April 29, 2000

Joyce Rudolph

The spotlight will be on designers to the stars and more than 100

garments created by Woodbury University students at the 36th annual

fashion show Thursday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Special recognition will be given to former Academy Awards fashion

consultant Patty Fox and Eduardo Lucero, a favorite of many of today's

younger actresses like Drew Barrymore.


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.

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