Talented teen and tween fashion designers star in the series Project Runway: Threads on Lifetime®. The series, hosted by Vanessa Simmons, was filmed at FIDM's Los Angeles campus! Young designers compete for a $10,000 prize to be used at any Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store or Joann.com, a scholarship to the summer program at FIDM, and top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery studio from Brother International Corporation.
FIDM Fashion Design Graduate Lisa Vian Hunter is one of fourteen competitors mentored by Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and designer John Varvatos on the NBC show Fashion Star hosted by Elle Macpherson.
Twilight Saga star Ashley Greene hosted Fashion Forward: Making It, a fashion special that aired on the CW network. The one-hour show gave a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make it in the fashion industry, from the creation of designs to building a business and a brand. The special’s intro segments were all filmed at FIDM Los Angeles.
Not only was Season 6 of Lifetime’s Project Runway filmed at FIDM, many contestants–and even a winner–have been FIDM Alumni. Popular FIDM Instructor Nick Verreos is among the nine FIDM Graduates who have competed on the show. Read More | View Leanne’s winning collection
Filmed at FIDM’s Los Angeles campus, Design School explores the hopes and dreams of a group of eight talented FIDM Interior Design Students as they prepare to make their mark in the professional world. Read More | Browse the episodes
The fifth season of HGTV’s hit reality show Design Star featured FIDM Interior Design Alumna Casey Noble. The Redondo Beach, California native has worked for high profile design firms and managed several international design projects before striking out on her own. View Casey’s design portfolio
TV Guide’s The Fashion Team–made up of FIDM Instructor and Fashion Design Grad Nick Verreos and stylist Jen Rade (who dresses Angelina Jolie)–recently went back to school, filming a style segment at FIDM. Read more
Lauren Conrad, star of MTV’s hit series The Hills, studied Merchandise Product Development at FIDM and several episodes of the reality show were filmed on the Los Angeles campus. View The Hills webpage on MTV
FIDM Fashion Design Program Fashion Designer
Her gowns and ready-to-wear designs are often seen on the red carpet, and in many magazine spreads. She also helps deliver a military wedding on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Program Film & TV Costume Designer
While at FIDM, Eva was awarded an NBC/Universal internship in the wardrobe working for Emmy®-nominated designer Diana Eden. She now has an exciting career costume designing for shows such as How I Met Your Mother and America's Best Dance Crew.
FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Program Set Costumer
Michelle was the Set Costumer for Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time, and Motion Capture Key Costumer for Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway.
FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Program Costumer and Costume Designer for Film and Television
Working on television shows and films such as CSI: NY, Prison Break, War of the Worlds, Cold Case, and So You Think You Can Dance?, Suzy is living out her dream job as a Costumer and Costume Designer.
FIDM Visual Communications Program Costume Designer
Mary has had a thriving career as a costume designer for films such as the Oscar® nominated The Kids Are All Right, Into the Wild, and Red Eye
FIDM Theatre Costume Design Program Theatre Costume Designer
"I love costumes," says Mackenzie, working as a stitcher in the Costume Shop, Mackenzie sews and constructs garments for large-scale operas, such as Merry Widow and Arshak II.