Bonjour!:
I first came across Detroit fashion designer Mark England when I saw the photos of his stunning couture Red and Black Gown for Omarosa Manigault of The Apprenticefame.for Oscar night in 2007.
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I called Mr. England to asked if I could have a copy of the photos sent to me to display him and his stunning gown for my March 2007 newsletter.  
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He said yes and also commented that he was determined to have one of his gowns on the red carpet.
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While there have been plenty of beautiful gowns that have shown up on the red carpet for the Oscars since 2007; I dare say none has been as stunning and dramatic as Mark England’s Red & Black Gown as seen in the three photos below as worn by the equally stunning Omarosa.
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 Omarosa in Mark England’s Red & Black Gown with her date
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 Omarosa commands the red carpet in England’s star stunner 
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 The back view is… WOW! 
Omarosa joins her date also dressed by designer England
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Mark England (1956-2014) 
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Most of you know that  Mark England, fashion designer passed away in January 2014 and his passing was honored February 1, 2014.  It’s appropriate that with Oscar night 2014 having just occurred that Mark England’s 2007 Red & Black Gown be showcased.
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England was first diagnosed with lymphoma in December of 2012 and after receiving an “all clear” from doctors the following June, he returned to creating. Unfortunately, his cancer returned aggressively. England fought bravely for his life and a better quality-of-life for others, partnering with the Barbara Anne Karmanos Cancer Institute to hostFashion Fights Cancer, a fashion show at the Detroit Opera House. England’s show raised monies for research and patient support programs at Karmanos Cancer Institute.Fashion Fights Cancer also introduced his latest designs in the Mark England Collection.

The Detroit fashion scene will never be quite the same. Called “the bridge” by those in the industry, England brought many people together — from young aspiring designers and models who interned at the multiple retail spaces in downtown Detroit, to the many national and international celebs who counted, trusted and depended on his impeccable approach to fashion around the world.

England’s legacy will endure forever and the city of Detroit shines a little brighter because Mark England shared his talents and visions with this great metropolis.

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“Thank you so much Mark for being you and creating some of the best designs that the fashion world has seen and enjoyed”‘.
 
Rest in Peace!
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Camille
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