At the conclusion of my MFA program for costume design at UCLA, I participated in a showcase that would allow people from the entertainment industry to come look at my work. It spanned over two days, and if anything, I was inspired by the talent there. This is a 1940s-inspired coat that I designed, draped, and constructed at UCLA. Strangely enough, I finished the coat in time for the finals, but didn't put in buttons & button holes until a couple years later! It is finally a done deal. The best part is that the materials only cost me $60!