Designers Doll Up Miss Piggy for InStyle
Oct 18, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
Miss Piggy, like any true diva, is having a major comeback. And she didn't even go to rehab...so she claims. The upcoming The Muppets has once again turned the spotlight on the cloven-hoofed heroine and she's soaking it up like a pig in...well, anyway, for the November issue of InStyle, eight designers got the opportunity of a lifetime to dress La Piggy in their own creations: Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Opening Ceremony, Suno, Brian Atwood and Giles & Brother.
Prabal wanted to keep things understated: I didnt want to dress Miss Piggy in anything that would take away from her bold personality so I went with a simple, classic dress and neutral color. The Empire waist really complements her figure. I'm sure she would agree since it's not easy giving a pig a waist. I would insert a Mariah Carey joke here but I'll wait for when she crawls out of the barn for her inevitable comeback.
Jason Wu, however, decided to go pig or go home: Her humor, flamboyance and joie de vivre inspired me to design a decadent feathered dress that features her most sensational qualities." And always the consummate professional, Piggy is giving an editorial jump to emphasize the garment while keeping that porcine punim light and commercial.
Style is about expressing your inner self," said the star, "capturing your personal ethos, and, most importantly, spending someone elses money. Take notes, kids.
The Miss Piggy media blitz express will wind its way into Project Runway All-Stars where she will serve as a guest judge, then she's making a stop at MAC for her line of cosmetics (out November 14th) -- and of course there's that amazing collaboration with Opening Ceremony -- all before she karate chops into the station for The Muppets premiere, November 23rd. [WWD]