On the most recent episode of Lifetime’s Project Runway, the designers were challenged to tie together a design based on a bow tie from Tie the Knot, an organization founded by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans. Tie the Knot’s designs are created for the organization by neckwear industry leader The Tie Bar.
I didn’t have access to a table full of bow ties from The Tie Bar. In fact, on my shopping trip, I found exactly two bow ties: one so ugly that not even Barbie could have made it look good, and a wool bow tie from Tommy Hilfiger that I believed had promise.
The white lines in the plaid pattern stand out as repeating equal signs. As longtime readers know, I’m ALL about equal rights, particularly marriage equality.
One huge advantage I have over the PR designers is that I can work at 1:6 scale. In this case, the shape of the bow tie is exactly what I wanted to create an hourglass silhouette to show off Fallon’s figure.
A closer look at the neckline.
Mattel’s shoes, naturally.
One last look.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s design. It was created without any of the drama we saw on Project Runway, which is just as well, since I don’t have a Nina Garcia to enthrall with diva meltdowns. See you next time on the runway!
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