Cosmo Couture 2013
The IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter's Washington Metro City Center is pleased to announce this year’s Cosmo Couture fundraising event to be held on September 19, 2013 at the Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia. Cosmo Couture fosters a direct collaboration between local Architecture and Interior Design firms and their manufacturing partners in the Washington DC area, to create garments reflecting a given theme. The garments are judged during a runway show and awards are given to design teams in different categories.
We are honored to continue our long standing partnership with My Sister’s Place and have selected the organization, once again, as the beneficiary for our 2013 event. The IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter has donated over fifty five thousand dollars to My Sister’s Place in DC over the past three years. Our success has been the direct result of the generosity of all those who have given their continued support to our events.
We are also glad to continue a partnership between our Chapter and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Once again the Corcoran will assemble all of this year’s garments into an exhibit in their museum, to open shortly after the day of the Cosmo Couture event. For the second time, a team of students from the Corcoran’s Graduate Interior Design program will participate in our event and will present a garment on the runway.
Alison Starling, an Emmy Award winning anchor currently anchoring the 5PM and 11PM newscasts with Leon Harris at ABC7/WJLA-TV, will be our event emcee. Alison has been with ABC7/WJLA-TV News since January 2004, covering major local and national news stories. She came to ABC7/WJLA-TV from KIRO-TV in Seattle, where she spent three years as a reporter and anchor. Prior to Seattle, Alison began her career as a reporter and morning anchor at WDEF in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Alison is a native Floridian, graduated from the University of Florida and is a proud Gator! After graduation, she earned a Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary International to study in France in 1995.
She has had three Little Sisters from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America during the last ten years. Alison is also a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. In 2009, Alison was named the National Capital Region's Big Sister of the Year. Washingtonian Magazine also named Alison one of the D.C. area's rising stars in local television news in June of 2005. Learn more about Alison Starling.