Fashion Design alumna and wedding gown designer Claire Pettibone (’89) mentored Otis’ Fashion Design juniors for the annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. The Huffington Post interviewed her about her mentoring experience:
“Designer Claire Pettibone skyrocketed to bridal fame when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s now-wife, Priscilla Chan, donned a Pettibone gown on her Big Day in 2012. Now, Pettibone is using her design chops and social cachet to give back to budding designers.
Pettibone spent the last year mentoring students at Los Angeles’ Otis College of Art and Design, helping them to craft gorgeous bridal gowns with an ethereal, garden party feel. On Saturday, the students showcased their work at a black-tie benefit and fashion show in Beverly Hills. Pettibone, herself an Otis alumna, was on hand to present an award to the standout student of the year.”
To continue reading and for more images, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/claire-pettibone-bridal_n_3246899.html?1368131890
For Claire’s account of her experience in her own blog, visit: http://clairepettibone.com/blog/2013/05/claire-pettibone-mentorship-at-otis-part-i/