NOAF’s First Annual ‘Say Yes to the Vest’
We hosted our first-ever reproductive-rights-themed fashion show on March 31st, just after New Orleans Fashion Week, to pay homage to our wonderful, fierce clinic escorts by celebrating the iconic clinic escort vest.
Our “Say Yes to the Vest” fashion show featured ten re-designed and re-imagined clinic escort vests by local designers, professional and amateur alike, which were judged on creativity, relevance, and style by a panel of three judges. Our Judge's Choice and Audience's Choice winners were Danielle McAcy and Winter Randall, respectively, for their thoughtful designs which incorporated common slurs thrown at our escorts during their shifts and the feeling that come with meeting both patients and protesters. Scroll to the bottom of this post for photos of our designers, participants, and vests!
The evening also featured a silent auction, raffle, live comedy, and a spread of food cooked by several of our escorts!
We would like to thank our amazing host Camille Roane, our talented vest designers, models, stylists, judges, NOAF Clinic Escort Volunteers, DJ BeauTato, Circus Sideshow Performer Wendy Blades, and Photographer Erin Nelson. Much gratitude to our Sponsor Women's Health Care Center, and our Community Partners- Goods that Matter Miette TREO Turkey and the Wolf Chimera Lashes Gogo Jewelry Mason-re Society of Sin Burlesque, Artist Brian Bush, and to everyone else who donated. We are so grateful for your love and support!