On November 10, VMCAD College (formerly Virginia Marti College of Art and Design), celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fête at MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland). Guests were treated to a fashion show, awards reception and special remarks by Virginia Marti Veith, founder of VMCAD, and Milan Milasinovic, VMCAD's current president.
Veith opened VMCAD in 1966 with five fashion design students. Now, VMCAD has expanded its campus, begun offering classes globally, and has introduced three bachelor's degree programs - a BS in Business Administration (with concentrations in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Marketing), and BFAs in Graphic Design and Interior Design.
"Education is the key to living better lives - economically, socially, emotionally, morally," Milasinovic said at the 50th anniversary celebration. "It makes us better citizens."
See photos from the fashion show below.