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Fifth Annual American Girl Fashion Show



Instilling self confidence in young girls is the goal of the American Girl Fashion Show, now in its fifth year in San Diego. Striving for a non-competitive environment, Scripps Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) will host more than 100 local costumed girls and their dolls who will walk the runway during the Annual American Girl Fashion Show staged at the elegant Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall on Saturday, March 10, at 2pm, and Sunday, March 11, at 2pm. 


Historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls are on display each year during the clever and colorful American Girl Fashion Show. Since 1992, the event has raised more than $24 million for children’s charities around the country.  Locally, show proceeds will benefit Isabella’s Giraffe Club, a nonprofit organization committed to providing emotional and educational support for parents with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UCSD Medical Center.


“We are so happy to have so many local girls participate in our fifth American Girl Fashion Show and watch them confidently take to the runway in their beautiful costumes with their favorite doll,” says Angela Amoroso, founder of SPAA and Isabella’s Giraffe Club. “Each year we strive to stage an elegant event held in a noncompetitive environment that promotes self-esteem and self-confidence among young girls.”


The Fashion Show will feature young girls in historical clothing, from daywear to sleepwear to special occasion clothing that resembles what the popular American Girl characters might have worn. Contemporary “Just like You” outfits for older girls and sweet “Bitty Baby” fashions will also be featured.


The local girls were chosen from a series of auditions held earlier this year. Tickets are $35 and include delicious refreshments and one raffle ticket. Limited $100 VIP seating is also available and includes five raffle tickets. (858/586-7834, www.superkidslive.com)


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