I had the luck to be working backstage at the Christian Siriano show at NY Fashion Week. What a madhouse! In addition to the regular melee of cameras, models, makeup/hair folk, and stylists, many of Christian’s friends and family were backstage helping the man himself prepare for the show. Among them were Jack Mackenroth and Sweet Pea (who seems to have picked up a gig reporting for MTV news) from Season 4 of Project Runway.
So let’s talk shoes:
Each of Christian’s models wore a pair of 4-inch stiletto heels in gray, acid green, or neon orange. Several had charming flower-like fabric appliques at the front or the back. These high fashion shoes bore no name, so this girl did a bit of detective work. Want to know how to make high fashion runway footwear?
Step 1: Go to Aldo. Purchase 30 pairs of heels in a light color.
Step 2: Go to an Art Supply store and purchase some heavy duty paint.
Step 3: Whip out the hot glue gun and some bits of leftover fabric.
Step 4: Mix well.
Here are the before pictures in Taupe ($69.98) and Black ($84.98):
And Voila! Here are the the end results:
Pretty cool, no? That right there is a true PR innovation challenge.
Here are some photos of the backstage ruckus just for fun:
Christian makes some adjustments
A Model waits to go on.