On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars, the designers were asked to create a ready-to-wear look using fabrics from designer Elie Tahari’s collection. Tahari acted as this week’s guest judge and mentor, and the winner’s design would be manufactured, featured, and sold in Elie Tahari’s stores and online.
The model I chose for this challenge is the all black and white version of Frankie Stein. Of course, I didn’t have any of Tahari’s textiles, but I did have a lovely piece of rust-colored dupioni silk. When I averaged the cost of my supplies, I’m sure I brought the design in at a price point that would be profitable for retail sale.
The look is actually separates: a blouse and a skirt.
Although Frankie comes with her own nuts and bolts jewelry, I added a necklace that I designed to compliment her look.
Frankie’s shoes are by Mattel. I added stripes of satin ribbon to provide some interest near the hemline.
Frankie is ready to wear her new outfit immediately! Hope you’ve enjoyed the challege. See you next time on the runway!
To see previous designs on All Stars Season 2:
Episode 8: Flapper Fashion Face-Off
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