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Elle and Maybelline Award SCAD Students More than $50,000

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One thing we love about the fashion industry in New York is how strongly it comes out in support of new design talent. On Friday night, Elle magazine and Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers hosted the second-annual Elle Fashion Next Show and Awards at Lincoln Center in partnership with Maybelline New York. This year, the show highlighted graduating seniors from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), awarding two $25,000 prizes—one to Faith Thornburg, whose white gowns with floral appliques and underskirts wowed the audience, and one to Lindsay Hopkins, who showed Victorian digital printed dresses and separates.

Elle's gorgeous EIC Robbie Myers gets a touch-up before the show

In attendance? A pretty spectacular front row—especially for a student show. The whole Elle team was there—including TV-stars Joe Zee and Anne Slowey—designers Chris Benz, Carlos Falchi, Jeffrey Costello, Robert Tagliapietra, Alejandro Ingelmo, reality TV starlet Whitney Port, models Iman and Karolina Kurkova, actress Julianne Hough, Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing (we love how his hair is different every season), Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo, Saks' Terron Schaefer and also (there were a lot of famous people there) Jaime King, Camila Alves, Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae, Neon Hitch, Anna Chlumsky (My Girl!!!), and a bunch of the New York Rangers. Whew. Check out our finale runway video above and Elle's Fashion Next website for more collection photos.
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