Adele Ngoy’s Red Carpet Collection. Photo by Tsukroff Photography


Women United Around the World (WUAW) presented its 10th Annual International Women’s Day Fashion Show Gala & Fundraiser March 9 at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, and as Danielle Conway, Dean of the University of Maine Law School and MC of the evening noted, “Adele Ngoy sure knows how to convene a multicultural celebration!” Over four hundred  supporters turned out to enjoy an evening of international fashion, food, music and dancing. The colors and styles modeled by women from around the world were a feast for the eyes. The evening also included the outstanding 2019 Red Carpet collection of gowns from Adele Ngoy, founder of Women United Around the World and owner of Antoine’s Tailor Shop & Formal Wear in Portland. Women United Around the World provides a free professional industrial sewing class program for immigrant women aiming to enter the workforce and wants to add a second class, because the waiting list is so long. WUAW also hopes to offer micro grants for students who finish the sewing program to help start their own businesses. For more information about WUAW please visit

Photo by Tsukroff Photography