In this tableau, members of the Class of 2011 enact a fanciful interpretation of the fashion system—a designer and his gown caught up in a swirl of commerce and art. Yes, in reality, making and marketing a garment is much more complex— but sometimes soon-to-be graduates just want to have fun. Christopher Hall, Photography, conceived and shot this fashion fantasy, starring students in six majors; the photo retoucher behind the scenes was also a class member. It all adds up to nine students in seven majors capturing the inspiring spirit of collaboration across disciplines, and between the schools of Art and Design and Business and Technology.
Mark Eric’s fabulous dress, in nude netting with Alençon lace appliqué and Swarovski crystals, won the critic award from Bahram Hakakian. In May it was featured in the window of Hakakian’s store, Barami, with sketches by Machiyo Kodaira.
Nearly all of these new grads already have cool jobs or internships lined up. As for Hall, he says, “Tell the alumni I’m ready for work—hire me!”
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