WE TVs Posh Monster Hit “Bridezillas” Stomps The Runway With A Fashion Show Celebrating A New Season And New Designers
On Wednesday, March 13, students from New York City fashion schools celebrated the highly anticipated season 12 premiere of WE tv’s hit series “Bridezillas” with a first-ever fashion show at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City. Bridezilla is an original docu-series following normal women turned bride-zilla in preparation for their weddings. Schools included The Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School of Design. The competition showcased ten local student designers competing with their interpretation of a fun and fierce Bridezilla-inspired wedding gown and the designs did not disappoint.
Beck Jones from Parsons The New School of Design won first place for his dress titled “Struck By Love One Too Many Times.” The one of a kind dress displayed a dark and comical interpretation of what happens when “cupid” hits someone with his arrow “one too many times”, Red blood stained the sides, while the train was covered in rose petals. The model carried a human heart like one carries a bouquet. The model’s neck-piece was designed to look like her head had been put through a painting with a canvas around the neck.
The show was host to a series of fun designs, with the gracefulness of “Black Swan” and nostalgia of characters like “Morticia Adams” or “Nightmare Before Christmas”.
- First place, Beck Jones took home $5,000 for his dress titled “Struck By Love One Too Many Times.
- Second place, receiving $2,000, was Lashaun Coster from Parsons The New School of Design for her dress titled “The Nymphalidae Society.”
- Third place, receiving $750, was Rose Zhang from Parsons The New School of Design for her dress titled “Bespoke Bridezilla.”
Commenting on the designs were an incredible group of celebrity judges. NYSG Red Carpet Interviews by Shaun and Justin Thompson, gave us a more intimate conversation with some of the judges and attendees. Judges included reality TV personalities Kelly Bensimon and Sonja Morgan, television broadcaster Jesse Palmer, Rachel Lindsay from Season 13 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and the lovely model and actress, Carol Alt. Also in attendance were Carson Kressley from “Queer Eye”, Reality TV Personality Cynthia Bailey, Lil Mama from WE tv’s “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta”, Angelina Pivarnick from MTV’s “Jersey Shore”. The celebrity guest list continues as Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson WE tv’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot”, as well as Marc Juris, WE tv’s President & GM and Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s EVP of Development & Original Programming were also in attendance. Those who attended gave enthusiastic praise. The show was extremely successful for both the designers and WeTV. “Bridezillas” Season 12 premieres Friday, March 15 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on WE tv.