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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-106-09.jpg

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-106-16.jpg

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-106-17.jpg

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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