You would think that after abandoning the intricate and highly prescribed world of corsets, bustles, waistcoats and top hats, getting dressed would be much easier. Nope. Despite more lax undergarments and less formality in dress, the mall--and the Internet, boutiques and discount stores--still overwhelm us with the tyranny of choice. Who do you want to be today: sex kitten, businessman, rock star, debutante or any one of a million other outfits? Maybe you can narrow your options at NorthPark Center's On the Runway fall fashion event. The event revolves around several fashion shows including Boy Meets Girl (menswear with a female silhouette), TV Star (fashions inspired by hot teen shows), Model Off Duty (inspired by the after-hours lifestyle of models) and Under $100 (bargain fashions). Open call for the annual Kim Dawson Model Search also kicks off during the event weekend. On the Runway takes place on tax-free weekend, Friday through Sunday, at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway. Reserved seating for each show is $15, and standing room is free on a first-come basis. For tickets and schedule, call 214-361-6345 or visit northparkcenter.com.
Fri., Aug. 20, 6-9 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 21, 5-9 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 22, 2-6 p.m., 2010