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Silver Needle Event
Marks Its 25th Year
ven the standing room was sold out at
the 25th annual Silver Needle Fashion
Show Awards evening event on May 5 at the
Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie.
Some 2,000 guests attended the afternoon
and evening shows, which were
produced ent irely by Mar i st
Fashion Program students and
faculty, led by Fashion Program
Director Radley Cramer.
The Fashion faculty presented
President Dennis J. Murray with a
Silver Needle award to honor his
continued support and enthusiasm
for the Fashion Program.
The student awards went to
Madeline Sasso for Senior Design
Collection; Lauren Duncan for
Senior Design Portfolio; Monica
Tung for Outstanding Senior Finale
The winning senior design collection (above) was by Madeline Sasso (left).
Garment; and Courtney Andrews,
Saasha Coleman, and Kelly Dier
for Senior Merchandising Capping
Group Award.
Judges were Mark DeZao,
executive vice president of Easy
Spirit Design and Direct, Nine
West Footwear Corp./The Jones
Group; Michelle Gondolini, owner/
designer, RMC, USA; Dominique
Pino Santiago ’99, owner/designer, Dominique
Daniella; Rina Stone, creative director,
magazine; and April Uchitel, executive vice
president of global strategy for Diane von
Sponsors of the show included Macy’s,
Maggy London, the Jones Group, the TJX
Companies, Inc, Capelli, New York, and
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Some 2,000 guests attended the
two shows, which were produced by
Fashion Program students and faculty
led by Director Radley Cramer.