Cast Blog: #MADFASHION

Goth Glam Goodness

Met with a Challenge

Ta-Ta Talk

Our Cups Runneth Over

'Wifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Haute Dog

High Wig, High Tea

On With Her Head!

Victorian Punk'd

Gotta Have a Gimmick

Flower Power

Tulips and Pansies and More Pansies

Fit for a Queen

Sister Act

Jennifer Coolidge is the Best

Crawling Across Broken Glass...

Blood, Sweat, and Glittery Sandpaper

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Dina?

Saw

Ready for Takeoff!

Goth Glam Goodness

Episode 10: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor thinks there can never be enough leather neck corsets.

I had to draw your attention to our Mad Fashion: Learning to Sew series, in which Izzy proves she's a "Renaissance bitch" by sewing some hair pieces together and Jake makes Chris a very special pillow. Let's just say neither of them should quit their day jobs to become seamstresses. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Chris' client this week was swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, who needed a breathtaking ballgown for the Met Ball. This was an incredible opportunity for Chris, and he needed to go all out to compete with all the other incredible designers who would be represented at the event. And the dress he had planned was probably one of the most intricate yet (see above if you need convincing).mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

There was a great deal of shopping to be done, but Matt and Jake really got the best assignment -- a trip to the local goth store to pick up a leather neck corset. Because what outfit is complete without a proper leather neck corset.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Although the outfit neared completion, there was the small matter of the exposed boob. Since Chris was fairly certain Chrissy wouldn't be into rockin' the Lil' Kim look. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Chrissy and John loved the dress, but they weren't too sure about the leather neck corset. (And yes, I am just trying to use "leather neck corset" as many times as possible in this recap). But with a little adjustment Chris eventually convinced them.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-110

Well, he convinced them for a few hours anyway. Then Chrissy decided that she just couldn't commit to the leather neck corset (See, I wasn't kidding!) and asked for something new. So with nothing but a hope and a prayer and a whole lot of feathers, Chris came up with something just as spectacular. In the end Chrissy got to strut her stuff with confidence donning some true Mad Fashion for the the Met Ball. Hurrah!

 

High Wig, High Tea

Episode 7: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor thinks all wigs should be large enough to support oversize novelty items.

Before we dive into the fabulous folds of the Marie Antoinette costume, I encourage you take a moment of zen courtesy of Christine's dog, Babydoll Glamourlou. I found this unseen footage of her prancing around Chris' studio to be a sheer delight. I mean she's so small and frisky! And she's wearing a little pink dress! mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-107

This week's challenge -- to create a Marie Antoinette-inspired look for Tracy Stern -- was a lot of fun (if you couldn't already tell from the photo above). Turning around such an elaborate costume in only three days may not be feasible for most, but Chris and his crew were up for the challenge. Chris really put the mad in Mad Fashion as he used pet tents to save time on the construction of the skirt (or the bra, according to Chris).mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-107

For me though it was all about that enormous tea cup on that even more enormous wig. If only all wigs could be this large. How amazing would it be to see Kim Zolciak wearing a blond wig that big? Perhaps with a large novelty box of cigarettes or a microphone affixed to it? But I digress. I was just glad that Tracy was able to carry that tower of hair on her head.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-107

Well this is one way to walk through the park (and in my opinion the best way). Can you imagine being that guy behind Tracy? I would love seeing Marie Antoinette strolling about, that's the sort of thing that makes your day. I'm guessing Tracy knocked it out of the park at her tea party, because really the only person who might be able to top that is Marie Antoinette herself. Next week Matt buys a shopping cart from a homeless man. Just watch.