Not growing up in NYC, I was curious as to what a high school for the arts, in particular, fashion, might be like. Although I can’t turn back time and attend (and even if I could, I’m not sure if I’d want to my teens again), I was able to go to The High School of Fashion Industries Fashion Show and Salute to Isabel & Ruben Toledo. The Toledos were so humble and thrilled to be the recipients of the salute this year, and as an extra bonus, Ruben Toledo’s artwork will be auctioned off (seen above and below) to benefit the High School for Fashion Industries at CharityBuzz.com through June 15th.
The students’ work was framed under the theme “Continental Couture,” with categories including British Invasion, Euro Military, Asian Elegance, and GaGa International. It is so impressive to consider that all of these students are at the oldest, 18 years old. What a feat!
[One of the student designs]