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Vogue Charity Fashion Show expected to surpass fundraising goal

For the first time since the show began in 1997, Vogue Charity Fashion Show
will feature live music.

By Rosie Hales, Communications Officer

After a rousing opening night, the 2014 Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS) has almost surpassed its $25,000 fundraising goal, without counting ticket sales.

Event organizers expect to exceed the original goal by about $15,000 after ticket sales. Money raised prior to ticket sales was generated by sponsorship as well as social and charity initiatives throughout the year.

This is good news for this year’s designated charity, Community Living Kingston, an organization that works to give disabled individuals every opportunity to participate fully in the local community.

“I’m happy to say that the funds we raise from VCFS will go somewhere that will reach many members of the Kingston community,” says VCFS co-president Joey McCullough (Artsci’14). “Community Living Kingston offers support and advocates for individuals with intellectual disabilities which really helps to build a great sense of community.”

In total, 126 executive, dancers, designers and artists
worked on this year's show.

Mr. McCullough, a fourth-year history student, hopes the show will draw members of the Kingston community that want to see other forms of art and design.

“To me, VCFS is more than a fashion show. It’s an art show thanks to our talented videographers, dancers, choreographers, set designers and artists,” he says. “It’s so important to showcase the creative talent we have at Queen’s. It’s aching to get out there and can sometimes be hidden under a layer of academia.”

Live music will add to the art showcased on the stage for the first time this year. Now, two violinists, two pianists, a guitarist and trumpet player will join the 120 members of VCFS to provide live music during the show.

“I hope that VCFS continues to explore different artistic mediums while promoting social responsibility and providing a platform for students to showcase their talents and abilities,” says Mr. McCullough.

The Vogue Charity Fashion Show will run until March 15 at the Grand Theatre on Princess Street. For more information, follow this link.