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Jay McCarroll’s McDonald’s Fashion Show
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 @10AM
The Puck Building – Skylight Ballroom

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Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Evens Lamour

It was a gorgeous December morning at Manhattan’s Puck building and the fashion chattering class was out-of-bed and dressed-to-the-nines to see the sometimes Cowboy-hat-wearing, anti-fur-crusading, Project-Runway-winning Jay McCarroll’s designs for McDonalds. Yes, that’s right – McDonalds of the yellow arches and Super Size Me (they have made a commitment to totally remove trans fats).


Kelis

But some how it fit: Jay has a professed desire to make fashion accessible to everyone and he describes his style as techno-Bohemian (www.jaymccarroll.com). And the show and designs were all for a very good cause, Ronald McDonald Houses, a charity that supplies a home-away-from-home for families whose children are in the hospital with serious illnesses.

And it worked. Jay designed several outfits that mixed perfectly with vintage looking McDonald’s tee shirts, including a fun gold trench coat. And then Kelis entered the runway (Heather at MAO PR had been teasing us all week about a celebrity model) with a Project Runway style make-it-work dress made entirely of McDonald’s holiday gift cards. It was hysterical and fun just like Jay, Project Runway, Kelis and (I guess) now McDonalds.


Cool Man-About-Town Andre J

The Puck Building-Skylight Ballroom is located at 295 Lafayette (at Houston and Lafayette) NY, NY 10012. McDonalds is on the corner of every major town and city.


Prince William and Kelis

 


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