Meryl Streep Wears Oscar Dress Designed by Project Runway Star

March 8, 2010

(ChattahBox)— Meryl Streep graced the red carpet at Sunday night’s Oscars wearing a long sleeve ivory gown that received rave reviews from the fashionistas and earned the two-time Academy Award winning actress a spot on the best-dressed list. But surprisingly, her Oscar frock wasn’t a Givenchy or a John Galliano for Dior, or even an Oscar De La Renta design. No, her stunning dress was designed by none other than Project Runway’s Chris March, who is more at home outfitting drag queens than Oscar nominees.

Since his memorable appearance in the fourth season of the popular reality series, Project Runway, March, known for his outlandish costume designs, has developed quite a following. Although he didn’t win, he made it to the runway of Bryant Park. And who can forget Tim Gunn’s reaction to March’s use of human hair in his collection— “My gag reflex is kicking in.”

But March has apparently temporarily given up the outrageous, to design more traditional looks for the likes of Meryl Streep. March says that Streep attended his Project Runway show at Bryant Park and is a big fan of his work. She recently approached him to create a look for the Golden Globes. And she was so happy with his design, that she asked him to design her Oscar dress.

Said March during an interview with the site Queer Sighted:

“She was a fan of mine during my season, season four of Project Runway. She actually was a guest of mine at my finale show. Then recently, for the Golden Globes , she called and asked if I would make her a dress, and it went really well and she was on a bunch of best-dressed lists, so I guess she decided to go with me again. So that’s kinda how it started.”

When asked if he still designed outrageous costumes, March laughed, noting that he recently had a request for a TV set dress:

“Just recently, I was asked by a company to make a dress out of a television set. (laughs) So I still get calls for that type of thing. And I have a TV pilot that I just finished filming where we make all sorts of crazy things, it’s like my version of Ace of Cakes. Where we made like a corn-on-the-cob wig and a jacket covered in hair, you know, stuff like that.”

In between, making drag queen costumes, TV set dresses and red carpet gowns for actress Meryl Streep, Chris March is also promoting his book, “I Heart Chris March.”

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4 Responses to “Meryl Streep Wears Oscar Dress Designed by Project Runway Star”

  1. Laura on March 9th, 2010 2:34 pm

    Great fan of Project Runway. Loved the fourth season and Chris was my favorite.
    Meryl Streep’s dress was so right for her. Congrats to Chris and to Meryl Streep for a wonderful movie and awards season.

  2. Kathy on March 9th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Chris March was my favorite on Project Runway and I just love the dress he designed for Meryl Streep. Bravo, big dude!

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  4. michaela tuener on March 10th, 2010 5:35 pm

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