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Detail of paper screen made from recycled books.

SCE’s temporary environment created at the request of First Lady Michelle Obama for her Fashion Education Workshop debuted on October 8 and it has already garnered attention from the national press. This event sought to encourage young people to pursue careers in fashion, and in her inspiring remarks Mrs. Obama stressed the critical role of fashion in the national economy, stating: “Fashion is about so much more than just a pretty pair of pumps or the perfect hemline. For so many people across the country, it is a calling, it is a career, and it’s a way they feed their families.” A transcript of the First Lady’s speech can be found here.

Below are links to some recent press on the event and the environment created by SCE students.

Women’s Wear Daily: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lesson in Fashion

Refinery29: Michelle Obama Just Held a Secret Fashion Event

International Business Times: Michelle Obama’s Fashion Event

KPopStarz: Michelle Obama Fashion Event

New York Magazine’s The Cut: Fashion’s Big Day at the White House

Fashion Week Daily: White House Fashion Education Event

Architectural Digest: First Lady Michelle Obama Invites Parsons Scholars to Decorate the White House