Burning Questions

Why the Natalie Portman (and the environment) loved this outfit!

Jul 23, 2008

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when you saw that Natalie Portman was guest judge? And how did it make you feel when she said she would want to wear your dress (and Heidi said she would if she were 10 years younger)?
I was totally psyched when I saw the adorable Natalie Portman come out from behind the scrim. I am a big fan of her work from Mars Attacks, to V for Vendetta to the Star Wars trilogy. Natalie Portman ROCKS!! To have a celebrity of that caliber and taste level say that she loved my dress and would wear it was extremely moving. This particular classification is where my heart lies so it's a validation that I'm pursing the right path. And let's get something straight, Heidi can wear ANYTHING so she doesn't need to go back in time. I was humbled and honored to have both these amazing women say they would wear my work and I do expect to be dressing them both in the near future.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other designers' looks?
Suede is always supper supportive of his peers' work. I want to send a special shout-out to Wesley who I have a great deal of admiration for and know he will go far in this industry. I know that everyone takes each challenge to heart and does the best in the time allotted and with the resources available. I am extremely honored to have been part of such a talented and diverse group of designers. I am really pleased that my look ROCKED the runway and made such an indelible impression. Just as Austin Scarlett's look changed his career I know this look will do the same for me.