Sunday, September 28, 2008

Designing a dress...how DO they do that?

Often - especially after award shows, movie premiers, and the like - I wonder what it's like to be a celebrity and have clothes designed by masters *just* for me. Well, courtesy of the Oxygen network we can live vicariously and see how Isaac Mizrahi designed a dress for one very, very lucky starlet, Selma Blair. First the concept and conversation, then the fitting where we see the dress in muslin first, later the reveal and grand finale of the dress in action. It's an illuminating look into how a dress is designed for a personality and Isaac really seemed to hit spot on for Selma. She looked amazing, especially next to her latest co-stars, whom she definitely out-shined (photo courtesy of wire image). Not that I don't love Cameron and Christina, but judge for yourself who makes the most of the red carpet...




1 comment:

LMH said...

You know what you might like--and I hate to suggest this, actually--the Rachael Zoe Project on Bravo. Rachael and her assistants are horrible, vainglorious idiots who make me want to slap them, BUT because it's Rachael Zoe and she deals with designer clothes, you get to see all kinds of closeups of runway clothes. Zoe really does love clothes and she has a real feel for what is good and is often looking inside them and turning them this way and that, which means we get to see interesting things too. I just try to tune out the parts when it's people not clothes onscreen--which gets really hard, I have to admit.