The Oscars® came to FIDM to recently to film a six-episode web series, Oscars Fashion Face/Off, featuring Nick Verreos and three superstar FIDM Fashion Design Grads: Kevan Hall, Heathyr Lawrence, and Dominique Pearl David. Each day this week, Oscars.com will release one of the episodes (see the schedule, below).
In each episode, Nick interviews the designer and showcases their work and inspiration sketches for what the Best Actress nominees and host should wear on the day of the big show this Sunday. "My favorite part of the process was seeing the sketches," says Nick. "I’m a sketcher and I’ve been drawing since I was two, so that was a highlight for me." Each day, fans will be urged to go to the official Academy Awards Facebook Page to vote for their favorite sketches for each actress. The designer with the most sketches will be interviewed on the red carpet the day of the Academy Awards!
"The Oscars are the crème de la crème of the red carpet award shows," says Nick, an alumnus and popular instructor at FIDM. "I love seeing one-of-a-kind haute couture, essentially pieces of art, on an actress." Here is the schedule of episodes for Oscars Fashion Face/Off. Be sure to vote on the official Academy Awards Facebook Page:
February 19 - Jessica Chastain Episode, Jennifer Lawrence Episode
February 20 - Emmanuelle Riva Episode
February 21 - Quvenzhane' Wallis Episode
February 22 - Naomi Watts Episode
February 23 - Host Seth McFarlane Episode