Fashion comes to Greenwich Avenue in style

Models included seven-year-old Kara Flynn and six-year-old Lucas Gomez, who showed off the latest from Gap Kids.

Models included seven-year-old Kara Flynn and six-year-old Lucas Gomez, who showed off the latest from Gap Kids.

Models of all ages strutted down the red carpet in style last week as Greenwich Avenue was turned into a catwalk for the annual Fashion on the Avenue.

Unlike last year where rain put a bit of a damper on the fun, the weather wasn’t an issue on Sept. 5 when more than 50 models showed their stuff, modeling fashions from local stores. There were models from local businesses as varied as Gap Kids and Makerbot as well as from Out of the Box and Vineyard Vines. Equinox even got into the spirit as employees of the gym served as models to show off not just fashion but what the gym could do to sculpt a body.

Fashion on the Avenue was put together by Saks Fifth Avenue’s Greenwich Avenue location. This was the fourth year of the event, which started off as an international event by Saks and has quickly become a Greenwich tradition. Greenwich Avenue was closed to traffic from Lewis to Elm streets for the red carpet fashion show. Casablanca Polo served as the presenting sponsor and Equinox, the First Bank of Greenwich and Serendipity Magazine served as sponsors with Saks.

After the fashion show, there were parties in several of the participating businesses. There were also other features beyond the clothes being shown. Dancers from The Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich put on an exhibition and luxury cars were shown off by Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich. Boats from J. Catalano & Sons were also featured. 

In addition to declaring Sept. 5, 2014 to be Greenwich Fashion on the Avenue Day, First Selectman Peter Tesei also served as the honorary chairman of the event.

“This is an opportunity for Greenwich and all of its retailers to showcase the finest in their merchandise and also to bring the community together,” Mr. Tesei said. “Greenwich has an international reputation and located here on Greenwich Avenue are many retailers who also have international reputations as well. It’s an opportunity for us to come and appreciate all that’s offered here in the central business district.”

Mr. Tesei urged everyone to help Greenwich retailers and restaurants kick off the fall retail season and boost the local economy.

A large slideshow of images from Post photographer John Ferris Robben will be available online Monday at Greenwich-post.com.

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