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All Eyes: Gibbs High students to play dress up on Sunday for a good cause




Gibbs High School senior Katrina Babitzke, 18, waits in a Pre French Revolution style wedding dress while other classmates get into costume for a photo shoot in the school dressing room Friday, April 8, 2016. On April 17, Babitzke and six other students will model period bridal dresses designed by their classmates during a wedding dress sale at Nova 535 in St. Petersburg from noon to 3:00 pm. Students found 98 vintage dresses in storage containers while cleaning out the costume storage area at the school recently, and all the dresses will be sold to buy new lighting and sound equipment for the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCAA)/Gibbs High School Grand Theater. "Most of them have the original tags on them from a shop called Edwards-Macy Brenner's. I googled it and it comes back to locations in Lakeland and Orlando. But really, we have no idea where they came from. But they are beautiful," says Trish Kelley, Costume Design Instructor for PCAA. "I'm normally a lighting designer and I do makeup, so I'm usually behind the scenes," says Babitzke. "It's kind of awesome to get to be in costume and do this for the program."

John Pendygraft
Tampa Bay Times
Twitter/Instagram: @pendygraft

Check out the Nova 535 website to find out more about this fundraising event: Simple Weddings Spring 2016 Bridal Show - April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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