Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Heidi Klum

It is the Season 8 finale of Lifetime's Project Runway. The judges are in a pitched battle. The fashion arbiters — designer Michael Kors and editor Nina Garcia — hate one particular outfit: a tight, bold, black-and-white dress designed by finalist Mondo Guerra. The fashion wearers — Heidi Klum and Jessica Simpson — love it. The discussion gets heated. Kors snips that Klum would never wear the dress to a red-carpet event. The arbiters take the day, and Guerra loses the competition. Just one month later, though, Klum slips into a sleeveless version of the contentious dress for a movie premiere. She was making the simplest of fashion statements, but one not printable on a family website.