18 Wish kids walked the runway after a lesson from Petra Nemcova.


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Last night, the wish of 15-year-old Stacy was finally granted when she fulfilled her dream of becoming a supermodel (on a rose petal-lined runway alongside Petra Nemcova, nonetheless). Along with Stacy, 18 Make-A-Wish kids were prepped with a modeling lesson from Nemcova before walking the runway in the first-ever fashion show benefitting the foundation.


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Hosted by celebrity stylist Brad Goreski in Los Angeles, the inaugural show was thrown in collaboration with BCBG Max Azria—marking the first time the fashion brand has staged a runway show on the West Coast. BCBG’s Lubov Azria was also in attendance, posing with the Wish kids on the red carpet before the show began.


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On the runway, the kids were joined by supermodel Petra Nemcova and Alyssa Milano, a long-time supporter of the Make-A-Wish foundation, all wearing fall BCBG Max Azria looks. The black tie event helped raise money for Make-A-Wish kids with life threatening illnesses.



But this isn’t the first time that Make-A-Wish has helped kids fulfill their fashion-related dreams. In the past, 16-year-old Zoe was granted her wish of having a fashion shoot with Harper’s BAZAAR and soon after, the foundation helped 11-year-old designer Noa Sorrell stage her first-ever runway show at Los Angeles Fashion Week.

This Release was published to Harper’s Bazaar as part of the promotion package for the Make-A-Wish Fashion Show event. | by By Lauren Alexis Fisher.