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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Congratulations, Leanne

This challenge was about innovation and thought. The cocktail dress you created was sculptural and your play with proportion was inspired. Using the lines and shapes of the seat covers was a risk but by using artful construction, you created a beautiful waistline rather than the appearance of a bulky hip. You saw that others were using seatbelts so you avoided using them as a strap and you fashioned a perfectly placed fringed embellishment that softened the hard edge of the vinyl. But your greatest achievement may have been that you nearly rendered Rachel Zoe speechless - she was "blown away" and told you that you could "go straight to Paris with this" and that it was flawless. Bellissima, Leanne!

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