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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Congratulations, Joe

This week was all about big as evidenced first by that silhouette behind the 'Project Runway' scrim. BIG(!) personalities, BIG(!) statements and BIG(!) 'girls' all figured into the mix. Listening to your client seems like a little thing when you're dealing with jumbo feathers and mega-sequins and enormous falsies. You took a huge risk by giving your queen a catsuit but you listened to her concerns about looking too Elvis in a jumpsuit. By transforming your girl's neckline to a sailor collar you took the look instead to Presley's 'Viva Las Vegas' co-star channeling Ann-Margaret sex kitten all the way. The sly addition of the little nautical hat emphasized the larger-than-life persona of Varla Jean Merman while the lifesaver belt concealed her 'accessories.' Ahoy! This was over-the-top fun and Miss Merman obviously adored how she looked on the catwalk. Well done, Joe!

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