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6th Annual Historical Project Runway

November 28, 2018

  • Maya Winshell, Charlotte Powers, and Marian Harpe defend their third-place representation of Patty Hearst.
    Eva Love
  • Birgitta Danielson models the winning look inspired by the Great Emu War that she designed with teammates Rachel Levine and Sophie Gauthier.
    Eva Love
  • Coltyn Cody, Roshan Bhatia, and Amelia Sommer redesign the compass
    Eva Love
  • Emily Polis modeling an outfit based on aviation that she designed with Lily Houlton and Eva Love.
    Eva Love

The sixth annual Historical Project Runway was held on Thursday, November 1st. This year’s theme was Tim Gunn, Germs, and Steel. Six teams of three students were given forty-five minutes to design a look based on historical violence, innovation, or disease with materials the history department purchased from the notorious Goodwill Bins. Archivist Hannah Crummé, Dean Bruce Suttmeier, and Kevin Komos judged the competition. Professors Reiko Hillyer and Andy Bernstein reprised their roles as Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn to assign challenges and give the teams advice on design and presentation. Inspirations included the Internet, Aviation, and the Compass. Birgitta Danielson, Rachel Levine, and Sophie Gauthier took first place with their Great Emu War of 1932-inspired look. Second place went to seniors Bradley Ralph, Claire Duncan, and Will Sarvis with their outfit based on the 1883 Chicago World’s Fair. Maya Winshell, Charlotte Powers, and Marian Harpe took third place for their reimagination of Patty Hearst. 

(Written By: Sally Goldman)

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