On April 4, 2009, the Cornell Design League celebrates 25 years of fashion design with "Once Upon a Runway" at 7 p.m. in Barton Hall on the Ithaca, NY campus of Cornell University.
More than 60 designers will feature 200 original ensembles on 170 live models. The club members, organizers, and models involved in this year's show are all Cornell students.
The Cornell Design League was formed in 1984 to give students interested in fashion design a chance to express their creativity outside of the classroom by producing a fashion show every spring. A majority of CDL fashion designers are part of the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design in the College of Human Ecology, but the organization welcomes full-time students from all majors and schools across campus. Cornell University offers the only fashion design program in the Ivy League, and the only Ph.D. in apparel design in the United States.