In Thursday’s (4/14) Boston Globe, Christopher Muther writes, “Classical music and contemporary fashion may not appear to be the most compatible bedfellows, which is why the challenge of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Beethoven Project’ competition was a sticky wicket for students who are more accustomed to thinking about Katy Perry than Beethoven. This evening, you can have a look at the winning frock created by Maria Canada from Rhode Island School of Design, along with dresses created by other finalists. Tonight’s 6:30 p.m. presentation at Copley Place also includes a discussion with local fashion experts.” Canada comments on her winning design: “My piece was designed to showcase the iconic image of Beethoven. Combining period design details and modern elegance, I was able to reference Beethoven while appealing to a modern audience. I was most taken by the red cravat epitomized by Beethoven imagery. The richness of the tie became a primary source for inspiration.”

Posted April 14, 2011