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