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9/21/10

FASHION IN DETROIT TO HOLD OPEN CASTING CALL FOR RUNWAY MODELS


FASHION IN DETROIT TO HOLD OPEN CASTING CALL FOR RUNWAY MODELS

Fashion In Detroit (FID) – Michigan's premier annual fashion event – will host an open casting call to find undiscovered models for its runway shows, taking place Oct. 22-23, 2010 at MotorCity Casino Hotel.

The casting call will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in the Executive Ballroom at MotorCity Casino Hotel, located at 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. The casting call is open to the public for both men and women ages 14 to 30 for selection. No previous runway experience is required.

Women must be a minimum of 5’7”, maximum size 6, while men must be at least 5’10” with a maximum jacket size of 44 inches. Models must attend the open call with a headshot and a full-body photo, although they need not be professional prints. Women should wear form-fitting clothing and high heels, while men should come dressed in fitted jeans and a fitted shirt.
All candidates in attendance will have their headshots and sizes reviewed. Some candidates will be invited to stay and walk for members of the FID Executive Committee.

Selected models must be available to walk the runway at Fashion In Detroit on Oct. 22-23, 2010.

Fashion In Detroit is an annual, two-day fashion event co-created by Project Runway's Joe Faris, along with Karen Buscemi, K’Kio Hardin, Lians Jadan and Leslie Ann Pilling to put a fashion spotlight on Michigan and create a venue that fills the needs of many locally based designers and the Michigan fashion community. This year’s Fashion In Detroit will take place at the luxurious and modern MotorCity Casino Hotel, in Detroit, Michigan.

The two-day event will include 12 runway shows by a collection of local and national designers, designer trunk shows, "Cheers Michigan" product displays, a VIP private reception, and an Afterglow bash. Each day's admission ticket includes six fashion shows, gift bags, a souvenir guidebook/lookbook and eligibility for high-end giveaways.

Fashion In Detroit will feature top models showcasing the best designs of Spring/Summer 2011. The spacious seating arrangements allow room for 700 buyers, fashion industry insiders, VIP guests and fashion lovers each day.

For more information, visit www.fashionindetroit.com