While some designers took up the task of dressing the bodies of these "real women" shapes, some faltered. Rachel Blomgren's caped dress worn by Robyne Robinson ended up looking like a dowdy liturgical vestment, Danielle Everine opted to cover up the curves of plus-size model Kaela Humphries instead of accentuating them, Thom Navarro's dress got the proportions all wrong, and Maritza Ramirez' dress shapelessly hung on her model.
Despite the somewhat cheeseball conceit of putting dresses on "local celebrities," it was exciting to see local fashion take a place among a more mainstream element of Minneapolis culture. Here's hoping some of these local designers pick up those football wives and tastemakers as future clients.
Allison Kaplan in Sarah M. Holm
Dr. Jennifer Dankle in Thom Navarro
Ann Carroll in Laura Fulk
Landyn Hutchinson by Emma Berg and necklace by Stephanie Lake Design
Sandy Simmons in ArielSimone
Laura Schara in Christopher Straub
Alexus Koch by Tim Navarro
Laura Schara in Christopher Straub, Kaela Humphries in Danielle Everine & Ann Carroll in Laura Fulk
Allison Kaplan in Sarah M. Holm, Jennifer Kline in Max Lohrbach, Robyne Robinson in Rachel Blomgren, Dr. Jennifer Dankle in Thom Navarro, Sandy Simmons in ArielSimone & Amy James in Maritza Ramirez
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