Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Luxurious, Soft, Flowing... Denim?

We have all noticed the almost out-of-nowhere spike that denim has taken in the past decade for becoming "designer". From the moment that jeans started having special fits, cuts, dyes, washes, embellishments, and even buttpads, the rise in denim couture has yet to stagnate. What else can we do with this All-American, durable material? American designer Zac Posen has one idea, and it is nothing short of luxury.

He designed Katherine Heigl's dress for the 2007 Emmy Awards. Her angelic white, floor length column-gown channeled retro-glam looks of old Hollywood. The cap sleeve and spaghetti strap combination kept the fullness of the fistail bottom from being too overwhelming. To make sure she hit the point, she topped it off with bold red lips and her hair pulled back.

At first glance anyone would think this wedding-appropriate dress would be made from silk or satin, but we discover its edginess in that the material used by Posen was denim! Posen is known for making complicated (yet beautifully crafted) dresses that are difficult to wear if one is planning on well, moving around. Katherine Heigl however, floated down the red carpet with style and grace. Posen's perfect pitch of combinng old-Hollywood style with the of-the-moment material made this nothing short of classic couture with contemporary edginess.

**Viewer results are in and the audience loved it! Not only did Heigl walk away with an Emmy Best Supporting Actress win, she also walked away with winning votes from Access Hollywood's Best Dressed at the Emmys.

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