Project Red Dress / by Kamie Kahlo

Last Year's Winning Dress by Rosie Kohlmeier, Photos by Jeff LaPlante and Barbie Hull

Seattle’s rosy blush returns for The Third Annual Project Red Dress fashion show this Friday, June 4. Held at the beautiful Fairmont Olympic Hotel and established by Monir Zandghoreishi, local designer and The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT-Seattle) fashion design program chair, Project Red Dress is a fashion competition for local up-and-coming design students, which benefits the American Heart Association. What better way to begin my feature on The Class of 2010?!

Nick Verreos on the Runway and Verreos with Monir Zandghoreishi, Photos by Barbie Hull

Project Runway’s Nick Verreos, (You know, the stunning man who won the Barbie competition? There’s a second one. Geepers!) will be returning this year to judge among local and national celebrity moderators. Last year, Mr. Verreos began the evening with a runway walk of his own “blessing” the show. I can’t wait!

Only 2 students from 6 Seattle fashion schools have been chosen through a rigorous and selective competition based on their sketched designs. Each student has been given 16 hours of sewing time at the IADT campus to produce their visions with inspirations from architecture to paper lanterns. Models from SMG will be donning their creations on the runway. Should be very exciting! The winner will be given a $3000 scholarship to IADT-Seattle, a display in Luly Yang Couture’s storefront window and a feature in Seattle Met Magazine.

You, cause I know you’re going, will also be given a chance to judge for the People’s Choice winner! Get your tickets at and dress up. I’ll see you there!

Dress code: 
Dress to Impress

No one in shorts, tennis shoes & flip flops will be allowed. 
No Exceptions. Thank GAWD!

Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle- 
Spanish Ballroom 411 University St 
Seattle, WA 98101

Cocktail Reception 6:30pm
, Fashion Show 7:30pm


Ticket Prices:
$35 Students

$50 General admission

$75 Premiere runway seating and a luxury swag bag!

Director: Eduardo Khawam. Sponsors of Project Red Dress include: Seattle Metropolitan magazine, Sewing Machine Service Co., Luly Yang Couture, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki Parc, Elise Magazine, SMG Seattle Models Guild, Gene Juarez Salon & Spas and Nancy’s Sewing Basket who has generously donated $200 worth of fabric for each contestant.