D.I.M.E.S. annual fashion to show features classic looks from film

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Lindsey McCormick

Students will bring iconic films to the runway as they showcase several big-screen classics in the D.I.M.E.S. annual spring fashion show.

“When we were searching for a theme, this one just clicked for me. By featuring fashion from iconic and timeless productions, we have broadened our audience to movie and theatre lovers,” Alexia Cooper, fashion director and vice president for D.I.M.E.S. and senior fashion design major, said.

D.I.M.E.S. is holding Fashion in Film on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Williams Center.

Fashion students have been working to put together a fashion show that is inspired by nine classic films. The selection of films includes “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Great Gatsby” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

“The idea came from our fashion director, Alexia Cooper. We have a spring fashion show every year and thought this would be a big hit,” Jodi-Ann Simpson, productions director of D.I.M.E.S. and junior public relations major, said.

“I am looking forward to seeing our vision come to life and to watch everyone enjoy the fruits of our labor,” Cooper said.

Cooper has always had a spot in her heart for vintage clothing and movies. Her inspiration comes from Hollywood actresses such as Audrey Hepburn and Dorothy Dandridge.

“My favorite garments are from the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ scene. The designers and stylist definitely captured the elegant essence of Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress, while adding a modern touch to the design details of the garments,” Brasmyne Holmes, D.I.M.E.S. president and senior fashion merchandising major, said.

Cooper said, “Fashion is something that has no boundaries. Students, GSU staff and Statesboro residents of all ages are encouraged to attend the show.”