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Lasell Students Help Military Brides Find a Dream Dress
February 28, 2012
Military brides-to-be may find the wedding gown of their dreams, compliments of Lasell College and Brides Across America through their joint venture, Project Dream Dress. The bridal gown give-away will allow brides-to-be to choose from more than 170 designer gowns at no cost to them at the Project Dream Dress event on Saturday, March 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Atrium at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, located at 1010 Harrison Avenue in Boston.
Lasell fashion students Maria Rogers, Chelsea Yeomans and Krista DeCarlo conceived the event after the Lasell Fashion Collection received a generous designer bridal gown donation last fall. Lasell contributed more than 100 of the couture gowns, valued from $1,000 to $8,000, which were donated by an exclusive design house.
Lasell Arnow Professor and curator of the Lasell Fashion Collection Jill Carey said, "These gowns, many embellished with crystals, sequins, lace and appliqués, were given to Lasell Fashion Department to use at their discretion so that our students could learn about couture design and see, up close, the skill and artistry that go into these magnificent dresses. Lasell students wanted to share this significant donation with the community and developed Project Dream Dress as a way to give back and thank our troops for their service and sacrifice."
During the Project Dream Dress event, Lasell fashion students will serve as stylists and offer free tailoring to the brides-to-be. Zoots will provide dry cleaning services at no charge.
Both the students and faculty for the project are supported through a special Lasell Research Across the Curriculum grant on community-based research, made possible through the Davis Educational Foundation.
Brides Across America, a national charitable organization, is working to find women who are in the service, are engaged to a member of the military, are recent veterans (deployed within the last five years) or engaged to recent veterans who wish to participate in this wedding gown give-away. Newlyweds who were married in a civil ceremony and are planning a wedding are also eligible. Brides-to-be are required to register in advance on www.bridesacrossamerica.com.
Brides-to-be can choose from more than 170 designer gowns at no cost to them at the Project Dream Dress event on Saturday, March 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Atrium at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, located at 1010 Harrison Avenue in Boston.