2013-14 Metro Richmond Runway Exhibition “Costume Couture”

Reissner DylanThe Teen Stylin’: Costume Couture Metro Richmond Runway Exhibition, held on Dec 6, 2013, featured wearable works of art from more than 60 designers in grades 6 – 12. Students represented 38 Richmond City and surrounding county schools. The grand prize winners, Kristina Dickey, Marcelina Grochulska, Maegan Jenkins, Christopher Quarterman, Dylan Reissner, and Caroline Smith, received a two-night trip to New York City and a congratulatory dinner courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

View a slideshow of all participants

Teen Stylin’ Designers

Ronald Abangan | Open High School | Grade 12
Design Title: Blanc 
*Modeled by Amara Stovall
VMFA Inspiration: Armchair, by Le Corbusier
Art Deco Galleries | Level 3
9-12 Runner-up: Most Wearable

Rose Anderson | Homeschooled | Grade 10
Design Title: Together we Hope 
*Modeled by Ruby Anderson
VMFA Inspiration: Interior of the Church of Sint Niklaas, Diksmuide, by David Roberts
European Galleries | Level 2

Cassidy Barnes | Elko Middle School | Grade 7
Design Title: Tropical 
*Modeled by Kaitlyn Douglas
VMFA Inspiration: In the Tropics, by Frederic Edwin Church
American Galleries | Level 2

Grace Bland | Westminster Academy | Grade 10
Design Title: Quing Queen 
*Modeled by Natalie Glasgow
VMFA Inspiration: Rectangular Box with People in Landscape, 17th century Chinese
East Asian Galleries | Level 2
 
VaShon Boisseau | Varina High School | Grade 12
Design Title: Poor & Luxx 
*Modeled by Frankie Akande
VMFA Inspiration: The Meet at La Grande Clairiere, Chantilly, With Napoleon III, by Alfred De Dreux
Mellon French Galleries | Level 3
 
Emma Bolstad | Orchard House | Grade 7
Design Title: Little Ram 
*Modeled by Eveylen Southam-Gerow
VMFA Inspiration: Red-Figured Rhyton, 5th century BC, Greek
Ancient Greco-Roman Galleries | Level 2
6-8 Winner: Best Use of Creative Construction

Emily Bombere | Henrico High School | Grade 12
Design Title: Tricitrus 
*Modeled by Libbie Hamner
VMFA Inspiration: Lemons, by Donald Sultan
20th Century Galleries | Level 2

Ellie Braun | Henrico High School | Grade 12
Design Title: High Status 
*Modeled by Dorian Maris
VMFA Inspiration: Pair of Bracelets Set With Cabochon Agates, 4th century Byzantine
European Galleries | Level 2
9-12 Runner-up: Best Use of Alternative Materials

Shelby Butt | Atlee High School | Grade 11
Design Title: Caged 
*Modeled By Taylor Moyer
VMFA Inspiration: Flaming Trident, 18th century Tibetan
South Asian Galleries | Level 3
 
Mariana Byrne | Richmond Community School | Grade 11
Design Title: Resilience 
*Modeled by Jasmine Macon
VMFA Inspiration: “Ashikaga Takauji”, 15th century Japanese
East Asian Galleries | Level 2

Ellory Camejo | Atlee High School | Grade 11
Design Title: Harlem Royalty 
*Modeled by Chandler Boone
VMFA Inspiration: Willem van Heythuysen, by Kehinde Wiley
21st Century Galleries | Level 2

Lili Ciprusova | Glen Allen High School | Grade 9
Design Title: Goddess of the Underworld 
*Modeled by Erika Ciprusova
VMFA Inspiration: Bust of Serapis, 2nd century Roman
Ancient Greco-Roman Galleries | Level 2

Izabela Clarke | St. Catherine’s School | Grade 10
Design Title: Trapped Lightning 
VMFA Inspiration: Page from a Satasai Series, 18th century Indian
South Asian Galleries | Level 3

Shannon Colson | Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School | Grade 9
Design Title: Beautiful Chaos 
*Modeled by Bridget Willard
VMFA Inspiration: The Astronomer (Burning Planet Series), by Robert Morris
20th Century Galleries (Lewis Focus) | Level 2

Erica Cummings | Lucille Brown Middle School, IB Program
Grade 7
Design Title: Colorful News 
*Modeled by Miriam Hossaini
VMFA Inspiration: Street Corner, by Philip Evergood
American Galleries | Level 2
6-8 Winner: Most Green Conscious
 
Madison Dalton | St. Catherine’s School | Grade 10
Design Title: Aspasia
*Modeled by Isabelle Le Bey
VMFA Inspiration: Geometric Amphora (Storage Vessel), 8th century BC, Greek
Ancient Greco-Roman Galleries | Level 2

Kristina Dickey | St. Catherine’s School | Grade 11
Design Title: Chaser 
*Modeled by Gracie Rebman
VMFA Inspiration: The Joys of the Chase, by John Collet
British Sporting Galleries | Level 2
9-12 Winner: Most Wearable

Arielle Eisen | Hermitage High School | Grade 10
Design Title: Rugged Glam 
*Modeled by Nickel Burchette
VMFA Inspiration: Coexistence, by Robert Rauschenberg
20th Century Galleries | Level 2

Caroline Finn | Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School | Grade 10
Design Title: Guardian of the East 
*Modeled by Charlotte Finn
VMFA Inspiration: Heavenly Guardian (Lokapala), 7th century Chinese
East Asian Galleries | Level 2

Tessa Fletcher | Midlothian High School | Grade 12
Design Title: It Girl 
*Modeled by Lindley Riekel
VMFA Inspiration: Narcissus, by Gustave Moreau
Art Nouveau Galleries | Level 3

Kenya Godfrey | Chesterfield Community High School | Grade 10
Design Title: Caras
*Modeled by Asonna Johnson
VMFA Inspiration: Chilkat Blanket, Northwest Coast Indian, Tlingit
Native American Galleries | Level 2

Rachel Grant | Atlee High School | Grade 11
Design Title: Tragedy in Paradise 
*Modeled by Emilee Evans
VMFA Inspiration: Two Donors in Adoration before the Madonna and Child, and St. Michael, by Giovanni Battista Moroni
European Galleries | Level 2

Marcelina Grochulska | Henrico High School | Grade 11
Design Title: Harmony + Chaos 
*Modeled by Isabel Dixon
VMFA Inspiration, Greenwich Villagers, by Milton Avery
American Galleries | Level 2
9-12 Winner: Best Interpretation of an Artwork

Morgan Hayes | Henrico High School Center for the Arts | Grade 12
Design Title: Sharp
*Modeled by David Sorenson
VMFA Inspiration: Hand Mirror, Stag Beetles and Face, by Rene Lalique
Art Nouveau Galleries | Level 3
9-12 Runner-up: Most Green Conscious

Anna Homer | Sabot at Stony Point | Grade 7
Design Title: Geometric Dance 
*Modeled by Odessa Hott
VMFA Inspiration: Moshambwooy Mask, African, Kuba Culture
African Galleries | Level 2

Sarah Stuart Horsley | St. Catherine’s School | Grade 10
Design Title: Multi-Cultural Warrior 
*Modeled by Lexi Godfrey
VMFA Inspiration: Oceania Vase, by René Buthaud
Art Deco Galleries | Level 3

Caroline Irwin | Albert Hill Middle School | Grade 8
Design Title: Ruffles for the Heart and Soul 
*Modeled by Savannah Peters
VMFA Inspiration: Lady Clara de Clare, by William DickinsonWashington
American Galleries | Level 2
 
Maegan Jenkins | Douglas Freeman High School | Grade 12
Design Title: The Painted Lady 
*Modeled by Mary-Kate Parkhurst
VMFA Inspiration: Blue Interior, Giverny, by Frederick Carl Frieseke
American Galleries | Level 2
9-12 Winner: Best Use of Creative Construction
 
Iyaana Johnson | Fairfield Middle School | Grade 8
Design Title: Whoever Said Yamantaka was a Man
*Modeled by Emma Brown
VMFA Inspiration: Yamantaka Vajrabhairava, 15th-18th century, Sino-Tibetan
South Asian Galleries | Level 3
6-8 Winner: Best Interpretation of an Artwork
 
Helaina Krishna | Manchester High School | Grade 11
Design Title: La Testa in Mano 
VMFA Inspiration: Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist, by Andrea Solario
European Galleries | Level 2
 
Corinne Landrum | Holman Middle School | Grade 8
Design Title: Shape 
*Modeled by Margot Brown
VMFA Inspiration: Sisters (Susan and Toni), by Barkley Hendricks
20th Century Galleries | Level 2
 
Annie Ward Love | Douglas Freeman High School | Grade 11
Design Title: Isis
*Modeled by Heidi Ulrichs
VMFA Inspiration: Inner Coffin of Atef-Amon, 11th-10th century BC, Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Galleries | Level 2
9-12 Runner-up: Best Interpretation of an Artwork
 
Madeline McCord | Living Hope Home School | Grade 9
Design Title: Revenge
*Modeled by Caitlyn McCord
VMFA Inspiration: Pumbu a Mfumu Mask, African, Pende Culture
African Galleries | Level 2
 
Madison McDonnell | Henrico High School | Grade 9
Design Title: Warrior 
*Modeled by Bianca Callahan
VMFA Inspiration: Black-Figure Neck-Amphorae (Storage Vessel), 6th century BC, Greek
Ancient Greco-Roman Galleries | Level 2
 
Lauren Mick | Chickahominy Middle School | Grade 7
Design Title: Garden Light 
Modeled by Tori Brock
VMFA Inspiration: Window, by Georges de Feure
Art Nouveau Galleries | Level 3

Emily Mustian | Henrico High School Center for the Arts | Grade 10
Design Title: Dominance 
*Modeled by Karyn Cumming
VMFA Inspiration: Howdah, 19th-20th century Indian
South Asian Galleries | Level 3

Madison Mydlinski | Oak Knoll Middle School | Grade 7
Design Title: Under the Candle Light 
*Modeled by Becky Hord
VMFA Inspiration: Pair of Candelabra, by Robert Garrard, II
English Silver Galleries | Level 2

Lillian Nash | Appomattox Regional Governor’s School | Grade 12
Design Title: Springtime Warrior 
*Modeled by Rebecca Williams
VMFA Inspiration: Seated Figure, 3rd-7th century, Remojades
Pre-Columbian Galleries | Level 2

Sara Parrish | Henrico High School | Grade 12
Design Title: Hathor
*Modeled by Joanna Gray
VMFA Inspiration: Bushcow Mask and Feather Costume, African, Bamum Culture
African Galleries | Level 2
9-12 Runner-up: Best Use of Creative Construction

Lilly Phillips | New Community School | Grade 6
Design Title: Untitled 
*Modeled by Sydney Dupriest
VMFA Inspiration: Triple Elvis, by Andy Warhol
20th Century Galleries | Level 2

Reena Pidaparti | Short Pump Middle School | Grade 6
Design Title: Metamorphosis 
VMFA Inspiration: Contadina at the Shrine of the Madonna, by Samuel Finley Breese Morse
American Galleries | Level 2

Khalid Pryor | Varina High School | Grade 10
Design Titlea: Cloak of the Shaman 
*Modeled by Brandon Briggs
VMFA Inspiration: Fragment of a Mythological Papyrus Scroll, 10th-8th century BC, Egyptian, Theban
Ancient Egyptian Galleries | Level 2

Christopher Quarterman | Matoaca High School | Grade 12
Design Title: Purity for the Impure 
*Modeled by Madison Walker
VMFA Inspiration: St. Denis, 15th century, French
European Galleries | Level 2
9-12 Winner: Best Use of Alternative Materials

Catherine Redding | Patrick Henry High School | Grade 12
Design Title: Tangles 
VMFA Inspiration: Steeped, by Robert Pruitt
21st Century Galleries | Level 2

Dylan Reissner | Henrico High School | Grade 12
Design Title: Hibernation of the Holy 
*Modeled by Reed Gibson
VMFA Inspiration: Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, by The Bruges Master of 1499
European Galleries | Level 2
Winner: Best in Show

Emma Seli | Midlothian Middle School | Grade 7
Design Title: Golden Girl 
*Modeled by Caroline Seely
VMFA Inspiration: George Washington, by Rembrandt Peale
American Galleries | Level 2

Tyler Shebelski | Henrico High School | Grade 10
Design Title: Swine
*Modeled by Alex Munno
VMFA Inspiration:Sofa, by Felix Del Marle
Art Deco Galleries | Level 3

Mimi Simon | Open High School | Grade 10
Design Title: Town on a Model 
*Modeled by Rodes Gardner
VMFA Inspiration: Model of a Town, 15th century, French
European Galleries | Level 2

Caroline Smith | Glen Allen High School | Grade 11
Design Title: Conflicting Cultures 
*Modeled by Abigail Burton
VMFA Inspiration: Erzulie Dreams, by Renee Stout
Evans Court | Level 2
9-12 Winner: Most Green Conscious
 
Ella Beth Southall | St. Catherine’s School | Grade 11
Design Title: The Mad Hatter
*Modeled by Liza Mickens
VMFA Inspiration: Brideship (Colonial Brides), by Thomas Hart Benton
American Galleries | Level 2
 
Trinity Stephens | Binford Middle School | Grade 8
Design Title:Fight 
*Modeled by Cynthia Reid
VMFA Inspiration: Number 15, 1948, by Jackson Pollock
20th Century Galleries | Level 2

Caroline Taylor | Hermitage High School | Grade 10
Design Title: A Glimmer of Hope 
VMFA Inspiration: Rolling, by Adolph Gottlieb
20th Century Galleries | Level 2

Madeline Taylor | Henrico High School | Grade 10
Design Title: Arbre 
*Modeled by Victoria Lockwood
VMFA Inspiration: Landscape with Cephalus and Procris, by Alexander Keirincx
European Galleries | Level 2

Audrey Thornton | Holman Middle School | Grade 7
Design Title: The Great Oak 
*Modeled by Maddie Thornton
VMFA Inspiration: Vase with Figure and Landscape, 17th-18th century Chinese
East Asian Galleries | Level 2

Tramia Towns | Glen Allen High School | Grade 12
Design Title: The Architectural Goddess 
*Modeled by Cidney White
VMFA Inspiration: The Hour of Prayer at the Pearl Mosque, Agra, by Edwin Lord Weeks
American Galleries | Level 2

Maia Uphoff | Saint Benedict Catholic School | Grade 8
Design Title: Timeless Oasis 
*Modeled by Ava Deckelman
VMFA Inspiration: A Pasha Having His Mistress’s Portrait Painted, by Carl Van Loo
European Galleries | Level 2
 
Carter Vaughn | St. Catherine’s School | Grade 9
Design Title: Four Queens 
*Modeled by Charlotte Vaughn
VMFA Inspiration: Four Queens, by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh
Art Nouveau Galleries | Level 3
 
Xameria Wallace | Holman Middle School | Grade 8
Design Title: Beringer 
*Modeled by Kenique Brown
VMFA Inspiration: Family Portrait, by Robert Gwathmey
American Galleries | Level 2
6-8 Winner: Best Use of Alternative Materials


Madeline Walter
| Homeschooled | Grade 7
Design Title: The Lady in Blue 
VMFA Inspiration: Portrait of a Girl, by Erastus Salisbury Field
American Galleries | Level 2
6-8 Winner: Most Wearable

Adrielle Wilder | St. Michael’s Episcopal School | Grade 8
Design Title: Silence 
*Modeled by Sarah Shields
VMFA Inspiration: Moonlight Marine, by Edward Bannister
American Galleries | Level 2

Cassie Womack | Homeschooled | Grade 11
Design Title: Exuberance 
VMFA Inspiration: Le Bonheur du Jour, ou, Les Graces à la Mode, by George Barbier
Art Deco Galleries | Level 3

Reagan Womack | Appomattox Regional Governor’s School | Grade 12
Design Title: Forest Warrior 
*Modeled by Melissa Lewis
VMFA Inspiration: River Crow War Shirt, Native American, Crow
Native American Galleries | Level 2
 
Diara Yancy | Henrico High School | Grade 11
Design Title: Modern Century 
*Modeled by Deyanna Winston
VMFA Inspiration: The Green Room, by Felix Vallotton
Mellon French Galleries | Level 3
*Designers are wearing their own creations unless otherwise noted
 Teen Stylin’ 2013: Costume Couture was generously supported in part by RBC Wealth Management and Diane Cox Basheer and B. William Basheer.