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""Night at the Gala" 

Are you interesting in getting your name out there as a DESIGNER, a MODEL, a PHOTOGRAPHER, a MAKEUP ARTIST, or a HAIRSTYLIST?

Sign up to join our first annual Franklin Fashion 2020 fashion runway show: "Night at the Gala"




The purpose of Franklin Fashion is to allow artistic students to showcase their work, get awards, get experience, and start promoting their talents for the real world while putting together a portfolio for top arts and design schools. The Franklin Fashion 2020  Show will be a fundraiser hosted by the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Band & Orchestra department. 


All contestants will receive certificates, recommendation letters for art schools/universities, digital and printed photo portfolios, and event video. The top three models and designers will receive special awards. 

All participants must pay the $50 application and processing fee and provide us with 1 high quality head shot and a short biography.



Any student applying to be a model must present 5 photos (in 5 different outfits of their choosing). One head shot is required. The 5 photos should demonstrate  different garments, hair styles, and make ups. Different styles would be appreciated. Wigs and accessories are acceptable. 




Any student/parent who has experience with make-up and/or hair can be a make-up artist or hair stylist. Makeup artists and hairstylists will be provided copies of the photos and videos from the show for their own portfolios. All makeup artists and hairstylists must provide 5 photos of their work along with the head shot and biography.




As marketing and talent-promotion are major parts of the fashion and modeling industries, one of our biggest goals is to help all of our contestants to create and contribute to their personal portfolios. This gives the photographers a crucial role in this experience. Photographers must provide 5 photos of their work, 1 head shot and a short biography. The 5 photos must be of people, and should aim to demonstrate 5 different styles.

The photo shoot will take place the week before the fashion show as a means to have photos ready for judges to have as a resource for better decision-making while scoring, and as a means to make sure each line is completed and ready to go in time for the show.

The photo shoot will take place the first week of April.



All photos and designers sketches will be used for brochures, programs, and the Portfolio Gallery at the entrance of the gym. Printed and digital copies of the photos will be provided for are participants. 



We will provide 3 judges to score the designers’ work, and 3 separate judges to judge the models. Judges will have a rubric of 10 items to critique. Each item will receive score from 1-10. All points will be calculated out of 300 points. A first place, second place, and third place will be chosen for both the designer category and modeling category.


Parent Volunteers may sign up to be a judge, but must have NO relation to any of the contestants. Volunteer experience and/or knowledge of fashion and design would be great!


February 24th - Participant Interest Meeting, G204 3-4 PM

March 6th - Application Deadline

March 9th - First Models Meeting, G204 3-5 PM

March 14th - Photoshoot Day 1 @ C.V. Smith Park -

(Morning Session 8-12, Afternoon Session 1-5)

March 15th - Photoshoot Day 2 @ Weston Commons -

(Morning Session 8-12, Afternoon Session 1-5)

March 18th - Models Walking/Posing Tutorial, G204 3-5 PM

April 1st - FF2020 Dress Rehearsal, STAGE 3-6 PM

April 2nd - FF2020 SHOW NIGHT, (Call time 4pm, Show 7pm)


All participants must attend all dates, especially the photo shoot. The photo shoot will be held outside of school in a location TBD. It will last two days, each model will receive their own appointment and must arrive on time ready to model. Walking and posing tutorials will be held in school for the models.



We will have coaching sessions for the designers, models, make-up artists, and hair stylists depending on the talents, experience, and availability of our faculty and parent volunteers. In exchange for promotion at the show, fashion or design companies may send us coaches for the coaching sessions for the students.



As mentioned above, Parent Volunteers can use their make-up or hair styling talents to get service hours at the show. If any Parent Volunteers have experience and talents in designing and/or modeling, then we can host coaching sessions with the participants that would enrich their experience.



On the night of the event, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy concessions in the cafeteria starting at 6 pm while the performers, designers, and models prepare in the gym. At 7:00 pm, the gym will be opened for the audience members to take pictures in front of the red carpet backdrops, enjoy the galleries, and find their seats. The event should start promptly at 7:30 pm. 






Join the Franklin Fashion 2020 Models Remind!
Text @d9a88e to 81010





If you are a parent volunteer and would like to volunteer to be a judge, coach, photographer, makeup artist, or hairstylist, please email Mr. Saenz at

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