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SCAD Style Month Kicks Off with Etoile Awards Gala

Russell Simmons, Amanda Burden, President Paula S. Wallace, Cornelia Guest, Robin Ghivan, William Ivey Long

Russell Simmons, Amanda Burden, President Paula S. Wallace, Cornelia Guest, Robin Ghivan, William Ivey Long

NEW YORK, Mar 25, 2009 / FW/ — Recognizing the world’s foremost design and style luminaries, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual SCAD Style Etoile Awards feted Monday night hip hop mogul and designer Russell Simmons, Tony Award-winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long, Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion editor Robin Givhan, actress and philanthropist Cornelia Guest, and New York City Planning Director Amanda Burden.

Officially kicking off SCAD Style which continues through May 16, with renowned artists, designers and industry professionals participating in a series of style- and design-focused events at SCAD’s Atlanta and Savannah campuses, the event highlights the Savannah College of Art and Design degree programs and specializations.

Russell Simmons, President Paula S. Wallace, Julie Henderson

Russell Simmons, President Paula S. Wallace, Julie Henderson

A private, nonprofit, accredited institution that offers a choice of degree programs in 42 different majors, plus 52 minors, students can pursue their degrees at campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, Ga., in Lacoste, France, and online through SCAD-eLearning.

Tuesday night’s guests included designers Cynthia Rowley, Lars Nilsson, Yigal Azrouel, and Ruffian’s Claude Morais and Brian Wolk, actor Dean Winters, writer/producer Tom Fontana, Trading Spaces designer Hildi Santo-Tomas, entertainment mogul Michael Mauldin and his wife, Hip Hop 4 Humanity’s Judy Mauldin, Kim and James Garfunkel, model Julie Henderson, Ann Slater, Maria Cooper Janis, David Mortimer, and investment manager Paul Beirne,

For more information, visit www.scadstyle.com.
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Photos by Chia Chiung Chong, courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design

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