Project Runway: Leanne for BlueflyDoesn’t it seem like a million years since we saw the last season of Project Runway? Anyone remember who won that season? It was Leanne Marshall, the the mousy Pacific Northwesterner that made clothes with lots and lots of wave-like ruffles. Part of her prize for winning the competition was that she would make a collection to be distributed through, and apparently she finally got around to doing that!

The collection hit BlueFly yesterday and it’s a rather limited line of skirts, tops, and dresses, some of which include Leanne’s signature wave motif. Prices for the items range from under $100 for t-shirts to almost a thousand for the evening gown that we have pictured here. I don’t mean to be a hater, but for how long it took Leanne to get this stuff released, it’s not all that exciting. Most of the pieces are perfectly serviceable and wearable, which is nice, but the limited range of colors and styles is disappointing, considering Leanne’s considerable talent. One nice aspect of the line, though, is that it’s eco-friendly; it looks like her speech about sustainable design practices on the season finale wasn’t just a lot of hot air. Buy through Bluefly for $98-$990.

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  • renee

    All the bridesmaids…cross your fingers that your don’t have to spend $990.00 on that!!!

  • PhotoGirl

    Meh. . .not so much. Everything is highly derivative and the blue dress reminds me of every bad bridesmaid’s dress that I have ever worn or photographed.

    I still say that Jerell was robbed. . .

  • Pursegrrl

    LOL at the “mousy Pacific Northwesterner…” (Seattle girl here, heh).

    Spot on as always, Amanda – love your posts! It *does* seem like a million years since PR…and Leanne.

  • 19yearslater

    Leanne was always more conservative and classic with her designs. I would expect something like this from her- I actually like the dresses but no way am I paying that much to have one. Incidentally, I don’t think that anyone reading this blog is looking to buy replicas from China.

  • Stefanie

    Argh, that season’s just airing now on danish television. Spoiled. :(

    Alright dress though.