Los Angeles Times Online


April 4, 2011

Los Angeles designer Michael Schmidt, who has worked with Cher, Madonna and Janet Jackson, stole the fashion show at the 24th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, with this Lego dress he created for Fergie.



"It fit the occasion," said Schmidt, who collaborated with stylist Bea Akerlund and Lego on the dress. "It was built on a corset to give it structure, but all of the external stuff was made of Legos. The sheets were formed in hot water to create a structure around the body. And the rest was drilled and linked to create a Paco Rabbane-like vibe," he explained.

Fergie is seen in the photo above performing with the show's host Jack Black. And if Black's rad Lego sunglasses and Fergie's bracelets alone don't make the folks at the Danish Lego Group think about launching a fashion accessories line--with Schmidt's help of course--then they aren't doing their job. "I would love that!" said Schmidt, who is currently hard at work on his own line of (non-Lego) jewelry and accessories.

(In the meantime, you can check out Dee & Ricky Lego accessories, including this $75 "Blinky" pin below, or one of the heart pins that Kanye West has been seen wearing.)

I last wrote about Michael Schmidt in July, when his work was featured in the California Design Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Schmidt's work is also on the cover of the April issue of Rolling Stone magazine. The torn metal mesh shorts barely covering Rihanna's tush? All his.


--Booth Moore