French Club’s Costume Contest

Paris Fashion Week Inspires the French Club to Hold Costume Event

Navya Kaur

Staff Writer

    The French Club held its first Paris Fashion Week Inspired Costume Contest at lunch on Friday, October 25th. Students brought their own clothes or used the ones provided by the French Club to assemble together their favorite outfits.

    The French Club held this event to expand the knowledge of French culture to American High School students.

    “Paris is the capital of fashion in the world,” fundraising commissioner Emily Wang (10) said. “We wanted to bring [that culture] to our school. The contestants were able to express their own fashion style and have fun. ”

    The contestants were judged by “celebrity” judges and were put into categories of best outfit and most funny costume. The winners both received five dollar Starbucks gift cards as prizes.

    “People were able to try new things and it was fun [for them] to dress up,” Garima Raheja (11), vice president of the French Club said.

    Even students that were not participating enjoyed watching the event.

Sophomore Emily Wang, participator in the Paris Fashion Show Inspired Costume Contest, poses for the judges on September 25, 2013.  “It was a fun event,” Wang said. “I got to try on different things.”
Sophomore Emily Wang, participator in the Paris Fashion Show Inspired Costume Contest, poses for the judges on September 25, 2013. “It was a fun event,” Wang said. “I got to try on different things.”

    “It was really entertaining and it had an energetic vibe,” sophomore Aneha Singh said. “I came to support my friends and I really like French culture.”

    The costume contest, however, did earn some mixed reviews from other spectators.

    “The posters implied that it was a fashion show, but it turned out to be more of a costume contest,” junior Rasika Sudu said. “But it was still fun.”

    Overall, however, the costume contest received positive results.

“It turned out pretty well and all my friends dressed up, which was pretty fun,” sophomore Lizzette Vega said. “I look forward to a similar event by the French Club next year!”

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