Held each spring, the DEBUT Runway Show features designs by graduating students in the Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as work from Interior Design, Digital Media, and Textile Design students.
Program Director, Mary Stephens, has shepherded the Fashion Design Advanced Study Program and DEBUT from its early beginnings and works closely with the students throughout the year to develop their collections. As many as 60 students apply to the exclusive program each year, but only ten are accepted.
The event attracts nearly 10,000 people over three days and concludes with the DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, a scholarship fundraising event attended by industry notables, FIDM Alumni, and fashion celebrities.
All ticket proceeds will benefit Born This Way Foundation, committed to making a kinder, more compassionate world.
Join us for this all-day event starting with Open House at our flagship LA campus, which includes Alumni Panels, a Major’s Expo, and lunch, followed by the DEBUT Runway Show. Transportation will be provided to and from the DEBUT Runway Show.
For those who wish to attend just the Runway Show, we invite you to join us on Thursday to kick-off our DEBUT weekend.
FIDM invites Educators to join us for this all-day event that begins with lunch and a tour of our Los Angeles campus, followed by a round-trip bus ride to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica to enjoy the DEBUT Runway Show. Transportation options available.
You are invited to attend the DEBUT Runway Show on Friday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. Students will be notified when tickets become available.
You are invited to attend the DEBUT Runway Show on Friday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. Staff and Faculty will be notified when tickets become available.