Food Bank For Westchester Hosts 'Food For Fashion' Show In Elmsford

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Angella Boyd and Latasha Bonner (of Greenburgh Central) and Kane Young (White Plains) show some of their Food for Fashion projects.
Angella Boyd and Latasha Bonner (of Greenburgh Central) and Kane Young (White Plains) show some of their Food for Fashion projects. Photo Credit: Courtesy Food Bank For Westchester

ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Food Bank For Westchester's Food For Fashion Show is set for Thursday, April 24, in Elmsford. 

The show, themed “Fashion Plate: From Soup to Nuts,” begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Food Bank for Westchester, 200 Clearbrook Road in Elmsford.

The Food For Fashion Show is a competition where high school and college students design evening outfits utilizing food and food packaging. At least 50 percent of the outfit must use food, according to a press release. 

"Wear food? Who would do that? Over the years, many performers have done it, from 1940s actress Carmen Miranda, who became wildly popular for singing and dancing while wearing an elaborate fruit hat, to Lady Gaga, who more recently wore a meat dress to make a statement," representatives said in the release. 

The show aims to raise awareness of hunger and food shortages in the U.S. Among the designers are fashion and merchandising students from the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services in Valhalla.

“This was a very challenging assignment because food can be difficult to manipulate as you can imagine, and unless it is very processed, does not last,” said BOCES instructor Carmen Galiano. “But the students came up with great ideas, and we are proud to be part of this original event that is for such a good cause.”

The creations will be judged by a panel of fashion experts including fashion designer Rolando Santana, Denzer owner Mary Jane Denzer, and Ravi S. Rajan, dean of the School of the Arts at Purchase College .
The event is sponsored by the Food Bank in conjunction with the Westchester County Business Journal. 

Residents can make reservations by visiting the Food Bank webpage on Westfair Online

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