It’s finally here, the day before the fashion show. I’m nervous about my chosen outfits for the night; I can’t even begin to imagine what the design finalists are feeling. I was able to check in with Ross from Ross Bennett Collection who is in Dallas finishing the final details of his designs. Ross, along with the other finalists, have been booked with appointments this week conducting model fittings and creating the hair and make-up design to complete their looks.
Tomorrow, May 21st, finalists will present their showcase at Victory Park. Included in the festivities is Elisa Jimenez, Project Runway designer, who will be unveiling a new musical project designed especially for this gala, the Rock Fashion Opera. The winner will receive a prize package estimated at $40,000, which includes production assistance and promotional media support as well as a one year styling contract with Tony & Guy for all public appearances. Celebrations and libations to follow at the Ghost Bar – a rooftop lounge at the W Hotel Dallas – Victory Park.
Congratulations to all of the 2009 Preliminary Nominees:
August Alexander, Dallas • Eddie Nelson Barrett, Dallas •Ross Bennett, Austin • Beth Greer, Dallas • Patricia Harless, Austin • Jessica Head, Frisco • Ashley Heathcock, Austin • Ann Hoang, Grand Prairie • Chance Jackson, Wichita Falls • Stephanie Jimenez, Austin • Shawn Kinglsey, Houston • Amber Liggon, Dallas • James Martinez, Dallas • Jennifer Martinson, San Antonio • Nilmin Momin, Sugarland • Amber Perley, Dallas • Elizaneth Pool, Richardson • Casey Smith–Logan, Austin • Megan Summerville, Austin • Darien Thomas, Dallas • Sharron Valk, Dallas •Doug Voisin & Andrew Bayer, Dallas • Courtney Warren–Slye, Dallas