Friday, May 14, 2010

Robert Richard Won 2nd Runner Up in "The Little Black Dress Contest"

Robert Richard (a UNT junior), on Wednesday May 12, 2010, won 2nd Runner Up and a scholarship for $500 in the Neal Hamil Modeling Agency’s “The Little Black Dress Contest” . The contest, in sartorial spirit, challenged fashion design students from Texas to design their own take on “The Little Black Dress”. The dresses were collected on Tuesday March 10, at FGI Houston Career Day and were presented in a fashion show to a panel of celebrity judges such as Chloe Dao from Project Runway: Season II as well as others from Papercity Magazine and Tootsie’s Boutique. The top ten finalists were videoed during the event and footage played at a fundraising reception at the House of Blues in Downtown Houston. The video can be viewed at: http://littleblackdressproject.com/index.html

The Little Black Dress is considered one of the fashion icons of our time, inspiring designers from the moment it was introduced by Chanel in 1926, through Givenchy’s 1961 creation for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to the myriad current fashion designers the world over.
Congratulations, Robbie!!
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-ac