Saturday March 20, 2010 | 10:42 PM

Madgirl fashion designer Meredith Alex decked out a slew of well-known Portlanders tonight in her Mad Gear men's streetwear and Mad Fashion custom couture and then a packed crowd watched the guys work it on the catwalk. The party started upstairs at Port City Music Hall, where I snapped this photo of Charlie Mitchell, Oakley Dyer and Josh Benthiem. State Seantor Justin Alfond and Maine Mead Works founder Eli Cayer are in the background.

While the guys were downing some liquid courage upstairs, downstairs the crowd swelled with fashionistas, fans of the models and folks out to see musical group Marion Grace. After the fashion show, the band performed tracks from their new CD "Lying Down, Looking Up." I'll have a full report about the fashion show and more snapshots in next weekend's Maine Sunday Telegram. Until then, here's a sampling from the runway.

Terry Zipper models a 100% silk suit coat with vintage fabric applique.

Chris Avantaggio models a T-shirt and hat from his own BeerME line, which is available at the Madgirl World store on Commercial Street in Portland.

Seth Kearns models a vintage flight suit given the Madgirl signature stamp of approval.

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