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I remember from his show, “Mad Fashion,” that he would sew in Stevie Nicks’ name in his designs. Anybody know if he ever got to meet Stevie?

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Yeah, he did seem to have it rough the last few years.

He had such a great personality and gave us some wonderful designs.

May he Rest in Peace.

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Chris was just a wonderful talented fun guy...so so sad.  I adored his runway collection that season, and honestly wish he'd been in the top three.  There's less sparkle in the world with him gone.  

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I knew I'd find you all here! I'm crushed to hear this news about Chris. I'd been following his recovery and donated to the GoFundMe his friends set up for him a few times. I know he was struggling valiantly to get better. My heart is broken. He was such a warm and generous man, so joyful and ready to laugh that big, contagious laugh. A true original. He will be so very much missed. If there's an afterlife you know he's there, making everyone look fabulous. 

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RIP Chris.  Even if there were some of his designs I didn't automatically love, I grew to at least like them because he was just so great.  Wonderful personality that just shined through everything.  

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I so loved this collection.  Frankly it was the most cohesive of the final four.  Even though I've come to appreciate Christian way more than I did during the season I always thought Chris at the time should have won.  And now I'm totally pissed because I never got one of his Halloween wigs from Target, but they were always sold at any of our local stores.  

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CherryMalotte, how great to see you again!  Thank you for posting that video; it reminded me of how terrific that final collection was. Yes, it was cohesive, but it also had something for every figure type. It was elegant and cutting edge. I loved the colors, the silhouettes, everything!  Too bad the so-called 'fashion-forward' minded judges were so squeamish about his use of human hair. I mean, it isn't as if he scalped anyone to get it! Even people who won't wear leather or fur because of animal cruelty don't clutch their pearls over wool and other fabrics made from animal contributions.

Ah well. It was a very competitive season - though a classy one. Remember when Jillian, who'd lost a challenge everyone expected her to win, shrugging it off and saying "I have honest eyes. There's room for everyone here to excel."

I already miss Chris March. He should still be in the world with us. And Meryl Streep shouldn't have let anyone else dress her for events!

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On 9/16/2019 at 1:42 PM, charming said:

Ayana from Season 16 is studying for her masters in Milan and interning for Zac Posen. Good for her.

Oh, dear. (See the Zac Posen thread.)

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I love Sebastian's use of elegant colors and fabrics combined with subtle details - the quilting and pleats and woven leather, all carefully integrated.

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1 hour ago, hula-la said:

Mimi walked in Sebastian’s show. 

 

are there some kind of straps from the nether regions to the boots? can't be.....right?

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17 hours ago, cinsays said:

are there some kind of straps from the nether regions to the boots? can't be.....right?

I think that there is a panel of fabric that fell in a fashion that was unattractive in the photograph - I think it almost looks like a modesty panel.  Did he have a matching diaper though?

Oddly enough it also looks like he shows this in two looks - one with pants and one without.

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Nora is modeling in Sebastian's show, too. 

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A shame there were no larger models, at least that I saw.

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10 hours ago, Corgi-ears said:

Shall we watch video of Sebastian's show? Let's!

 

That show was beyond amazing! Not only was it fashionable but I could actual wear many of these clothes (being 5’2”, over 50, busty, and not at my skinniest.

Too bad there wasn’t someone like Sebastian in terms of talent and innovation this past season.

That man will have a wonderful career.

That was kind of an odd venue.

 

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Wow, that really was fantastic.  It had a depth that even his PR show didn't have.  Everything seemed really fresh, easy, elegant and sophisticated.  And cool.

Those of you who follow fashion, is his stuff referential?  It doesn't look that way to my uneducated eye.

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8 hours ago, Harry24 said:

Wow, that really was fantastic.  It had a depth that even his PR show didn't have.  Everything seemed really fresh, easy, elegant and sophisticated.  And cool.

Those of you who follow fashion, is his stuff referential?  It doesn't look that way to my uneducated eye.

Also uneducated, but the quilting could be associated with Chanel.  I don't even care, I loved it!

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I’ve mentioned in these forums that Laura Bennett lives in my hometown of Bethlehem, PA (her late husband was the grandson of a wealthy silk mill owner, and Laura inherited the family estate when her husband passed).  Well, yesterday I was out for a walk in my neighborhood, and I swear she drove by me as I stood on a corner waiting to cross the street!  She actually stopped and was waiting for me to cross, but I was resting and waved her on, then stood there staring creepily as the gears in my brain ground through “Is that...nahhh...yeahhh???...it IS!!!  Hey!!”

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Ashley is making masks too

She is selling them to the public on her website and also donating them to local healthcare workers. A friend of mine in San Diego ordered some masks from Ashley (she figured since she's local, she would get her masks sooner rather than later). She said they're very well made and that she's going to order some more for her family members.

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A couple of weeks ago, as the coronavirus pandemic reached San Diego County, she shifted gears and began creating reusable face masks.

She posted her first mask design on Instagram – one made of bright orange material with a Frida Kahlo print on it – and said customers quickly began to order them.

Nell Tipton decided she would transform her studio, for now, into a hub where she would continue creating these face masks. So far, she and a small staff have sewn more than 700 of them.

“We are making face masks until we can’t anymore,” she told NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 this week.

The masks, in Nell Tipton’s signature style, are fashionable and made with vibrant, patterned fabrics. She said the masks are made of felt on the inside, plus two layers of cotton that include the printed fabric and the lining. They’re washable and currently sell for $17.95 a pop.

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More than anything, Nell Tipton said she is making the masks because she wants to do something for her community in a time of crisis.

She has hired a few friends and family members to help sew the masks – most of whom are out of jobs right now due to the impacts of the pandemic.

She said it feels good to be able to provide some sort of income for the people working in her studio.

Nell Tipton said many people have been buying the masks to donate to others. Some are even offering to donate funds, materials or their time to the designer’s mask-making project.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Ashforth said:

Why are they not wearing masks in the studio?

I see this all over the place.  Are they awesomely comfortable? No.  Is it worth risking my health or life to go without? Not a chance.

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8 hours ago, Ashforth said:

Why are they not wearing masks in the studio?

 

17 minutes ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

I see this all over the place.  Are they awesomely comfortable? No.  Is it worth risking my health or life to go without? Not a chance.

Also, I was under the impression that those making protective masks for healthcare workers were required to wear them while producing. That’s what I got from the article about Christian's operation, though it may not be accurate.

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14 hours ago, Ashforth said:

Why are they not wearing masks in the studio?

That photo was posted on March 23, three days after Christian Siriano responded to Cuomo’s plea to get masks for healthcare workers. I know that time has ceased to have meaning since the shelter in place orders took effect, but that was three weeks ago (which is a lifetime ago on the coronavirus timeline). At that time, the official word from the government was that we (non-healthcare workers) should not be wearing masks.

When I originally posted info on making homemade masks (on social media, not here), I got some angry comments about how wearing cotton masks were worse than not wearing masks at all (because cotton does not filter the virus and the cotton gets damp from exhaling which means bacteria could start growing) so companies that pivoted to making masks were focused on making cloth covers which were not intended to be worn by themselves.

Many nurses I knew were the ones requesting cotton masks to wear over the N95 masks that they were being forced to wear for multiple shifts and responded to the cotton mask criticisms with “something is better than nothing.” My nurse friends said they wanted something washable that would keep their N95 masks cleaner because many of them said that they ended up with fluids on them by the end of a shift and they still had to wear those dirty masks for several more shifts. Hospitals that were accepting donations were washing all of the cotton masks  before distributing them to employees  

It wasn’t until April 2 (a week and a half after Ashley posted that picture) that Governor Newsom recommended that the people should wear masks in public.

In addition, Ashley said she hired family members and a few friends to help make masks so I’m assuming that her family members had already been in regular contact with each other. 

The recommendations keep changing so I can’t really fault Ashley’s family for not wearing masks before they were told to do so by the government. 

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