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'Cool vs Cruel' design contest by HSUS & Art Institute, Dec 19

Dec '05
Fur-Free Campaign of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), together with The Art Institutes, celebrate the winning student design of the premiere "Cool vs Cruel" Fashion Design Contest on December 19, 2005, 6:30-8:30 PM at UTOWA boutique on 17 West 18th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues).

Cool vs Cruel is a contest that challenges The Art Institutes fashion design students to recreate one of four chosen haute-couture women's outerwear fur designs from renowned designers Jean Paul Gaultier, Nina Ricci, Behnaz Sarafpour and Stella Cadente into an animal-friendly version using sustainable synthetics and/or vegetable-based resources.

After conducting a local level competition at the participating Art Institutes locations throughout North America, the final designs will on exhibit at the gallery at The Art Institute of New York beginning December 12, 2005 through January 9, 2006.

The finalists from each school will advance to the national competition whereby their creation will be put on display at UTOWA boutique where the grand prize winner will be announced at a reception on December 19, 2005.

The winner will receive an expense-paid internship with both Marc Bouwer and Gaelyn & Cianfarani in New York City.

"The Cool vs Cruel Fashion Design Contest allows students to put the skill sets they've attained within the classroom to the test," says Bruce E Dempsey, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for The Art Institutes.

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