Now that I have had a chance to digest the goings on from Friday, I'm still on Cloud 9! As I told Tom and Lorenzo, that was one of the nicest Mothers Day gifts anyone could ever give me. And one of the really fun things was that Laura let me get up close and personal with her Finale Collection from Project Runway. So here are some pictures. Enjoy!
According to Laura, this was Camilla's favorite dress:
And who can blame her? It is a stunner. I didn't do a good job of pulling the skirt down. The beaded fringe is all inserted into seams on the skirt.
And the bodice? Hand worked, all of it. Can you say wowza?
That woman has the hands of an artist and the patience of a saint!
This is the final Finale dress, the one Camilla wore.
Again, all hand beaded, and simply stunning to see. And Laura hand-covered the belt with silk velvet. Superlatives aren't enough to praise the work on this.
This dress is so much more lovely in person than it looks in the picture.
Laura had an interesting comment that the finishing for this collection wasn't quite up to her usual standards. I'll tell you, even so, her finishing is better than most RTW, and even better than a lot of high-end designers.
This lace jacket was one of my favorites
Beautifully made, impeccably executed, and I love the pop of color! It was paired with a black skirt in the collection. I could easily envision Laura Bush wearing this to a semi formal dinner at the White House.
Finally, here's one of my absolute favorite pictures of the day. I call it "Salon Laura"
From left: Laura, Lorenzo, Truman, Nick and Tom.
What a fabulous group.
Happy Mothers Day to all!
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