FIDM.....Nick Verreos, KTLA-5 Gayle Anderson FIDM Designer Fabric Sale



Work It Huney: KTLA-TV Channel 5's Gayle Anderson and Designer Nick Verreos do a pose, FIDM Museum and Galleries, FIDM Designer Fabric Sale to Benefit the FIDM Scholarship Foundation

This morning, very early in the morning (4AM), I got up, showered, got dressed and ready for a fun-and-fabulous shoot with one of my FAVORITE LA Morning News DIVA'S...yes, the one and only MISS Gayle Anderson of KTLA-TV Channel 5!

Earlier this year, I had so much fun doing a KTLA-5 morning news TV segment with Gayle for the FIDM Museum's Academy of Art and Motion Picture Costume Exhibition for the 2012 Academy Awards , and well, I just couldn't wait for another opportunity to work with her again...

Fabric Boy: Nick Verreos at the Designer Fabric Sale Creating Scholarships for FIDM Students, FIDM LA Campus

Well, I got it: The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising/FIDM was having a ONE-OF-A-KIND Fabric Sale beginning today and I wanted Gayle to know about it...and all her MILLIONS of KTLA viewers of course! Here's the DISH: Noted Southern California Couturier Nora Martin who had an exclusive Atelier on Sunset Blvd originally and then subsequently moved to Palm Springs, was retiring and wanted to DONATE 2,000 yards+ of her Haute Couture-quality fabrics to FIDM.

 FIDM Designer Fabric Sale: Embroidered laces from Valentino ( photo courtesy of Fatih Turgut, FIDM Museum)

This includes brocades, silks from Gandini, wools, boucles and tweeds (above photo) , crepes and appliques from Valentino, flower prints from Emanual Ungaro, Versace, Leonard, hand-beaded sequins fabrics that would normally retail for up to $600 a YARD...are now ON SALE at the FIDM Museum for THIS WEEK ONLY and are a FRACTION of their original prices! I almost DIED and went to FABRIC Heaven when I got to preview the fabrics! I think I literally created my next NIKOLAKI Collection from half a dozen fabrics that were there!

Draped Goddesses: FIDM Museum & Galleries Designer Fabric Sale to Benefit the FIDM Scholarship Foundation (Photo Courtesy of Fatih Turgut, FIDM Museum)

Nora Martin's donation will create scholarships for FIDM students in her name. Every dollar will go to the FIDM Scholarship Foundation. Therefore, I thought it was perfect to call Miss Gayle and bring her out to film some fun KTLA-TV segments to promote this FABULOUS Designer Fabric Sale! For the segments we filmed this morning, I brought along three FIDM Fashion Design Graduates to show how designers are inspired by fabric and show the Art of Draping. These included:

Alicia Czerwiec, who was inspired by this violet-colored silk taffeta and draped a gorgeous gown.

Angela Avanesyan, a former student of mine(!) from the FIDM Debut Advanced Fashion Design Program who has her own line now, utilized this apple green silk taffeta to drape a fan-pleated concoction worthy of a Paris Haute Couture Runway!
Sketch Come To Life: (Top) Nick Verreos Original Design for Gayle Anderson and (Above), FIDM Grad Paul Hernandez' drape using fabric on sale at the FIDM Designer Fabric Sale

And finally, Paul Hernandez, who graduated last year from the FIDM Advanced Fashion Design program/Debut and is a Master draper/Diva as well. I did an original sketch for Gayle Anderson (above) and Paul brought it to life--right then and there--while KTLA's camera's were filming! They all did an amazing job draping and being inspired by the fabric--and on cue--LIVE--in front of millions of viewers--watching Gayle and KTLA! Kudos to them. I gave Gayle my original fashion illustration of her in my "Fantasy Red Carpet Gown" design. The actual gown? Well, all she has to do is call me and we can "Make it Work"!

Here are the Details of the Designer Fabric Sale that Started TODAY!!!! You better go to FIDM ASAP before I buy ALL the Couture fabrics!

WHAT: Designer Fabric Sale, donated by Fashion Designer Nora Martin to Benefit the FIDM Scholarship Foundation

Photo Courtesy of Fatih Turgut, FIDM Museum

WHEN: Sale began TODAY at noon--and continues through Friday, May 25th (or while supplies last!) 10am-7pm.

WHERE: The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising/FIDM, FIDM Museum and Galleries, street level, 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90015

In case you were not up early this morning to watch our KTLA-5 TV Morning News Segments--Click HERE to watch them!!!!

1 Response to "FIDM.....Nick Verreos, KTLA-5 Gayle Anderson FIDM Designer Fabric Sale"

Anonymous said...

i thought for once that was Donna Summer in the first pic.