On April 6, 2018, nearly 700 Fashion Club members hit the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California for the biggest party of the year—the FIDM Fashion Club Pre-Party 2018—followed by the FIDM DEBUT Runway Show!
“A Bite of Donut is Key” donut wall, Partygoers pose in the “City of Stars” booth, Boxed Water and FC Gift Bag (photo courtesy Nick Verreos), Instagram ready at the Donut Wall
Inspired by La La Land, the Pre-Party theme was City of Stars and featured a performance from the film and pics with members of the cast. Partygoers tore up the dance floor, sampled a wall of California Donuts, sipped Boxed Water and Suja organic drinks, and received gift bags featuring goodies from Colourpop, Black Radiance, MantraBand, Red Cherry Eyelashes, Pūrlisse, Ziba Beauty, Pistaché Skincare, Rastaclat, Splat, Daily Concepts, and Pixi.
Top left: Laura Lee, Nikita Dragun, Manny Gutierrez, and Nick Gutierrez; Top right: Matt Sarafa, Lower Right: Jordon Doww and Casey Askew, Lower left: Ysabel Hilado, Nick Verreos, and Chelsea Ma (photo courtesty Nick Verreos)
Attendees mingled and snapped selfies with social media stars and TV personalities such as Laura Lee, FIDM Grad Nikita Dragun, Manny Gutierrez, Nick Gutierrez, Jordan Doww, Casey Askew (So You Think You Can Dance), FIDM and Project Runway’s Nick Verreos and Project Runway Junior stars Ysabel Hilado, Chelsea Ma, and Matt Sarafa.
Top left: Partygoers looking fabulous in the Fashion Club Pre-Party tent (lower left photo courtesty Nick Verreos)
Special shout out to the high schools that were in attendance: Agoura Hills High School, Calexico High School, California Military Institute High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Escondido High School, La Serna High School, Madera South High School, Palm Springs High School, Royse City High School, and Temple City High School.
Temple City High School Fashion Club
All ticket sales from the FIDM Fashion Club Pre-Party were donated to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit that supports the wellness of young people and empowers them to create a kinder world. Thank you to Bright Event Rentals, Joymode, Cynthia Brooks Distinctive Catering, Vita Perfetta, Floral Art, Fine Touch DJs, and Revelry Event Designers for making the event truly unforgettable!