Fashion party well received at Civic Center

The scene was fashionably elegant Saturday at the premiere of “Sex, Money and Fashion,” a fashion party at the Leon County Civic Center, which was put on by Larry “Prada” Crumbie, 22, a senior public relations student from Tallahassee.

Big chains complimented by creased jeans demanded attention, making the event a model’s dream come true.

The event featured a two-part fashion show, which included an army fatigue themed lingerie scene and a couture dress and pants scene produced by Leon Curry, the creator of Ellie Owen clothing line. The show also included the debut of InVain modeling production agency.

MAC Cosmetics were also in attendance, as the company was responsible for the extravagant designs put on the models’ faces to accentuate each scene. Bright yellow strips, red circles, and flamboyant pink dots wooed the crowd.

Although the models entertained the crowd, the energy level of the show increased with a performance from Young Jones, a local up-and-coming artist.

While there were high energy level performances by local artist, not everyone was satisfied with the event.

Gavin Molden, 19, a sophomore business administration student from Birmingham, Ala. said the crowd didn’t grasp the concept of the event.

“It was a party with a fashion show included,” Molden said. “Had the set-up and time been on point, the crowd would have responded better.”

Some people found the clothing of the models more appealing than in the show.

Anthony Sullivan, 19, a sophomore business administration student from Bartow said the clothing that the models wore were creative.

“The clothing was unique,” Sullivan said.

“The designer took what looked like one type of fabric, and made several outfits.”

Special invited guest included Faces Modeling Troupe, Epicurean! Fashion Experience, Reflections Modeling Troupe, Status Modeling Company, and Elite Modeling Troupe.

Crumbie said Photographers Group Network sponsored the event. Crumbie said that the sponsors made this event possible, costing a little over $1,700 to produce, and two weeks of preparation to pull together.

Because of the success of the event, Crumbie said there is a part two of “Sex, Money and Fashion” in the making, but no date has been released as of yet.

“I plan for the next event to be even more successful than this one,” Crumbie said.