For more information contact:
Laurie Callahan
(703) 284-1648


STUDENT FASHION SHOW: Designer Isabel Toledo To Be Honored

EVENT DATE: April 22, 2010

  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 8 p.m.

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.