HAUTE ON BROADWAY // CHARITY FASHION SHOW RECAP

By: Reilly Koch, Assistant to Madalyn Manzeck

 Pre-show shenanigans with some of the models. Who wouldn't want a pic with these gorgeous ladies?! PC: Madalyn Manzeck

Pre-show shenanigans with some of the models. Who wouldn't want a pic with these gorgeous ladies?! PC: Madalyn Manzeck

“Giving back is always in style.”

If I had to sum up the events that took place the night of Thursday, June 1st, nothing could better describe them than this quote. Thanks to the selfless, hard work of Kara Alexander and her efforts to put on the first (annual!) Haute on Broadway Fashion and Art Show, This Time Tomorrow, a foundation dedicated to providing financial support to families battling cancer, benefited from a night of many, generous individuals.

From live artist paintings, singers, dancers, and (of course) fashion, the event had it ALL, and I got to experience the excitement from behind the scenes as Madalyn’s assistant. Since Madalyn was showing her NOIR COLLECTION for the first time as a full collection (that’s a total of 11 looks folks) there was a lot to be done, so I was more than happy to chip in any help that I could. At times, this meant running around wrangling models, fluffing skirts, and assisting with quick changes, which at first, can sound a little mundane but in all truthfulness it’s this “go, go, go!” aspect of the fashion industry that I love, and it keeps me coming back for more. Though I didn’t see the show from the same perspective as the patrons that sat alongside the runway, I got to see the inner-workings of what goes into a show and for me, that’s the experience I prefer most.

Unfortunately, my time as Madalyn’s assistant is quickly approaching its end (how can it already be just two more weeks?!) but in the meantime, I’m going to soak in everything that this position has offered me and will continue to offer as I move forward. I am so incredibly thankful for this opportunity, and I cannot wait to spend two more fulfilling weeks with the best “boss” out there!

Peace. Love. Lingerie.

xx,

Reilly


AN INSIDE LOOK INTO THE SHOW:

 Madalyn Manzeck introducing her collection // PC:  Roost Photography

Madalyn Manzeck introducing her collection // PC: Roost Photography

 Nicole Petrie wearing the Valentina Lace Robe // PC: Roost Photography

Nicole Petrie wearing the Valentina Lace Robe // PC: Roost Photography

 Vivian Gross wearing the Brigitte Satin Slip and Carlyle Chiffon Robe // PC:  Roost Photography

Vivian Gross wearing the Brigitte Satin Slip and Carlyle Chiffon Robe // PC: Roost Photography

 Kara Jean M wearing the Gigi Lace Slip // PC:  Roost Photography

Kara Jean M wearing the Gigi Lace Slip // PC: Roost Photography

 Sophia Andries wearing the Sophia Lace Robe // PC:  Roost Photography

Sophia Andries wearing the Sophia Lace Robe // PC: Roost Photography

 Holland Huron wearing the Margeaux Lace Robe // PC:  Roost Photography

Holland Huron wearing the Margeaux Lace Robe // PC: Roost Photography

 Madison Baumgart wearing the Lola Satin PJ Set // PC: Roost Photography

Madison Baumgart wearing the Lola Satin PJ Set // PC: Roost Photography

 Jessica Marie Webber wearing the Poppy PJ Set // PC:  Roost Photography

Jessica Marie Webber wearing the Poppy PJ Set // PC: Roost Photography

 Katie Weister wearing the Seraphina Bra and Panties // PC: Roost Photography

Katie Weister wearing the Seraphina Bra and Panties // PC: Roost Photography

 Lori Mae Gibb wearing the Eloise Lace Bra and Panties // PC:  Roost Photography

Lori Mae Gibb wearing the Eloise Lace Bra and Panties // PC: Roost Photography

 Sonia Weber wearing the Danika Lace Bodysuit // PC:  Roost Photography

Sonia Weber wearing the Danika Lace Bodysuit // PC: Roost Photography

 Victoria Dior wearing the finale piece, the Victoria Lace Bodysuit and Bella Tulle Tiered Skirt // PC: Roost Photography

Victoria Dior wearing the finale piece, the Victoria Lace Bodysuit and Bella Tulle Tiered Skirt // PC: Roost Photography

 The woman responsible for making Haute on Broadway possible, Kara Alexander // PC:  Roost Photography

The woman responsible for making Haute on Broadway possible, Kara Alexander // PC: Roost Photography