This past Saturday, TRUE Model Management and Runway The Real Way LLC hosted the Girl’s Empowerment Fashion Runway event at Yotel in Midtown to close out the Women & Fashion FilmFest. TRUE Model Management, which was founded by Dale Noelle, is a management company for fit models. Dale herself began her career as a fit model for Ford Models. She worked as a model for designers such as DKNY Limited, Walmart, Ralph Rucci for Chado, Oleg Cassini, Badgley Mischka, Catherine Malandrino, and many others. Today, her agency's headquarters are in New York with affiliates in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. TRUE Model Management’s accounts include brands such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, The Gap, Zac Posen, Oscar De La Renta, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang.
The runway event was produced in its entirety by local high school and college girls, who are well on their way to achieving their dreams. Prior to the runway show, there was a contemporary dance performance and a DJ set by DJ Marcus. The show featured designs by students of the United Colors of Fashion (UCOF Academy), Pratt Institute, and Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as outfits from Best Dressed NY. The entire event was full of energy and showcased a remarkable lineup of young, aspiring women. What an inspirational event!