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Local designers Paul Olszewski of Industree House ( and R. Brooke Priddy of Ship to Shore ( turned the recent Asheville Film Festival gala (on Saturday, Nov. 10) into their own runway show, complete with Hollywood-style glamour and plenty of paparazzi (including Xpress photographer Jonathan Welch, who shot these photos). Lowriders of Asheville delivered rock stars and models to the red carpet outside the Fine Arts Theatre. The collaborative fashion show featured Priddy’s gowns and Olszewski’s leather creations.

Check out some of the star-studded looks on local celebs.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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