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Multicultural Fashion Show highlights GSU diversity

Chandana Mandadi
International students walk the red carpet at the fashion show.

By Chandana Mandadi, Phoenix staff writer

Governors State University’s Office of International Services recently hosted a dynamic Multicultural Fashion Show that showcased traditional, modern, and fusion styles. The event, organized by a dedicated committee, emphasized the university’s commitment to diversity.

Collaborations with student organizations added authenticity, celebrating multiculturalism, and educating attendees about unique design stories. Meticulous preparations and strategic promotion highlighted unity through diversity, making the event a shining example of the campus’s commitment to inclusivity.

The fashion show, held Nov. 13 in Engberston Hall, came on the heels of the recent gathering of international students that had showcased the richness of their cultures through vibrant posters highlighting famous places, festivals, and cuisines from their home countries. That cultural exchange had transformed the campus into a global mosaic of diversity.

The Fashion Show featured traditional and contemporary attire from around the world. The spectacular
event was accompanied by lively music and symbolized the university’s commitment to fostering cross-
cultural understanding. The show exemplified the inclusive and celebratory atmosphere at GSU, where the diversity of the international student body is embraced and celebrated.

The fashion show offered a culinary accompaniment where global flavors take center complemented the swirling fashions. From the crispy spring rolls to the sweet indulgence of Gulab Jamun and the
savory goodness of all bhojia, the menu showcased a rich tapestry of tastes to match the colorful fashions.

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