America’s favorite dolls came to life at the American Girl Fashion Show

Living dolls walked the runway for the American Girl Fashion Show – celebrating the sparkle, spirit, and style of American girls yesterday and today.

The show came alive on stage as more than 75 girls modeled fashions from the popular American Girl brand featuring historical and contemporary styles for both girls and their dolls.

Girls learned how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history while modeling costumes of historical dolls such as Kaya, Felicity, Ruthie and one of their newest historical characters, Rebecca

The show also presented guests with facts to tie into the stories of the American Girl characters along with tips on how to properly curtsy, sip tea and etiquette lessons like passing your food to the right not the left.

More than 800 guests dined on delicious creations by Chef Gale Gand and hair stylists from KidSnips also donated their talent by styling doll hair just like the popular American Girl stores. Plus, NBC Sports broadcaster Daryl Hawks donated his time to MC the event and celebrate the night with his own daughter.

From the time American Girl was launched in 1986 to today, the company has donated more than $100 million in dolls, books, clothes, and cash to countless charities nationwide. Partnering with American Girl programs like this fashion show is a great opportunity for organizations to expand outreach to children’s charities in the community.

To learn more and see exclusive footage from the event, watch the full segment below.