The fashionable ladies of Alpha Chi Omega hosted their third annual AXΩ Runway this Tuesday night in Pauley Ballroom. The event raised money for A Safe Place, a shelter for female survivors of domestic violence and their families. Pauley looked fabulous with a runway, balloons, and Smart Water on each seat. The audience got a special treat for their ears as well as their eyes - Golden Overtones and Men’s Octet both wowed the crowd.
The Golden Overtones performed at AXΩ Runway.
Thirteen teams of fraternities and sororities strutted their stuff down the runway. Each team was given supplies to create two looks – one Game Day and one High Fashion. The boys went for the humorous side of the fashion show and were decked out in masks, thongs, green mustaches, and many even stuffed their pants to highlight their manliness. One of the fraternities that stood out most was Kappa Alpha, who instead of creating outfits modeled handbags – one for Game Days to store beer as well as an evening bag. The sororities were fierce and mastered the glamour of the runway. Many of the girls were channeling Lady Gaga with bows, huge hair, and lightening bolts.
The past two years Pi Beta Phi won Best Design, but this year Kappa Kappa Gamma stole the show with incredible dresses that looked professionally-made. I have a weakness for ruffles, bows, and zippers and would totally wear both of the masterpieces the girls of Kappa created. Sigma Phi Epsilon won Best Model for the last two years, but this year the boys of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) made it work. Nick Duffy showed off his Cal spirit in blue and gold shorts that accentuated his crotch (a look many of the boys went for in their outfits). Next came Kyle Meshna who looked quite stunning in bright green pants and zebra suspenders. I can definitely picture him rocking that outfit on a night out!
As a reward for their great style and looks, Kappa and TKE both received money for their philanthropy as well as gift certificates to Mrs. Munchies. I can’t wait to see the new styles at next year’s Runway. As Tim Gunn would say, make it work!