Fashion design senior Jillian Garvey of Northeast Philadelphia won $1,000 at the Fashion Group International (FGI) Red Carpet Scholarship for her ivory gown with exaggerated hips and quilted bodice.
Based on 18th-century period films and movies, specifically the film “Barry Lyndon” and the novel Wuthering Heights, Garvey created the silk tafetta and mesh netting gown for her Collection Development II course. The dress is embellished with lace and beading, helping create a romantic, ethereal feeling with a sense of femininity and delicacy.
“It means so much to me to win this competition. I worked really hard on this dress and I’m just so happy that my work was recognized,” said Garvey. “All of my classmates and professors have been so kind and supportive, and that means so much to me.”
Fellow fashion design students Rachel Wendling and Bianca Depietro also participated in the FGI Scholarship runway show on April 19 at the Chestnut Club in Center City. Philadelphia University students presented designs along with students from Moore College of Art and Design, the University of Delaware, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Albright College and Drexel University.