The Lighter Side of Fashion: MetLife Snoopy in Fashion

After all of the runway gossip settles down the first question that often comes to mind, for me anyway, is: Really? I mean, the truly wacky aside, why can’t there be a fashion show that is a little more light-hearted? A little less The Devil Wears Prada and a little more, I don’t know, Peanuts? Oh, and I want it to be for a good cause too.

Well, I was watching The View on TiVo the other day and it turns out that indeed if you ask, you shall receive.

Jaslene, the winner of America’s Next Top Model - Cycle 8 models the dress that Elizabeth Hasselbeck designed for the MetLife Snoopy in Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Imagecourtesy of Watching The View)

The MetLife Snoopy in Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was held on Sept. 7, 2007 at 6pm EST in Bryant Park and all designs are being auctioned off by Auction Cause with the proceeds going directly to Dress for Success.

Dress for Success is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

The designers featured were:

Laura Bennett of Bravo’s Project Runway Season 3; David Bromstad of HGTV; Cannon; Tony Award Winner, Kristin Chenoweth;

Liz Claiborne, which was modeled by CariDee English, winner of ANTM – Cycle 7 (image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week via Inside Bay Area);

R Scott French;

Whoopi Goldberg (Frazer Harrison/GettyImages);

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Heatherette (photo taken by Carol Lee, courtesy of PaperMag); 

Ingrid Hoffmann; Betsey Johnson who lives on my block and I actually run into periodically;

Isaac Mizrahi whom I often see walking his dog in my neighborhood (Frazer Harrison/GettyImages);

Matt Murphy; Hiromichi Nakano; Pamella Roland; Nicole Romano; Agatha Ruiz de la Prada; Jeremy Scott; Spijkers en Spijkers; Spring + Mercer; Stewart + Brown; The Blonds; Wildchild Wear; and Jason Wu.

You can check out a video of the show below or by clicking here or here.