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Posted Monday, May 8, 2006

Fashion Design Students Showcase Fabulous Creations at Annual Fashion Show

Philadelphia University’s Fashion Design students showcased their fabulous, creative and innovative designs at the University’s annual Fashion Show held May 6 at the historic Academy of Music.

Click here for more images >>Nearly 2,200 students and their families, faculty members, designers and fashion and apparel industry professionals turned out for the event, which featured the best of this year’s student fashion designs. The show is the culmination of years of study and hands-on practical work for Fashion Design students and is produced by the campus chapter of the Fashion Industries Association (FIA), which includes students in the Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Apparel Management programs.

A highlight of the night was a taped message from Carson Kressley, a star of Bravo TV’s hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, who welcomed guests and congratulated the winners of the show. Sophomore Casey Saccomanno was awarded the Carson Kressley Scholarship, as well as the Good Lad Award for Excellence in Childrenswear.

Other winners include Lindsey Cohen, FIA Award for Most Creative; Kathryn Gerstenberger, Neiman Marcus Award for Most Saleable Collection; Susan Gold, Barbizon/Chique Fashion Award; Stacia Hoskins, Mothers Work Award for Excellence in Sportswear Design and FIA Award for Best Senior Collection; Rashidat Odeyemi, FIA Award for Best Senior Collection Honorable Mention; Alison Stammen, Stanley Heller NAMSB Foundation Award for Excellence in Menswear; Leah Wojnarowski, Frank Agostino Award for Excellence in Design and Execution of Eveningwear and FIA Best of Show; and Amanda Yates, Ann Taylor Award for Design Excellence.

Remarks were also heard from President James Gallagher and NBC10 meteorologist and co-host of the 10! Show Bill Henley, who served as the evening’s emcee as well as an escort for child models on the runway.

Sponsors for the 2006 Fashion Show included Jones Apparel Group, Independence Blue Cross, Ann Taylor, Mothers Work, Barbizon and Verizon.


For more photos of the 2006 Fashion Show, CLICK HERE >>

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