KAMA, the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance, is a group made up, mainly, of physician’s wives. In 1928, looking to be of benefit to both the community and the medical profession these women formed, without their husbands’ approval. That was pretty bold for 1928. These bright, educated women continue to be of benefit to the community and the medical profession. Their husbands not only approve, but now participate.
The Fashion Drama fashion show had a travel theme and was titled “Destination Fashion”. Fashion Drama is held at The Cherokee Country Club and, while some local clubs seem tired and dated, Cherokee remains elegant but comfortable. Chef David Pinckney pulled together a menu that was light and flavorful and reflected well on his talents. There were about twenty-seven tables of ten and the service was very smooth. The centerpieces carried the travel theme with train cases filled with hydrangea and postcards.
Local Knoxville, small business fashion retailers showed their wares on models (and physicians). Celebrity models were Mona Nair, WATE 6 On Your Side Anchor, and Ashley Davis Sandlin, Miss Alabama 2010. Walking up and down stairs in heels and boots is not easy, but the celebrity models were the equal of the professional models and the doctors were naturals.
Credit must be given to Fashion Director Kathy Hall, and the Fashion Drama co-chairs Sheila Barnett and Tina Callicutt. If there were any problems or miscues, guests were unaware as everything flowed beautifully. KAMA President Lorraine Johnson was beaming throughout the event.
The local small business fashion retailers who participated were Janice Ann’s Fashions, which now has a West Knoxville location, M. S. McClellan, always reliable for great advice and quality, elle Boutique, with something for everyone. and first timer Es8te, a fashion and home store with a very classic aesthetic. Kimball’s Jewellers and Sole in the City provided the guests with a look at accessory trends. Salon Biyoshi made the hair and make up on the models and did it beautifully.
The fashion had many touches of the seventies with furs and ponchos and fringe, but all with a modern sensibility and feel. The selections would look good anywhere in the world, wherever your destination