On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars, the designers were asked to create a modern look inspired by fashion of the 1920s for a woman going to one of three vintage events: an afternoon garden party, an after-hours speakeasy, or a social soiree.
My model for this design was a no-brainer: C.A. Cupid has the face and body embellishments I wanted to design for. I chose to dress her for an afternoon garden party.
The fabric I picked out, previously used by Timothy J. Lambert for his final collection in 2008, is subtly embellished with clear sequins which you can barely see in photographs.
Because the fabric is a sheer crepe, I first designed Cupid a strapless lace slip as an undergarment.
To show you the body embellishments I was designing around, here’s a close-up of Cupid’s hands and lower arms.
And her lower legs and feet. The shoes are by Mattel. I chose them not only because they’re black and white, but because their clunky quality grounds Cupid’s ethereal dress.
Stepping onto the runway in her completed design.
A closer view of the asymmetrical collar.
The natural scrunching of the fabric pulls it in at the hemline, an effect I wanted.
A very feminine daughter of Cupid. Hope you’ve enjoyed this challenge. See you next time on the runway!
To see previous designs on All Stars Season 2:
Episode 7: An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas
Episode 6: Green Dress for the Red Carpet
Episode 5: You’ve Got Male
Episode 4: Made in the USA Today
Episode 3: Up Your Aerosol
Episode 2: Put On Your Dancing Shoes
Episode 1: Redemption on the Runway