Thursday, August 14, 2008
Project Runway Challenge - From Day to Evening
This week's Project Runway challenge was to design an outfit for Brook Shields to wear on her show 'Lipstick Jungle'. I've never seen the show, didn't even know Brook Shields was back on tv!
Anyway, Brook said her charactor is a professional woman with a 'bohemian' side, who needs clothing that can go from the office to a night out on the town. Keith won with the chiffon petal-skirted dress to the left here.
I had a hard time finding vintage that would suit this challenge, so I had to call on the help of some vintage friends to show me what they had that would fit the challenge.
Elegant Black Wool Satin Trim Vintage ESTEVEZ Suit M
offered by catbooks1940s
An exquisite, exactingly tailored 1940s-inspired suit by Mr. Luis Estevez, circa the late 1980s, possibly early 1990s. Made of jet black finely woven soft wool, with the jacket horizontally piped in black silk satin. It closes down the front with small satin covered buttons and loops, set precisely on each line of piping, alternated with fabric-covered snaps. There is a subtle peplum pieced in separately from the piping at the waist to the hem. Very figure-flattering fit.
Jacket: 38 bust * 32 waist * 40 hips *
Skirt: 28.5 waist * 40 hips * 23.5 total length
Fab 50s Summer Silk Screen & Sequins 50s 2 Piece Dress
offered by - Dexterdoggie
Here a two piece summer dress for folks who want something great and who actually a little something about vintage fashion.
The textile's a cotton in a deep Indigo silk screen tastefully embellished withg matching deep blue sequins.
Top • Bust 38" • Waist 30" • Center Seam Back 19" •
Skirt • Waist 26" • Hips 60" • Length 32 " •
50s Black Taffeta Full Skirt Party Dress & Bolero M b38
offered by - Couture Allure Vintage Clothing
Enchanting vintage 1950’s full skirted party dress is fashioned from black taffeta that has been embroidered in a black floral motif. The sweetheart neckline drops to a V in the back. The full skirt is pleated onto a dropped waist that comes to a V in the front. The mathcing bolero jacket closes with a double button and loop at the neckline.
Classy Vintage 50s Atomic Accented Dress & Jacket
offered by Lucitebox
Rich black looks sensational when it's contrasted with a swirly abstract atomic print. This 50s dress and jacket is a statement-in-the-making. Add your favorite shoes and a chic handbag and you're set.
Measurements: Bust = 42" - Waist = 34" - Hip = 44" - Shoulder to Waist = 16" - Shoulder = 16 1/2" - Length = 40 1/2"
VINTAGE KARL LAGERFELD JERSEY FAUX WRAP DRESS 40 M
offered by - Ages A Go Go
from the listing - Vintage Karl Lagerfeld faux wrap dress in purple stretch jersey. Skirt is wrap style, with slouch top and slight cocoon sleeves. Rear zip closure, with tiny buttons up the back of the neck. Snap at rear waist holds slouch top in place. Marked a size 40.
Condition: Excellent. No flaws noted.
Measures: bust 38", waist 28", hip 38".
BOMBSHELL Vtg 50s BEADED Satin Cocktail BOLERO DRESS S
offered by CherryPicked Vintage
from the listing - Bombshell vintage 1950s cocktail dress in black and grey blue satin. The dress features a high waist with a beaded, sequined bust. Bustle back with gorgeous draping. The bolero is also partially lined in the same blue and has a hook eye closure at neckline. Bust 36'' - Waist 26'' - Hips 36'' - Length 42''