Famous Footwear, a brand of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., on Sept. 8 will host a model casting call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at its midtown
Manhattan store, located at 250 W. 34th St. near Seventh Avenue, as part of the third annual Fashion's Night Out.
Special guests INDASHIO, celebrity designer and winner of VH1's Glam God* reality show, and America's Next Top Model®** winner CariDee English will manage the event, during which each model will show his or her runway walk in the center of the store. One individual selected during the casting call event earns a coveted spot on the runway during INDASHIO's September 13 New York Fashion Week show, sporting looks from his spring 2012 collection.
“We make every day famous for our customers by delivering compelling value, nationally recognized brands and convenient, easy-to-shop stores; now we are giving one aspiring model a chance at fame in a high-profile New York Fashion Week runway show. Fashion's Night Out is about putting fun back into shopping, and this casting call event will create excitement for all our customers, as well as a tremendous opportunity for one individual,” said Famous Footwear senior vice president-Marketing Will Smith.
The casting call is open to male and female models of all experience levels ages 15 to 25, with registration taking place on-site beginning at 5:30 p.m. INDASHIO and CariDee will see up to 200 contestants, with additional opportunities as time permits. A minimum of one individual from the casting call event will be selected for INDASHIO's runway show, but INDASHIO reserves the right to choose additional models at his discretion. Participants must be available for INDASHIO's New York Fashion week runway show on September 13 at the Audi Forum at 9 p.m.
“We are seeking unique looks and talents to feature in my New York Fashion Week show, a passionate individual who embodies the aspirational essence of my designs,” said INDASHIO.
Fashion's Night Out is an unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 in a partnership between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry's economy, and put the fun back in shopping.