"Although all of the designers in the show displayed impressive work, one collection seemed to stand on its own. Third level designer Grace Lawson’s ’18 collection Doyenne, which, as Lawson said in a statement for the sun, was “inspired by 1950s silhouettes” and consisted of mainly formal evening-wear, was beautiful and garnished a warm reception from the crowd. Not only were the designs of each piece moving, but the modeling of the utmost quality. Models performed difficult transitions, including the turning of a skirt into a cape that took the crowds breath away, flawlessly. Her eye for combining practicality with elegance is second to none, and the Sun eagerly awaits her level four collection."
Review by Ashley Davila, Jiangxue Ning, Peter Buonanno for the Cornell Daily Sun
"Let me start with some of my favorite moments: One of the truly fantastic and memorable collections that didn’t need a disruptive crutch to inspire conversation was by Grace Lawson, a junior majoring in fashion design. The gowns were breathtaking in their shape and movement. Clearly a skilled seamstress, the silhouettes she created were familiar and beautifully executed. The final gown was a luscious maroon and featured a plunging neckline with a skirt so full it left no room for any of the remaining hot air in Barton hall."
Review by Amanda Denham, MA ’17