Mar

07
2013

FIDM Students Design Prom Dresses for Fashion Club Shoot

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FIDM's FashionClub.com recently challenged FIDM Fashion Design Students to upcycle thrift store gowns into prom dresses, to feature this season's prom trends on FashionClub.com. The students who participated included: David Lee, Danica Ybanez, Angie Martinez, Jarret Levin, and Lizbeth Robles.

We sat down for a Q&A and with Fashion Club Art Director Harriet Grant:

Q: How did you come up with the idea for the story?
A: I am a huge Project Runway fan (Tim Gunn is my hero), so I thought it would be really fun to create a Project Runway-style prom challenge for our student designers. For the challenge itself, I was inspired by the 1980s classic movie Pretty In Pink; Molly Ringwald's
character is on a tight budget so she upcycles a vintage pink dress into a prom dress.

Q: What was your favorite thing about working with the fashion design students?
A: I loved everything about working with the students! Their energy, creativity, and enthusiasm was inspiring. They really had fun with the challenge and it was so exciting to see their designs become reality.

Q: Anything else you'd like to share?
A: I just love the idea of taking an old garment and giving it a new life. I thought all the designers did an excellent job transforming their vintage dresses into something fashion-forward and definitely prom-worthy.

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"The Ingenue" prom look, inspired by Audrey Hepburn
Designer: FIDM Fashion Design Student David Lee
Model: FIDM Student Mariya Dondonyan
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"The Class Act" prom look, inspired by Grace Kelly
Designer: FIDM Fashion Design Student Danica Ybanez
Model: Katie Jones

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"The Bad Girl" prom look, inspired by Liz Taylor
Designer: FIDM Fashion Design Student Angie Martinez
Model: FIDM Interior Design Student Megan Moussamih
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"The Femme Fatale" prom look, inspired by Veronica Lake
Designer: FIDM Fashion Design Student Jarret Levin
Model: FIDM Visual Communications Alumna Jordan Fox

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"The Boho Princess" prom look, inspired by Lisa Bonet
Designer: FIDM Fashion Design Student Lizbeth Robles
Model: FIDM Merchandise Product Development Student Theresa Dunne-Watts

Through FIDM's industry connections, Fashion Club was invited to shoot at JustFab's  headquarters in El Segundo, where model and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons is President and Creative Director.

For more images and to read the entire story, please visit FIDM's FashionClub.com.

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