polo andrew pant glitz define HOF Enshrinement Festival fashion show
was difficult to tell who were the models and who were the guests as they came and went.
This year’s clothing choices were beautiful, comfortable, glamourous, even a little flirtatious, each scene better than the one before. All could be worn right here in Stark County.
“I thought the show was lovely,” said Margie Hoge of Massillon. “It was very entertaining.”
Sitting with others from Akron and Wisconsin, Toni Ann Cotopolis of Canton said, “It was very entertaining. I always have a good time at this event, but I wish they would announce where the fashions are from. I love getting dressed up, putting on a hat and acting like a grownup!”
Karen Suter Fitzpatrick of Jackson Township, a Hall of Fame Queen Court member in 1979, said the festival events are always special to her.
“I am glad the volunteers have kept this up. It is so special for me. This is always a great show,” she said.
That said, there were several local models in the show, including Janice Egan Brenner,
Cathy Wyatt, Jak Taylor, Ben Barrett, Tricia Finan, Brooklyn McDaniels, and Kaitlyn Barton, all of Canton; Emma Porter of Jackson Township; and Elizabeth Fladung of North Canton.
Among the fashions this year were a multi colored Art of Cloth original hand painted dress from Snarky Art and Journey Studios with an alpaca wrap from Fiber Studio Robbie Grodin; black leather and lace cascade top with a flirty skirt and white tank from Catherines Plus Sizes; a sleeveless black glitter tank top worn with metallic gold woven shorts with a stretch waistband from The District Boutique; a cold shoulder zebra maxi dress with Bianca collection jewelry; and of course, what is the show without Lingenfelter Brill? Among the furs they showed this year were a black dyed lamb with dyed mink trim, a Halian alpaca with cross fox trim; and a breath of spring full length mink coat.