Welcome back to LJ Runway Monday!
Dress Eight: On Bravo’s Project Runway the designers visited Diane von Furstenberg’s showroom and were shown DVF’s look book for her Fall 2008 collection, which was inspired by the movie A Foreign Affair, starring Marlene Dietrich. Dietrich’s character is a chanteuse who may be a spy during World War II, and she travels from Berlin to Shanghai to New York. The designers were given access to Von Furstenberg’s fabrics and told to use them for a look that would fit the theme of the collection.
LJ Runway’s Heidi Gunn asked us to complete the same challenge, but with a twist: We wouldn’t have access to DVF’s fabric store room.
Here’s what I created.
About the design: I was inspired by the idea of my model, Nikki, in Dietrich’s role as a glamorous night club singer. I found a wonderful silver lame and cotton polka dot print for the dress, and the same fabric in black. Torn between the two fabrics, I decided to use them both; silver for a form fitted gown, and black for a jacket with short puffed sleeves. I also made a black belt and a slim silver clutch perfect for holding dark lipstick, poisoned powder, and a dagger.
Nikki: This outfit is the bomb!
Timothy: Thank you.
Nikki: I feel like a spy/singer in a club when I’m wearing it. Maybe I’ll record an album.
Timothy: Can you sing?
Nikki: Hell yeah. And I play the oboe.
Timothy: The oboe?
Nikki: You got something against the oboe?
Timothy: No, of course not. Don’t cut me!
Update: The judges have spoken. Congratulations to Mark G. Harris and Figaro for this week’s win!
Dress Seven View here (I won!)
Dress Six View here.
Dress Five View here.
Dress Four: View here. (I won!)
Dress Three: View here.
Dress Two: View here.
Dress One: View here. (I won!)