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September is sprinkled generously with fashion shows spotlighting fall fashions. Two were held last Saturday - "Glamour Update" at the ZCMI Center Court and Nordstrom's Fall Fashion Show at Fashion Place Mall.

Coming up are:- Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Riverboat, 4393 Riverboat Road (west off 4500 South and I-15) - "Empowerment Through Fashion," a business and fashion expo sponsored by the Valley West Chamber of Commerce women's group, Successful Women in Commerce (SWIC), Hardees, Coca-Cola and KISN radio. The evening will feature booths from 30 exhibitors presenting products and services. Modeling the fashions will be members of the Valley West Chamber of Commerce and their associates.

- Saturday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m., Trolley Square - To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, Trolley Square is sponsoring a show featuring the latest 1992 fall fashions. Also featured will be styles from the early '70s. The public will enjoy reliving the days of double knit, dungarees, platform shoes, hip huggers and more.

- Saturday, Sept. 26, 11:30, social hour; noon, lunch, followed by fashion show - Vogue's New York Fall Collection will be featured in Little America's Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $22 each. The public is invited to attend. For reservations, call 942-7955. The event is sponsored by the Salt Lake County Medical Society Auxiliary and ZCMI. Proceeds will benefit several community health projects.

Other fashion-related events include:

- Friday, Sept. 18, 3-5 p.m., J.C. Penney stores - Elizabeth Taylor will broadcast via satellite to customers in more than 400 J.C. Penney stores nationwide. She will appear as a representative of Parfums International Ltd., the division of Elizabeth Arden that distributes "Passion" for women and men.

The event will take place in the Dallas-based retailer's television studios. J.C. Penney stores at Cottonwood Mall and South Towne Center will be participating. They have installed additional wiring so the broadcast will go directly to the cosmetics departments and reach customers on the selling floor. The two local stores are inviting shoppers to compete in Elizabeth Taylor trivia contests; they're also offering an exclusive T-shirt inscribed "I spent the afternoon with Elizabeth Taylor on Sept. 18."

- Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m., Community Room, South Towne Center, 10450 S. State, Sandy - J.C. Penney will feature "Secrets of Style," a presentation by speaker, author and image consultant Doris Pooser. She will give a complete fashion overview for fall/winter '92 as well as advice and assistance in selecting makeup and hair styles, fashion colors and silhouettes that are right for a given person's look and lifestyle.

This event is for members of the Sandy Women in Business, the Utah Professional Saleswomen Association and the public. RSVP must be made by Wednesday, Sept. 16. Please call Laura at 566-1516 or Carol at 350-2340.