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WASHINGTON (WUSA) --- What's an Inaugural Ball without a stunning gown?

WUSA 9 got a sneak peak at some of the Red Carpet fashions for Saturday's Presidential Inauguration Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the California State Society.

The gowns aredesigned by studentsfrom the Fashion Institute of Design& Merchandising, FIDM.

Norine Fuller, Executive Director of FIDM, Washington,DC, is the host of the event. She says she is excited for an occasionto celebrate FDIM sponsors. Meanwhile,guestswill be invited tomake a personal commitment to volunteerism in honor ofthe coinciding National Day of Service.

Five ballroom-style gowns graced the red carpet and stage inside The Ritz-Carlton on 22nd Street NW.

The exquisite jewelry is also handmade by students. The pre-show is featuring just a few gowns of the many that will be on the runway at the Ritz-Carlton.

Kevan Hall, alumni of FIDM, oversees some of the designing students.

Hall is an A-List designer for celebrities likeDrew Barrymore and Vanessa Williams. His design has also been worn by Michelle Obama.

Over 600 guests are expected to attend the event including California lawmakers, fashion and entertainment professionals.

Produced by: Elizabeth Jia
WUSA 9

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