Bravo: This episode is inspired by femme fatales. Who are some of your favorite femme fatales through time? Do you count yourself as one?
Iman: Cleopatra, Lana Turner, Jessica Rabbit, and Sharon Stone. I would never count myself as one!
Bravo: You mentioned that the House of Nami’s design’s lacked sexiness, but was more cohesive. What do you think they could have done to up the alluring quotient?
Iman: The essence of a femme fatale is intrigue and sex, but dangerous seduction is the heart of the matter. The House of Nami's clothes were well-executed but lacked the duplicity of a femme fatale.
I would call their collection femme fatale "lite." I would have done some soft trenches, tuxedo pantsuit with unbottened silk blouses showing a bit of décolleté--even the overused animal print, but in a red leopard print, here might have given it some heat!
Bravo: The House of Emerald went a little off-the-wall with the "disco vampire" concept, what did you think of their overall design?
Iman: Just the thought of disco vampire conjures a straight to DVD movie! And their collection definitely came off like that, especially with Ceasar and Golnessa's outfits which were a bit tacky! And then there was Tamara who was in a completely different movie! Now, when I think disco I think excess and extravagance--outrageous sexual imagery now throw in vampire, and it could have sizzled. I can feel the heat just talking about it! But alas, it didn't have any of that.
I totally love the concept of this show. Project Runway is good but your Fashion Show is ‘educational’ in the sense that I am learning what makes a collection “cohesive.” The jury is still out on my learning curve but as each week goes by, I kind of see what you experts are talking about. Maybe you could explain a bit more on the show about how to make a collection cohesive…is it the color scheme or the flowing movement of the garments? Is it the order they come down the runway? Help. Enjoy watching the “characters” each week, too. Artists are known to be eccentric (sic) but fashion designers (on these shows) are more ego-centric narcissistic divas (men, too) with an attitude. But that’s what reality television thrives on and I am so thankful each week that these people are NOT coming to my house for dinner. Toxic blather can stay on TV.