Razor-sharp style by student designer

STUDENT fashion designer Mary Buggy from Paulstown has been named as one of the four finalists in the 2011 Gillette Venus Dress of Your Dreams Competition.

STUDENT fashion designer Mary Buggy from Paulstown has been named as one of the four finalists in the 2011 Gillette Venus Dress of Your Dreams Competition.

Mary, along with other student fashion designers from art colleges around the country, was asked by Gillette to showcase her talent. This year fashion design students were asked to choose from three of the latest Gillette Venus razors and advised to create a show-stopping dress that Gillette Venus ‘Ambassador’ Jennifer Lopez might wear. The dream dress was supposed to “show off the beauty of a woman’s legs” and incorporate the colour scheme of the chosen razor.

Mary Buggy, a student at Limerick School of Art and Design, said she was inspired by Alexander McQueen and Haute Couture Dior while designing her dress.

Gillette Venus has given all four finalists a bursary to create their dress from the sketches and swatches of material submitted. The overall winner will be chosen by May 17 in Dublin. The winner will receive a cash prize, appear on national television and have her dress modeled in a national photo call by a top model, amongst other possible media opportunities.