Karen Kane & FIDM Little Black Dress Challenge

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A Weekend Getaway To Hollywood

Win a one-weekend trip to Los Angeles to attend opening night at FIDM’s 21st Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition. Walk the red carpet with LA’s most stylish, and see the costumes nominated for a 2013 Academy Award. Click here to learn more about the “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition.

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A One-Year Scholarship to Attend FIDM

Your once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn about fashion & design in one of FIDM's four California campuses. Register to win a one-year scholarship to Karen’s alma mater, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Karen Kane attended FIDM's main campus in downtown LA, but the college also has campuses in San Francisco, Orange County, and San Diego. FIDM grads have gone on to become designers, merchandisers, beauty industry executives, retail buyers, interior designers, and much more. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

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Karen Kane & FIDM Little Black Dress Challenge

To support the growth of fashion education, Karen Kane partnered with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising for a special project of the school’s 2012 advanced design program. Each student was challenged to design the perfect black dress for Karen’s Winter 2012 collection.

Over the course of 9 months, the students toured Karen Kane’s manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles, worked with Karen on design concepts and fit, and perfected their dresses until they hitting the runway and premiering at FIDM’s 2012 Debut Gala.

At the end of the show, Karen announced the prize: the three winning dresses would join the 2012 Karen Kane fall/winter collection. Each winning dress is named after its student designer & features its own unique twist.  Congratulations to the winning designers: Joshua Christensen, Tracy Moore, and Wensi Gao.

Josh_Lace_Dress.jpgJosh Lace Dress

Tracy Sheath DressTracy Sheath Dress

Wensi Cocktail DressWensi Cocktail Dress

Joshua-Christensen-800.jpgJoshua Christensen

Tracy_Moore.jpgTracy Moore

Wensi_Gao.jpgWensi Gao