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FIDM.....FIDM Bachelor of Arts in Design Opening Night Student Exhibition: PHOTOS!

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FIDM.....FIDM Bachelor of Arts in Design Opening Night Student Exhibition: PHOTOS!

 Vinyl Creations--Vinyl designs from Valerie Chiu, FIDM BA Design student--FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Opening Night Student Exhibition of our Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design graduates. The exhibition--at FIDM Museum space--showcases the super-creative design work from students in the FIDM Bachelor of Arts in Design program. I was overwhelmed by all the work on display from our students, ready to take on the fashion industry!
Check out my photos...and keep reading to see who was a "special guest" ;)

Nick Verreos at the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

FIDM BA in Design graduates attending the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

 Multicolored vinyl design from Valerie Chiu, BA in Design graduate--FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

 Designs on display at the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

Designs from the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

 Designs from the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

 Designs from the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

 Designs from the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

 Designs from the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

Designs from the FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

Designs from BA, Design graduate Illene Martoseno--FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

Illene Martoseno also happens to be the FIDM Supima Finalist, and she will showing her Supima collection at NY Fashion Week later this year...
FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chairs David Paul and Nick Verreos--and FIDM Supima Finalist 2019 Illene Martoseno--FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

Did you notice the "special attendee"???
Hi Benny!!! Our little pupster, Benny (lower left) didn't want to miss the BA, Design Opening Night Party!--FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles

 FIDM Bachelor of Arts, Design Opening Night Student Exhibition FIDM Los Angeles
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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Behind The Scenes BLOG on Episode 12: The Art of Fashion--PHOTOS!

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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Behind The Scenes BLOG on Episode 12: The Art of Fashion--PHOTOS!

Art of Fashion--Models (L to R) Thijin Bol, Sarah Victoria, Mimi Tao, Nora Sommerkamp and Aviana, backstage in designs from Bravo's Season 17 "Project Runway" designers (L to R) Hester Sunshine, Garo Sparo, Jhoan "Sebastian" Grey, Tessa Clark and Bishme Cromartie--Brooklyn NY

In Episode 12 of this season's "Project Runway" on Bravo....the Top Five designers were challenged to create designs--as well as "Fashion Installation" room (a la "29 Rooms") for the "Art of Fashion" Episode/Challenge. As a Consulting producer on the season, I got the chance to take behind the scenes photos of the models in the designer's creations as well as the display I helped put together showing the work of the Top Five designers of the season for the judges to deliberate over...
Check out my EXCLUSIVE Behind-The-Scenes Photos: 

Selfie Time--(L to R) David Paul, Mimi Tao, Thijin Bol, and Nick Verreos--Episode 12, Season 17 "project Runway", Brooklyn NY

Triple (Fashion) Threat--(L to R) Models Sarah Victoria in designer Garo Sparo, Mimi Tao in Jhoan "Sebastian" Grey and Nora Sommerkamp n Tessa Clark--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

 Portrait Time--Nick Verreos with model Thijin Bol in the "Fashion Installation" from "Project Runway" designer Hester Sunshine--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

 Model Thijin Bol wearing design from Hester Sunshine--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

Model Aviana McClish in design from Bishme Cromartie--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

 Model Mimi Tao in design from Jhoan "Sebastian" Grey--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

Model Sarah Victoria in design from Garo Sparo--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

 Model Nora Sommerkamp in design from Tessa Clark--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

Here are Photos from the "Rack Display" of the Top Five Designer's creations that we helped arrange for the Judges when they had to deliberate which designer to send home:
 Best of...Hester Sunshine--Designs from Season 17 "Project Runway" designer Hester Sunshine--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

Best of...Jhoan "Sebastian" Grey--Designs from Season 17 "Project Runway" designer Jhoan "Sebastian" Grey--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

 Best of...Bishme Cromartie--Designs from Season 17 "Project Runway" designer Bishme Cromartie--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

 Best of...Garo Sparo--Designs from Season 17 "Project Runway" designer Garo Sparo--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY

Best of...Tessa Clark--Designs from Season 17 "Project Runway" designer Tessa Clark--Episode 12, Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY....Tessa was eliminated as a result of this Challenge/Episode

THE TOP FOUR!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to the TOP FOUR Finalists of Season 17 "Project Runway"!! Enjoying a celebratory moment with the designers and a couple of our models-- (L to R) David Paul, designer Hester Sunshine, designer Garo Sparo, Nick Verreos, model Thijin Bol, designer Bishme Cromartie, designer Jhoan "Sebastian" Grey and model Mimi Tao--Season 17 "Project Runway", Brooklyn NY
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MUSEUM BLOG.....Metropolitan Museum of Art "Camp: Notes On Fashion": BLOG with ALL THE PHOTOS!

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MUSEUM BLOG.....Metropolitan Museum of Art "Camp: Notes On Fashion": BLOG with ALL THE PHOTOS!

 Category Is...CAMP!--Designs from Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition--Designs from (L to R) Bob Mackie, Marjan Pejoski, Moschino by Jeremy Scott, Jean Paul Gaultier, Burberry by Christopher Bailey

Recently, I had the visited New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition with y better half, David Paul. The fabulous exhibition just opened--precluded by the fabulous "Met Gala", which featured many A-listers try (and, really, I mean try) to give their best CAMP...some succeeded and some, not so muchey!

Met Boy--Nick Verreos at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

David Paul and Nick Verreos--The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

This was especially obvious after we attended the exhibition. Both David and I LOVED the exhibit and the COUTURE on display. Yet at the same time, we couldn't help but think "Did some of those "Met Gala" guests actually get the memo!!??". The exhibition featured 250+ objects dating from the 17th century to the present, exploring the origins of  camp's exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

Here are my photos from this must-see exhibit:
View of the "Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

Entrance of "Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Purple Camp--Designs from Cristobal Balenciaga Haute Couture A/W 1961 (Lower Photo, Left) and Moschino by Jeremy Scott S/S 2018 (Top Photo and Lower Photo, Right)--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Feathered Ballgown--Design from Cristobal Balenciaga Haute Couture A/W 1965--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Taffeta Couture--Dior "Tourterelle" Dress, Christian Dior Haute Couture A/W 1948--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Looking Under--I was able to capture a photo showing what is UNDER this Christian Dior Haute Couture gown...notice the lace trimmed tulle petticoat and mint colored skirt lining. And in case you are wondering, yes, I literally got on my knees in front of the display and crouched myself almost parallel to the floor to get this photo---Dior "Tourterelle" Dress, Christian Dior Haute Couture A/W 1948--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Schiaparelli Cocteau Fashion Art--Elsa Schiaparelli and Jean Cocteau A/W 1937 linen and sequins jacket and skirt (notice no armhole seam!)--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Tulle Gorgeous--Two gowns from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Rainbow Tulle--Multicolored tulle gown from Tomo Koizumi A/W 2019--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Swan Ballet--(L to R) The (in)famous "Bjork Swan Dress" from Marjan Pejoski A/W 2001 and Moschino by Jeremy Scott S/S 2017--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Logo-a-Gogo--Gucci and Louis Vuitton logo designs--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Hi Sailor--Design from Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1997 and art from Tom of Finland circa 1947--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

The Souper Dress--Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup-inspired paper dress, 1966-1967--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Sequined Vogue--Sequined "Vogue Magazine" Jumpsuit from Gianni Versace S/S 1991--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Print Fab--Printed ensembles from the "Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Print Mix--Design from British designer Richard Quinn Fall 2018--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Diva Coat--Maria Callas-printed coat coat by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2016--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Gendermix Tuxedo--Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Ensemble (far left)--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Pride Cape--Burberry Fall 2018 by Christopher Bailey multicolored rainbow faux fur coat--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

TV Dinner Couture--"TV Dinner Cape" and sequined dress, from Moschino by Jeremy Scott Fall 2019--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

McDonald's and Budweiser--"Budweiser"-inspired coat and McDonald's-inspired ensemble, from Moschino by Jeremy Scott Fall 2014--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Birth of Venus--"Venus" Ensemble, Thierry Mugler Haute Couture A/W 1995-1996--
"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Liberace Crystals--Sequined ensemble for Liberace by designer Michael Travis, 1982--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Bob Mackie Nude--Nude netting/illusions-and-sequins gown from Bob Mackie, 2008--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Louis XVI Chanel--Louis XVI-inspired Chanel Haute Couture A/W 1987 by Karl Lagerfeld--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

YSL vs. MOSCHINO--(Top photo, L to R) Moschino by Jeremy Scott S/S 2017 and Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture A/W 1983 "Autumn Rose" Gown (also in Lower photo)--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Money Fashion--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Shoe Pride--Gucci Rainbow and gold platform sneaker (R) and Salvatore Ferragamo Platform Shoe--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Elsa Schiaparelli "Shocking" Perfume Bottle, 1937, from FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, Gift of Annette Green Fragrance Museum at the Fragrance Foundation--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Happy Museum Goers--Nick Verreos and David Paul--"Camp: Notes On Fashion" Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
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