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FC’s DEBUT Pre-Party

DEBUT Runway Show

FIDM’s Biggest Event of the Year

Not only is it a night where FIDM Students debut their amazing fashion collections to the industry, but it’s a night with the largest gathering of FC members anywhere. It’s the DEBUT Pre-Party, sponsored by Fashion Club, and it happens every year at the famous Barker Hangar in Santa Monica!

When they weren’t dancing, taking photos, or sampling tasty snacks, FC members lounged about on metallic gold couches and bright, comfy lounge chairs as they reveled in their place in the fashion industry!

The theme of the party this year was all about pop art, and the Fashion Club staff wore neon colored bob wigs to celebrate. It was the perfect night. Audrina Patridge from The Hills made an appearance, and Project Runway star, red carpet commentator, and FIDM Grad and Instructor Nick Verreos was even available for photo opps!

One of the biggest attractions at the party was the eyelash bar, where people lined up for free lash applications. Across from that popular corner was the “step and repeat,” which in the industry means a backdrop specifically set up for VIPs to be photographed. You’ll probably notice a step and repeat the next time you watch any red carpet coverage.

There was an amazing ever-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit for dipping, and endless trays of cheese, crackers, chicken and beef skewers, chicken dumplings, and fresh veggies.

Let’s talk swag—there was a raffle and a gift bag station! Raffle prizes included TOMS sunglasses, Hard Candy makeup, a skincare set from Murad, and fashion books from Laurence King Publishing. As guests headed into the FIDM DEBUT Runway Show, they were each personally handed a fabulous bag of products from OPI, Windsor, Sexy Hair, Napoleon Perdis, Pure Ice, Bebe, SpaRitual, and Cotton University.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!
We definitely could not have pulled off such an amazing party without the incredible support and generous contributions from our sponsors. We want to extend a special thank you to:


As always, all of the party ticket sale profits, totalling about $9,000, were donated to the Fulfillment Fund, an organization that helps economically disadvantaged kids graduate from high school and college.




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