MCC hosts 13th Annual Fashion Show "Evening in Paris"

Evening in Paris fashion show flier. MESA, Arizona – April 16, 2018 -- Mesa Community College’s 2018 Fashion Show, “Evening in Paris,” will take place in the Navajo Room on the Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, April 19. Ticket prices are $5, $25 for VIP seating, and may be purchased online at or at the door the evening of the event. All proceeds go to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to provide MCC Fashion Merchandising and Design student scholarships.

“Evening in Paris” begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction of fun fashion and accessories, followed by 20 plus wearable art designs developed as part of a challenge from the Salt River Project (SRP) to highlight saving energy through the use of window sun shade screen material. At 7:00 p.m. the runway features over 125 fashion designs from Fashion Merchandising and Design Program students. Five graduating Fashion Design students and two alumni, one of which just showed at New York Fashion Week, will model their collections of original designs.

“Our students work very hard during the course of their program,” said Evonne Bowling, MCC Fashion Merchandising & Design Operational Program Director. “This event is the culmination of their artistic and skilled energies in garment design and provides each student the opportunity to showcase their incredibly creative work.”

Dillard's, a strong supporter of the MCC Fashion Merchandising & Design Program, will continue the trend set by national shows of providing gift bags to VIP ticket holders. Runway hair and make-up will be styled by Moni Luvs Effects.

“We are grateful for the local community support of our program,” Bowling added. “Without the contributions and career support from the fashion and business industry, our program would not be as successful as it has become.”

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Media contact: Dawn Zimmer, or 480-461-7892

About MCC's Fashion Merchandising and Design Department
Fashion design, merchandisingand retailing industries are in need of well-trained executives. MCC is committed to student education, internships, and the transfer process to four-year universities so that students can achieve their goals. An integral part of this program is an internship that provides on-the-job experience under the supervision of a professional in the retail field. Learn more here.

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to higher education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Renowned faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and nationally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 10 colleges comprising the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information visit

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA)

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Publication Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2018