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Linen fashion show in OKC will raise spirits, funds for "Miracle" kids

Linda Miller Modified: April 11, 2014 at 11:05 am •  Published: April 11, 2014
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Miss Oklahoma 2012 Alicia Clifton with a "Miracle Child" at last year's Linen Runway Fashion Show.
Miss Oklahoma 2012 Alicia Clifton with a "Miracle Child" at last year's Linen Runway Fashion Show.

If you’re looking for something fun that will benefit a great cause, think about the Linen fashion show.  Here’s part of Heather Warlick’s story in last Sunday’s Life & Style.

More than 20 of Oklahoma’s “Miracle” children, along with a host of glamorous models, including Miss Oklahoma 2013 Kelsey Griswold, will come together for an elegant and glitzy fashion show to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant.

Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events is staging the Linen Runway Show from 7 to 10 p.m. April 15 in The Grand Ballroom at Gaillardia Country Club.

You may be surprised at the spectacular gowns in the show, hosted by Miss Oklahoma 1986 Mignon Merchant-Ball. The haute couture-inspired dresses are actually fabrics available at Marianne’s Rentals, intended to be used as special-occasion table linens, decorations and other fabrics for wedding receptions and the like.

For the show, the fabrics will be hand-draped on the models, who include Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson-Faram, by creative designers at Marianne’s, including marketing director Brent Patterson.

“You would never imagine the linens you would rent for special occasions, you could turn into these the amazing runway gowns,” Griswold said. She heard friends who were in last year’s show say they’d love to wear Patterson’s creations in the Miss America Pageant if given the chance.

Griswold and the other models will take their turns on the catwalk, wearing the specially designed gowns. After that, 22 girls from the Children’s Miracle Network will join the models for a final walk on the runway.

FYI: Tickets will not be available at the door.

Read the rest of the story and details on tickets here.


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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