Yes!! We’ve been waiting for almost a year to finally be able to share this with you! It’s seriously one of the coolest projects we’ve ever been a part of here at Beatrice.
The perfect job for Beatrice
Last year, when the pandemic was in full swing, our friend Mondo hit us up out of the blue. Our hearts did a little flutter! We were a little starstruck having been big fans for ages since seeing him first on Project Runway. He told us he needed to fit a client in a hurry who was nowhere near him in New York City – in fact, she was in a different state.
That client turned out to be none other than Ginger Minj, the multi-talented performer, actor, and singer from Orlando, Florida who you’ve seen compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race many times. We had to pinch ourselves.
Mondo needed our help to solve his fitting dilemma to complete his look for filming asap. We jumped at the chance of course!
A “make it work” moment
Beatrice was the perfect solution. Ginger could scan at home in Florida and then we would pull an all-nighter or two to turn around the form in 72 hours. Not usually doable, but we had to make it happen for Mondo. There just weren’t any other viable options to drape the look and get a great fit (pad a standard form? Um, I don’t think so.) Even with that crazy fast manufacturing time, he’d still have only a few days to create his vision once Ginger’s Beatrice made it to NYC.
Thanks to Ginger and her willingness to wing it, she produced a fantastic scan for us using her own clothing. Unfortunately, we had a little snafu with the expedited shipping over the weekend, which cut into Mondo’s design time. Arrrg! It was a total nail-biter, but Mondo pulled it off despite it all.
And who can deny the results! Congrats to all who made it happen!