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Fashion News: Operation Smile Raising Awareness on the Runway


Worldwide children’s medical charity’s Operation Smile presents its fourth annual Jr. Smile Collection Event which raises awareness and funds for children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. The event which is taking place today at New York’s Capitale will feature a runway show with the designs of Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Diane Von Furstenburg. ESSENCE.com will be backstage with celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson and the fabulous DEX New York makeup team, so stay tuned for more coverage of this amazing event that aims to change lives one smile at a time.—QS