Loyola College Prep seniors walk through fashion history at 70th style show.

Why do you need 80 pounds of glitter at the 70th Loyola College Prep Style Show and Luncheon at Bossier Civic Center?

Because you need enough glitter to decorate the fab main stage jukebox. You also need Records fluttering from the ceiling-high chandelier and Snoopy centerpieces.

“It brought sparkle and spice to the show,” said Allison Barrett, who with Hope Ghali, was in charge of decorations for the event which packed the center.

Jack Simms and Mika Tyner preform during the Loyola Style Show and Luncheon Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Bossier Civic Center.

Style Show Chief Neal Cox shared duties with Co-Chairs Eloise Graf, Ashley Smith and Mandy May. David Alvis, owner of Silver Star, was celebrating his 60th birthday and along with Buttercups Cupcakes, toasted the day by providing box lunch goodies for attendees.

Once again, all seniors were presented in the Senior Walk and Alumni who were parents and grandparents of members of the  Class of 2024 were presented with their children or grandchildren. Among the alums: Allison Gates Barrett, Ross Pryor Barret, Judy O’Neal Williams, Holly Mears Tucker, Jay Christpher Mascagni, James Thomas Mayeaux, Michael O’Neal Herzog and Nicholas Roppolo.

But the stars of the show were members of the Loyola Class of 2024, who pranced, danced, hopped, twisted, boogied, skipped and jumped in the professional-inspired, well-choreographed style show, designed by Elizabeth Ardoin and Sofie Payne. It featured the latest fashions from local retailers.

Among the seniors modeling ensembles in nine sequences featuring latest fashions from local retailers, which included mini-mini skirts in bright colors for the coeds and vests, flannel shirts and tuxedoes in muted colors of the rainbow for the guys.

The Loyola Style Show and Luncheon Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Bossier Civic Center.

Retailers included:

Pretenses & Sportspectrum: “50’s Girls” Mary Helen Burford and Isabella Romanski

Dillard’s: “50’s Mix” Henry Hoang and Lauren Triche

Branded Boutique, Favorite Sisters’ Boutique & LOA Clothing: “60’s Girls” Abby  Weego and Emma Malloy

John Pickens & Dillard’s: “60’s Boys” William Hardtner, Matthew Frierson

M. Clothing and Paper Tulip: “70’s Girls” Maggie Googe and Mary Marzelle Elberson

Squires Formalwear: “70’s Boys” Rhys Armagost and Ian Lin

Chateau en Mae and Isadora Boutique: “80s Girls” Grace Ghali and Trina Simmons

JAC Clothing and Simply Chic Boutique: “90’s Girls” Karrington Carter and Molly McGill

L.E. Chalk and Sportspectrum: “2000’s Boys” Max Mayeaux and Max Mayeaux.

“Best of Show,” the last segment featured all the seniors as they moved on stage by the backstage or marched through the audience on paths to the stage, performing together as the music played on and applause rang out from the audience.

What a finale for “Twist, Rock &  Hip Hop!”

What a production to remember.

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