Klum's crazy Kiwi-designed dress

00:14, Aug 18 2014
SPIN CYCLE: The many arresting angles of Heidi Klum's Sean Kelly-designed dress.

Looking a bit like a peacock, a lot like a giant car wash brush and yet also very '60s-glam-meets-flapper-chic, Heidi Klum certainly made a statement on the Creative Arts Emmys red carpet wearing a bold blue dress by Kiwi designer Sean Kelly.

Kelly, 23, from Hawera, is a contestant on the 13th season of Project Runway, and made the dress for the supermodel to wear with a budget of only NZ$235. 

"This is [by] one of our Project Runway designers," Klum told Us Weekly on the red carpet.

MID-SPIN: The dress, which looks like a car wash in the middle of brushing clean a sedan, is certainly a talking point.

"This episode will air this Thursday. We gave the designers a challenge to make a Creative Arts Emmys dress for me. They had 12 hours and a budget of $200. And this is what happened."

The Kiwi designer is quite the achiever, he was deputy head boy of Hawera High School, then he graduated from Massey University's fantastic fashion design school and went on to intern for Alexander McQueen's design house before landing a role in the reality TV series Project Runway. 

He's already pipped to be a favourite on the show (he's certainly our fave), and dressing the show's host for a huge red carpet event is most definitely a good start, although Klum did admit that the design was hardly practical ... 


"It's not that comfortable," she admitted. "It's very heavy. It's just held up by these little straps."

Hey, something to work on next time ... 


Thx @projectrunway designer @seankelly for my dress. @jane_jcha @christy_coleman @catlinemily @cwoodhair @missnewbark pic.twitter.com/aUJ099qG3X