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High school junior Patricia Malec models a “mod” dress and boots at the public library’s 1960s fashion show Sunday, Feb. 16. She was one of 10 volunteer models. The fashion show was part of the 2014 River Falls Reads program. (River Falls Journal photos by Gretta Stark)

'These boots were made for walkin'

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From a white dress with matching high-heeled boots to a pair of bell bottoms, the public library’s fashion show Sunday, Feb. 16 was full of 1960s fashions. 10 volunteer modelled about 25 outfits for a group of about 60 guests.


"I think people really had fun," said library Event and Gallery Coordinator Katie Chaffee. "We were all having a good time, the models were having a good time."

The fashion show was part of the 2014 River Falls Reads program. The event drew about 60 people. Library Event and Gallery Coordinator Katie Chaffee said everyone seemed to have great fun watching the show, remembering clothes they’d worn and learning about fashion history from presenter Robin Murray, UW-River Falls Theater Department chair. 

Chaffee said siad the success of hte event was thanks to community volunteers, inluding Murray and reitred UWRF English Teacher Ruth Wood, who also helped coodinate the progrm. Chaffee said the10 models--including four child models--also helped make the event happen.

Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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