The designs have been submitted, the favorites selected, the agreements signed and now we can finally introduce the platoon of world renowned fashions designers who have been selected by the band to design and produce their coveted red carpet attire for the March 5th premiere in Miami.
“I was sent portfolios from about ten designers, some of them very big names such as Bill Blass, Armani, Hugo Boss to name a few, but they, in my opinion were tired and nothing jumped out at me,” said lead singer Hart Baur, “But in the end I went with Strega’s of St. Augustine with designer Nancy Bennett. The color, over the top fashion sense, style, yeah, it is what I needed for this event.”
Lead bassist Pat Burke is taking a more conventional approach as Armani will be working closely with him to create his vision for the night. “I received an e-mail from one of the Armani designers and he pretty much sold me,” said Pat. “Besides, I’m getting like a hundred shirts for free, so I’m pretty much set for life with this stuff.’
Rhythm bassist Todd Middlebrook is also
going slightly off the grid as he has selected New York City fashion newcomer and rising star Ximon Lee to come up with a design that Lee has called “visionary.” “I am very connected to the fashion world,” said Todd. “I heard Ximon was doing some creative stuff and last month I was backstage at the Queen show at the O2 and Adam (Lambert) told me Ximon was a genius. I was sold right there.”
Lead guitarist John Eaton will be wearing an ensemble by one of his sponsors, Louis Vutton. “They are working on a style I’m going to call ‘Ghetto Chic’,” said John. “I am going to use the red carpet as a platform to launch the line and hopefully we can have this in stores by Labor day.”
Drummer Tommy Craig has decided to go with a more conventional look, featuring a vest and sweater ensemble with khaki sailor pants and plum ascot by Abercrombie and Fitch. “I liked what they proposed,” said Tommy. “They did a full story board, with an animated power point presentation and it looked great. They are a great company and to know my photo will be on the wall in hundreds of malls across the country sold me on them.”
Attorney Walter Bruning will be wearing a custom made Tweed Jacket and argyle bow tie by the Brooks Brothers. ‘Excited to see the jacket,” said Walter. “The fitting went well.”