Models sought for fashion show in Palm Desert.
A casting call has gone out for models ages 5 to 75, male and female, to model in Westfield Palm Desert’s fifth annual Rock the Runway Fashion Show.
The casting call is for 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the mall. More than 100 models will be selected to model the latest in fall and back-to-school fashion.
Michael Costello of “Project Runway” has been named the premier designer for the show, slated for 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the mall.
Costello, a Palm Springs designer, will preview pieces from his spring/summer 2013 collection to be showcased at New York’s Fashion Week this fall, mall marketing director Franchesca Forrer said.
“We’re thrilled to have Michael Costello join us for the fifth annual Rock the Runway fashion show. His new collection is remarkable, and guests will love him as much in person as they did on ‘Project Runway,’ ” she said.
KESQ Channel 3’s Ginger Jeffries is scheduled to host emcee the fashion show.
New to the catwalk are a group of models — “haute dogs” from Animal Samaritans.
These four-legged fashionistas will unleash their tail-wagging style, and along with nearby “Couture Cats” can be adopted after the show, Forrer said.
There is no cost to attend the fashion show.
More than a dozen retailers will be highlighted at the event, including Aeropostale, Buckle, Charlotte Russe, Gap and JCPenney. A beauty bar will feature samples and discounts from vendors like Bath & Body Works and Perfumania. Free haircuts will be offered for children in kindergarten through sixth grade at JCPenney Salon.