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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

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34th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 175-plus fashion designs for women, men and juniors. Approximately 800 guests—a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment—get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it—Otis fashion students!  The event raises money for student scholarships. Many of these promising young artists and designers (80% of whom require financial aid) would be unable to complete their education without this support.

Silent Auction Items
In conjunction with the Fashion Show, a Silent Auction also supports Otis scholarships. Our Silent Auction booklet lists the items for sale.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
6:30pm
The Beverly Hilton

Tickets & Sponsorship: Learn more about sponsorship opportunities, tribute journal ads and conveniently purchase your tickets online.

If you have any questions, please call (310) 665-6858 or email ckrumlauf@otis.edu 

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Otis Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show 2015

2015 Runway Show Highlights (video opens in a popup)

 

 

Exclusive Media Sponsor

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The inside story of year-long design projects as they lead to the annual runway show (blog)


2015-2016 Fashion Design Mentors (see projects)

Bob Mackie
Todd Oldham for MTA
Joie
JBrand
Prairie Underground
Michael Maccari for Perry Ellis
Lucky Brand
Nanette Lepore
Uniqlo
Amuse Society
MICHI
Blu Pony Vintage


 

 

Past Mentors


Highlights from Past Shows

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2015 Benefit Highlights

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2014 Benefit Highlights

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2013 Benefit Highlights

2012 Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show Video

2012 Benefit Highlights

2011 Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show Video

2011 Benefit Highlights

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2010 Benefit Highlights

Fashion Show Archive

 

Media Inquiries: Please contact John Axtell, jaxtell@otis.edu or (310) 665-6857