Nina Garcia

Dressing for one of the most important days in a teen's life!

on Jan 7, 2008

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Prom is one of the most important days in a young girl's life. Months of fantasizing about the perfect dress, hair, and date consume all thoughts leading up to the big evening. Knowing the photograph of you and your date in front of a beach backdrop, complete with plastic palm tree and beach ball, holding each other awkwardly, and smiles that evidently were instigated by a photographer counting to three and forcing you to say "cheese" will haunt you for the rest of your life. No pressure, but children of the '80s understand what I am talking about -- can we say pastel dresses, lace fingerless gloves, and two cans of hairspray?! That is why I think this week's Project Runway challenge was interesting because the designers had to exercise client relations as well as create a timeless, modern, and age-appropriate look for the girls' big night out.