Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Joy of Intersecting Obsessions


I'm going to stop writing about Michelle Obama and what she's wearing and what she might wear because that's a whole 'nother blog, but not today.

And that's because today you need to know The Daily Beast has posted a fun little piece that challenged past Project Runway designers to mock up an inaugural frock for Michelle Obama or Cindy McCain (at the time of the challenge the election hadn't happened). The catch? They were only allowed to use Laura Bush’s 2005 Inaugural Ball dress, to be chopped up and re purposed, à la Pretty in Pink, an American flag, burlap sacks, and $10 worth of trims of their choosing. My personal favorite is the Malan Breton with Leeann Marshall running a close second.

How much do I love a design challenge of any kind? A lot.

2 comments:

ChristaD said...

Ooooh...I REALLY like Alison's cocktail length dress. Talk about making a statement.

Neurotic Grad Student said...

I agree that Malan's dress was the best! What a fun idea.