Monthly Archives: May 2008

Design Center grant featured in Artnet News

The Design Center’s recent grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts for its upcoming “Lace in Transition” exhibition was featured online May 6 in Artnet News.

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PhilaU Fashion Design students will have red dresses modeled at AHA Go Red for Women event

Three Fashion Design students have won this year’s red dress competition sponsored by the American Heart Association and will have their fabulous red dresses modeled at the 5th annual Go Red for Women luncheon and fundraiser next month. In the …

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PhilaU Fashion Show and Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa featured in Women’s Wear Daily

The EcoCouture Fashion Show and Spirit of Design Award recipient Francisco Costa were featured May 6 in Women’s Wear Daily.  Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein Collection for women, attended the April 30 event at the Academy of Music to accept the award presented …

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Design Center receives $200,000 grant for ’09 exhibit “Lace in Translation”

The Design Center has received a $200,000 grant from the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts in support of the Fall 2009 exhibition “Lace in Translation.”   “We are extremely honored and excited to be selected by the PEI …

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Fashion Design student wins $2,500 scholarship in “red carpet” competition

Fashion Design senior Amy Lyddane won a $2,500 scholarship for the glamorous gown she designed for a Hollywood-inspired design competition and fashion show held May 1 at Bloomingdale’s in King of Prussia. For the competition, students had to design an …

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Steve Forbes, publishing executive and PhilaU Commencement speaker, featured in Inquirer

Steve Forbes, publisher of Forbes magazine and other business publications, was featured in a May 2 story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about commencement speakers at area colleges and universities.  Forbes, who will speak at Philadelphia University’s May 18 Commencement, said …

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Fabulous, creative designs walk the Fashion Show 2008 runway

Vivid colors, larger-than-life silhouettes and stunningly creative styles were paraded down the runway at this year’s Fashion Show, held April 30 at the majestic Academy of Music. The Best of Show Award went to Jessica Gardner for her elegant gown …

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Fashion Show featured in Inquirer fashion blog and on the 10! Show

Philadelphia University’s fabulous Fashion Show at the Academy of Music was featured in the May 1 online blog of Philadelphia Inquirer fashion writer Elizabeth Wellington, who also wrote about her pre-show talk with Spirit of Design Awardee Francisco Costa, creative director …

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