Students strut back in time

ROSA STUDHOLME
Last updated 07:52 07/09/2012
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MYTCHALL BRANSGROVE/ Fairfax NZ

THROUGH THE AGES: Craighead Diocesan pupils try on gowns worn at the school ball during the last 90 years.

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From the funky to the glamorous, old to the new - ball gowns will be on parade in Timaru next week.

The Ball Gown Extravaganza Fashion Parade will be held on Thursday with some of the school's senior students strutting their stuff at the Craighead Diocesan auditorium.

Models, around 60 Craighead Diocesan students, were taken through their paces yesterday, practising their runway walk and trying on some of the antique dresses. Some dresses dated back to the 1920s and one student will model a dress worn by her great-grandmother.

The general consensus was the gowns were "quite elegant" and the 1950s selection was particularly nice.

The girls will also model gowns worn to this year's ball.

Organiser Claire Vaughan said the event was aimed at bringing the "magic of prom night" back, reminiscing about ball fashion history and enjoying a look at the new season's fashions.

“Ball season is a special time for the girls and an opportunity to have a second run at it, and sharing their moment with a wider group, is very exciting for them,” she said.Money raised will go towards sporting and cultural endeavours at the school.

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- The Timaru Herald

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