Fashion Angels Enterprises, Inc. Tapefitti Project with Mount Mary February 4, 2013 --Fox 6 Wake Up News highlights winning dresses and accessories created by Mount Mary fashion students for a design project and competition with Fashion Angels Enterprises, Inc.
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Learn how students use Tapefitti to create accessories and recycle clothes. View the video.
2013 Annual Student Designer Fashion Show February 4, 2013 --Fox 6 WakeUp News gives a sneak peak at garments for "Juxtapose," the Annual Student Designer Fashion Show to be held Friday, May 10th in the hip, urban garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum. View the video.
Fashion Illustration Draws on Form and Creativity February 4, 2103 -- Laura Langemo from Fox 6 WakeUp News gets a first-hand lesson on how to make her first fashion illustration, one of many fashion activities offered during the camp.View the Video. Learn more about Mount Mary's Fashion BOOT Camp.
Designs Getting Global Play
January 19, 2012 -- The designs of Mount Mary College fashion design alumna, Eliza Audley, are gaining attention after being worn by American professional tennis player and 2011 U.S. Open Doubles Champion, Lisa Raymond, during the Apia International in Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne in January. Raymond plans to continue to collaborate with Audley as she prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London. Read more about the partnership.
Fashion Chair Comments on Royal Gown
April 29, 2011 -- Sandra Kaiser, Chair of the Fashion Department, comments on the wedding gown of the new Duchess of Cambridge, Channel 12-WISN News, 10:00 p.m. and weekend news.
Signature Style: Four Designers Series Continues
March 11, 2011 -- The Friends of Fashion hosted "Signature Style: Four Designers," a fashion history presentation featuring the historical work of Calvin Klein, Charles Kleibacker, Bonnie Cashin, and Ceil Chapman.
Nena Ivon, former Director of Fashion, Special Events and Publicity for Saks Fifth Avenue, Chicago presented. Get details.
Read about it in WauwatosaNOW.
Signature Style: Four Designers - Pucci, McFadden, McCardell, Valentina, November 19, 2010 -- Mount Mary's Friends Of Fashion welcomed Kohle Yohannan (right) speaking on "The Small Town Girl & the Femme Fatale: Claire McCardell & Valentina."
Yohannan is a cultural historian, curator, and author of Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism (1998), John Rawlings: 30 Years in Vogue (2001), Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity. He has collaborated on exhibitions at the Museum of F.I.T., The Museum of the City of New York, and the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where, along with Harold Koda, He co-curated and authored The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion.
Congratulations to two Mount Mary Fashion Design Students -
October 2010 -- Mount Mary’s top fashion students competed for awards at the Sixth Annual RunUp to the Runway hosted by the Milwaukee Art Museum. Several Mount Mary students hit the catwalk showcasing their innovative designs during the early portion of the event. Audience members voted on their favorites. Allison Topczewski won first place for her tailored camel coat and Paxia Vang won second place with her red gown with removable neck piece. The show highlighted couture fashions from area designers, as well, including Lorena Sarbu, Shannon Lee Molter, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus Designs. The event also featured salon and spa services, exhibits and live music.See a slide show.
Friend of the College Passes January 3 2010 -- Mount Mary College is saddened by the passing of long-time friend and benefactor Charles Kleibacker,a former New York fashion designer who served as an adjunct designer and consultant to Mount Mary's senior couture/fashion design students from 1968 to 2007. Kleibacker worked closely with Sister Aloyse Hessburg, former Chair of the Fashion Department, including providing the vision for the College's Friends of Fashion group.
In 2005, Kleibacker made a significant contribution to Mount Mary College's Historic Costume Collection, including hundreds of garments and accessories dating from the 1860s to the present from New York, Paris and London. In 1971 he received the "Gold Needle Award" from Mount Mary in recognition of his contribution to fashion education. The College has a scholarship for Fashion Design majors in his name. Kleibacker, 88, died January 3, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.
The exhibition featured garments from such prestigious institutions
as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fashion
Institute of Technology. Most of Mount Mary College’s garments by Valentina
were given from the designer’s personal wardrobe by her great-niece, Nina
Frantzen. Two of the garments were from the Lyn Fontanne collection owned
by the College; these were garments that were part of her personal wardrobe.
A Fashion Cue from Politics June 16, 2008 -- A dress by New York fashion designer and Mount Mary alumna Donna Ricco made its way to national television twice during the week of June 16, 2008. The black and white sleeveless dress was worn by Michelle Obama on ABC’s “The View” on June 18 and caused quite a stir among the show’s viewers. Donna Ricco was then interviewed on the “Today Show” Friday, June 20, by co-host Meredith Vieira.
Donna Ricco is a 1981 graduate of Mount Mary College with a bachelor’s
degree in Fashion Design. She
served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2006 and has played
a vital role in the enhancement of the Fashion
Department including giving financial support to a student design
resource center. Donna Ricco, Inc.
was launched in New York by Donna and her husband, Tom Puls, in 1983.
Her dresses are known for being affordable, easy-to-wear and designed
for women of all sizes.