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Tween designers hold runway show w/ celeb cred

June 26, 2009

magdress_3002Television shows like “Project Runway” and “The Fashion Show” feature a host of ambitious designers angling for their big break. Last weekend, a Manhattan middle school took the amateur fashion show to a whole different level.

Featuring outfits designed during seventh- and eight-grade art classes, Manhattan Academy of Technology (P.S. 126) put on a real runway show, which was hosted by Stacy London, from the TLC network’s instructional fashion program “What Not to Wear”.

Dresses were the most popular design, but ranged in style from casual sundresses to metallic-sheened party dresses to an asymmetric gown. Two even featured recycled materials.

For these talented 12 to 14 year olds, one thing seems clear. If they keep it up, they could make a killing come prom time.

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(Photos by Manny Torres)


This is so needed, great coverage, good times, and best of luck to the young designers!

Posted by mike | Report as abusive

congratulations to the MAT fashion design department. Encouraging these fine young designers is to be commended. keep up the good work MAT and students!


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