This dress by Ven Budhu is so sweet. Literally, it’s made of candy. Winner of the unconventional materials challenge in Season 10, Budhu’s strapless evening gown featured an almost abstract-art-style pattern. It was achieved by using black licorice for outlines and crushed rock candy in white, yellow, pink, and purple. Budhu managed to mimic a stained glass effect (via Racked). Even better, the dress proved wearable for the model, stayed together and actually looked comfortable as she walked.
Die-hard fans know that’s not always a given for unconventional challenges. While Budhu ultimately went on to be eliminated, this unconventional dress lives on. “This was one of the most beautiful dresses ever made on runway. Too bad Ven couldn’t get out of his comfort zone and ended up being a one trick pony later on in the competition,” one fan wrote in the comments section on YouTube.
“Project Runway” continues to leave an iconic impression on the fashion industry, as do its many competitors, Tim Gunn, and Heidi Klum. Now excuse us while we go binge-watch all our favorites.