The 2012 Fashion Finale

Coco Chanel said that when a woman is well dressed, “you notice the woman,” rather than the clothes.  At the BFA fashion show, when the winning designs came the runway, well, we noticed the clothes.

The procession begins. Photo: Greg Mario

And of course we noticed the models as tall as sky-scrapers, and whispered and pointed out the industry stars. “There’s Calvin.” “There’s Joe Zee.” “There’s Nanette Lepore.” “Ohhh — Sarah Wallace from Channel 7 is here!”

Designer Mariesa Lopes/Photo: Hana Cho

And we wondered where does all that imagination come from, how does it manifest, and can it really be taught? It sure is a long way from home ec class. 

Designer Joshua Schwartz/Photo: Greg Mario
Design by Kenneth Udemezue/Photo: Greg Mario

 “We were intrigued when we walked through that door into the Great Hall,” said student photographer Greg Mario. They created it into a whole different environment, because I know that room and it blew me away.”  Mario said that having press access gave him “the best seat in the house.”

Designer Whitney Bender/Photo: Greg Mario

“It’s about the movement” said Mario, who wants to become a sports photographer. “I’m still capturing that pivotal moment. When they come down the runway it’s like capturing an action shot.”

Designer Brianna Badolato/photo: Greg Mario
Designer Jordan Randolph/photo by Greg Mario

For BFA fashion student Jordan Randolph it’s not a long way from home ec class.  She’s only 22. She credits the fashion industry pros and FIT instructors who helped her with the black evening dress with a skeleton back that made it to the runway. Yet she also thinks back to her home ec teacher.  “I’m her success story,” she said of Katherine McCluskey.

Calvin Klein at the BFA fashion show. Photo: Greg Mario

Mario, ever-present, gave a shout out ” Hey, Calvin!” to get this parting shot.

Congratulations to all the BFA fashion seniors. It is all about the clothes!

l-r: Gerald, Dellova, Nelly Carbonell-Corujo, Alexandra Armillas, Rebeca Velez-San Andres, Barbara Segio, Alicia Cerrone, Barbara Kerin, Marlene Middlemiss, Lisa Donofrio, Asta Skocir – photo by: Patrick McMullen.

The crew:  The great look of Fashion Design faculty who taught 8th-semester FD students.

To see Sarah Wallace’s WABC coverage go to: FIT Fashion Show Segment

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