Friday, January 06, 2006
From The Mailbox
Remember Daniel Franco rushing to finish this dress? Sewing his model, Claudia, into it at the last minute. We saw him stitching up the side seam by hand as Tim's voice says "Daniel.....this is it..." On the runway, Claudia ROCKS the dress, hands firmly planted at the waist - concealing the unfinished seam. What a gem of a model she is - so cool and level-headed - smiling and HELPFUL to the designer. What a concept...
Okay - back on topic. After seeing this - and knowing that Daniel is a perfectionist, I was wondering if he went back and finished the seams on the dress or if he allowed it to be auctioned off "as is." So I asked him!
Here is his reply:
The seam was finished on the left, it was the right one that needed
some support, there was no zipper set in. Moreover, the fabric was
crepe, which runs like Forrest Gump late for work. The seam would not
have come undone, but I am such a stickler for fine detailed needlework
that I asked Claudia to hide those 3-4 inches of shoddy needlework. I
guess to feel more balanced, she put both hands on her hips. More over
if you noticed, while I went wild-eyed a la Matthew Mcconaughey, and
asked "Whaaaat???" she had beautifu, crimped blonde hair a la "My
Scene Barbie." Crimped beautifully? On her it worked nicely. Then I opted
for the wig which was a bad choice, too flat, too dull.
Have I had a chance to go back and finish the dress? No, That baby was
snatched out of my hands and handed over for adoption, the second they
cut the cord from my navel. Df