Style Week Orange County officially kicks off at Irvine Spectrum Center at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, September 28, with "Cadillac Couture: Design Competition and Irvine Spectrum Center Collection Runway Show," hosted by celebrity fashion designer and FIDM Grad Nick Verreos.
Four fashion design students will showcase their elaborate cocktail dresses inspired by Cadillac car designs, incorporating actual Cadillac car parts. The winning designer will be announced on the runway and will receive $2,000. The public can vote on Facebook for a "fan favorite" FIDM Student Cadillac sketch.
The "2nd Annual FABULOUS Soiree: A Benefit for the FIDM Museum & Galleries" will be held at Fashion Island on Saturday, October 5. FIDM will present a two-part fashion show, consisting of the 2013 FIDM DEBUT Runway Show and the Cadillac Couture Competition. All proceeds benefit the FIDM Museum Fashion Council and their planned acquisition of The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection. Tickets are $100 each, and can be purchased at FIDMMuseumShop.org.