TCD design major wins in Little Black Dress competition


TCD design major wins in Little Black Dress competition

09 Mar 2009    

Recently more than 20 submissions competed in the Little Black Dress competition organized by Kansas State University in Manhattan. Sylvia Cox, an undergraduate apparel design student, won second place in the Student Division of the event. The award for this accomplishment is in two parts. Her entry will hang with a collection of celebrity LBDs in an exhibit at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, on the Kansas State campus, and her second place prize comes in the form of a new Elna sewing machine.

Sylvia’s designer’s statement for the entry describes her garment:

“Classic lines and classic fabric combine to form an ideal fashion solution for difficult economic times. I chose to make a little little black dress.The short hemline is young and fresh, bringing the versatility and class of the iconic LBD to a younger, forward-thinking audience. The wool crepe fabric is an understated choice that extends the wearer’s use to include office wear, social day wear, and after-five wear. The design features princess seams, and a simplified sweetheart neckline. Tiny edge-stitched pleats lend interest to the back waistline. The metallic buttons joined along the waist add a bit of reserved bling, while shying away from ostentatious sparkle.” Congratulations to Sylvia!


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