(Friday, March 23, 2018 – New York, NY) – More than 20 senior citizens transformed into runway models and took to the catwalk at the Carter Burden Network Annual Fashion Show today. The event took place at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center (Covello) in East Harlem. Covello is one of four NYC-based senior centers in the Carter Burden Network (CBN). 

With the help of professional backstage preparation with make-up by artists from the Center of Makeup Artistry and Design, seniors were dressed ‘to the nines’ modeling formal wear, jewelry and accessories, as well as traditional ethnic clothing with Chinese, Hispanic, and African flair. Some of the models wore outfits that they personally designed and sewed onsite in the Sewing Construction class in the Macy’s Creative Arts Center at Covello.

After the runway program, the event concluded with a party including music, dancing, and refreshments.

William J. Dionne, Executive Director of the Carter Burden Network, who emceed the event, said, “While we run many diverse programs that bring our seniors joy, the fashion show is the most anticipated event of the year. Our models prepare for this for months…and it shows! Today, personality, pizzazz and professionalism shone through on the catwalk. The generosity of Macy’s, the Center of Makeup Artistry and Design, and DevaCurl have helped create memories that will last a lifetime for our models, the audience and all of us at the Carter Burden Network.”

 Also on hand were the Carter Burden Network’s Founding Board Member Susan L. Burden; Board Chair, Jeffrey A. Weber; Margaret Smith, Vice Chairman of the Board; and Kathryn Cashman, Board member.

Event sponsors included Macys, who provide volunteers for the show each year; the Center of Makeup Artistry and Design, who provided the make-up and their professional make-up artists; and DevaCurl, provided gift bags filled with hair products for the models.

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