Student Receives Award for Live Couture Competition at PMA

  • Moore College of Art & Design

For Immediate Release
March 14, 2011

 (Philadelphia, PA) Moore students brought their fashion flair to a celebration for the Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion exhibition on April 1 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Museum’s Art After 5 program began its spring season with a night of “Project Capucci” fashion competitions at the museum. Moore senior Katherine Perez, a fashion design major, was the winner of the live couture competition.

In an eye-opener on the creative process of fashion design, Moore students crafted Capucci-inspired garments on dress forms spontaneously, right on the scene, vying to design a winning creation. The students designed throughout the evening, completing their newly fashioned clothes in time for judging at 8 pm.
 
Three senior fashion design students participated in the competition: Cari Ann Brezina, Heather Hartman and Katherine Perez. Perez was presented with an award from Luigi Scotto, Consul General of Italy, which helped sponsor the event and awarded two prizes.
 
Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion, on view from March 16 – June 5, 2011, is the first American tribute to Capucci’s work, featuring nearly 90 works spanning the artist’s career, with supplementary film clips and historical photographs that document the parallels between his designs and the Italian fashion world. The exhibition traces Capucci’s artistic career chronologically, from his discovery in 1951 to his recent dress sculptures.
 
The ART AFTER 5 event was hosted by NBC10 anchor Lu Ann Cahn with special guest judges: Marla Green DiDio, Philadelphia fashionista; Missy Dietz, General Manager of Neiman Marcus and member of Philadelphia Magazine’s Style Squad; Jay McCarroll, fashion designer and winner of the inaugural season of Project Runway; Brigitte Segura, contributor to InStyle.com, whatswear.com, fashionledge.com, and citychickmagazine.com; and Scotto.
 
**Moore students helped contribute to an NBC 10 film on Roberto Capucci that aired on April 7 at 7 pm.**
 
For more information on the Roberto Capucci exhibition, visit the PMA website

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine bachelor of fine arts degrees for women. Coeducational graduate programs were launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, continuing education programs for professional adults, the 85-year-old acclaimed Young Artists Workshop for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

Published on March 14th, 2011