at EXDO Events Center benefiting programs of Goodwill Denver at 5:30 p.m.
How many people can say that they can take $25 to Goodwill and come out with a fashion ensemble to rival creations on Project Runway or famous designer collections?
Students from CEC Middle College of Denver, Denver School of the Arts and Northglenn High School did just that, and on hand to present the creations was none other than Project Runway and Under the Gunn‘s fashion guru and Emmy award winner Tim Gunn and Denver’s own fashion designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Project Runway All Stars.
It was a fashionista’s dream as about 800 stylish divas attended the 2014 Good Exchange Fashion show and clothing swap at the EXDO Events Center on February 6.
Models strutted the runway to show off the marvelous up-cycled outfits, and Denver celebrities such as Denise Plante, Kelly Brough and Christine Benero showcased wonderful outfits that will be available at Goodwill’s premiere fashion boutique, Deja Blue.
The crowd cheered and shouted as the fashion parade unfolded. Channel 7’s Lisa Hidalgo was right at home next to Gunn as co-emcee of the spectacular show.
After the runway glamour, the mad fun began as ladies rushed into the fashion exchange, where they were allowed to pick 10 items from the collection of other attendees and donors.
The event, now in its 4th year, benefits Goodwill’s career development programs for at-risk youth, struggling adults and people with disabilities.
Goodwill Denver translates the good in the local community to programs and resources that change lives. Profits from retail stores, as well as donor contributions, fund Goodwill’s highly successful programs in workforce development. They help people find the tools to success at work and in life. Last year, Goodwill served over 19,000 individuals in our community. Visit their website at www.goodwilldenver.org to get details about how these programs work and see how you can get involved.
Tamara Coleman brought her scrumptious samples from “Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too”
Dalene Bricker, left, Peggy Calhoun and Trish Fitzpatrick
Cheryl Rapp, left, Marissa Miknevichius, Donna Chrysler, Helen French and Karen Kilde
Sisters Haley and Megan Bellon
Lisa Whitehead, left, and Cara Webber
Sierra, left, and Derralynn Faucz
Lisa Hughes, left, and Melinda Hughes
Hope Marie Sneed and Donna Evans
Brooke Schoenborn, left, Monique Ness, Adrianne Stelk of The Parlour, who did hair designs for the evening
Chad and Amy Reidhead, left, with Lara Kirksey
Norma Harrison, left, and Sally Bulow
Megan, left, with Lisa Chase, Anita Flageolle, Ted and Carol Flageolle
Stephanie Guenther, left, Peggy Nuhn, Margret Dugan and Lilly
Hayleigh Welsh, left, Kerrie Gustafson and Karen Conley
Deb Lloyd, left, Allison Lloyd and Goodwill’s Kristen Blessman
Aleida Junda and Michael O’Neil
Sandy Ihlenfeld, left, and Judy Dixon
Adrienne Boles, left, and Karla Raines
Meg and Nancy Yoder
Tanisha Guerra, left, Peach Carr and Julie Joy
Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerra greeted guests before the show.
Lori Bohn, left, Priscilla Jimenez and Bernadette Garcia–aunts and cousins of Mondo Guerra
CEO Stuart Davie and Jen Wozniak
Jen Wozniak, left, Mark Serwinowski, Goodwill’s Ali Recek and Skylar
Friends Morgan, Caroline and Cori–Caroline is from the Foothills Green Gallery.
Salwa Owens, left, and Dana DeRoin
Blain, Grant and Ann Myhre
Bertha Lynn, left, Jeffrey Castaneda, Maria Naves and Marla Pitts-Rogers
Laura Fincken, left, Vicki Abass, Jan Troha and Dot Colagiovanni
Shanyn Maddox, left, and Pam Renall
Lark Katchur, left, and Karyn Green
Tim Gunn, left, and Mondo Guerra greeting VIP guests
Nice hat!!–Paul Moschell
Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerra
Tim Gunn, left, Blacktie’s Pam Cress and Mondo Guerra
Eric Page, Lana Zimdars and Lily Griego of Sava Catering, who donated more than 800 desserts for the event.
Janet Hultberg, left, Marcia and John Mueller
Wendy Barnes, left, Elizabeth and David Uhl and Ro Rafferty
Channel 7’s Lisa Hidalgo struts the runway before the show.
Lisa Hidalgo did a great job as emcee–here in a Mondo Guerra dress
Tim Gunn tells stories about Project Runway
Mondo Guerra and Tim Gunn chat it up on stage
Mondo Guerra is now mentor on Tim Gunn’s new show “Under the Gunn.”
Denise Plante takes her place as a judge
Judges for the fashion competition: Mondo Guerra, left, Denise Plante, Celine Allejandra and guest judge, who won her place in an auction–Elizabeth
Some really imaginative outfits
This outfit for $25? Yes! At Goodwill.
This outfit ended up winning the competition
Denver Metro Chamber CEO Kelly Brough modeling fashions available at Deja Blue
CEO Stuart Davie and Christine Benero
Stuart Davie and Christine Benero on the runway
The fashion recap
Denver School of the Arts students won the group award
Students hold their coveted award
Mondo Guerra presents Jackie with the 3rd place award
Mondo and Jackie, with her model
2nd place went to Carlos
Winner was Calhana
Mondo Guerra presents Calhana with the 1st place award
Award winners on stage with Tim Gunn and Lisa Hidalgo
Winners of the student fashion competition: Denver School of the Arts, and individuals Jackie, 3rd place; Carlos, 2nd place; and Calhana, 1st place
Stuart Davie, CEO
Kristen Blessman, chief marketing officer; Mike Pritchard, CFO; Joyce Schlose, chief people officer; Jeff Ayers, VP retail; Randy Kohne, VP operations; Robert Tallmadge, VP real estate & facilities
Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerra
7News, Bash Power Entertainment, Colorado Fabrics, Comcast Spotlight, Jay's Valet, KOSI 101, Lodo's Bar and Grill, The Parlour, Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, The Rit Studio
Upcycled outfits from Goodwill fashion finds + fashions from Goodwill's premier boutique, Deja Blue
$60 general admission; $150 VIP
Board of Directors:
Todd Munson, interim chair; Greg Ball, vice chair; Michael Ebedes, treasurer; Jean Lawhead, secretary; Kelly Brough; Stuart Davie; Paul Demetter; Vanecia Kerr; Harold Klausner; David Leonard; Derrick Maes; Brian Ondre; Deb Quinby; Dawn Taylor Owens; Dean Salter; Scott Worrell; Jennifer Wozniak; Clifford Young; Jennifer Sobanet