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Lily Jang, Alan Gonzalez at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Lily Jang with designer Alan Gonzalez. His creation inspired by her won him first place and a $2,500 award. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Vivian Wise, Dennis Stark Starks, Jerod Dame, Kelly Amen at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Vivian Wise, Dennis Starks, Jerod Dame, Kelly Amen. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Jeff Shell, Ally Shell at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Brother/sister duo of Jeff and Ally Shell kept the night rolling. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Michael Broderick, Michelle Reyna, Tiffany Halik, Todd Ramos at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Michael Broderick, Michelle Reyna, Tiffany Halik, Todd Ramos. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
2017 Little Black Designer Dress Muses
The 2018 muses were unveiled at the Little Black Dress Competition. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Dominique Sachse Florescu, Dika Obiaju at Little Black Dress Designer
Dominique Sachse, Dika Obiaju. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Chris Goins at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Muse Chris Goins spoke eloquently about her mentor, Mickey Rosmarin. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Back Sarghi Sharma, Jessie Mann, Poonam Thandi, Amrit Thandi at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Sarghi Sharma, Jessie Mann, Poonam Thandi, Amrit Thand. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Romy Mitchell, Toyin Talabi at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Romy Mitchell, Toyin Talabi. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Lauren Geiser, Molly Stone at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Lauren Geiser, Molly Stone. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Gracie Cavnar, Kim Nguyen at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Gracie Cavnar, Kim Nguyen. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Molly Stone, Kitty Dupas at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Molly Stone, Kitty Dupas. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Max Sebrechts, Crystle Stewart at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Max Sebrechts, Crystle Stewart. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Little Black Dress Designer Competition 2017
The LBD took center stage at the Little Black Dress Designer Competition. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Anika Jackson, Staci Henderson at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Anika Jackson, Staci Henderson. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Rita Garcia, Megan Brigham
Rita Garcia, Megan Brigham. Photo by Catchlight Group
Riyad Abu-taha, Dominique Sachse Florescu at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Riyad Abu-taha, Dominique Sachse Florescu. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Joy Sewing, Arielle Griffin
Joy Sewing, Arielle Griffin. Photo by Catchlight Group
Audrey Hepburn Champagne Girl at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Audrey Hepburn Champagne Girl. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Diane Caplan, Blanca Vargas at Little Black Dress Designer 2017
Diane Caplan, Blanca Vargas. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group