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Marymount University hosts Portfolio in Motion 2012 fashion show

Show Opener: Green evening gown with pleats designed by Jenny Ong, Fashion Design '12, and modeled by Gabriela Skura.

Show Opener: Green evening gown with pleats designed by Jenny Ong, Fashion Design '12, and modeled by Gabriela Skura. LESLIE E. KOSSOFF

Marymount University’s Portfolio in Motion 2012 fashion show on May 3 brought the runway to life with student-designed garments showcased in an ethereal Gilded Forest production.

The jury-selected designs were modeled by Marymount students from across the university in a production created by the fashion merchandising students. The show included garments for every lifestyle and occasion from cruise wear to the red carpet.

The special guest of Portfolio in Motion was Eileen Fisher, who was named Marymount University's 2012 Designer of the Year. This honor is presented annually to a fashion designer who has achieved excellence in the field and has captured the imagination of both the fashion industry and the public. She was recognized for her brand of elegant, comfortable clothing and for her commitment to fair labor practices and a sustainable, collaborative business model. Past recipients of the award, given annually at the show, include Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Isabel Toledo.