Sunday, January 29, 2006
It was such a pleasure to work with Brenda on this gown. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous (she is 6'4" in her heels!), but she is also kind and sweet. We had a great time creating this together.
It all came about when she saw the Nicky Hilton episode of Project Runway and thought what a great idea to collaborate on a custom gown. After a quick call between publicists we began our collaboration! She loved the dress I designed for Nicky and it was her idea to do a variation of that dress for the SAG Awards.
She wanted a color that really popped on camera and we decided on this beautiful shade of Amethyst. It went great with her natural coloring and made the blue color of her eyes absolutely breathtaking. How ironic that almost all of the "Housewives" wore shades of purple! It must have been in the air.
The fabric was a Silk Crepe Back Satin with Silk Velvet straps in a darker shade of Amethyst. She wore almost $100,000 worth of jewelry by Martin Katz! We chose a stunning and very modern bracelet made up of an amazing amount of diamonds set in platinum. Her earrings were 3'' diamond drops and we placed the most beautiful dragonfly brooch made of amethysts, rubies and diamonds in her hair.
When we slipped her in the gown she looked like a Goddess! It took my breath away.
The Gown will be donated to the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation -- a 501c3 organization that hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire. Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit children's charities. To bid go to: http://www.clothesoffourback.org/