LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Watch out Anna Wintour! Looking over your shoulder pads Michael Kors? Diane von Furstenberg — are you ready for a dressing down?
There’s a new designer in town. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted an 11-year-old Texas girl — an aspiring clothing designer — one awesome wish.
Noa Sorrel got to see her new fashion line come to fruition.
It’s a story that is Only On 9.
KCAL9’s Jennifer Kastner was there when the clothes hit the runway.
Noa spent three months of chemotherapy, in a hospital — away from school and home. She designed clothes — as an escape — to help her get through the tough times this summer.
She told Make-A-Wish she wanted something beautiful to come out of her illness and focused on developing her young talent.
It’s now one hour until showtime.
After getting primped and primed, young models line up for last minute cinching by the young fashionista.
Noa’s come a long way in a very short time. Her collection was showcased Wednesday at LA Fashion Week’s Art Hearts Show in Hollywood.
Seconds before show was to begin, Kastner says the back stage was full of fun, and young models singing Katy Perry songs at the top of their lungs.
And there were some celebrities, too. Like Cedric the Entertainer and actress Alyssa Milano.
Said Milano, “We’re here for Noa and to see her first collection and her first fashion show.”
Cedric the Entertainer echoed that.
“We want to be encouraging to the kids, we want them to dream big,” he said.
A collection of 10 outfits — all designed and sewn by Noa — were shown off on the catwalk. It was clearly a proud moment for Noa’s mother.
“You can sit and feel sorry for yourself,” said Maralice Sorrell, “but you have a choice. Her choice was to learn to do something from scratch.”
Before the models went out, Noa reminded them to “smile and have fun.”
The collection went over well. And more good news. Noa’s cancer is now in remission
And the first thing Noa will do when she gets home? Start working on her fall and winter collection, of course.