Eleven students from the fashion design program at the Art Institute of Las Vegas took to the runway at Saks Fifth Avenue for the fourth annual Little Black Dress event.
Several wore designs of their own creation as part of the fashion show, where invited guests voted to award a $500 tuition grant for the best design. Salvador Aceves won that honor for his two-piece A-line dress and matching jacket.
“It’s very exciting,” he said, adding that it was especially rewarding because he left behind his career in sales and moved to Las Vegas two years ago specifically to pursue his dream of becoming a fashion designer. “This means so much to me.”
Before the fashion show, guests purchased raffle tickets to win an array of designer accessories, with all proceeds benefitting the Las Vegas Fashion Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the Las Vegas fashion industry.
“We applaud each design student for their creativity and courage to share their unique vision with us for the fourth year of our Little Black Dress Event,” said LVFC Founder and President Carrie Cooper. “The future looks bright for these designers and we’re honored to provide an opportunity for students and emerging artists to showcase their talents.”