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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....How to Drape a Dartless Bodice!

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....How to Drape a Dartless Bodice!

Dartless Sequins: Nick Verreos shows How to Drape a Dartless Bodice--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel

This is one of my FAVORITE DRAPING TIPS that I learned from my very, very...VERY AMAZING seamstresses. They have taught me a lot through the years and I wanted to share this with my "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel followers and viewers. For many, many years I would drape silk chiffon (or tulle-backed) sequined bodices for my NIKOLAKI gowns using darts--because I din't know of any other choices...

Nick Verreos "How To Drape a Dartless Bodice"--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube Channel

It wasn't until one of my seamstresses--while sewing one of my gowns--stopped me and said "NICK! Why are you putting a dart and ruining the sequins??" I told her "well, isn't the fabric a woven fabric so...it must have a dart...". NO!!...

No Dart Draping: Nick Verreos draping a dartless bodice for sequined chiffon/tulle fabrics, "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel

My seamstress schooled me; she taught me how to drape a sequined chiffon fabric for a bodice WITHOUT including a dart that would ruin the sequined fabrication. After that, it was DONE & DONE. And now, I'm passing this draping couture tip on to you!

Click below to watch "How To Drape a Dartless Bodice" on "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel:

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards 2017: Priyanka Chopra in Balmain

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards 2017: Priyanka Chopra in Balmain

Priyanka Chopra in Balmain

Three words: Shut It Down. Leave it to Priyanka Chopra to show up looking like a Modern & Chic "Game of Thrones" Queen of Winterfell! The stunning "Quantico" star and former "Miss World" looked HOT in a sequined and feathered gown from the French fashion house of Balmain...

 Priyanka Chopra in Balmain

The design featured silver crystal fan-like details, HUGE jeweled sequins across the neck and armholes and a gown skirt which ended up in a semi-mermaid shape of white feathers...

 Priyanka Chopra in Balmain

Priyanka Chopra in Balmain

Loved this look, loved the dress and loved everything else Priyanka did--make-up, hair and styling-wise. Last year, she was one of my Best Dressed picks for the 2016 Emmys in that red Custom Jason Wu gown and this year, Priyanka stuns again: Two for two Darling!

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Angela Sarafyan in Elizabeth Kennedy

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Angela Sarafyan in Elizabeth Kennedy

 Angela Sarafyan in Elizabeth Kennedy Resort 2018

"Westworld" actress Angela Sarafyan looked gorgeous in this chartreuse colored gown from NYC-based designer Elizabeth Kennedy. Kennedy-- honed her gown-designing skills being the senior designer for Isaac Mizrahi as well as J. Mendel and in addition, spearheaded the launch of Donna Karan Atelier. This gown is from her Resort 2018 collection and features...

  Angela Sarafyan in Elizabeth Kennedy Resort 2018

 An off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, voluminous sleeves with "Elizabethan" smocking details...

 Angela Sarafyan in Elizabeth Kennedy Resort 2018

And a fit-and-flare silhouette with center front slit. I really liked this gown for its style, sleeve detail and BOLD color. And Angela's soft-and-sexy hair was lovely as well!

What did YOU GUYS think? Was Angela a "Westworld" Queen or Noty-so-Mucheey? let me know!

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell

 Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2018

The DIVA has arrived...and she's in Bubblegum Pink! The one and only Jane Fonda wore a bubblegum pink colored gown from Brandon Maxwell's most recent Spring 2018 collection, which he showed last week as part of New York Fashion Week (Read the RECAP of his collection HERE)...

  Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2018

The gown featured a slightly bell-shaped sleeves, a fitted waist, a column/fitted skirt section...

  Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2018

As well as an open back (but "bra-strap friendly"), and back "fall"/train for a little bit of drama. I liked this gown and especially the color on Jane. The hair, however seemed a bit too "severe" for her. She claims to have been inspired by Gwen Stefani and I think with the hair she took the influence one step too far...

  Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2018

Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2018

And take a look at those diamonds and emeralds!!! WOWZA!!!! 
What did you think of Jane Fonda at the 2017 Emmys? Red Carpet Fab or "Barbie-licious"?

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards: Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards: Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin

 Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin Resort 2018

HBO's Westworld star Tessa Thompson wore this colorful gown from Brooklyn-born NYC-based designer Rosie Assoulin and her Resort 2018 collection. The halter-style fan-pleated dress was definitely something "different" and "unexpected" for a big awards show red carpet, especially one such as the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. This style I would expect more at Cannes, for example but definitely NOT the Emmys. For that, I applaud her! I love when actresses take chances and especially good ones. I am sure there may be some "fashion naysayers" out there---I can hear them right now saying "Oh my God Nick, this dress looks like she's in the cast of 'Joseph and  the Technicolor Dreamcoat"! ...

 Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin Resort 2018

Well kids, I liked it! I though she looked modern, very "fashion forward" and it didn't bore me to tears (like many recent red carpet awards show gowns I have seen!).

 Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin Resort 2018

 Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin Resort 2018

Loved all those pieces on the top...as well as her slicked back hairstyle.

Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin Resort 2018

So...tell me what you guys thought? Was Tessa a Fashion Red Carpet YES? Or...a Cast member from "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat"? let me know!

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein

 Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein by Appointment

"Big Little Lies" actress--and Fashion Diva--Nicole Kidman wore this red gown to the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards...

  Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein by Appointment

The tea-length dress was from "Calvin Klein By Appointment" which I guess is a fancy schmancy way of saying "custom" or "Couture" or... "By Appointment". In other words, YOU HAVE TO BE A BIG A-LIST STAR to get an appointment and to get a custom dress made for you! The new-ish Creative Director for Calvin Klein is Raf Simons (formerly of Dior as you all know!) and by the style of this, it does have a somewhat Raf Simons vibe...

Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein by Appointment

The style had a multi-seamed halter top section featuring sequined rope/ties...

And a very, very...VERY FULL (about 20 yards full!) of skirt, which by the looks of it, Kidman was LOVING.

Did YOU guys LOVE this dress on Nicole Kidman? let me know!

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards: Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards: Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture

 Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2017 

Well, well, well...that's a train...and a slit...and that hair???

 Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2017 


Jessica Biel wore this blush/nude and silver sequined gown from British fashion brand Ralph & Russo and their Couture Fall 2017 collection. The gown is quite a stunner and very sexy/dramatic. I do like the batwing-type sleeves and juxtaposition of the blush/nude silk chiffon with the silver sequined fabric. I think the dress looks good on Jessica (hello, she's GORGEOUS!) but I just wasn't a fan of that Pageant-like Hair. It instantly took it to "Too Mucheey" Land, if you ask me. There's A LOT already going on with the dress, that she just needed clean sleek hair--kind of like the runway model.


 Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2017 

On a good note: I did like those strappy heels!

Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2017 

Overall, I wouldn't give Jessica 9.00 out of 10 for this but maybe a 7.5...if you had to "Gown Score" it. What do you guys think? Sexy Good or...Too Mucheeey??

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Viola Davis in Zac Posen

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Viola Davis in Zac Posen

Viola Davis in Zac Posen

I was looking forward to see what the FIERCE Viola Davis would wear at tonight's 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards; she loves color, style and good fit. Davis didn't disappoint in this terracotta colored fit-and-flare gown from Zac Posen...

 
Viola Davis in Zac Posen

Viola Davis in Zac Posen

The gown featured a fitted top section, small high-hip yokes and softly flaring godet insets on the skirt which gave a nice dramatic sweeping effect. Loved the diamond bracelets and the gold clutch as her accessories.

What did you guys think? Was Viola a Yay? Or...


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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Millie Bobby Brown in Custom Calvin Klein

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Millie Bobby Brown in Custom Calvin Klein

 Millie Bobby Brown in Custom Calvin Klein 

  Millie Bobby Brown in Custom Calvin Klein 


"Stranger Things" actress Millie Bobbie Brown looked like a PRINCESS on the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet in a Custom Calvin Klein dress. The vanilla colored dress featured a strapless bustier and tea-length full tulle skirt. She looked "50's Hollywood Glamorous" in this. It was age-appropriate and pretty.

  Millie Bobby Brown in Custom Calvin Klein 

I loved the sequined shoes and the fun touch of a printed silk scarf at the waist. oh and the black nail polish was pretty cool too! All in all, she reminded me of a delicate--yet fun--ballerina!

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Tracee Ellis Ross In Chanel Haute Couture

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WHO WORE WHAT?.....2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Tracee Ellis Ross In Chanel Haute Couture

 Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2017

"Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross walked the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet in Chanel Haute Couture...

 Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2017

Her silver sequined and feathered gown was from Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Since this is Haute Couture, we're talking ALL HANDMADE, THOUSANDS of hours of work and made-to-order...and if Miss Ellis Ross was to actually buy this, it would set her back probably about $150,000-$200,000 for the gown. Talk amongst yourselves...

Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2017

The dress featured silver hand-sewn paillettes, blouson sleeves, a silver leather belt and lots of plumage at the bottom. I think her mom--circa 1970's--would DEFINITELY approve!

Tracee sure looks like she's having a BLAST in this gown! Gotta love it!

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