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Project Runway Repurposes Defunct Wedding Vows Into New Looks

October 9, 2009 by SheFindsJenn
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Models of the Runway, step aside. This week, designers had divorcees (some recent, some not so much) who were looking to turn their old gowns into hot, new memories.

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Shirin complained from the outset because her model’s dress was the simplest and had the least amount of fabric to work with. Oh, and her client wanted something Cher-inspired. Shirin’s solution: ignore her client and create an original stitched design.

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Christopher felt more confident with his actress divorcee, and created a silver organza overlay with a cinched belt. Kors described it as a space trash bag.

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But Christopher got a pass since Logan and Epperson decided to go with “Oktoberfest” looks. Logan went with wool pants (why?!) and a strange-fitting ruffled vest.  Epp had a rough start, but turned it around for a kimono-sleeved dress with fitted waistline. His client loved it, but the judges did not. Auf wiedersehen.

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Divorced designer Gordana took this challenge to heart, and created a fashionable but edgy cocktail dress from the lining of her client’s original. Gordana gave her model a new outfit, and the dress a new reason to leave the closet.

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For something similarly flirty and sassy, Banana Republic’s asymmetrical tiered mini dress has a short, sexy length and pretty kimono sleeves to add some softness. The sugar plum color is also a nice variation on the traditional LBD.  But black doesn’t have to mean boring. This Ann Taylor chiffon and grosgrain strapless layered dress has sleek, waist-enhancing ruffles and even a shelf bra to avoid potential bulges.

Get more of the look with the best cocktail dresses, sheath dresses, and wrap dresses.

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