Christchurch designer's “dreams were leaking into reality” when she spotted Lady Gaga wearing one of her collars in a fashion shoot.
The fuss-free American designer is arguably the coolest billionaire in the world.
It's not furry, doesn't cover every inch of skin from wrists to ankles and could proudly be worn in public.
Barbara Gilchrist created quirky vintage aprons out of recycled tablecloths and tea towels with her apron business, Inapinny.
We thought she'd be left field, not dressed like Xena: Warrior Princess on acid.