Student Wins “Horror Story” Design Contest

Yekaterina Burmatnova, Fashion Design ’17, Fashion Merchandising Management ’11, won a contest in the fall to design a costume inspired by the circus-themed fourth season of the hit FX show American Horror Story. The 800 submissions were judged by Lou Eyrich, the show’s head costume designer; Stephanie Gibbons, president of marketing and on-air promotions for FX; and designer Christian Siriano. Burmatnova’s winning ringmaster costume—in black, white, and red, her favorite colors—is encased in a birdcage and embellished with decorative birds. She won $5,000 and her design was featured in the show’s social media.