Condom dresses (middle two outfits) and designers from last year's runway show.
Shadowbox Live’s doors open at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 17, for the annual Condom Couture fashion show featuring clothes CCAD and OSU students designed out of 800 or less Proper Attire condoms. Local community leaders will be modeling the looks.
“I never thought I’d be so excited to wear condoms,” joked Condom Couture model Amee BellWanzo, a breast cancer awareness advocate and singer. “My designer [Krista Sison of CCAD] is a truly talented artist who is making a stunning gown. And, best of all, I’m happy to support Planned Parenthood.”
The event raises money for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (last year it raised nearly $70,000 for the group). Tickets range from $45 to $145.
Students with the top three designs will receive cash scholarships. The judges are Maren Roth, owner of Rowe boutique; David Swetman, conceptual menswear designer at Abercrombie & Fitch, and Esther Chung, artist and instructor at CCAD.