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30th Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit & Fashion Show


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30th Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit & Fashion Show

Celebrating 30 Years of Fashion Design  
Otis College Hosts Design Awards and L.A.s Largest Annual Fashion Show
Cirque du Soleil Finale Planned for Fundraising Gala,
Celebrating its 30th Year

Otis College of Art and Design presents its 30th annual scholarship benefit and fashion show, featuring over 70 professional models in 175+ fashion and costume looks (L.A.s largest annual runway show) from the Otis College fashion design department. The Junior and Senior classes were mentored by the best names in the industry including Todd Oldham, David Meister, Michael Maccari of Armani Exchange, Liliana Casabal of Morgane Le Fay, Ame Austin Max of MaxStudio, costume designer Dominique Lemieux of Cirque du Soleil, organic fashion pioneer Karen Stewart of Stewart + Brown, and swimwear designers Rod Beattie and Red Carter plus head designers from top names Nike and Anthropologie.  Approximately 800 guests attend this black-tie gala each year, and $1 million is the fundraising goal for art and design scholarships to L.A.s first independent art institute, founded in 1918.  

The event will also honor the 2012 recipients of the Otis design awards, recognizing individuals and companies who have made an impact through art and design. Christopher Wicks, designer and founder of the fashion label English Laundry will accept the 2012 Otis Creative Vision Award. The evening will also honor Rosemary Brantley, founding chair of Otis' Fashion Design program, and Elaine Goldsmith, Otis Trustee Chair Emerita and founding chair of the annual Otis Scholarship Benefit. The 2012 Otis Scholarship Benefit event chair is Shelley Reid.

Saturday Evening, May 5, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton
6:30pm Cocktails and Silent Auction (featuring student art and one-of-a-kind designs)
7:30pm Dinner, Award Presentations and Runway Fashion Show
For information, call 310 665-6858 or visit <> . Individual tickets are $500, tables are $5,000 and up. Proceeds benefit Otis scholarships.

About Otis: Founded in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision.  The College offers an interdisciplinary education for 1200 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in Advertising Design, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres and Toy Design; and MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing. Continuing Education offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses.  More information on Otis College of Art and Design is available at  or by calling
(310) 665-6800.

Joyce Brooks

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