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Recapping the Runway: Project IMA 2015

The show’s more outrageous pieces included new local design troupe Maison Pomme de Terre’s pastry-themed “Donut Wear It On Your Sleeve” ensemble.

Kyle Long Indianapolis Monthly
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Hot Tickets: Eight Indy Art Experts Share Their Fall Picks

“I can’t wait for the Indianapolis Museum of Art ‘Project IMA Fashion Show’ on October 9. It’s truly one of the best-produced fashion events in our city—a must-see!”

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Project IMA Dresses For Success

If any doubt remained about Indy being home to a bourgeoning fashion community, Project IMA squashed it with a stiletto heel last night. Hundreds of the city’s best-dressed denizens lined up outside the museum’s Toby theater for not one, but two sold-out shows. As with the previous installments of the gala in 2008 and 2010, this year’s event pitted amateur and professional designers against one another, with a panel of judges—not to mention a vocal audience—evaluating their wares on the catwalk. And as with any fashion show, it was a mix of the stylish and outrageous (I’m looking at you, designer of the dress made from what looked like a child’s swimming pool). The three standouts were Greg Dugdale’s colorful nylon party dress, Nikki Blaine’s long brown dress with a high, feathered collar, and Margarita Mileva’s rubber band ensemble. Mileva ultimately took first place. Organized by IMA curatorial assistant Petra Slinkard and inspired by the museum’s current exhibition An American Legacy: Norell, Blass, Halston, and Sprouse, the fashion show served as an excellent reminder to see the upstairs exhibit before it closes Jan. 27.

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Project IMA: 5 Questions with Designer Jessica Wright

Designers and fashionistas alike will flock to the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Oct. 11 for Project IMA, a runway couture show and contest featuring local and national talents. This year’s inspiration comes from four legendary designers whose work is currently on display at the museum: Norman Norell, Bill Blass, Roy Halston, and Stephen Sprouse. To get a sneak peek at the show, we caught up with one of this year’s contestants, Indiana native Jessica Wright.

 

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