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October 1, 2020

DRESSED TO THRILL

Photos above by Miguel Serrano
Vournee Nolte walks the runway while wearing “Road Rage” by Christopher Allen; Sharon Casey shares the stage with dog Alpine in a gown made from dog food bags; and Audra Vaccarezza models her “Barefoot Contessa” dress created by Susan Gibbons out of jeans and plastic.

  

SOUTH COUNTY — Trash never goes out of style, as seen at the 2018 South County Trashion Show in which local designers let their creativity shine through 26 unique dresses made from recycled and repurposed materials, such as canning lids, bubble wrap, plastic and dog food bags.

More than 300 guests attended the third annual luncheon fundraiser Feb. 15 at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. The event is a benefit for Alliance on Aging, a local nonprofit that provides free services to seniors in Monterey County.

  

Photos below by Ryan Cronk
Lauren Hamilton and TJ Plew model dresses made by Christopher Allen out of canning lids and acoustic instruments, respectively; Levi Bassetti gets ready backstage; Mikel Ann Miller models the “Tiny Bubbles” dress created by Lynn Plew out of bubble wrap; and Barbara Pekema of Sol Treasures hits the runway in a dress made of letters.

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