Chicago-Based Designer Borris Powell Won The Oscars Designer Challenge 2011!
Borris Powell’s designs were shining at the Oscars last night, after beating out 9 other up-and-coming designers in the Oscars Designer Challenge 2011. Borris competed against finalists from all over the country, including fellow Chicagoans Miriam Cecilia Carlson and James De Colon. The grand prize? The opportunity to have his original evening gown worn by one of the escorts during the Awards!
The advisory committee for the competition selected the finalists and paired each designer with a model, and the public then voted for their favorite gown. As the winner, Borris’ model wore his design as she brought the Oscar statues onto the stage of the Kodak Theatre last night.
As if that wasn’t enough of an award, Valentino even told Borris that he liked his design!
(As seen on JoonBug)