All hands were on deck at the Fox Theater Saturday evening where a crew of volunteers, designers, stylists and staff helped pull together an amazing Saint Louis Fashion Week show featuring “Project Runway” all-stars and alumni. We have pulled together an exclusive behind the scenes rundown of the events that transpired, giving you a backstage pass to one of the most epic shows in Saint Louis Fashion Week history.
All behind-the-scenes photos by Matt Kile for ALIVE Magazine and Saint Louis Fashion Week.
Hair and makeup provided by Kink Salon.
Viktor Luna, in his green room with his graphic printed collection.
Looks by Casanova.
The walls of the Fox backstage were covered with stories, shows, memories and celebrities from its many years as St. Louis entertainment staple. Spy anything familiar?
Michael Drummond, in his green room fitting models for the perfect piece of his dark and beautiful collection.
Scarlet Designs Collection opened the night with a presentation on the steps in the grand ballroom, made from back cloth fabrics from the personal collection of Fox Theatre owner Mary Strauss.
Project Runway All-Stars season 2 winner, Anthony Ryan, ensures his pieces are runway ready.
April Johnston and design partner Leslie Miller ready for rehearsal
The back of house crew preps for rehearsal.
April Johnston and Leslie Miller, previewing their video that played before her line, Mangled Courtesan, premiers to the audience.
Joshua McKinley goes through each garment to decide the proper presentation order he will showcase to guests.
Designers bounced from room to room checking out the collections of their fellow presenters and friends. “This is fabulous,” McKinley said as he was scoping out pieces by Drummond’s line The Exquisite Corpse.
Shoes for the show were provided by Brown Shoe.
Michael Drummond and his assistant fitting models for his newest creations–shoes he designed and made by hand with the help of a local wood artisan.
Co-founders Kelly Hamilton and Attilio D’Agostino making last minute lighting adjustments for event photography.
The evening’s hosts, Melanie Moon and co-founder Elizabeth Tucker, prepping for the stage.