The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will present SCAD FASHION 2022 this weekend, including multiple events that are free and open to the public.
The weekend kicks off with the annual SCAD Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 at Jen Library in Savannah. Guests can shop original designs by SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff. The trunk show is free and open to the public.
Also on Friday evening is Our Friend André: A SCAD Tribute to André Leon Talley, a ceremony honoring the beloved fashion mogul. The ceremony will include a conversation with famed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, alongside fashion journalists Vannessa Friedman and Constance White.
During the ceremony, SCAD alumni and internationally known fashion designer Christopher John Rogers will receive the André Leon Talley Award for his rise to global success and incredible work.
Rogers has created garments for multiple celebrities for many historic events that the public would recognize. Vice President Kamala Harris’ bold, purple coat and dress she wore on Inauguration Day was Rogers’ work. He also designed Sarah Jessica Parker’s gown for the 2022 Met Gala, and Lizzo’s neon green dress for the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
The public can come witness Rogers receiving the André Leon Talley Award on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater.
Later Friday night, there will be a showcase of designs by SCAD School of Fashion senior and graduate students. The annual fashion show will be held on Friday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. This event is by invitation only, but it will be livestreamed at scad.edu/fashion2022.
The show will open with the film Fashion Run, which features over 100 student-made garments. When the film ends, the show will begin and will feature 50 designs from students, sure to wow the audience.
Finally, on Saturday, May 21, the public can also attend a conversation with Rogers and his fellow SCAD alumni Christina Ripley, David Rivera, and Alex Tyson. The group will be discussing their success, creativity and business. The conversation will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Ruskin Hall and is also free.
For more information on SCAD FASHION, visit scad.edu/fashion2022.