Malan & Jody Watley

Friday, December 01, 2006 by




Malan Darling designed an outfit for the fabulous Jody Watley to wear this morning on the CW Morning Show and he provided us with the details on the whole look.

The outfit was a 1920's black lace jacket with a wide leather waist band. The skirt was black in the center and featured side panels of the lace over brown chiffon The lace was all hand made in the early 1900's. The high waistline was all black leather with an Asian frog detail. Watch the video here. Right after the first song, it goes to commercials and when they come back she talks about Project Runway and Malan. Fabulous!

30 comments:

madelineanne said...

Beeeeauuutiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh man. I love Malan to pieces, but I don't love these pieces. Looks like a long-sleeved version of Daniel Franco's Season 2 lingerie line.

funconditional said...

I didn't love the outfit on Jody. It seemed very matronly on her.

Anonymous said...

I love Malan, too, but not this outfit. Shouldn't the waistband be, well, around her waist? It looks as if it's about 2 or three inches too high.

Gorgeous Things said...

Eek!

The lace, the hair, the satin, the belt, everything!

We all have our grand moments, and our not so grand moments. While I adore Malan's work, this one wouldn't make my Malan Hit Parade. Leave the lace to Laura.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and so feminine. Very European! Jody looks like Sophia Loren.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why you guys are so into a designer who wasn't good enough to get past the first episode.

Joanne said...

Congratulations, Malan! Best wishes, darling!!

Sandra said...

Malan is fabulous and truly a gentleman. I'll never forget how he took responsibility for the gown's flaws when he was auf'ed.

Anonymous said...

Ain't he a doll? He makes me want to scoop him up and take him shopping.

Anonymous said...

Malan! We lovED U! What happenend!?
EEE GADS!!!!

I know that this here is sposed to be a friendly bunch here, but... GAWD AWFUL!

Wintermute said...

Gawd, how I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jody Watley!

And how I adore Malan. Let me count the ways...


But this outfit? Meh. Not so much.

Anonymous said...

love malan darling(and jody too) but although i tried, this did not do it for me
CP

Marabella said...

Another big miss for Malan. Jody is a beautiful curvaceous woman. She is almost 50 and beautiful, Malan made her look like a socialite, not a pop diva. He should have dressed her like a real stylish pop star, Beyonce. Crazy in love... instead of crazy in lace. Show me some bling, show me something that makes her bootylicious. Oh wait she's as old as my mamma.

that other redhead said...

I watched Jody start working out on Jackie Warner's show and WOW does she look great now! She must have dropped another 20 pounds and it suits her. She's back to her original self. You go girl.

But I fear Malan's dress is a tad too Mi(y?)chael-like for my taste.

Jennifer said...

not a fan of the dress AT ALL. Odd choice of material, shape ... too bad!

Lisette said...

The jacket over some black on black pinstripe trousers would have been a much classier look. As my dad says "It pays to advertise but let's not give the goods away!" The skirt is just trying to hard.

Ms. Place said...

I suspect the dress looks better on her person than in the photo, which is not very flattering. It is rather shiny and too boudoir for my liking.

To give Malan his due, one sees the taste of the client in this dress.

I adore Malan and wish him every success.

Carolina said...

I love the top sans belt, but I'm not crazy about this look at all. Having said that, I think Malan is very talented. I'm happy that he had the opportunity to dress someone like Jody Watley.

Madeline said...

What!? How DARE he give Jody Watley my shirt!!! It's mine, I tell you, MINE!!! And it so looks like Jody could throw Malan across a football field.

Satin and lace,
~Maddie

James Derek Dwyer said...

Jody's new album is a mix of some older material and some great new stuff. Three of the songs are on heavy rotation on my ipod. get it! ;-) she's got a great voice.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you, Malan. One of your greatest dreams came true. Congratulations, darling!

Anonymous said...

So THIS is where Britney's lace panties went.

Tacky then, tacky now.

Anonymous said...

This outfit is so unflattering. She looks like she is stuffed in that thing. Belts that go up to your tits are never a good idea.

Anonymous said...

The belt is too wide, way too wide. Is it even necessary? Also, Malan could not influence her away from that eye makeup, I guess.

Anonymous said...

for the 12 days of Christmas let me count the ways this dress is Serious Ugly:
hips as wide as the autoban
cut outs look like Prince would wear it
tacky, was this meant for dolly parton
the belt...who knows??
oh well, forget the rest, sorry Milan

Anonymous said...

I love Malan. I mean, I LOVE him.

But it seems that there's always something "off" with his designs. Sometime's painfully "off", as with this one.

pb said...

Malan - Did you get the scoop on Skysport?

Karen said...

So! Derek Jeter, just quoted Malon on national TV. I prefer quality fabrics. Apparently it has become a huge slang phrase for finding love.

Taken from http://www.myspace.com/ilovetokissandtell

"By Design and Definition

When Fashion Designer Malan Breton proclaimed, "I, myself, prefer better quality fabrics," in the third season opener of Project Runway, my friend Charlotte and I knew he was onto something. We had just been in the midst of our favorite topic of discussion: How there are no cute available boys left in L.A. that meet our high standards (in her mind because she's too picky. In my mind, because I've fucked them all!).

For some odd reason, we understood and related to Malan's need to work with something beautiful; I mean, sure, you can create a work of art from anything, but it's always better when you have the creme de la creme from the start. Malan's initial and apparent disdain for crap (where his vocation was concerned) paralleled our disdain for L.A.'s dating scene offerings. We immediately adopted the phrase as our mantra for searching for the perfect man. By definition:

Quality fabrics: [kwol-i-tee / fab-riks]
---noun
1. A good looking young man, usually a city dweller or "hipster"
2. Total hottie
3. Metaphor for an attractive male specimen. Males attractiveness is rated according to the fabric they represent, i.e. "hippies" = flannels, "bad boys" = leathers, "guys in suits" =wool gabardines, "major babes" = fine silks, "losers" = polyesters, poly-cotton blends or acrylics, "cute but preppies" = linens, and dorks = taffetas.

ex. I just got back from the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show, and there were NO fucking quality fabrics! Just some flannels and a taffeta standing in the back.

Now, when one is afforded the opportunity to work with fine quality, the garment (relationship) can be a showstopper. Sadly, I'm having no longterm success in the design realm. Here is a sampling of my Spring collection:

1) Jeffrey. He was the first new quality fabric this year. I initially pegged him a poly-cotton blend, but behind closed doors, he was most certainly a fine silk. Jeffrey didn't just kiss; he made you a sinner with his lips. He kissed in a way that let you know HE was the man and that "girl, you'll be a woman soon" under his tutelage. In bed, he was as gracious as he was giving. He had the stamina of someone ten years his junior (he was 31). Of course, the more I got to know Jeffrey, the easier it was to downgrade him to taffeta. Talk about self-obsessed! Hmm...If only he didn't speak...

2) Bob. My former financial advisor and TOTAL wool gabardine. Bob and I started out as friends. He used to refer to me as his "little brother" around the office because of my tomboy ways. Bob is the type of guy that only dates statuesque blondes of Nordic derivation otherwise known as shiksas. Still, he was quite amenable to sparking up a lovely romance with yours truly. Our short-lived relationship with each other started during a weekend trip to Vegas. He made the grave mistake of getting me drunk. When I get drunk, I get naked. When he gets drunk, he gets horny. Bada bing, bada bang...

3) Alan. Alan was your textbook LEATHER. He is a lanky, yet incredibly handsome lead singer/guitarist of an [unfortunately] mediocre rock band. He and I worked together, briefly. Before I knew it, our witty verbal sparring in the workplace led to rather pornographic afternoon hookups. I dug the fact that Alan liked to do it with the lights on. I'd dress up as a naughty school girl, and he would fuck me from behind. Once, I brushed my pigtails against his bare chest and he came...right there! But he was cold and indifferent, as most leathers are. So I let him be himself--ELSEWHERE!

Although it didn't work out with these guys, I remain optimistic that somewhere out there is the perfect mate for me who is just the right mix of Steve McQueen, Jarvis Cocker, Pharrell Williams and Zach Braff. I haven't given up hope...

I still strive to make something really pretty and outstanding with a quality fabric. Afterall, as a designer, you're really only as good as your last collection! © 2006."

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that this went on a morning show; it seems too sexy and lingerie-like to see on national television (in the MORNING, no less!).
The brown chiffon insets give the illusion of too much skin. There are too many textures in this outfit, between the shiny gathered satin, the busy lace, AND the patent sheen of the leather. I don't like the frog closures, either. It's an Asian influence in an otherwise western garment.
Jody Watley's afro doesn't help, either. I can't pick what to look at.