Despite today’s wintry weather, spring is in the air. Well, at least it’s on the runways throughout the area. In addition to today’s St. Valentine’s Day Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Meyerson, SMU’s Alpha Chi Omega chapter and its alumnae are getting ready for their 13th annual Alpha Chi Couture: Runway To A Million.
According to Alpha Chi Couture Collegiate Co-Chair Taylor Turner, “Over the last 13 years, we’ve raised over $900,000 through Couture. Our goal is to raise $1,000,000, which is why we started #RunwayToAMillion. We believe that every woman should know what a healthy relationship looks like, because love shouldn’t hurt.”
Benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter, Alpha Chi Omega Foundation and One Love Foundation, the nighttime fashion show will take place on the evening of Friday, February 21, at the Fashion Industry Gallery.
Since 1992, Alpha Chi Omega has made domestic violence awareness and prevention their fundraising priority.
Alpha Chi Couture Alumni Co-Chair Stacey Farrell explained, “1 in 3 Texas women will know domestic violence in their lifetime, and college aged women in particular experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence – almost triple the national average. Alpha Chi Couture raises much needed funds for Genesis Women’s Shelter, One Love Foundation, and Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, and it raises awareness within the Dallas community and on SMU’s campus.”
Event Producer Jan Strimple will orchestrating the show with SMU students and Genesis Alliance Board women in Tootsies’ fashions.
Tickets are going for $100 for individuals with discounts for young alumni and SMU students and faculty.
* Graphic provided by Alpha Chi Omega