Most of my day was spent at Frank Gallery, trying to finnish securing the dress as best I could.
It was satisfying to finally see the thing all fastened together (a couple hours before the runway!).
I snapped this picture on the twilight of the runway, which would very soon be alit with bursting flash bulbs and our gorgeous models sporting our creations.
Then it was upstairs, where I used a few spare minutes to a 'ceremonial anointment', or shine up the rubber parts of the dress.
photos thanks to Edie Cohn.
Then I rushed downstairs, to capture Nicole's star arrival, which, when it came, she was wearing very well...
She looked so good in what she was already wearing, I kept wishing we could skip the Fruit Salad..
But alas, the show must go on.
So my mom and Nicole and I managed to get the dress on Nicole, thanks to some dressing rooms generously donated by the vintage thrift store next door.
Then came make up time.