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Ever wonder what happens to the Project Runway dresses after they're auctioned off? Well, sometimes they wind up in the New York Times.


"In 1987, Michelle Rosen offered candy to David Zornitsky during their first lecture at a C.P.A. course in New York. It was no accident that she was sitting next to him. She had spotted him at registration and after exchanging glances, she recalled, “I just knew I was going to marry him."

Model: Marie Salter

For those of you who don't blog incessantly about the show and may not have our encyclopediac memories, this was Kit Pistol's entry.


"On April 5, the couple was escorted by their three boys down an aisle lined with lollipop trees at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York. The bride wore a borrowed dress made of candy wrappers that was designed for “Project Runway.” Rabbi Douglas Sagal then led them in their vows beneath a wedding canopy of giant Whirly Pops and candy-colored balloons."

Hey, go your own way, we say. It looks like they had fun. The only thing is, we can't help wondering if the Rolos around her waist didn't smell a bit by now.

More pictures here.


Source: Michelle Rosen and David Zornitsky [NewYorkTimes]



[Photos: Barbara Nitke/BravoTV.com/Karen Cunningham/NYTimes.com]


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58 comments:

Iiiiiiiiinteresting.


I always thought that was the most interesting design. Screw the RamiLove!

And if it was properly refridgerated, the rolos should have been fine.


Aw! I love the Vows section of the Times.

Those Rolos are ticking timebombs! Too much pressure (an agressive hug or being accidentally pressed against a wall) and there's going to be two-year-old caramel everywhere.

The dress looks cute (though I far preferred Rami's and Chris' dresses). I doubt that time has been kind to the Twizzlers on Baby's dress.


Oh I think it's fabulous...and different.


CanIGetYouAnything?

HA! I love it!


I'd love to know more about the bride. Is she a fan of the show? Did she buy the dress? So cool. Thanks, Tlo!


I want to get married wearing Christian's couture dress. : )


Looks like great FUN !

Thanks for a Saturday Smile...
Nice to see how the dresses look after the show, always wonder if people wore them or just used them as Art?


Oh, she borrowed the dress.


What a fun post, guys!! Nice way to start my day.


Aw, what a cute story. I like how she styled it - great shoes, I like far better than the boots. And I like a candy store wedding far better than the stuffy white puff affairs we've gotten enculturated into. Good for them for making it a fun day!


Now this looks like it was a happy, fun wedding. Love those red shoes, too, and the striped socks some of the kids were wearing.


Oooooookay! Well, to each her own. But it is cute.


I think it's cute. I'm so sick of those brides in wide white puffy dresses. It looks like they had a lot of fun.


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

Personally, I am not a fan of "theme" weddings, I think they are juvenile for the most part, but I'm happy for Kit Pistol


Fun, fun, fun. It reminded me of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.


Adorable. What fun!

Good for them!!


Cute! Maybe they replaced the Rolos?


This was actually my favorite challenge and favorite design (Rami's was my second). The use of Kit Kats was quite clever and the studded punk belt out of Rolos is awesome.


SO COOL!!!


Was she ever able to sit down in that thing?


Isn't sad that ~50% of the contestants on Project Runway wouldn't be able to marry in the state of New York, no matter how fabulous a wedding dress they constructed?


Anonymous said...
Isn't sad that ~50% of the contestants on Project Runway wouldn't be able to marry in the state of New York, no matter how fabulous a wedding dress they constructed?

4/25/09 12:34 PM


I think that New York will legalize it. I mean, if Iowa can...


such a quirky wedding, if only they were all that fun!


Kids in a candy store! Look at the groom's bow-tie.

How sweet.

(I wonder if their three little boys had candy hangovers the next day?)


Very cute. Too bad they didn't mention Kit Pistol by name.
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I wonder if the photographer Karen Cunningham is related to the NYTimes fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who I love.


The Rolos would have dried out in the middle by now. Caramels and things like cherry corials eventually get dusty in the middle. (Former Godiva Chocolatier store manager here.)


I'm with Mariana (The Unoriginal)

who said: "Personally, I am not a fan of "theme" weddings, I think they are juvenile for the most part, but I'm happy for Kit Pisto"
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It just seems silly.

I guess that makes uber unoriginal!

LAK


"Mariana (The Unoriginal) said: Personally, I am not a fan of "theme" weddings, I think they are juvenile for the most part,"




Aren't ALL weddings juvenile for the most part?

The cynic in me is thinking they constructed this idea to get featured in the Times. But if I were to ever get married, and City Hall was booked, I might go for this.

--GothamTomato


I think a fun wedding like this would be amazing. Bright, fun, happy - everything a wedding should be.

But, can I ask what is on that TV in the background in the last picture? Why does it look like two naked guys in a swimming pool?


Looks like the shoes had the same KitKat treatment.


They look ridiculous!


Very cute, I love it!


Did the guests have to dress like candy?


"juanitothegreat said...

I think a fun wedding like this would be amazing. Bright, fun, happy - everything a wedding should be.

But, can I ask what is on that TV in the background in the last picture? Why does it look like two naked guys in a swimming pool?"



LOL. You're right. I think it is. I didn't even notice that.


ULLE said:
They look ridiculous!

4/25/09 3:57 PM

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I so agree with you. I guess I'm a traditionalist when it comes to weddings. This just looks like a silly publicity stunt to me.


Sugar is a natural preservative, so when candy does go bad it tends to dry out and get dusty rather than rot and get stinky.

The candy wrapper dress is a lot less ridiculous than some traditional wedding dresses I've seen. At least she doesn't look like a yeti wrapped in doilies.


Whoa, it took 'em 22 years to get around to getting married? Given that, I'd think a traditional wedding would seem sort of silly. Yes, the dress is made of candy wrappers, but a casual, short-dress wedding actually seems kind of right and the dress suits the bride, so no harm done.


GothamTomato said...

Aren't ALL weddings juvenile for the most part?

Nope. Maybe most, but not all.


StkrShock
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I so agree with you. I guess I'm a traditionalist when it comes to weddings. This just looks like a silly publicity stunt to me.


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And how is this so different then those ridiculous women on 'Bridezillas'?

At least they're having fun. Would rather be kickin' it at the candy store than looking at some spoiled silly broad who spent their life savings on a Vera Wang.


All of the dresses form that challenge have been in window display of Dylan's since shortly after that challenge aired.


Anonymous said:
StkrShock
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I so agree with you. I guess I'm a traditionalist when it comes to weddings. This just looks like a silly publicity stunt to me.


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And how is this so different then those ridiculous women on 'Bridezillas'?

At least they're having fun. Would rather be kickin' it at the candy store than looking at some spoiled silly broad who spent their life savings on a Vera Wang.

4/25/09 7:14 PM

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Who mentioned Bridezillas? THAT is the stupidest show I have ever seen. AND one does not have to spend $8,000 on a Vera Wang gown to have a traditional wedding.
I had a perfectly beautiful wedding on a VERY limited budget.
AND we had FUN!!! We didn't need a gimmick. Cheers!


StkrShock said...

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Who mentioned Bridezillas? THAT is the stupidest show I have ever seen. AND one does not have to spend $8,000 on a Vera Wang gown to have a traditional wedding.
I had a perfectly beautiful wedding on a VERY limited budget.
AND we had FUN!!! We didn't need a gimmick. Cheers!

4/25/09 8:19 PM

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Good for you!

Not every wedding has to be the white dress occasion.

What's wrong with differing from the norm without having some sort of ulterior motive?

Jeezus...


I'm all for having fun!


Aww, I think that's sweet! (Pun intentional, but also sincerely meant)


Did it take her 8 years to find the right dress?


JerzyTroncone

It's cute : )


"Mama T said...

I'm all for having fun!"


Me too. People take weddings too seriously.


" Patrick said...

The Rolos would have dried out in the middle by now. Caramels and things like cherry corials eventually get dusty in the middle. (Former Godiva Chocolatier store manager here.)"


Thanks for the info, Patrick.


"(Former Godiva Chocolatier store manager here.)"


What was that like? Did you get sick of chocolate?


Aw, thank you, Tlo. That was fun. When my daughter got married she chose a medieval theme for her wedding complete with a medieval banquet and costumes. Every had so much fun.


All of the (non-perishable) dresses from the candy episode have been on display in the windows of Dylan's Candy Bar for the last several months if anyone has a hankering to view them up close!


Totally off subject (sorry, TLo)

But can you please mention something about Bea Arthur?

One of the greatest comedic actresses who ever lived...RIP


Are the yamulkes made out of candy wrappers too? I can't tell from the pictures.

How much time would it take to put a set of fresh Rolos on the dress?


Meh, they're grown-ups having fun. Who cares if it was a publicity stunt? It looks like a good time, naked man TV show and all. Beats the hell out of illusion lace and "Sunrise Sunset."


Sweet!


Aren't ALL weddings juvenile for the most part?Really? What a sad opinion - you must be miserable and perpetually unhappily single.

Many "childrens" weddings might seem juvenile - but no one could lassify mine or most of my families' or friends' as such.





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