Silver Needle Runway
The Silver Needle Runway is held every spring to showcase the talents of our student designers. Two shows are produced with a total attendance of over 2100 people. The evening show is followed by a presentation of awards and scholarships.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of the show is that it is wholly produced by students and faculty of the Fashion Program. Members of the Fashion Show Production class organize committees dealing with every facet of the show from invitations to choreography and marketing. They also marshal a cast of volunteers and coordinate their efforts at the event. The Silver Needle Runway is the highlight of the year for the Fashion Program and an exceptional learning experience for everyone involved.
Awards have been provided by Kate Spade & Company Scholarship, Cutty Sark Scholarship, Young Menswear Association, Mary Abdoo Scholarship Fund, Alecia Hicks Forster Scholarship Fund, Dutchess County Home Bureau, Eva Block Memorial Scholarship, MPorium scholarship and the Marist College Fashion Program Scholarship Fund.