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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Geeks walk the runway at DC Week fashion show

Twenty-five geeks-turned-models walked the runway at Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase for the Geek 2 Chic fashion show Tuesday night.

The men, who included Andrew Noyes of Facebook and Vince
Blake Hall, a veteran and co-founder of Tropswap, models a tuxedo and shirt by Armani Collezioni. (Cara Kelly/The Washington Post)
Menzione of Microsoft, donned designer duds before thrilling audiences with their best struts and poses on the impromptu catwalk. And although most of the models expressed a sincere hesitation about their new-found occupations for the evening, the show was anything but stiff.

Johnny Kissko, an award-winning, tech-savvy teacher, impressed attendees with the running man; Brian Chambers of Blue Advertising demonstrated his vocal abilities; and Pat Yonpradit, an educator from Springbook High in Maryland, received huge cheers from the crowd for his runway moon-walk. 

Fashion highlights included a Ralph Lauren motorcycle jacket and bow-tie combination seen on Andrew Noyes, fitted grey suit by Hugo Boss on Leo Schmid, and an Armani Collezioni tuxedo worn by Blake Hall. 

Hall, a veteran and co-founder of the e-commerce platform Troopswap, became one of the undeniable stars of the evening, along with  Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship graduate Jabious Williams. Williams founded Williams Art & Photography with the help of the program, which provides instruction for teens from low-income communities to prepare for futures as business and tech professionals.

All ticket proceeds from the evening will benefit NFTE.

By Cara Kelly  |  11:59 PM ET, 11/08/2011

 
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