Glitter Gala Fashion Show & Super Heroes

by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
November 4, 2015

Imagine Superman’s alter-ego Clark Kent at 8:30am. Where would he be? How would he be dressed? What does Captain America do on a Saturday when he’s not busy saving the world? What would Batman’s Bruce Wayne be wearing at an after-hours event? What do the X-Men wear on their morning coffee run?

This is how our Glitter Gala Fashion Show interns thought through how to incorporate this year’s “In the City” theme into this year’s fashion show. They took the urban vibes from super heroes—and translated them into the runway looks Glitter Gala attendees will see on Friday. “It’s not something we’re directly translating into the show,” intern Hannah Larson told us. “But we’ve been secretly working on it in the back of our minds. It’s inspiration.” During the Fashion Show, look for subtle shout outs to Superman, X-Men, James Bond, Captain America, Thor, Batman, and more!

With this year’s Glitter Gala focus on our Youth Programs, it put our interns in a unique position. They’re not just earning college credit, or creating something for their portfolio, but they’re helping their peers. Trisha, Hannah, and Heather are college students—using their passion for fashion to spread the word and create an impact benefitting programs that help high school and college-aged individuals in their community. Intern Heather Nyland explained, “It makes the experience more personal for us. It could be us on the other side—needing help. We would want them to do the same for us—to have the heart to help each other.”

Super heroes love, serve, and protect the cities they call home. In a way, Goodwill supporters do the same—whether it’s by attending our annual Glitter Gala and participating in the raffle, silent auction, and bling toss, or dropping off a load on a Saturday morning, or swinging into one of our stores to hunt for that one item. Glitter Gala attendees, Glitter Sale shoppers, financial and material donors, and every-day shoppers are the super heroes of our Job Training and Education Programs. You all make them happen.

Thank you, super heroes, for your support—and we look forward to seeing many of you this Friday at Bell Harbor Conference Center for Glitter Gala & Fashion Show 2015


Kim fancies herself a professional communicator. She has experience in writing, graphic design, and social media, and is always looking to expand her knowledge base into other fields of communication. She loves people, coffee & Seattle (including the rain).

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