INVITE: 9th Annual Cosmo Couture Runway Show at the Washington National Cathedral – September 20, 2018

Cosmo Couture Metro City Center Interior Design Association IIDA National Cathedral Washington DC 2018

The Washington Metro City Center (WMCC) of the International Interior Design Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter (IIDA MAC), today announced that the 9th Annual Cosmo Couture will take place on Thursday September 20, 2018 at its new location the Washington National Cathedral.

Recognized as one of the top charity events in the DC region, the event fosters a direct collaboration between local Interior Design and Architecture firms and their product manufacturing partners in the Washington, DC area, and ultimately leads to creating garments reflecting a given theme.

Garments are constructed out of interior materials such as tile, carpet, wood, vinyl, glass and rubber – materials used in the built interior environment. Finding ways to apply them to haute couture fashion, the design teams create, a bridge between fashion and architecture.

Each year the show theme changes with past themes ranging from focusing on DC-area landmarks such as the Smithsonian Museums, Embassies, American Presidents, and the National Zoo, to an Under the Big Top Circus theme, and Exploring Natural Environments.

IIDA MAC is pleased to announce that the 2018 Cosmo Couture theme is ‘Lore’ – A body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth.

This year’s event will be co-emceed by 94.7FM The Tommy Show radio hosts Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis.

Twenty-four design teams will participate in this year’s event. Designs will be judged by an elite panel of judges, to be announced, and awards will be given in various categories such as:

  • Best Performance
  • Best Use of Materials
  • Best Interpretation of Theme
  • Best Red Carpet Look
  • Best Sketch
  • Audience Favorite (People’s Choice)

Over the past eight years, the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter has donated over $100,000 to previously selected charities from Cosmo Couture proceeds. This year, the event will benefit Love4Livi.

Attracting over 800 attendees each year, this year’s Cosmo Couture event is helped made possible by sponsors: Cenero, Mohawk Group and Teknion.

Event tickets range from $125-225 and value packages of tickets are available. Event tickets can be purchased online at

9th Annual Cosmo Couture 2018 – Fashion & Interior Design Event.
Thursday, September 20, 2018. 5:30pm -10:00pm.
Washington National Cathedral. 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016.

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