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Designer Liora Manne Gets 2005 Star Salute From Fashion Institute of Technology

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Designer Liora Manne will be honored at the 2005 STAR SALUTE dinner sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Fashion Institute of Technology on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at the Rainbow Room. The star-studded annual event honors former students and distinguished industry leaders. Proceeds from the Star Salute Dinner benefit the Educational Development Fund, which funds scholarships and housing stipends for economically disadvantaged FIT students. Ms. Manne will receve the honor for her "innovative patented design and manufacturing processes, her creative entergy and the inspiration she provides to the design and textile industries." FIT salutes "the glorious combination of an Israeli sabra who became a George peach, Liora embodies the best of both cultures. After college, she went on to take her masters in textile design and engineering at North Carolina State University, the state that is the mecca of the home furnishings industry. She is the holder of several patent patents developed in her quest to achieve the felted look she wanted for her rugs. Liora's splendid, radiant patterns and colors, originally available only in her vibrant rug designs, are now part of a collection that includes chairs, lighting, tableware and fashion accessories such as handbags, jewelry and shoes." The dinner will be held in the Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Center, 49th between 5th & 6th Avenue, 64th Street. About Liora Manne: Liora Manne has a unique talent of transforming everyday objects into artful expressions that enhance everyday life. She recently expanded the Lamontage textiles creating a Liora Manne lighting and furniture collection, as well as, fashion and home accessories including placemats, pillows, platters and trays. Manne now brings her unique artistry and patented technologies to fashion accessories -- offering unparalleled style to sophisticated women. Each of Manne's new collections reveals her strong design aesthetics and incredible color sense. Her SoHo boutique located at 91 Grand Street in New York showcases her latest fashion and home decor collections. The possibilities are endless for this visionary artist and designer. For more information, please visit www.lioramanne.com.

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