Four Designers From Bravo's Project Runway Will Attend FIDM'S L.A. Fashion Gala

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FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising presents its annual “L.A. Fashion Gala” on Saturday, March 4, 2006 with four very special alumni in attendance, who all appear on the hit Bravo television series Project Runway.

FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising presents its annual “L.A. Fashion Gala” on Saturday, March 4, 2006 with four very special alumni in attendance, who all appear on the hit Bravo television series Project Runway. Guadalupe Vial ’01, Raymundo Baltazar ’04, Daniel Franco ’91 and Santino Rice ’94, who are all FIDM graduates, will attend the gala this Saturday. Additionally, FIDM graduate Nick Verreos, who also appeared in the series, is out of town and unable to attend. An annual event, which benefits the FIDM Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization assisting students with completion of their education. The evening’s activities will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and will be hosted by actor Robert Wagner, with a special guest appearance by Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant.

The evening is designed to highlight the work of FIDM Theatre Costume Design and Advanced Study Fashion Design graduating students. The Debut Fashion Show is an important part of their learning experience, with graduates showcasing their designs on a 98 foot runway.

Ticket prices for the Scholarship Benefit start at $350 per person. For public information please call: 213-624-1200

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FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a private college for specialized professional education accredited by NASAD: National Association of Schools of Art and Design and WASC: Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

FIDM offers Associate of Arts, and Associate of Arts Professional Designation, and Associate of Arts Advanced Study Degree Programs in: Fashion Design, Footwear Design, Theatre Costume Design, Film & TV Costume Design, Graphic Design, Merchandise Marketing, Merchandise Product Development, Apparel Manufacturing Management, Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Digital Media, Interior Design, International Manufacturing & Product Development, Textile Design, and Visual Communications.

In 2005, FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising initiated its first baccalaureate program, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. The first graduates will receive their degrees in May 2007.

FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is headquartered in

Los Angeles, their other campus locations are Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.

Over the last 30 years, FIDM has graduated more than 30,000 students, (all campus locations) with 5,000 full time students currently enrolled. Headquartered in its own 180,000 square foot state-of-the-art campus in downtown Los Angeles, FIDM houses one of the nation’s finest costume collections dating from the 18th century, as well as ethnic costumes and special selections from International designers from the past and present.

Some of the notable graduates from FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: Magda Berliner, Monique Lhuillier, Pamela Skaist-Levy, Designer/Owner of Juicy Couture, Randolph Duke, Marina Spadafora, Kevan Hall, Karen Kane, David Cardona, Estevan Ramos, Ha Nguyen (Adventures of Pluto Nash, Swordfish, The Nutty Professor), Marlene Stewart (Ali, The X-Files), Jill Ohanneson (Six Feet Under, The Pledge, Mouse Hunt), Mona May (Clueless, The new…Stuart Little, The Master of Disguise, The Haunted Mansion)

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