Thirteen student designers sent glamorously condom-covered models down the runway Oct. 23 for one of Columbus’ most unique fundraisers: Planned Parenthood’s Condom Couture at Shadowbox Live.
Now in its sixth year, the annual fashion show charges local art and design students with the task of constructing runway-worthy garments out of condoms alone.
Proceeds from the event benefit reproductive health care and comprehensive sex education services by Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.
Two CCAD students took home awards for their designs. Fashion Design junior Sarah Ribble’s peacock-inspired gown made out of nearly 800 condoms won first place.
Ribble hand cut and painted more than 300 “peacock feathers” and conducted four different fittings with model Rachel Murdock to perfect the dress.
“I’m a big supporter of Planned Parenthood and everything that they stand for,” Ribble said. “Condom Couture was the perfect opportunity for me to use my skills learned at CCAD to aid a cause that I am passionate about.”
Fashion Design senior Ashleigh Jones earned third place for her entry.
CCAD student designers included Fashion Design seniors Ashleigh Jones from Westerville, OH (Central High School), and Katsiaryna Khadzko from Shawnee, OH (Miller High School); Advertising & Graphic Design junior Samantha Russell from New Albany, OH (New Albany High School); Fashion Design juniors Sarah Ribble from Galloway, OH (Hilliard Darby High School), Bridgette Stevens from Westerville, OH (Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center), and Joshlynn Suber from Columbus, OH (Marion-Franklin High School); and Fashion Design sophomores Katherine Benson from Stow, OH (Harvey S. Firestone Senior High School), Kaylene Biddle from Wooster, OH (Triway High School), Diana Chung from Massillon, OH (Jackson High School), Alyssa Ehlers from Granville, OH (Granville High School), Haley Green from Columbus, OH (Cleveland School of the Arts), and Camille Witt from Westerville, OH (Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center).
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