‘Fashion & Flash’ in Holmes Lounge

Mary Butkus

St. Louis fashion lovers packed Holmes Lounge May 1 for “Fashion & Flash,” the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ 81st Annual Fashion Design Show. The fully choreographed, Paris-style extravaganza featured dozens of models wearing scores of outfits — ranging from coats and cocktail dresses to sportswear, dress groups and ballgowns — by 13 junior and senior fashion majors. Senior Lauren Vassallo received The Dominic Michael Silver Scissors Designer of the Year Award, sponsored by the Dominic Michael Salon, which has done models’ hair for the past 18 years. In a show tradition, the evening also featured a single contemporary wedding gown (pictured above), selected by competition. This year’s winner, designed by senior Camilla White, is for “the hopeless romantic who has found true love and will live happily ever after,” White says.