Model search and fashion show on June 10

The Shops at Yale and John Casablancas Modeling & Acting Agency of Rocky Hill are holding the second annual “Get Discovered” Model Search & Fashion Show on Broadway Island during Fashion Days, June 8–10.

The event will feature fashion shows with the latest styles from The Shops at Yale, and a model search in front of top Connecticut and New York agencies.

The “Get Discovered” Model Search & Fashion Show, which is open to ages 4 and older, will take place on Saturday, June 10 from noon to 4 p.m. (rain date Sunday, June 11, noon-4 p.m.). Located at 56 Broadway in New Haven, Broadway Island is across from Apple, J.Crew, and Trailblazer. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge to participate. Agencies on-site will include John Casablancas of Rocky Hill, MSA Curve, Major Model Management and SURFACE — all of New York City.

Members of the public are invited to walk the 32-foot runway as all agencies scout for new models to represent. One participant will receive a full contract with an agency, a trip to New York City, a high-fashion photo shoot, a walk-on spot in a TV commercial, and a $250 gift card to a retailer at The Shops at Yale.

Also that day, Shops at Yale Fashion Shows will take place every 30 minutes 12:30–4 p.m., with professional models from John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Agency. The models will showcase the latest fashions from Denali, Trailblazer, J.Crew, Raggs New Haven, Connecticut Running Company, idiom, Yurway Boutique, Hello Boutique, GANT, Barbour, Urban Outfitters, Lou Lou Boutique, and more.

This year for the first time, The Shops at Yale is celebrating Fashion Days with trunk shows, demonstrations, tours, samples, discounts to shops and restaurants, and more. Ashley’s Ice Cream is sponsoring its “Dogs Get Discovered Photo Shoot” — for dogs only — on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 from noon to 4 p.m.  Ashley’s will treat both the owners and their canine friend to a single scoop cup or cone. See all of the Fashion Days events at

Online pre-registration will be available through June 9, 2017 via The Shops at Yale website Pre-registration is not mandatory, but is recommended. All pre-registrants will be entered to win a professional photoshoot at the Yale Center for British Art from John Casablancas. During the event, perspective models will need to complete a registration form and have a free head-shot photograph taken before walking the runway as part of the model search. Free parking is available for all model search contestants at the 150 York Street Garage, only one block from the event. Show your parking ticket from the garage to the staff at The Shops at Yale event tent for a validation stamp.

Call John Casablancas Modeling & Acting Agency with any questions regarding procedures for the Get Discovered Model Search, 860-563-5959.

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