On Veterans Day, an Institute holiday, MIT students got the rare opportunity to take a day off in the middle of the week. Some relaxed in their dorms, some explored Boston, and some participated in events on campus such as Katwalk, a fashion show put on by the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Katwalk allowed students to strut their stuff on the runway and featured designers such as Marc Jacobs, American Apparel, and Club Monaco. I photographed the event and I must say that I was surprised by the wide range of outfits that the MIT students chose to model. From bright pink cardigans to dresses made out of cardboard, the outfits modeled in Katwalk showcased the creative facet of MIT students. The audience definitely got their money’s worth, whether they were dazzled by fabulous designer dresses to or laughing at bizarre and hilarious outfits.

All proceeds from Katwalk went towards CASA, an organization that advocates for abused and neglected children. Troy Astorino, a freshman at MIT who modeled in Katwalk, says that, “It was fun getting dressed up and walking the runway, and the fact that it benefited charity made the whole experience so much more rewarding.” It just goes to show that the students at MIT know how to have fun and think of others in the process.