Ur­sula, Malef­i­cent and Cruella de Vil on The Blonds run­way

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FEATURES - By Ra­gan Clark The As­so­ci­ated Press

Be­jew­eled bodices, thigh-high plat­form pumps, stiletto nails and se­duc­tive fish­net stock­ings brought a new level of femme fa­tale among Dis­ney vil­lains onto the cat­walk.

The cat­walk of the de­sign duo The Blonds, that is. David and Phillipe Blond, known for edgy, provoca­tive col­lec­tions and run­way shows, col­lab­o­rated with Dis­ney to merge the wicked and the sleek among its most fa­mous vil­lains — Ur­sula, Malef­i­cent and more.

Paris Hil­ton was Cruella de Vil in a stud­ded sil­ver body­suit, car­ry­ing a Chi­huahua down the run­way Fri­day, long black and, of course, blonde, hair ex­ten­sions cas­cad­ing down. She wore one black thigh-high boot and one in white.

The Dis­ney col­lab­o­ra­tion, the Blonds told The As­so­ci­ated Press, took them even more over the top than usual.

“It just gave us li­cense to have a lot more fun,” David said.

Phillipe agreed: “Yeah, it gave us a lot of cre­ative li­cense. Our shows are the­atri­cal al­ready.” Guests were eat­ing it up. “I love that they have no lim­its,” said “13 Rea­sons Why” ac­tress Ajiona Alexus. “I love that they al­ways push it over the edge and do what they re­ally feel. I’m all about color, ex­press­ing your­self, and I think that’s what fash­ion is about, es­pe­cially for me, so I love that they’re just dif­fer­ent and they re­ally push the bound­aries.”

Bar­ron Hil­ton and new wife, Tessa, were on board. He and sis­ter Paris have at­tended shows by The Blonds in the past.

“I’ve been here with Paris be­fore and there’s al­ways like the cra­zi­est stuff, and I love it. It’s like art,” Bar­ron said.

Tessa added: “The out­fits, def­i­nitely. It’s a live walk­ing art show.”

Also on the run­way was model Shaun Ross, YouTu­ber Pa­trick Starrr (that’s not a typo) and 10-year-old drag kid Des­mond Napoles, the cre­ator of the first drag club for chil­dren.

David Blond said he and Phillipe had been in­spired by Dis­ney vil­lains since they were both chil­dren.

“Plus they have the coolest wardrobe, you know,” said Phillipe. “The Vil­lains. The Blonds. Like, how per­fect is that?”

So who are their fa­vorite Dis­ney vil­lains?

“My fa­vorite’s Malef­i­cent, I think. Or Cruella. One of those two, or both, I guess,” Phillipe said.

“I think you’re a com­bi­na­tion of both,” David added.

For Pa­trick Starrr, get­ting to play Ur­sula, was “be­yond my wildest dreams.”

(AP Photo/Kevin Ha­gen)

De­signer Phillipe Blond mod­els dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Blonds spring 2019 col­lec­tion with a Dis­ney vil­lains theme dur­ing Fash­ion Week Fri­day, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York.

(AP Photo/Kevin Ha­gen)

Paris Hil­ton mod­els dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Blonds spring 2019 col­lec­tion with a Dis­ney vil­lains theme dur­ing Fash­ion Week Fri­day, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York.

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