Model in white coate with a feather cowl

DEBUT Runway Show

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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 included a special segment that paired 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 walked 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 benefited the FIDM Scholarship Foundation. Proceeds from the Friday, April 5, show benefited the Born This Way Foundation, committed to making a kinder, more compassionate world.