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This ainâ™t your mamaâ™s summer camp â“ Fashion Camp at Galleria Dallas

After a viewing of “Sex in the City 2,” a friend and I were talking about the “good ole days” and how we used to spot Chanel, Gucci and Prada from a mile away. Well for some reason between the couture and the couch, we had lost our finesse.  Today my fashion is less spotted on the street and more on TV when I watch Project Runway, but a girl can still dream, can’t she?


Well, Galleria Dallas makes it possible for at least our teens to get a chance to get that “behind the scenes” look at what it takes for the fashion to make it down the runway…with Fashion Camp. In its sixth year, Fashion Camp is what I wish summer camp could have been in my younger years.


Here’s a little look at how cool camp can be and for only $199 (and two scholarships are also available for no cost) not so bad if you kid is really looking at any part of the fashion world. (But act fast, the deadline is June 25!) And how cool do you think your kid were to be put them in this camp)


  Here’s the official press release:

This year the highly coveted camp will be held August 2-7, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Galleria Dallas.  Space is limited and the deadline to register is Friday, June 25.


Teens who want to see and experience the energy and excitement of working in the fashion industry will have unparalleled access to a behind-the-scenes look at possible career opportunities.  Top retail experts, designers, stylists and more will work side-by-side with participating students as they learn about the business of style.  Each day, the students will participate in hands-on activities, culminating in the opportunity to execute an exciting runway show featuring the latest trends from Galleria Dallas retailers. 


Students ages 14 to 18 are invited to register to participate in Fashion Camp.  Applications are available at and at Galleria’s Guest Reception Center.  The cost to attend Fashion Camp is $199.  Galleria Dallas will be offering two Fashion Camp scholarships which will allow two students to attend Fashion Camp at no charge.  Applications must be completed and returned by June 25, 2010.


During Galleria Dallas Fashion Camp, students will attend classes each morning taught by industry leaders.  Classes include lectures on professional styling, industry trend forecasting, fashion journalism, fashion retailing, event marketing and more.  Fashion Camp Director Karl Marshall brings years of fashion experience to participating teens.   An international model for 10 years, Marshall has produced fashion shows and events in Dallas, Los Angeles and other markets.  Marshall’s enthusiasm keeps all participants engaged, despite the busy work schedule. 


Campers will spend each afternoon planning and executing a Back-To-School Fashion Show, which Galleria shoppers will enjoy on Saturday, August 7 at 3 p.m.  The fashion show will include scenes created by the campers using professional models and Galleria fashions and emceed by Galleria Dallas Fashion Stylist Holly Quartaro along with a surprise celebrity emcee.