Art of Fashion 2014: A Design Competition

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments


Student designers create fashion to earn a $5,000 scholarship.

Student designers create fashion to earn a $5,000 scholarship.

The Timken Museum of Art and the David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) will join together to host Art of Fashion 2014: A Design Competition. Eight TFT graduate student costume designers have created half-scale costumes inspired by Thomas Gainsborough’s 1788 painting, “A Peasant Smoking at a Cottage Door,” which is on extended loan to the Timken from UCLA’s Hammer Museum.

International fashion icon and designer Zandra Rhodes and an honorary “Pink List” committee of fashion-forward and civic-minded ladies will judge the designs. The name of the winning graduate designer will then be announced and presented with a $5,000 scholarship at the Award Celebration held on Saturday, February 8. Timken board member and UCLA alumna Lori Walton and her husband, Basketball Hall of Famer and UCLA All-American Bill Walton are co-chairs.

The student creations range from historically accurate 18th century fashion to theatrical fantasy, to the contemporary catwalk. The unique perspectives of the students, who come from as far away as central China to those from New York, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oregon and California, are reflected in their creations. For more information, visit

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