Leann Marshall, Season 5 Winner
Following her recent big win at Bryant Park, the petal-prone designer found time to do her patriotic duty and whip up this look for the new first lady. “The dramatic collar is trimmed out with just enough sparkle and layers,” she says. It tops a waist cinched in by a sparkly belt made from Bush’s frock, and “a very full, pocketed sweeping skirt of 50 horizontally paneled potato sacks.” Where’s Old Glory? Marshall used the flag to line the gown because, she says, “I hear potato sack is a little itchy on the skin.” Sherry says: “She has stylish flair. She could probably shop at Target and look great, but when people have their hands in their pockets, it raises a trust issue. I see this dress as kind of a Paris Hilton type; she’s really focused on herself but you don’t really know who she is."