'Rock the Runway' fashion show kicks off Pride Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Makeup, glitz and glamour.

Pride Houston's official fashion show "Rock the Runway" is always a hot success.

"There's a lot of awesome and fun designs," says model Jessica Zyrie.

Houston models and designers showed off the latest haute couture, and this year, a local business made a cameo.

"We really want to do something different," said Hailey Orr, co-owner of Modern Affinity.

Orr and business partner Joe Groom will open a bridal shop next month catering to everyone, especially the LGBTQ community.

"(We) really cater to all brides, whether you want to wear a gown or tuxedo," Groom said. "We want to be inclusive to anything anybody wants to wear."

"And make sure they have a dream wedding that everyone else gets," Orr adds.

The fashion show is always a great lead-in to Houston's Pride parade, where more than 500,000 people from all over the world show up.

"To be able to celebrate and live in our true colors, it's just a beautiful thing to be a part of," Zyrie said.

As a transgender model of color, Zyrie said it's important to stand together as a community.

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