Saturday, April 22nd, the Arcadia Woman’s Club played host to a “Back in Time” fashion show, created and hosted by Arcadia historian, Carol Libby, who was also recently named Congresswoman Judy Chu’s Woman of the Year. 11 models showed off clothing by famous designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Armani and Adolfo, to name a few. Guests enjoyed a luncheon of chicken salad sandwiches and green salads before Carol Libby too the mic and announced each model and described their outfits. Carol’s also showcased her own extensive knowledge of the designers and the fashions. For the piece de resistance, seven models walked the runway wearing a Diane Freis outfit and presented Club President Cheryl Alberg with red roses in thanks. Each model was able to wear various outfits, totaling 28 outfits in all.
Musician, Jay Munns serenaded the crowd, providing the music and entertainment, playing classic songs from by-gone eras, many of which audience members were familiar with and so sang along. Lunch was served by The Senior Men and Women Service Organization of Arcadia High School.
Models included Arcadia City Councilwoman, April Verlato; Rhonda Carlson; Beverly Street; mother and daughter team, Alexis and Char Wong; Joyce Saunders; Shirley Bane, Arlene Marshall, Connie Russell, Cheryl Alberg and the Chamber’s own, Carrie Lynn Barker. Joyce Saunders made her own beautiful outfit of a “Worth” gown complete with period undergarments, which took many, many hours of work. Karen Hou worked as Fashion Facilitator behind the scenes, making sure models were looking fabulous.
After the models completed the fashion show, prizes were raffled, provided by many local hot spots, such as Matt Denny’s, Cabrera’s, Paco’s, Clearman’s North Wood Inn, and this year’s recently honored Corporate Community Contributor, Fasching’s Car Wash.
The crowd that filled the Woman’s Club hall continued to chat and enjoy each other’s company well into the afternoon, celebrating yet another great event at this historical building.