Students walk the runway in Quincy high Fashion Show

QUINCY – “Gorgeous.”



Audience members shouted compliments and stared in awe as students strutted effortlessly down the stage sporting their own designs or modeling for their friends at the Quincy High School Fashion Show.

“My confidence grew so much when I walked out there. I just never imagined myself being able to walk out there like that,” Elizabeth Chetwynd, a junior with a three-piece collection, said.

From glam to the runway, the students owned the stage. The event at Quincy High Thursday showcased work from students in the school’s fashion program.

About 70 students modeled 84 garments, fashion teacher Robin Kaplan said, a high number as program alumni who were unable to have a final show due to COVID-19 returned with their collections.

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“I think the show is an amazing outlet for these students to showcase their hard work,” Kaplan said.

For current Quincy High students, the work started in about October. Mood boards were made for collections and Fashion One, the first level fashion class, students honed the craft of garment creation.

Quincy High School student Elizabeth Chetwynd models one of her Junior Major's Collection designs during the Quincy High School Fashion Show, Thursday, May 12, 2022. Tom Gorman / For The Patriot Ledger

Callie Alessandro, a freshman, wore a navy blue A-line dress she created using a pattern.

“First we started with the top and then we made the skirt, we have to fold the pleats,” she said. “Then … you have to connect (the top and skirt) together and it has to line up perfectly or you have to readjust the skirt.”

Preparing for the show meant hours of work and dedication for the students, but they said it was worth it. During the “crunch time,” Kaplan was in the classroom to help students from 7:30 am to 5 or 6 pm

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