Cameron Silver

The "Switzerland of Fashion" hunts for Melissa McCarthy's fashion-forward Oscar dress.

on Mar 14, 20130

I call myself the Switzerland of Fashion and Decades is the United Nations of Fashion. I really try to like everyone (although my humor is often too dry for many), and I like everyone to feel like a movie star at Decades. Truthfully, if you walk the streets as if there is a red carpet at your feet, you will shine just a little more bright. When I was given the opportunity to dress Melissa McCarthy for the Oscars, I was excited about the challenge and thrilled to work with a nominee who really loves fashion. However, I was given the shortest period of time and Melissa and I had numerous phone conversations and email exchanges before I could begin the creative direction for her big night. Melissa studied fashion, so she can talk the talk and walk the walk, too! Her inspiration was goddess, blush colors, soft, and chiffon, and a little sparkle. After pulling tons of inspiration from books, magazines, and the store, we figured out the DNA of the design and hustled our booties. Every morning FedEx arrived with fabric swatches and sketches. I was constantly on the phone with Elizabeth and texting with Melissa. 

I firmly believe that no matter your size or your age, everyone deserves to feel sexy. I am honored that I contributed to Melissa feeling amazing on her big night. She told me it was her favorite dress she ever wore, and I am proud that we succeeded in translating her vision to the red carpet. As the Switzerland of Fashion and founder of the United Nations of Fashion (Decades), I decree that fashion is for everyone! The democratization of the red carpet and glamour is my political platform, and Melissa McCarthy is proof that every woman is a goddess!

 

3 comments
f8thfulmom
f8thfulmom

Forgot to mention our thoughts on Melissa McCarthy.  We saw her on the red carpet in your styling! She was beautiful and most of all, you could tell she felt beautiful! I love that you celebrate a woman, no matter her size, and know how to make her feel like she is the most beautiful woman ever! KUDOS!!!

f8thfulmom
f8thfulmom

Cameron, I absolutely love Dukes of Melrose and Decades!  The show was such an unexpected surprise!  My eight year old daughter is an absolute fashion designer-to-be! She has been designing gowns since she was 4. I know what you'd think, little girl sketches, but OMG you would not believe her natural talent.  She is like Mozart! Just absolutely gifted and it is so obvious she will be a force to be reckoned with in the future! Anyway, we are obsessed with your show!  We jump on our bed, she grabs her design book and pencils and we watch every split second of your show, and then watch it again. LOL   Bravo to BRAVO for helping celebrate you and Christos!!! We cannot wait to shop DECADES and would absolutely love to meet you both! 

bpster
bpster

You remind me a lot of Jeff Lewis, at least the humor part. I thought Melissa looked beautiful I loved the color. Best wishes!!!