Cosmo Couture, the “fashionable” event for Architecture and Interior Design firms and their manufacturing partners, took Raymond Saunders’ Red Star to the runway last Thursday night, creating garments to reflect the painting as a given theme.
Event Co-Chairs Pedro Nunez and Stacey Milici, welcomed 21 participating design teams whose garments were judged by a panel of DC notables during a runway show with awards given to design teams in different categories. Among the favorites were Focus Architecture & Design’s dress made out of cork; David Carter Scott’s creation of carpet, metal, and sheet flooring; SKB Architecture’s garment made out of drapery and wallcovering; and winner of one of the evening’s most coveted prize Best Haute Couture Award, Hickok Cole Architect’.garment made out of wood and wood veneer.
Funds raised surrounding this year’s event enabled IIDA-MAC to give $15,000 to My Sisters Place, DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art will now assemble all of this year’s garments into an exhibit (to open on September 26).
*All photos credit Scott Kelly