Montini Catholic's 38th annual fashion show benefits the San Miguel Scholarship Fund

Montini Catholic alumni and parents sipped, shopped and sparkled on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Lasallian college preparatory high school's 38th annual fashion show, held this year in the school's field house and newly renovated auditorium.

Montini Catholic Alumni Director Katie Doll Hubeny, Class of 1996, models a fur from York Furrier in Elmhurst during the 38th annual fashion show. - Courtesy of Montini Catholic

Student models, proud parents, friends and fashionistas kicked off the Christmas season in style.

"This event allows us the opportunity to make the dream of a Catholic education come true for deserving students through our San Miguel Fund," said Principal Kevin Beirne, who showed his support this year by serving as the master of ceremonies.

The Christmas-themed fashion extravaganza is a much anticipated Montini tradition. The show featured trendy and casual apparel, formal wear, furs and sparkling evening gowns, all modeled by Montini juniors, seniors and alumni and all for a good cause -- to benefit Montini's San Miguel Fund.

The scholarship fund helps provide financial assistance to Montini Catholic families finding themselves experiencing hardships, such as serious illness, death or severe financial difficulties. It provides students with an opportunity for a Catholic education that they may not otherwise be able to afford.

The event was chaired by Montini Catholic parents, Amy Caveney (Class of 1994), Melissa Gramann, Jennifer Sidler, and Rhonda Sipchen and the fashion show was produced by Eugenia Scavone (Class of 1984) and Carrie Pionke.

The festive day featured a luncheon, preshow vendor boutique, and raffle opportunities before the students and alumni took to the stage.

Fashions showcased included those from Jayne (Glen Ellyn), LL Bean (Downers Grove), Kie & Kate Couture (Elmhurst), Hazyl Boutique (Elmhurst), Tommy Bahama (Downers Grove), Black Tie Formalwear (Glen Ellyn), Peaches (Chicago) and York Furrier Inc. (Elmhurst).

"I always have sincere gratitude and appreciation to all our attendees for supporting our annual fashion show, as well as committee chairs, members and volunteers," said President Jim Segredo. "This event is always so much fun and allows us to come together as a school community and celebrate the Christmas season together, while supporting a great, great cause."