Local American Girl fans will be among the first in the country to see this year's new line of American Girl fashions during the second annual American Girl Fashion Show.

The event is a fundraising benefit for Kosair Children's Hospital.

The American Girl Fashion Show at Churchill Downs will include a preview party on October 10th, with fashion shows on October 11th and 12th.

Cost for the preview party is $50, and the cost for the show is $35. 

For more information call 502 629-KIDS (5437) or check out the Help Kosair Childrens Hospital website.

The shows feature historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls, including daywear, sleepwear and special-occasion clothing.

Historical styles resemble what the popular American Girl characters Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Addy, Samantha, Kit, Molly and Julie might have worn.

Contemporary fashions from the "Just Like You" collection and Bitty Baby fashions for younger girls also will be featured.

Held in Millionaires Row at historic Churchill Downs, girls and their families also will enjoy a tea party with treats the American Girl characters might have eaten.

Girls will receive a goody bag and can have their picture taken with the models to commemorate the event.

New to the show this year is the addition of the American Girl Fashion Show Doll Hair Salon, where girls can have their American Girl doll's hair styled by local stylists before the fashion show.