BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – With prom season quickly approaching, students are searching for the perfect dress, tuxedo, and accessories. The latest trends in prom fashion were featured at Governor Livingston’s annual Prom Fashion Show, which took place on Wednesday, March 6, in the GL cafeteria.
A runway was set up in the cafeteria to provide the full-show experience. Members of the Class of 2019 modeled for the show, strutting down the runway in formalwear from various brands such as Michaels Kors, Macy’s, and Lord and Taylor. As the models walked down the runway, they were cheered on by an enthusiastic audience. The two hosts of the show, seniors Mikayla Sanchez and Jake Schkolnick, read fun facts and short biographies about each model.
Reflecting on his hosting experience, Schkolnick said, “Being a prom fashion show host was a lot of fun and I was really excited to do it! It was my first time hosting an event of that sort, and I think it was a good experience and I’m glad everyone seemed to have a good time.”
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Before the show, the models each had a time slot with a hair and makeup team provided by various local salons. Model Evelyn Doskoch said, “I had an amazing time at the Prom Fashion Show. The hair and makeup teams did an incredible job, everyone looked gorgeous, and Mikayla and Jake were awesome hosts. It was nerve-wracking to walk the runway in front of over a hundred people, but I’m really glad I was part of it.” Model Victoria Pantina also said, “It was really sweet to see everyone all dressed up and [the Show] got me really excited for the real prom!” Audience members also gave the event rave reviews. Junior Sabrina Ruban stated, “I had so much fun at the Prom Fashion Show! It was so cool to see my classmates dress up and walk the runway. Everyone looked amazing in their dresses and suits. Hopefully, next year I can walk the runway just like they did!”
The Prom Fashion Show was a fundraiser, with the Class of 2019 and Project Graduation splitting the proceeds. Attendees of the show could purchase raffle tickets for various prizes, such as a coffee machine, a Victoria’s Secret gift card, and other gift baskets. The winners were announced between the segments of the show. Overall, the Prom Fashion Show, one of the most anticipated events of the year, was a success and served as an engaging and entertaining way for the senior class to raise money.
Editor’s Note: The Highlander is the student newspaper of Gov. Livingston High School featuring articles written by staff and guest writers covering a variety of topics of interest to the students.