Apparel Students Linsey Gordon and Silvia Guttmann Compete in "Project Better Gown"

Apparel grad student Linsey Gordon and apparel senior Silvia Guttmann were featured on WCCO (CBS 4) last evening as part of a story on the "Project Better Gown" design competition hosted by the Park Nicollet Foundation. Students from seven college design programs across the country are taking part in the contest to create a new hospital gown that puts the needs of the patient first and foremost, while still meeting the medical needs of doctors and nurses.

The designs will be showcased, and the winners will be announced, during a live runway show this Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Park Nicollet Foundation Celebration for Life Gala. A total of $40,000 in Fellowship Grants will be awarded to the design students: $20,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, $5,000 for third place and $5,000 for the People's Choice Award.