Local fashion show producer offers peak inside the runway life

Behind the scenes, not within the photos taken on the red carpet, on the runway or in the crowd is Phoenix resident Margaret Merritt ensuring the fashion show goes off without a hitch. Every year thousands — if not millions of dollars — are raised through charity fashion spectacles across the nation. Catered food is ordered, tables are set, flower arrangements are displayed, all while Ms. Merritt is putting her decades’ worth of experience to guarantee each event raises the most funds possible.