Written for The Argo by Esmeralda Rivera
On Friday, March 3, Delta Phi Epsilon held its annual Fashion Show to support its National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) philanthropy and promote body positivity. Many DPhiE members, along with members of Delta Zeta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Tri Delta, Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Delta Theta, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon participated in the show. Some non-Greek members also participated, representing other clubs and organizations of Stockton, one of them being the Physics Club.
The event featured tables selling clothing and art from student-run small businesses. The fashion show promoted these students’ outfits and art and hoped to support them in growing their market.
The models came out alone, in pairs, or in trios, showing off many different outfits. There were even two dog models, Zoe and Moose, the former accompanying a member of Delta Phi Epsilon. The show consisted of three rounds, one where the models showed off their Greek letters, one where they dressed up in various formal and themed outfits, and one where they showed off merchandise from the small businesses collaborating with the host sorority. The three businesses featured in the event were Making Waves NJ, Kyla Hoinkis Art, and This Bitch Can Stitch.
Some models got creative with their outfits, and audience members cheered for their friends and Greek siblings. There was also a surprise appearance by Mike Clark, also known as “Philly Mike” and “Cheesesteak Mike,” of the Stockton Dining Staff, who was invited to walk the runway in the middle of the show. The event intended to inspire a message of body positivity, encouraging everyone to be comfortable with their own bodies and not to aim for the Covergirl/Miss Universe perfection promoted by mainstream media.
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