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Behind the Seams: The Academy of Art University Fashion Show

We're always looking for a fashion fix in our lovely city of San Francisco. We just attended the Academy of Art University 2008 fashion show, which celebrated the blood, sweat, and tears the fashion students have endured at the Academy. The event brought out a mixed crowd of students, SF socialites, local press, and noted fashion designers, John Galanos and Ralph Rucci. I was quite impressed with the promising young talents and the collections were not too shabby.


To read more about the Academy of Art University fashion show and to see more runway pics,

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The show consisted of 17 collections from some of the top fashion students in the school with individual themes for each collection. My favorites were Ronnie Escalante Jr. and Alyssa Prentice (picture 1 and 2 above), who displayed utmost originality and beauty in their designs. Ronnie's collection was filled with decadent gowns fit for the red carpet and Alyssa's modern-lux creations left us wanting more. We weren't the only ones that felt that way because they were awarded a prestigious internship with Ralph Ricci — congrats!

The men's collections were another highlight. The designs were fun, modern, and I loved the amazing leather jackets!

All together, the show was a lot of fun and it was refreshing to see new talent on the rise. I also got a chance to see America's Next Top Model alums Chantal and Eugenia looking Fab and strutting their stuff on the runway.


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meeshee meeshee 7 years
OMG my friend attends the academy of art in SF and gushed about the glamour.. jealous!!!!
RunawayGallery RunawayGallery 7 years
adore #2
RunawayGallery RunawayGallery 7 years
adore #2
HappyKate HappyKate 7 years
I do not miss the AAU but I do miss San Francisco....I'll be back soon (crossing fingers based on career)!
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
Chantal!!Loved her.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
Chantal!! Loved her.
supertramp supertramp 7 years
I really didn't like Chantal, I thought she was so boring and too much of a kiss--excuse my language--ass!
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
really not a fan of the top right...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Wow amazing work!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Wow amazing work!
Tullia Tullia 7 years
impressive! These people are wayyy talented than LC! and I see lots more diversity of models more than the actual runway.
Tullia Tullia 7 years
impressive!These people are wayyy talented than LC!and I see lots more diversity of models more than the actual runway.
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 7 years
I totally wanted Chantal to win last season! Glad to see that she's working!!
aesthetiix aesthetiix 7 years
is it just me or is chantal booking way more runway shows than saleisha? hmmm...
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 7 years
OHMYGOD!!! My husband works for the Academy of Art University and saw signs for pop and fabsugar outside taking pictures! :) I told him, "You should have told them that your wife is OBSESSED with the Sugar sites!" lol!!
Danz Danz 7 years
Some of these designs are really great and I knew that was Chantal!
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