Teachers do so much every day and for the most part receive little recognition and comparatively low pay for what they do. Luckily, there are some people and some outstanding companies who celebrate teachers and help put them in the spotlight.
Foxcroft, the leader in non-iron shirts and classic lifestyle apparel for women, recently recognized the deserving public school teachers of New York City with head-to-toe makeovers in partnership with L’Appartement Prive Salon in Manhattan. Twenty women from P.S. 31 in Brooklyn were transformed into Foxcroft Style Stars this summer.
This is the second year in a row that Foxcroft has produced their Style Stars project. Partnering with P.S. 31 Brooklyn, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is the brand’s special way to recognize all teachers for their hard work and devotion to their communities.
L’Appartement Prive Salon, located off the prestigious Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, hosted the ladies for the day where they were treated to hair consultations and styling by celebrity hairstylist, Laurent Dufourg, in additional to a custom wardrobe from Foxcroft.
Janet Zukowski, who has been a teacher at P.S. 31 for over 30 years, said the day was “magical.” She added, “We felt appreciated and were treated royally. I think it was a once in a lifetime kind of event.”
Dufourg, who began his career in Paris at the age of 16, has worked with celebrities including, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Depp, Sophia Loren and Tina Fey. “Working with these ladies is extremely rewarding because they leave the salon feeling like a million dollars. I love it. It is very satisfying,” Dufourg said.
“It was nice to be pampered and recognized for the work that we do in a totally different way,” LouAnn Gallo, who has taught at P.S. 31 for 15 years, said. “It was a really positive experience.”
“We are thrilled to have the women of P.S. 31 Brooklyn participate in our Style Stars project,” says Tom Dietrich, President of The Apparel Group, the parent company of Foxcroft. “This project reflects our ongoing effort to support teachers for their hard work in educating our children.”
About Foxcroft Collection: Foxcroft, owned by The Apparel Group Ltd., is a better-priced women’s apparel collection that is distributed to more than 1,200 retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s Von Maur, and Amazon.com. Inspired by signature patterns, vibrant colors and feminine shapes, Foxcroft is designed for the confident woman who enjoys a casual but polished look.
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