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Richard Petty and UNCG’s CARS

Photo of CARS students at Richard Petty museumUNCG and the Petty Family Foundation are partnering for a ground-breaking night of fashion.

On Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, the first annual Petty “Hot Pass to Fashion” Challenge will be held at the Petty Enterprises Historical Site in Level Cross, N.C. Students from UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) will showcase original designs inspired by racing legend Richard Petty. Proceeds from the event will help fund scholarships for CARS students, as well as Petty’s Victory Junction.

Awards for the winning designers will include a spread in Carolina STYLE Magazine, an internship and the ability to exhibit their work at the 2015 Charlotte International Fashion Week. Winners will be selected by a panel of celebrities and style/fashion industry judges, as well as by popular vote. Visit the site between now and Jan. 15 to vote for your favorite.

Find out more about each student designer and preview their designs here:

Tickets to the show are $43 for General Admission and $143 for Limited VIP tickets (includes front row seating, reception and swag bag).

To purchase tickets, call (336) 495-6643 or visit http://donate.pettyfamilyfoundation.org/tickets/.