MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – While many West Virginia University students will graduate beginning Friday, May 13, the students of the fashion, apparel and merchandising program held a fashion show Thursday night.
The show allows students at different levels of the program to showcase their work from the course of the year.
Professional models were used for the fashion show, and professional photos were taken of the dress for students to use in their portfolios.
There were even two North central West Virginia celebrities in attendance: WVU President E. Gordon Gee and his fiancee, Laurie Erickson.
“It all becomes a reality, like, if you put them on a body versus, like, we design them. A lot of times, you design patterns, flat, or you wear them in the form of clothing. And, to see it in a living, moving body, it’s truly surreal, ”said Colleen Moretz, Associate Professor of fashion, dress and merchandising program at WVU.
Graduating seniors were honored with the program at their commencement ceremony at the WVU Coliseum on Friday afternoon.