On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway, Heidi Klum created another opportunity to get free, one-of-a-kind clothes for herself! She asked the designers to create two looks to help her launch her new fragrance, “Surprise.” After showing them the packaging for the perfume, she instructed them to stay within the color palette of pink, gold, and black in creating one look for a press event and one look for a national commercial.
Here’s the perfume bottle, and naturally, my model for this challenge is Mattel’s Heidi Klum doll.
I went against Heidi’s usual form fitting, super short look for a vintage A-line dress using a pattern I’ve wanted to try for a long time. Full disclosure: I mean literally using a pattern. That’s against the Project Runway rules, but I’m pretty sure the Internet can’t disqualify me. I’ve gone mad with power! I felt like this dress would be shiny, the way Heidi likes her fashion, but its design would allow her to be comfortable, too.
For her print ad, I wanted something sexy and tight and also a bit more glamorous. I created a strapless top and skinny slacks. (The straps you see are painted on the doll. Pretend they aren’t there.) For drama, I added a sheer half-skirt of black, crinkled silk crepe to function as a train.
Oh, look. It’s magic! Heidi and Heidi! How does she do that?
Heidi 2′s earrings are from Mattel. I’m not sure where Heidi 1′s necklace came from.
From this angle, you can see the black embellishment on the slacks, as well as get a good look at Mattel’s shoes.
The complete looks, together:
Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s designs. See you next time on the runway!
Pink and gold satin-finished fabrics donated by Lynne. The Heidi dolls are numbered 1 and 2 based on when I acquired them.
For previous designs this season: