Category archive: Inside the Making of a Gown

Inside the Making of a Gown (B. McGowan)

Inside the Making of a Gown (B. McGowan)

GUEST BLOG: Gown designer Joey Galon My name is Joey Galon, originally born and raised in San Francisco, California. I received my B.A. degree in Fashion from San Francisco State University. In my senior year of college, I interned in the Special Events Department for I.Magnin, working with some of the greatest designers from Givenchy,…

Inside the Making of a Gown (E. Safrit)

Inside the Making of a Gown (E. Safrit)

GUEST BLOG: Gown designer MacDuggal My first meeting with Elizabeth was when she walked in my runway show for the premiere of the Spring 2015 collections. She had recently been crowned Miss United States 2014, and I was immediately impressed with her character, style and poise. I knew she would be a strong contender for…

Inside the Making of a Gown (N. Davuluri)

Inside the Making of a Gown (N. Davuluri)

GUEST BLOG: Gown designer Gaspar Cruz I met Nina from her local director, Johnny Triquet, over the phone as he had served as one of the judges on the panel at the local she had won and then was assigned to her as her “mentor/local director”. Johnny said he instantly knew that he was going…

Inside the Making of a Gown (A. Nugent)

Inside the Making of a Gown (A. Nugent)

GUEST BLOG: Venezuelan gown designer Gionni Straccia with Ali Nugent Ali Nugent was the second Miss Texas USA I had the privilege to dress. I met her through Julie Roberts, the owner of the boutique Elizabeth Anthony in Houston, TX and from the very beginning I knew the beautiful combination of light colored eyes, dark…

Inside the Making of a Gown (K. Graham)

Inside the Making of a Gown (K. Graham)

GUEST BLOG: K. Lee Graham with Jennifer Graham, gown designer We all know that one of the most exciting parts of pageant preparation is finding the gown. Luckily for me, I’ve been blessed to have a mother that has been particularly involved in helping me choose my wardrobe. Together, we designed my off-white silk charmeuse…

Inside the Making of a Gown (A. Klinzing)

Inside the Making of a Gown (A. Klinzing)

GUEST BLOG: Gown designer, Kate Walz and Aly Klinzing I’m Kate Walz, a 17 year old women’s wear designer from Omaha, Nebraska. I have been designing since I could hold a crayon, sewing since I was 8, and started selling my clothing in a boutique when I was 12 years old. I have participated in…

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