By Isabelle Sanderson
On March 13, students with the Marlborough School Charitable Fund* celebrated five years of grant-making with a fashion show. Decked Out Through the Decades featured designs by Marlborough students and modeled by Marlborough students! The sold-out event raised $25,000, which will be donated to charities over the school year.
It was an amazing night hosted by the young actress Molly C. Quinn of the ABC show Castle. Molly was dressed to impress in a twenties inspired outfit and narrated the show with clever decade-inspired comments.
A panel of celebrities judged the fashions. Judges included Modern Family actress Julie Bowen, acclaimed wedding dress designer Monique Lhullier, boutique owner and designer Jennifer Nichols, Ms. Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres and Jcrew shopper and frequent E-commentator Nadino Maxwell. The judges mingled during the silent auction before the fashion show and were all quite willing to be photographed and meet the guests.
Everything went off without a hitch. The silent auction featured an array of items including Vena Cava dresses and signed movie scripts. The models rocked out to a playlist that transported the audience through the decades and the live auction items were described by the vibrant, Marlborough teacher Dr. Reinholtz.
*The Marlborough School Charitable Fund is an entirely student run non-profit organization that works with the Woman’s Foundation of California in order to help women in girls in the greater Los Angeles Area. The charitable fund has been up and running for five years consisting of approximately nineteen students from Marlborough School in Hancock Park. The charitable fund has donated upwards of thirty thousand dollars to organizations like Girls and Gangs, Moste, HerShe, and Homegirl Café.