I am working on a little black dress. I had a remnant of beautiful black lace, some trims, chiffon and satin. So it’s a good-time little black dress. While stitching the bodice and skirt to the midriff, I thought about Project Runway. I have watched this show from the very first season and it sometimes seems that it’s a no-no to make a pretty dress on that show. The judges and fans, “It’s just another pretty dress.” My response, “And the problem would be…?”
Fashion is about function and aesthetics, and balancing the two. Even a little girl will protest if you try to get her to wear an ugly dress. Or a dress that is uncomfortable. I don’t know when things changed to the point that if it’s not “edgy” (makes you say out loud “What the…”) then it’s not fashionable.
So I will continue with my unfashionable pursuits and work on ANOTHER pretty dress.