Victorian Punk'd

Episode 6:'s Assistant Editor thinks he may have Susanne Bartsch's style pinned down.

This week's client, Susanne Bartsch, was definitely a challenge since, well, she already rocks some pretty Mad Fashion herself. She's like a mix of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Elvira, and a harajuku girl all rolled up into one. How much did you wish you could just have free reign to play with all the crazy items in her apartment? In this exclusive clip, Susanne shows off some of her favorite kooky creations to Chris (almost as good as getting to play at her Victorian punk lair in person). mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-106

The first round of designs for Susanne skewed a little more Liberace showstopper than queen of New York nightlife showstopper, forcing Chris to shake things up and use the top of the coat he cut up. You've got to wonder though, what became of that be-feathered cape? Is it lying around in a box waiting to be repurprosed? There must be a future use for a Red Riding Hood cape lined with what looks like a muppet. mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-106

Unfortunately yet another client declined to wear one of Izzy's spectacular wigs. I figured if anyone would be up for it, it would be Susanne, but alas she chose to go with her already outrageous mohawk. Izzy was definitely right to say the wig is "Tim Burton's wet dream," because I'm fairly certain Helena Bonham Carter has wore the exact same 'do in Sweeney Toddmad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-106

After a number of outfit overhauls, Susanne's finished look was feathery, fierce, fairly see-through, and a fully functional showstopper. I was a bit worried that every time she turned around she'd be hitting people in the face with all those feathers, but hey, a little tickling can only liven up a party, right? Next week Chris and the crew tackle a Marie Antoinette inspired gown. The catch? They only have three days to do it.

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'Wifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Episode 8:'s Assistant Editor thinks that Ralphie's Wonderdog outfit may have stolen the show.

Before we dive into the episode, I'd like to draw your attention to this unseen moment where the crew discusses the '50s.

I love Izzy and her assetions that she probably would have been "burned at the stake" back in the '50s, but what I don't get is how she doesn't think I Love Lucy is funny. Now that's true blasphemy. Plus Lucy was never content to just be a housewife, she was always scheming with Ethel about how she might work her way into Ricky's show or win money on a game show for the mink stole she wants, etc. That girl was indurstrious!

OK, OK, enough of my Lucy rant.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-108

This may be the best sketch Chris has done this season. Maria's dress was definitely a showstopper, but come one, how do you compete with a dog dressed as a loaf of bread?!mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-108

This pretty much sums up how we felt about that shopping cart Matt bought from the homeless man as well, Jake. But unlike you, Jake, we did not then have to take it outside and clean it with bleach. Not exactly the most glamorous job. Something tells me if Maria knew where that cart was procured, she might not have been so into pushing it around.

In any event, the most important question remains unanswered -- where does one purchase a shopping cart?


Yipes! That's the sentiment Maria's look was conveying when she tried on the wig. Everyone always seems so shocked when Izzy whips out an outrageous wig, but what did they expect? It's Chris March's studio! You're not going to walk out with a demure little black dress. Luckily they persuaded her to wear the wig, and thank goodness, because it really brought the outfit to the next level.mad-fashion-season-1-gallery-episode-108

I think it's safe to say that Maria and Ralphie were far and away the best dressed duo at the event. I was hoping they'd give her a trophy to place in the cart (probably next to the giant jar of olives). Next week Chris' cup runneth over when his client asks for a cool, cleavage-exposing number.

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