Because if there's one thing we love to talk about, it's foundation garments.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 by
Our gal Laura Bennett made an appearance on the Today Show this morning to talk about her latest iVillage fashion strip, Case Clothed. Check it:



Is she not fabulous and adorable?

And yes, the models were wearing pieces from her new line, which will be sold at high end stores. More details on that as we get them, but kittens, we've seen some of these pieces up close the last couple of times we visited and they are impeccable.

She sent us some pics a while back when they were works in progress. Trust us, these pics don't do them justice:











Gorgeous, no? Chic, classic and very, very Laura. Save your pennies, gals!

[Photos: Project RunGay - Video: YouTube/Project Rungay]

78 comments:

Sewing Siren said...

The pebbled tweed and the open neck sheath are mine!

GothamTomato said...

Is that trench black or charcoal grey? Either way it's gorgeous.

And she was fabulous on the Today Show this morning.

--GothamTomato

Casey said...

SOOO gorgeous. Cannot wait to learn where I can buy.

wananbe said...

I'd wear every single piece. And I may, especially after buying some new shapewear (though I already own that strapless slip and yes, it's wonderful).

Gorgeous Things said...

Love Laura, love her style, love her clothes, and I am definitely saving my pennies for that black wool off-the-shoulder number!

Thank you Boys!

GothamTomato said...

"wanabe said: (though I already own that strapless slip and yes, it's wonderful)."



Does it stay up? I have visions of it suddenly rolling down like the top of a pair of control top pantyhose.

--GothamTomato

personette said...

IT MUST BE SAID...

that the host of that segment was a complete DOLT.

"still designing" to Laura?

"so go to uh, ivillage, and maybe you'll get uh, your own cartoon"

aren't they supposed to wake the today show hosts up before they go on air?

She was condescending and seemed completely uninterested and ill-informed. Like the segment was some sort of chore.

And with LAURA!

tragic,
p

Anonymous said...

I covet all these!

But will DEF be purchasing the low cut black with the flower at the waist!

agnes gooch said...

You're screwing with a woman who is prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder here, when you dangle beautiful samples before her eyes and then don't tell her exactly when, where and how she can get them.

veruca salt said...

Laura- fabulous as always. Cool as a cucumber, especially working with that talking head, who I would have bitch-slapped if she interrupted me one more time.

Oh, and sign me up for every single item from her line.

personette said...

yes veruca, yes. The bitch-slap.

Elizabeth said...

It isn't that I just WANT the v-neck cocktail dresses (the black and the silver). I NEED them.
TLo - meet me at Barneys.

Cipher said...

That bobble head hostess had the gall to say "Good luck with that" to Laura? How dare she!

Isn't that the way Yankees tell each other to drop dead?

GothamTomato said...

" personette said...IT MUST BE SAID...
that the host of that segment was a complete DOLT."



I have a friend who used to be a news producer & she used to say, 'they really are all like Ted Baxter.' They all have to be told exactly what to say & ask, or they are completely blank.

Apparently this woman wasn't paying attention when the segment producer briefed her. She also waited too long into the interview (in my opinion) to mention that the clothes the models were wearing were from Laura's new line. As a plug, I would have liked it better if she'd mentioned that earlier so interested people could have paid more attention to the clothes as well as the foundation garments.

--GothamTomato

ToddNY said...

She was FABULOUS on the show!
LOVE. HER.
Her new collection is beautiful! Very chic, very LBD, very rich bitch!

Christopher said...

Wow, Laura is getting quite comfortable on camera. She seemed a bit nervous when she was on "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," but she has really mastered the art now. She would be an excellent television host.

wannabe said...

gotham tomato:

Amazingly, it does stay up, and it doesn't even leave the usual horrid red welts. I tend to have more problems with slips (including this one) rolling up as I sit down. Answer of course is just to keep moving.

lisasabatier said...

I want the botom two items, and the first one, and the lace one. Where and when??

DimKnit said...

Sewing Siren -

I'll fight you for them. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I heart LB - and I am a gay with 28" waste who doesn't need foundation garments. Why is it always "womenswear, womenswear, womenswear?" Why can't LB design for her gays? You know we'd snap it up.

Casey said...

personette perfectly expressed my thought about that MORONIC intrviewer.

gloria said...

Does anyone have a favorite place in NYC to get the foundation garments? Thanks!

gloria said...

And a note to Ms Siren: What are those pretty things on the line??

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honesty.not.pc said...

I love love love that silvery v neck dress. The pleated skirt would be so flattering on me.

Unfortunatly I will never be able to afford anything in her line thats not on QVC...but I can covet them from afar.

Lilithcat said...

I love the charcoal grey (black?) sheath, though I will definitely have to buy some shapewear at the same time. ;-)

Anonymous said...

It's so adorable that she wore the same black dress that was featured in the cartoon. It really made it seem like her superhero costume.

I love every single thing from the pics (well, except the big lace boob-flower). Wish I could afford it.

Sewing Siren said...

gloria said...
And a note to Ms Siren: What are those pretty things on the line??


Domestic art. I call it "Clothesline Colorwheel". Sometimes I do food art, too

ekc said...

LOVE Laura. LOVE the clothes. BUT, she designed clothes for women with smaller (or no) boobs and who wear size 10 and under. They look fantastic on her (and the same for all of you who will buy them-kudos) but won't work for 75% of the women in the US. I appreciated that at least some of her clothes on QVC had "larger" sizes.

Sewing Siren said...

DimKnit said...
Sewing Siren -

I'll fight you for them. Gorgeous!


In mud or on wheels (roller derby style)?

mjude said...

how can you not LOVE laura. she is fab. thanks for posting the video. i also LOVE all of the clothes. really want the trench :)

Anonymous said...

I am so calling that last cocktail dress. GORGE!

Emma P.

Personette:
I know, RIGHT! How condescending was that? Laura, being the quintessential class act, merely laughed it away.
Veruca, re: the bitch slap?
WORD!

rmckinney said...

I was unable to watch the Today Show, but it is so awesome that I can go to your site and enjoy the clip (with the bonus of your comments)! A big thanks to TLo for the continuous updates on Laura Bennett. She really is a classy and inspiring person, and is certainly my favorite Project Runway alum. LOVE her new designs!

Anonymous said...

Am I alone in thinking the grey dress (on the first woman in the segment) a bit dowdy?

Sarah said...

Fabulous garments, I can't wait to see more and hopefully afford one of those. Thanks, guys. You're the best!

GucciGirl said...

MUST. HAVE. SECOND. DRESS.

Oh, and the trench.

Isabella said...

So freaking gorgeous!!

Rainwood said...

Nice segment by Laura and nice cocktail attire. I love how the silver dress has the detail that echos her famous diamond belt buckle/brooch.

I'm a little too boobalicious to wear that deep V, but that leaves more for everyone else to fight over.

Anonymous said...

Boy, I have an international business trip coming up in two months, and every piece could work. Beautifully. I'd be seeing those Europeans and raising them with Laura Bennett fabulosity.

Will they (how can I type with hope-crossed fingers?) be available by the end of April?

To GLORIA: One of the best places in NYC for foundation garments - they REALLY fit you - is The Town Shop www.townshop.com at 2273 Broadway (between 81st/82nd Sts.)
New York, NY 10024 - it's legendary.

All the best,

NDC

thombeau said...

Laura is soooo fabulous and I love her!

Anonymous said...

hm. I don't get the Laura adulation on the board. All of the clothes look fine. But I've seen them each and every one of them before.

Ms Sangrail said...

Always a class act. Love LB!

PhantomMinuet said...

Well, of course, she's fabulous and adorable. She's Laura. Those are all lovely, basic pieces.

redspring said...

"the host of that segment was a complete DOLT."

And the camera work was awful, too. Could we have seen any more shots of the middle model's belly button?

Laura, however, worked it like a pro.

Anonymous said...

Laura, THANK YOU, for designing truly tasteful and beautiful clothes. You are my favorite, favorite, favorite designer of ALL the PR seasons!!!

PS: The first dress and the coat are MINE!!!! Not that I wouldn't covet each piece.
----StkrShock

lima bean said...

Late to the party (it's that annoying, "clients think I should be working for them instead of hanging around Project Rungay" thing).

First off, does our girl have a set of legs or what? Gorge. She always picks the PERFECT shoes. And, I loved the extra lashes. Hot!

I also will be waiting with credit card in hand to purchase (not the first dress on the show, tho). TLo keep us posted!

Was I the only one who was taken aback by the undergarment gig? I went flying in there thinking that we were going to see lots of her dresses. I finally figured out that the undergarment thing is tied into Case Clothed. (You have to get up pretty early to fool THIS cornpone!) In any case, any Laura exposure is good Laura exposure. She was so composed.

Love. Her.

Sewing Siren, I also like your "domestic art." What a cool concept.

Anonymous said...

wow, always loved her. So glad you guys are following her story so we can all stay caught up with her. She just sounds so damn fabulous. An amazing career and awesome looking family life?? She's got it all! Wait, we hate her right??? :)

Randy - Jersey City

another laura said...

Bottom right. Must. Have.

Ted said...

What a nice surprise, poodles!
Thanks! I love any post about Laura.

LaFemmeFataledeNY said...

The clothes are beautiful! You can never go wrong with those classic lines and fabrics.

twc said...

I want them all. And I want them today.

FashionFanatic said...

I love pebbled tweed. It is so elegant, so Balenciaga!

Starlet aka Minutestar said...

That's exactly what I told myself, "VERY LAURA!"

Anonymous said...

what was up with the model wearing the pink shirt and black pants when they were talking about spanx? Was the shirt supposed to not cover all of her belly? Still Love her collection though.

Edina Monsoon said...

I, too, saw Laura's segment on the TODAY show and was appalled at the way Ms. Co-host handled the interview. She was rude, condescending, uninterested and ill-informed. As usual Laura was a dream and handled the situation with grace and professionalism. She didn't seem at all flummoxed by the woman's treatment of the segment and saved the whole situation with professionalism and absolutely amazing pieces from her collection. I loved everything, but do covet the LBD with the lace overlay. That little number was simply too exquisite for words.

Anonymous said...

Oh if only I could afford her line and if only I had somewhere to wear them.

cb said...

Well, she IS a mom of six but really, Ms. Bennett has serious Help; I kinda resent the way she is marketed as a SuperMom without mentioning the Nanny and the Help.

regardless, she's still Faboo. I admire her (and Professor Gunn) for their sincere efforts at bringing classy back.

ALL television hosts are ill-informed, pushy, dull and obnoxious.

Sewing Siren: you are amazing! have you another home on the internets where we can oooh and aaah at your sewing and domestic art and whatnots?

finding the filth said...

i need every single one of these garments in my closet immediately! i dont even care that i have nowhere to where them. i just have to have them because they are so perfect!

i have to say, that of all the designers on PR, laura has to be the most thoughtful of them all. she knows exactly what women want and need, as well as how to construct gorgeous timeless garments that feel comfortable and complete.

Joan said...

I really love the collection and I'm surprised by that. I don't know why, either. Everything looks like a classic element every woman should own, but with a nice little kick to them. The silvery white dress is my favorite, but alas and alack, I have far too much boobage to pull it off. Oh well, I will admire from afar and dream of the day someone offers to pay for my plastic surgery so I can wear such a glorious dress.

finding the filth said...

Gloria said: "Does anyone have a favorite place in NYC to get the foundation garments? Thanks!

sorry if this has been answered already, but my choice: Macy's!

they usually have a pretty good selection of undergarments in general, and typically an entire section just to foundationwear.

and if you dont like it there, try checking out barenecessities.com. they usually have good sales and "buy 1/get 1" offers.

finding the filth said...

anonymous at 6:11 said: "To GLORIA: One of the best places in NYC for foundation garments - they REALLY fit you - is The Town Shop www.townshop.com at 2273 Broadway (between 81st/82nd Sts.)
New York, NY 10024 - it's legendary."


i'd also like to second this rec'. one of my friends is more *endowed* than i am and SWEARS by this place! she's a fussy lady and she's got nothing but raves about them! she's says it's pricey but worth every penny.

Anonymous said...

she is my DIVA!!!

i love her!!!

XOXO

Anonymous said...

So, what brand of shapewear are we talking about here? Anyone know what brand the tube slip was on the segment?

Suzanne said...

In the words of the Duchess:
Gorge.

I cannot wait!

Another Suburban Mom said...

I want every single piece,and I want them now. The kids don't really need to go to college.

Laura said...

I'll probably never dress like her (because I can't walk three feet in heels), but Laura's poise and professionalism is something that I would definitely love to emulate. Love her.

Anonymous said...

I think Laura is great, of course. I know it's not her thing, but I would also like to see something that you don't have to be a size 8 to wear.

Her dresses really are beautiful!

The host (was that Natalie Morales -- she looks like a mini-Maria Shriver to me) seemed very uneasy. Laura, of course, did not flinch at the host's nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Laura's a doll, but those pieces are a tad too Ann Taylor-ish for my taste. Yawn. Sorry!

gloria said...

To Sewing Siren: I always look forward to your designs! Love the clothesling.

And thank you all so much for the foundation advice. I have been to The Town Shop for bras and they were so helpful. Will try it for the other stuff - and check out the other suggestions as well.

Gresat group here - thanks!!!

gloria said...

oy vey. Sewing Siren - not a sling...a line...it's a clothesline.
I knew that...

Ms Sangrail said...

Okay, I just noticed this....

Laura puts a *diamond necklace* on the dress form with the black number she wore on the show?!? H

How fabulous is that? Even the dummy is accessorized....

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again; Laura designs for REAL women, not the flat ironing boards we are bombarded with on runways and in fashion magazines.

I love Laura's designs.
These are clothes that real women can wear and want to wear because we can wear them without exceedingly tight underwear!

Great job Laura! Keep them coming!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, WHERE will those be sold! I must have that first black V-neck dress!!!!

Milla said...

I am LOVING that jersey red dress...
I WANT IT...
Love,
Milla

Elizabeth said...

Gloria-

I also love The Town Shop on New York's Upper West Side. You get very personal service in that store. The salespeople spend a great deal of time with each customer making sure you find the undergarments that work for your body. I'm horrified that I spent such a long time wearing certain bras, slips, etc - the new ones they helped me find at The Town Shop (not fancy brands or anything) look 100s better.

Mary Pat said...

Where? When? How?

(no need to answer who or why)

phyllis said...

What I really love about her is that, just likes Coco Chanel, she also wears the clothes she designs. Does Vera Wang do that? Hell no.

Anonymous said...

I liked the clothes from Laura's new line but hated the foundation garments. I'll never understand why mother's have to hide every sign of childbearing and have to look like they never had a child. Plus the stuff looked just as embarrassingly oldfashioned and granny liked as ever. Nothing new despite all that talk about high fashion material. Oh and it's all polyester, if I'd wear that under my new cotton dress, I would sweat no end.
But I would love to see more of Lauras new line.