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Winners of FC Prom Challenge Model Their Designs

Three FC Presidents won the chance to participate in a professional photo shoot.

Ellie Smith, Jillian Turner, and Desiree Shack designed and created prom dresses for the Fashion Club Prom Dress Challenge. As the grand prize, they were asked to model their designs in a professional photo shoot.

Ellie Smith, a junior at Alhambra HS in Northern California, began sewing when she was nine years old and has been designing her own garments ever since. She works as an instructor at a sewing studio called SewNow, where she originally learned to sew. When she graduates in 2017 she plans on majoring in Merchandise Product Development at FIDM.

A senior at Staley High School, Jillian Turner flew out for the shoot from Kansas City, Missouri, with her parents and made a weekend out of it. Her gorgeous red and white two-piece prom design was inspired by a dress that Sarah Hyland wore to the Emmy’s. It had a long red satin sash in the back that was stunning.

For as long as she can remember, Desiree’s interest in fashion has been strong. The FC President at El Camino Real Charter HS plans to attend FIDM and study everything about fashion—from the past to the future trends, pattern-making, sketching, draping, textiles, and much more. With her education, Desiree plans to one day open her own business.

“The entire Prom Dress Challenge experience was a complete blast!” said Ellie. “I loved getting to know the other models, and especially enjoyed taking the confetti-throwing pictures at the very end of the shoot!”

The Fashion Club team would like to give a big shout out to for providing shoes for our shoot.


One of the perks of belonging to an official FIDM Fashion Club is that club members can participate in our exclusive contests and event opportunities. The Prom Dress Design Challenge was one of those contest, and called for entrants to design and create a prom dress for their chance to model it in a professional photo shoot in Los Angeles.

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