| EVENT: Marymount University's
annual Portfolio in Motion student fashion show and
reception. Isabel Toledo will be honored as Marymount's 2010
Designer of the Year.
The theme of Marymount University's 2010 Portfolio in Motion student
fashion show is All Doll'd Up. Building upon the free-ranging
imagination of children at play with dolls, the show will present
a sophisticated, innovative dress-up world that features clothing
for every occasion. The production will highlight the talents of
nineteen senior designers and an elite, jury-selected collection
of student fashions that represent the best of the best in Marymount's
Fashion Design Program. Every aspect of the show - from model selection
and training, to the technical production elements, and script writing
and narration - are the work of Marymount students.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, April 22, show at 8:30 p.m.; reception
at 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Rose Benté Lee Center, Marymount University's
Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington
SPECIAL GUESTS: Isabel Toledo will receive Marymount
University's Designer of the Year Award. This honor is presented
annually to a fashion designer who has achieved excellence in the
field and has captured the imagination of both the fashion industry
and the public. Ms Toledo will be joined by her husband and collaborator,
illustrator Ruben Toledo. A true fashion innovator, Isabel
Toledo has been designing for more than 25 years; she has received
acclaim for her creative vision and attention to detail, cut, and
nuance. Ms. Toledo gained even greater recognition when First Lady
Michelle Obama selected her lemongrass yellow wool lace dress and
overcoat to wear to the inauguration.
NOTE: Ms. Toledo will be available to talk with the press at
OF INTEREST: Three Marymount senior Fashion Design students
designed garments as part of a partnership with the US AID Macedonia
Competitiveness Project, which supports sustainable economic development
in that country. Sample garments were manufactured in Macedonia
and then presented at a Business-to-Business event with buyers from
the UK (including Topshop and Monsoon). These garments will be featured
at the fashion show, and Zoran Jolevski, the Macedonian Ambassador
to the United States, will attend and present certificates of appreciation
to the students.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 703-284-1648 or 703-927-4003
(cell) if you plan to attend, will take part in the interview session
with Isabel Toledo, or need more details about the fashion show.
Parking spaces are being reserved for press, so please identify
yourself at the campus security station upon arrival.