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It may not be fashion week in New York, but the catwalk is heating up in Fayetteville as An Affair to Remember, owned by Kathy Jensen, brings its annual Runway Extravaganza to the Crown. 

The local dress shop strives to provide the community with beautiful and unique dress options for life’s most exciting and important events. But more than just beautiful dresses, Jensen and company want to help make beautiful memories.  

“We want to give mothers and daughters who come here the opportunity to shop together. Some people even give certificates to their daughters, granddaughters and nieces when they don’t know what to get them,” Jensen said. 

Perhaps one of the most memorable and exciting ways to experience the dresses that An Affair to Remember will offer this year is at its annual Runway Extravaganza at the Crown on Jan. 7 and 8.

It is much more than a fashion show. It is a perfect opportunity for a girl’s night out. In addition to beautiful dresses, the show will have vendors, music and food. Collections from national designers are presented by local women. 

Jensen explained, “We bring the latest prom fashions and formal wear for 2016 to the show. We will have local girls, our customers, as models. Miss North Carolina will model as well. Attendees can take a turn on the red carpet and have pictures taken. There are tables for a girls’ night out. Vendors will sell everything from clothing to jewelry to makeup and food. We will raffle three prom dresses. VIP seating in the front row is available and general admission is $10. This is really a first class fashion show,” she said.

The Runway Extravaganza offers formal wear options for women and girls of all ages. “We offer clothes for girls from the ages of 6 to about 65 during the show. We will have a lot of traditional trendy prom dresses and some more sophisticated dresses as well, all of which are available in the store,” Jensen said, “This is a great night out, not just about prom. It’s for girls all around. Even younger girls will have a ball.” 

Jensen also said that there are layaway options available for people looking to get a head start on their favorite dress. 

This year the show will also feature formal wear for boys. “Last year we had boy’s clothing added at the last minute and it worked out really well,” Jensen explained. 

The Runway Extravaganza will feature prom and formal wear from designers like Jovani, Sherri Hill and many more.  Jonathan Kayne from Project Runway will be on hand to present his newest designs. 

The Runway Extravaganza is Jan. 7 and 8 at the Crown Expo Center located at 1960 Coliseum Dr. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. VIP seating is available. For more information, call 910-486-5323 or visit www.aatrnc.com. 


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