Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Project Runway: Dom Gratuated from a Women's College

Learn more about Dom's alma mater, Moore College of Art & Design located in Philadelphia, PA. Or read a Huffington Post blog post I wrote, Project Runway Season 12 Winner Dom Offers College Advice to Women Interested in Fashion Design.

You also can purchase a book about Moore College.

Book Description:

"For more than 160 years, Moore College of Art & Design, the nation’s first and only visual arts college for women, has led the way in educating women for careers in art and design. Moore began in 1848 as the Philadelphia School of Design for Women when philanthropist Sarah Peter founded the school to educate women in the design arts and provide opportunities for employment. The first students worked in the textile, wallpaper, and other factories of Philadelphia’s industrial boom. The school’s influence on early-American art and design was realized by members of the Red Rose Girls and the Philadelphia Ten. Other Moore graduates include the first women to design a United States postage stamp, to master the art of mezzotype, to serve as art director of an American advertising agency, and to design fabric for an automobile interior. This innovation and influence continues today through Moore’s bachelor of fine arts degree for women, graduate and continuing education programs, and the Galleries at Moore."

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