Famed Mother and Daughter Fashion Designers to Appear at NECC
Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci and her equally talented daughter, television celebrity Sondra Celli, will be the special guests of the Women of NECC at the annual membership tea on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from noon until 3 p.m.at Northern Essex Community College on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.
Cellucci will host a fashion show featuring two models and nearly a dozen of their fashions. This will be followed by a casual interview of Celli by her famous mom. They will discuss their roads to success. Celli will reveal the behind-the-scenes stories of her thriving crystal couture business in Waltham as well as her involvement in TLC’s “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” and its spinoff series “Gypsy Sisters”.
Celli’s fashion line features genuine Swarovski crystals adorning baptism gowns, communion, bat mitzvah, prom, and quinceañera dresses, plus accessories, competitive costumes, home décor, pet accessories and more. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). She apprenticed in Italy, France, England, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark. She worked at several prestigious fashion houses in New York, Italy, and Hong Kong earning numerous awards along the way. In 1984, she established The Sondra Celli Company now Sondra Celli Designs designing uncommon crystal couture and accessories for infants, children, and women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Cellucci made a name for herself as early as 1967 creating a fashion house and bridal center. She has since closed the store front, but continues with an online store.
The event will be held in the Hartleb Technology Center. Parking is free.
Proceeds will benefit the Women of NECC Scholarship Fund. Seating is limited. Tickets are $45. To reserve tickets call 978-556-3789.