism, and minoring in Photography. In the future Samantha aspires to be in the fashion industry as a fashion editor. Her hobbies include exercising, reading, shopping, and taking photographs.