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Local Students Model Latest Prom Looks

Nothing says springtime like a prom fashion show, and last weekend that’s exactly what happened at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Stamford Town Center . The models, all local high school students, worked the runway like pros wearing  prom and after prom looks by some of spring’s most coveted labels like BCBG , Laundry , ABS , James Perse and Gypsy 05 .

Allie, a poised and charming eighth-grader at Greenwich Academy , wore a floor-scraping, ethereal strapless dress in powder blue, then changed into a playful, almost electric green cocktail dress by Cut25 for her after prom look. “I’d love to work as a journalist one day,” Allie told me. Her future area of journalistic expertise? “Fashion.”

Madeline Miceli, a sophomore at New Rochelle High School , first emerged looking like Natalie Portman in a one-shoulder, gardenia white dress by BCBG. She looked so comfortable on the runway, I assumed she’d modeled previously. “No, not really,” she told me. “I mean, I did a show at the Saks in Greenwich.” So how is it that she looks so practiced and graceful on the catwalk? “I do ballet. That probably helps.”

Jeremy Newton, a senior at Stamford’s Westhill High School and the one very lucky young man -- asked to model alongside the 26 lovely young women -- also has his mind set on a career in fashion. “I love good style. Fashion and design are definitely things I would like to pursue in the future.”

“We’ve done a prom fashion show three years in a row now,” Paulette Pitt, a spokesperson for the event told me. “Our partner this year is Scholarship America . From now through April 10, people can purchase a prom dress for 15 percent off, and Saks will donate 5 percent of that purchase to Scholarship America.” According to their Website , Scholarship America is an organization originally developed “to mobilize America through scholarships and educational support, making postsecondary education possible for all students.”

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