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Organisers of a special charity fashion show which was attended by the first lady of fashion are celebrating their success following the event.
The sell-out Northern Youth Fashion Show, organised by a group of students, raised more than £30,000 for two charities which support refugees.
As part of the event, held at the University of York’s Central Hall on January 29, Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of US Vogue, gave a talk and took part in a Q&A session led by Katharine Viner, editor of the Guardian.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the way the evening went, we’ve raised a substantial amount of money which will really make a difference to people’s lives,” said Ellie Wintour, one of the organisers of the event.
“We can’t thank Anna, Katharine and everybody else who was involved in the show enough for helping us to make the event such a success.
Proceeds from the evening, which had more than 1000 attendees, will be split between Refugee Action York, which helps to integrate refugees into the local area, and the Xavier Project, which delivers mentoring schemes, offers job opportunities and runs schools for refugees across the world.
Along with the fashion show, which showcased clothes designed by students in the north, the event included live performances from North Yorkshire folk singer Billie Marten and Friendly Fires and Metronomy, who collaborated for the first time especially for the show.
There was also a silent auction and a raffle, which included prizes such as Mulberry handbag, a Radley bag and a signed Roger Federer t-shirt and tennis racquet.
The event was sponsored by a number of well-known organisations, including train company Grand Central and Yorkshire Living Magazine.
The students also secured the hair brand Milkshake and makeup brands Makeup Forever and Bobbi Brown to sponsor the event and provide the backstage styling team.
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