A Cut above the Rest: Elisa Jimenez's Slash-and-Burn Clothes Catch Fire
Davis, Alisha, Newsweek
Cutting-edge is the best way to describe fashion designer Elisa Jimenez--literally. On Valentine's Day a client, Moran Nadler, was squeezed into Jimenez's three-room apartment-studio to have her wedding dress made. Jimenez cleared away her daughter's toys to make space on the floor and crouched down to do a quick sketch. Then, scissors in hand, she began to drape $30 worth of stretchy white cotton on the future bride. She slashed and sewed up the one-of-a-kind gown with her trademark exposed seams and jagged edges directly on Nadler's body. In just over an hour, Nadler had not only her wedding dress but also a see-through, skin-hugging slip that Jimenez stitched up with transparent …
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