It's not surprising the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 2011 Fashion Show sold out and attracted an international audience, with attendees coming from as far as Europe. The highly-anticipated, 60th Annual DAAP Fashion Show, displayed students' fashion creations during a professionally modeled, choreographed and lighted event.
Not only has DAAP's fashion show gained international attention, the School of Design has been recognized as an international elite. In 2009, BusinessWeek named UC's School of Design to the "A-list" of design schools, which includes the world's top 30 design programs. I.D. (International Design) magazine listed UC among the top 10 design schools - the only public institution to make the list.
DAAP's internationally renowned design program has produced numerous award-winning designers. One UC alum, Stan Herman, a native New Yorker and 1950 graduate of DAAP, is a three-time Coty award-winning designer and past president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Herman pioneered the designer uniform, for clients including FedEx, McDonald's, Amtrak, Avis, TWA, United Airlines and Jet Blue. As past president of CFDA, he led the launch of the “Fashion Targets Breast Cancer” initiative that raises public awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause. He was also served as the president of 7th on Sixth for seven years and has been a best-selling designer on QVC. In 2006, he was recognized with CFDA’s highest honor - the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Herman is just one example of the various success stories that started in DAAP. Check out this year's fashion designs from the 2011 DAAP fashion show, and just think, you may be wearing some of these students' creations one day!