Fitting for Mary Jo Bruno

Intimate apparel designer Mary Jo Bruno recently attended a fabric fitting of designs by the junior class. Students received feedback from Bruno, who has been producing her own namesake label of luxury lingerie and loungewear for a remarkable 35 years.

A few days before the fitting, Fashion Design Chair Rose Brantley visited the class to offer her own invaluable suggestions. Bruno’s direction for the students was to create a collection of sexy, sophisticated, and chic lingerie inspired by the 1950’s feminine era. She advised the students to look to icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Sophia Loran for inspiration.