Fashion Designer contest for STUDENTS

Adrianna Papell for E! Live from the Red Carpet, exclusive retail partner Lord & Taylor and E! are in search of the next great American fashion designer! The brand is now accepting submissions from students nationwide for a winning red carpet evening gown design to be unveiled on E!’s “Countdown to the Red Carpet Academy Awards” Special in February 2012.

With the aid of eighteen fashion and design schools nationwide, including FIT, Parsons and RISD, the brand invites students to visit and enter design submissions.  Together, fans of the students and aspiring designers will narrow the pool down to the twenty-five top designs. The Adrianna Papell Group and E! will then reduce the pool to the final five, based on certain predetermined criteria. Adrianna Papell will create samples of these five styles and fans will then select the grand prize winner, to be revealed on the red carpet. The grand prize designer will showcase his/her winning gown in front of millions of viewers nationwide on E!’s “Countdown to the Red Carpet Academy Awards” special on February 26, 2012. The designer will be awarded a $2,500 cash prize, and his/her red carpet design will be produced for the Spring 2012 collection.

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