Strathallan Charity Fashion Show Wows Audience in aid of Rachel House

30 Mar 2012

Strathallan Charity Fashion Show raised over £14,000 for CHAS at Gleneagles last weekend.
Gleneagles Hotel was the chosen venue for this spectacular event and the stunning setting could not have been more fitting. The afternoon started with a champagne reception in the beautiful Glendevon room where the guests could peruse a selection of stalls at their leisure. They were then piped through to the Gleneagles Suite by pupil John Dew. A delicious three course afternoon tea was served and the entertainment commenced with an exhibition dance by the Julie Young Dance troop.
The Fashion Show opened with 21st Century Kilts and Dubarry of Ireland, followed by contemporary styles by Ted Baker and French Connection. Everyone was impressed by the designs provided by Strathallians Ivy Hu, whose work was recently shown at London Fashion Week and Philip Colbert. All the models were pupils from Strathallan who took to their roles with great ease. The show ended with evening wear and an array of ball gowns and suits was paraded down the catwalk. The star was most definitely the surprise model, Archie Curren, who has benefited greatly from CHAS and stole the show and the hearts of the audience.
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) supporter, Carol Smillie hosted the event and announced that a grand total of £14,350 had been raised.