Project Runway Designer/Cast Member Daniel Franco to Highlight IADT – Seattle's La Mode: An Evening of Fashion.

July 6, 2006

BRAVO Network’s Franco Will Be A Special Guest at IADT’s First Annual All-School Design Show

Seattle, Washington, July 6, 2006 - On September 8, 2006, the design students at IADT-Seattle will have the opportunity to show off their talent at La Mode: An Evening of Fashion. La Mode is a uniquely student-produced event, with involvement going well beyond IADT’s fashion design majors.

Debuting at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus, La Mode is the first event at IADT that utilizes every academic department to make a successful, exciting and rewarding fashion show. More than just demonstrating some of the best fashion design talent, La Mode also presents some of the best student talent with sets designed by Interior Design students and collateral materials created by Visual Communication students.

To make this evening even more special for IADT’s students, Daniel Franco of Bravo’s hit television show PROJECT RUNWAY will be a special guest for the event. In 1995, Franco won two awards in a worldwide design competition sponsored by The Fashion Group International. He went on to work for one of the most prestigious fashion companies in the United States. Last year marked the debut of the Daniel Franco brand in a critically acclaimed fashion show held in Los Angeles. Franco is excited about imparting his passion for design and education to IADT’s students.

La Mode: An Evening of Fashion will be held September 8, 2006 at Meany Hall on the University of Washington Campus. The Fashion Show will start at 8:00 PM and an exhibition and spectacular VIP Reception will follow. For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact IADT at: lamodeinfo@iadtseattle.com

About IADT-Seattle
The original International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago was founded in 1977 by a former Sears Executive, Clem Stein, Jr., as a postsecondary institution focused on merchandising and design. More than 25 years later, IADT has expanded its curriculum and campus locations. The Seattle campus, which opened in 2004, offers Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication. IADT is authorized to offer degrees by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. For more information on IADT – Seattle, see www.iadtseattle.com.