THE CCAD 2011 Senior Fashion Show, our signature fundraising event, will take place in exactly one week. When friends, family, sponsors, and industry leaders arrive we will be dressed to thrill and lights, cameras, flowers, music, staging—all the little details that make our event a unique memorable experience—will be in place.
But, before that happens, there is a flurry of activity on campus as the finishing touches are put in place.
A personal favorite “finishing touch” for me is the addition this week of local distillery Middle West Spirits as an in-kind sponsor. They will be bringing to the event their signature vanilla cosmopolitan. The base of their cosmo is their exquisite OYO honey vanilla bean vodka—I liked it so much after tasting the cosmo, I went and bought a bottle. They will also be providing the show’s Designer ticket holders a special tasting during the VIP pre-show party. As of this posting there were still some Designer tickets left at www.ccad.edu/fashion.
As this blog goes live, the models working through their second rehearsal. Anyone who thinks it’s easy to stomp it out down a runway in a custom made garment wearing 4-inch heels, should try it sometime. Fortunately for our models (who are all CCAD students) we bring in a runway coach to get their walk into shape.
Earlier this week Jordan Jones and model Rachel Kaplan joined VP Stephanie Hightower and the always delightful Tim Maurer (of Mukha) on Gail Hogan’s Daytime Columbus, and the week before that Sung Kim and Richard Hurley were interviewed for Female Focus with Andrea Cambern–who will again be our elegant MC for the event.
Starting Monday, Lasting Impressions will begin installing the tent. There will be more rehearsals, oh, and if this wasn’t enough to get our adrenaline pumping, the opening of our 132nd Annual Student Exhibition is also Friday night (hint: if you have your fashion show tickets consider coming early so you can check out the exhibition—you’ll be glad you did). And, the next day there will be an event that for 233 individuals is THE most important–graduation day.
Get more info online about the fashion show event, the 132nd Annual Student Exhibition, and parking for that night—don’t worry thanks to our friendly neighbors we have plenty of free parking for everyone.
The CCAD Fashion Show is an annual fundraising event that showcases the talent of graduating Columbus College of Art & Design Fashion Design Seniors. This popular event sells out every year and this blog is a portal through which to view the behind-the-scenes goings on.