DEBUT Runway Show

The countdown to DEBUT 2019 begins now!

You're invited to witness, live and in-person, our epic annual runway show celebrating fashion’s future stars.

Held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, DEBUT features the work of 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.

The event attracts nearly 10,000 people and concludes with the DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, a scholarship fundraising event attended by industry notables, FIDM Alumni, and fashion celebrities.

In partnership with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, the show includes a special segment that pairs Influencers in the Beauty, Fashion, and Entertainment industries with FIDM DEBUT alumni designers Danny Godoy, Mohamed Salaheldin, Duston Jasso, Francesca Lake, Ali Jawed, Tomy Huang, and Vanessa Puccini.

This year’s influencers who will be walking the runway in custom designs are: James Charles, Nikita Dragun, Patrick Starrr, Kian Lawley, Kandee Johnson, Drew Scott, and Laura Mellado.

All ticket sales for the Saturday, April 6, Evening Gala event will benefit the FIDM Scholarship Foundation. Proceeds from the Friday, April 5, 5:00 p.m. show will benefit the Born This Way Foundation, committed to making a kinder, more compassionate world.


No commercial videography allowed. No backpacks allowed. Clear bags strongly encouraged. Small personal items are permitted.

Current FIDM students should go to the Student Activities Office for their free tickets.

Tickets will be distributed upon check-in at the event. Choose from one of the ticket options below: