Last Friday night I was thrilled to be in the front row for LIM College’s annual student Fashion Show. This year’s show, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom, was titled “Confectory: A Sweet Story of Fashion.” The production was colorful, whimsical and, above all else, professional. Inspired by looks from the 1940s, 1960s and 1990s, the theme of the evening was candy -- and fashion -- through the decades.
The more than 40 models who graced the runway were a great representation of LIM’s diverse student body, and as you can see from the photo below, amazing feats were performed with body paint by future professional makeup artists from the Make Up For Ever Academy. We were also treated to an electric performance by the College’s Dance Team.
The Fashion Show is an LIM tradition that’s now in its 70th year. It has a storied history of being held in prominent venues throughout New York City, including the Plaza and Waldorf Astoria Hotels.
Conceived and produced entirely by students, it’s an incredible learning experience. All the elements that go into staging a major fashion event are there. Students are responsible for everything from the set and lighting design concepts, to obtaining sponsorships, to developing concepts for the makeup, hair and outfits on the runway. Almost an entire academic year’s work culminates in one glamorous evening.
Thank you to our faculty advisors Maryanne Grisz, Rebecca Fitts and Todd Barnes for their dedication and expert guidance, and congratulations to all the students in our Fashion Show Production Club, Fashion Styling Club and Visual Merchandising Club who worked on this year’s show. It was truly spectacular and we are very proud of you!