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Distortion: 43rd Annual College of Design Fashion Show

Date: 02/19/2011

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Courtyard Rapson Hall

Cost: GENERAL SEATING: $20 advanced, $25 day of show; BALCONY/STANDING ROOM: $10 advanced, $12 day of show; VIP: $50 Advanced purchase only


Saturday, February 19, 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. show times
Alumni and friends reception between shows

"Distortion" presents the work of 18 senior apparel design students in a runway event that incorporates a wide variety of styles and inspirations ranging from men’s wear to women’s wear, work wear to sportswear, and high fashion to the stylishly affordable, with many surprising influences. The diversity and magnitude of the apparel design senior class promises an evening that is unexpectedly alluring, so forget what you know about fashion and prepare for your idea of the runway to be enjoyably distorted. A standing exhibition of work by the sophomore class and pre-runway show from the junior class will also be included.

Tickets available for purchase online at the fashion show website or link below. 

Note: All tickets purchased online will be available at will call in Rapson Hall one hour prior to show time. No tickets will be mailed.

View a video of the making of the 2010 fashion show, "insight".



  • Name: Laura Walton
  • E-mail: lwalton@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-6385
  • Sponsored by: College of Design


Parking is available in the Church Street Garage across from Rapson Hall and the 4th Street Ramp in Dinkytown.

Reservation Information:

HOW WILL I GET MY TICKETS?  All tickets purchased online, in advance, will be available at will call in Rapson Hall one hour prior to the designated show time. Though the online ticketing site offers a "ship to" address section, no tickets will be mailed.

More information: http://fashionshow.design.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Laura Walton, lwalton@umn.edu or 612-626-6385.

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