November 15, 2010 07:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Gretchen Jones may have walked away with the grand prize on this season of Lifetime’s Project Runway, but it’s fan favorite Mondo Guerra who’s walking tall these days; especially after Heidi Klum herself asked him to design her dress for an L.A. premiere. Keep reading for all the details!
Heidi Klum stepped out at Thursday night’s Black Swan premiere in Los Angeles wearing a variationÂ of one of Mondo Guerra’s designs from the finale of Lifetime’s Project Runway.
“Mondo was a fan favorite, and one of my favorites as well,” Klum told Modelina.com. “I love his…gown; it really represents his design style, fun yet still chic.”
Luckily, Guerra happened to already be in L.A. when he got the call from Klum asking for the dress.
“As I was packing to come back to Denver my cell phone rang and a bright, cheery, ‘Hello’ greeted me, with a German accent,” Mondo tells People magazine. “I wasn’t sure who it was, but the next thing I knew, the voice on the other end was asking me, ‘Do you have my dress?’”
Guerra immediately set up a fitting, then rushed home to Denver to get to work. “The next morning I came back to my studio and made the dress, shipped it overnight for early morning delivery.”
But Guerra admits that after rushing to get the dress done, he still had his doubts as to whether or not Klum was actually going to wear it, telling People, “I knew she had received the dress, but was she going to wear it?”
Apparently, Mondo didn’t get the good news until about 10 o’clock Thursday night–when he logged on to Facebook.
“I opened Facebook and there on my page were pictures of Heidi wearing the dress,” says Guerra. “I yelled, ‘She wore it!’ I slept very well last night.”
And with pictures of Klum in the dress all over the Internet, it looks like Guerra won’t be getting much sleep in the near future, and can expect quite a few more calls from A-listers wanting to don his designs.
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