Slideshow: Red Recap

The long and short of this year’s Project Runway competition.

By Laura Cassidy June 21, 2010

Slideshow: When Nick Verreos is in town, and in red, you know what time it is.

They had less than a day, less money than the average special-event outfit costs to buy off the rack, and a lot of pressure. On June 4, eleven regional design students competed in the third annual Project Red Dress competition. If you missed it, keep reading.

This year’s contestants were from International Academy of Design Technology (IADT), Seattle Central Community College, New York Fashion Academy, Washington State University, the Art Institute Seattle, and Seattle Pacific University; as is the tradition, they were sequestered at IADT for about sixteen hours as they constructed their bid for the most glamorous, directional, design-savvy, and relevant red dress.

There’s a lot of stake: Winners receive a $3,000 scholarship, a three-month internship with Luly Yang, and a window displaying their gown in her iconic Fourth Ave shop. The winning design will also be featured in Seattle Met.

The American Heart Association has plenty to gain, too: all proceeds from the event benefit this important non-profit.

Enough already, though, huh? Check out the slideshow to see this year’s entries, and this year’s lucky winner.

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