Annual Tribute Fashion Show honors aspiring model who died by drowning


ST. LOUIS – Mother Model Management hosted her annual Tribute Fashion show on Saturday at the City Foundry. This year’s show hosted more than 60 models who paraded and posed for brands and magazines around the world in honor of a model who died last summer.

Kara Wrice was a 16-year-old junior at Webster Groves High School and a rising star on the volleyball team. She was just beginning to make an impression in the fashion industry before she drowned in the Meramac River at Castlewood Park in July. Her immediate family and fashion family at Mother Model refuse to let her legacy die with her.

Mary Clark, co-owner of Mother Model, said: “Her life was so full of spirit, energetic and happy and the impact she had on our models in particular was significant.”

Hundreds of designers, photographers, fashion designers and models from Saint-Louis have come together to honor Kara. Before the show started, Kara’s father Karl Wrice presented Mother Model with a check for a thousand dollars for the support they have shown since Kara passed away. His family also plans to set up on his behalf an annual scholarship fund of $ 2,500 for a graduate volleyball student from Webster Groves.


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