MF: The Met Ball
“On the season finale of Mad Fashion, Chris March gets an opportunity he has only dreamed about — a chance to design for the Met Ball. Chris creates a one-of-a-kind outfit for Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen as she makes her first trip to the fashion world’s premiere event. But if the pressure of the Met Ball isn’t enough, Chris also needs the approval of Chrissy’s boyfriend — Grammy winning R&B star John Legend! Can Chris get John’s legendary seal of approval or will this be the look that falls flat?”
No doubt about it, this was the most prestigious project the March Gang’s ever attempted. The Met Ball really is the most important social event of American fashion (and pretty close to the top of the list internationally). Chris wasn’t exaggerating when he said this dress would be seen by millions.
John Legend would definitely be among the most photographed of the red carpet attendees, which means this dress would wind up in a ton of pictures.
John was nice enough, but he sure did come off controlling and she sure did come off compliant.
Although we couldn’t disagree with him when he reacted negatively to the shoulder treatment.
We think that piece could really work on the right dress and the right woman, but this wasn’t the time for it.
The feathers took it away from edgy and into draggy, but she strikes us as the kind of gal whose pretty draggy on her own. But she asked for a Black Swan dress, so she got what she wanted. It suited her better than the leather piece.
As for the final look:
Practically everything about it works, from the feathers to the ruffles, to the safety pins, to the crystals. It’s all gorgeous and dramatic and McQueen-esque. But it really needed a lining. The sheerness tips it over into tacky, given everything else that’s going on, including the plunging neckline and slit to the hip.
But we love this show and we’re going to miss its relatively drama-free creativity now that the season’s ended. Here’s hoping Season 2 is around the corner.
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