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Photos: Crystal Couture 2013

by ARLnow.com February 8, 2013 at 11:40 am 9 Comments

The annual Crystal Couture fashion show will be wrapping up its five day run this weekend.

The show starts at 6:00 and closes at 10:00 each night, on the vacant top floor of an office building at 251 18th Street in Crystal City. The space, stripped bare of any of its former office accouterments, hosts a 360 degree runway that wraps around the entire floor. A procession of models walk the runway, wearing clothes, swimwear and jewelry from local boutiques and designers.

The runway is lined by boutiques, hair and makeup stations (free for patrons), a DJ booth and a cash bar.

Tonight (Friday) the show will be hosted by local media personalities Sarah Fraser and Kate Michael (“K Street Kate”). Tomorrow, on its last night, it will be hosted by Guy Lambert and Sunni (“Sunni and the City”) of WPGC-FM.

The photos above were taken Thursday night.

Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

  • John Fontain

    Fashion is such a tough business. Most make nothing in hopes of becoming one of the very few who make enormous sums. I guess it’s like most of the other arts.

  • dr seuss

    I, for one, welcome our beautiful social overlords.

  • Joan Fountain

    I’m glad they found a use for all that empty space in CC.

    • This is my friend Mr. Wang . . . no offense!


  • Couturious

    Does anybody go to this thing? Looks a little bleak. May be another thing taxpayers might want to question on an ROI basis

    • Carolyn

      The ROI are the people that would not normally come to Crystal City. The place is a ghost town after 5:00 p.m.

    • spookiness

      If it is sponsored by the BID, what is the taxpayer involvement, other than those who pay BID taxes, who are represented by the promoter?

  • hoyacougar

    but dang, there’s some pretty people in some of those pics…

  • Carolyn

    I attended and I thought the shows were fabulous. It would be nice if Crystal City offered more events like this to get people into the area after 5:00 p.m.


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