This year's fashion show, "Time Envisioned," will feature sportswear,
formal wear, career looks and men's apparel. Judges from the fashion
industry selected the designs from more than 220 garments modeled two
weeks ago at a preview held on the Burbank campus.
Several pieces from Lucero's collections will be modeled as well as
items from Woodbury's historical collection dating back to the 1850s.
Penny Collins, chair of the Department of Fashion Design, said wives of
the university's board of directors and faculty members will model items
from the historical collection.
Rose Nielsen, wife of President Ken Nielsen, will both model and help
to coordinate the segment. Carol King, wife of Richard King, dean of the
Business School, is also modeling.
Organizing the event are members of the Fashion Guild, made up of
fashion design and fashion marketing students. Professional show producer
Emily Davis, a member of Woodbury's fashion marketing faculty, is working
with the students coordinating the lineup of garments, dressing models
and selecting music.
Many of the students look upon the show as a way to hone skills they
will soon be using in the real world.
"They learn that the shows are not all glamour," Collins said.
The quick pace of getting 12 models in and out of 100 outfits at the
right time with the appropriate accessories gives them a taste of
The evening begins with a cocktail and buffet reception at 7 p.m.,
followed by the fashion show at 8 and awards presentation at 9. Tickets
for the reception and fashion show are $100.
Admission to the fashion show only is $25, or $50 for preferred
seating. Student seating is $10. To order tickets, call Woodbury at
767-0888 ext. 325. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Lucero designed the claret red gown in velvet that Barrymore wore to
the 1999 Academy Awards show. He recently hosted his Los Angeles runway
show at the Petersen Automotive Museum and in January was awarded the top
prize as designer of the year during the Asian Pacific Young Designer
Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week.