- Published on Monday, 10 October 2016 10:35
- Written by Breanna Bright
Vintage Now has become a staple event in Cape Girardeau, offering a unique fashion show for a worthy cause. This year the models are putting on their a-line skirts and snoods for a trip back to the 1940s.
Now celebrating their 7th year and expecting more than one thousand people to attend, Vintage Now is more than just fashion on the runway. Every year patrons are entertained with music, food, and camaraderie. This year On Cue Performing Arts Studio will be putting on a classic USO show with iconic imagery and dance style of the time period.
Event Director Deb Boyer Maevers says there are lots of exciting surprises - none of which she can divulge. “One I’m just dying to tell but I can’t. Anybody coming will have a great time.” Deb is excited about this year’s theme. “I want people to feel that they’ve warped back in time.”
To help with the war-era vibe, the Marine Corps is volunteering at the event by running the bar. “It’s going to look like a MASH unit with a tent set up.”
This one-of-a-kind, energetic fashion show lets volunteers strut their stuff to raise money for the Women’s Safe House in Cape. “Our fashion show is an entertainment show,” Deb emphasized.
Every year officials work tirelessly to raise awareness of domestic violence. The safe house creates funding, programs, and provides basic necessities to those who are affected by domestic violence. Deb is passionate about supporting these families. “Vintage Now shines a light on the darkness that is domestic violence . . . We want people to have fun while sending a message.” Deb says that one hundred percent of the proceeds go to the safe house, nothing is taken out.
Deb is encouraging attendees to wear red shoes to the fashion show as a representation of strength and courage. Deb says that some gentlemen plan on wearing red ties, and all the models will be in red shoes. “It’s a way to remind everyone that we’re walking for the ladies of the safe house.”
Pastimes Antiques provides the period clothes every year, which are often combined with contemporary styles to inspire and entertain. This year Vintage Now had a special opportunity to board the LST 325 - a decommissioned tank ship - for a photo shoot to give fans a true look back in time.
The Vintage Now Fashion Show is October 22, 2016 at the Osage Center starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available on the website.