Jady Hwong, a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, is one of about a dozen students who helped out backstage at the Fashion Fights Poverty Show at the Mayflower Hotel.
About a dozen students from D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School are helping out backstage at the Fashion Fights Poverty Show at the Mayflower Hotel tonight.
Jady Hwong is a junior and is helping a model with her outfit. She says it's a practical extension of her clothing and textiles class, the only one of it's kind in D.C. Public Schools.
Hannah Quinn, a senior, is ironing another model's clothes. She says she loves writing about fashion and this is an opportunity to see what really goes on backstage.
Laura Williams who teaches the class, is a designer herself. She tells her students fashion isn't just about high heels and glamour; they also need to know a lot of math.
In class, students sew their own clothes, produce an online fashion newspaper and travel to New York for shows.
Kavitha Cardoza reports...