Heidi Klum in New York City

Posted on July 03, 2013

Heidi shows a little love to one of her Project Runway designer pets.


Heidi Klum out for a stroll with her family in New York City.

Dress designed by Project Runway Season 11 winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin for the Lord & Taylor challenge.

That’s a rare thing. To be honest, we’ve always judged her a little for not doing more to promote the wares of some of Project Runway’s more notable and talented alums. She’s an international star with a constant camera trained on her. All she ever had to do was what she’s doing here; put on something designed by a PR alum and walk around a little. It’s not that she owes any of the PR alums this kind of treatment (although you could make the argument – and we’ve heard PR alums make it), but it’s  just good business sense, really. She’s a producer of the show as well as being an internationally famous model. She helps the show’s brand by putting on wares from its alums and showing the world what they’re capable of.  We know for a fact that some PR alums deliberately designed short dresses in either their finale collections or post-PR collections specifically in the hopes that they could get Heidi to wear them. Granted, as we all know, there are a LOT of bad dresses and some unimpressive designers in PR’s history, so we’re not arguing that Heidi wear any old thing just to promote the brand. But among the many finalists in the show’s history, there are plenty of talented designers making just the kinds of clothes that look great on Heidi.

This is a semi-long way of saying she looks great and she should do this more often.


[Photo Credit: GG/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Lord & Taylor]

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  • Danielle L

    I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the hot handler in the back.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Said handler is also her man. I can’t blame her…

      • formerlyAnon

        And hasn’t this relationship been public for over ten months now? (I could be misremembering.) That’s pretty solid for recently divorced celeb dating someone they met because they were on the payroll. (But I think in some ways Ms. Klum *is* more grounded than some celebrities.)

    • homofascist

      Seriously. More pics of hot man slice!

      • H2olovngrl

        Just go back and check all the Klum’s pics on here. There are lots with him, too. Also, since I am already commenting, I may as well say that I love her casualwear so much more than her dressier showings. The tacky just seems to melt away…leaving us with a gorgeous, carefree, smiling, woman.

  • MaggieMae

    Super cute. Although could she please step aside so we can get a better view of that towering hunk of a man behind her?

  • Jessica Freeman

    I think she looks fantastic. This is the perfect short length dress for her.

    • 3boysful

      Me, too. And she’s strolling around in flat sandals!

      • kbshee

        She also looks comfortable and happy in the dress, which we often don’t see so much when she’s dressed in her preferred tight and shiny outfits.

      • jorinde

        her daughters, however, are not. ugh, I want to vomit over these “heels”..

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    So happy for Michelle! Of last season’s final 3, she was definitely the most deserving of success, and this was one of her best creations that season! You go, Heidi! I completely agree that she should be doing this more often.

    • Rhonda Shore

      It’s a cute dress and she looks great.

  • Annarosa

    what about a little heels?

  • Haley Buchanan

    The dress looks great on Mama Heidi here. But can we also talk about the fact that both of her girl-children are wearing matching shoes, and the the older girl is mini-Heidi from the clothes to the hair to the mannerisms? Every time I see Heidi, I feel like she has more kiddos, but they are super adorable!

    • teensmom99

      I’m actually kind of disturbed by the girls’ high heels. Especially with mama in flats.

  • anotherkate

    Her legs are just so great. I’m insanely jealous of her lack of cellulite.

  • I love the design and the color choice. There is something strange happening on the beige part of the skirt, just above the narrow stripe. The fabric is stretched and hanging over the stripe. That’s a potential problem when showing a visible seam between two different fabrics. I wonder if this is the original dress.

  • DTLAFamilies

    I hate her hair but otherwise it’s a great look for her.

  • phoenix4

    nah, the award for winning the challenge was getting the dress mass-produced

    • Lots of BKs like it, but I think it looks like a painting smock. I keep expecting little brushes to fall out of the front pouchy-thing.

      • Lisa Utter

        But you know, she’s gotten away from her tight stuff, and I just keep thinking there’s a bun in the oven underneath…………

  • jennmarie19

    Good lord, that is a passel of gorgeous children. Holy genes, Batman!

    • tvmovielover

      I also noticed how great looking they were despite the hot hunk in the back. As you said, “Holy genes…” They got the best of both parents.

  • Poeta Paz

    Perfect summer dress. Love it!

  • desi_girl

    The perfect summer dress!

    But, why are those little girls wearing matching little heels? Especially, when said heels don’t go with their adorable outfits at all.

  • veleri

    ouch! I haven’t watched the 11th season yet 🙁
    however, love the dress!

    • Shawn EH

      There must be a spoiler moratorium at some point, surely?

      • MilaXX

        Season 12 starts in 15 days, I would think so.

  • We don’t know where y’all got the idea it’s okay to criticize what her children are wearing, but you better knock it off, kittens.

    • kipper

      Her ADORABLE daughter in those kitten heels is the sweetest thing I have seen in for- ever , who would say something mean?!?

      • Trish

        I think it’s extra-cute that the girls are wearing matching shoes.

        • 3boysful

          With dangly bling, no less!

          Those of us with kiddos know that one has to pick one’s battles, and clothing is rarely worth it. My boys went on errands with me in superhero costumes.

          • Snailstsichr

            They are so cute. My daughter also went through the “I’m going to wear a dress no matter what you say” and “If it has stripes, I want it” at about the same ages as Heidi’s daughters. Did someone cue up Barbara singing “Memories” or is it just me?

          • largishbearishAtlish

            oh c’mon, is there nothing more wonderful than seeing a little girl in a big ‘flousy’ floaty summer dress? can you imagine being that age and being all fluffy and wonderful and cute? Like a big dandelion, or fairy or whatever your imagine can create! We need _more_ of that little people magic in the world! Kids grow up way to fast, let the whimsey last as long as it can!

          • teensmom99

            TLo, with all due respect, I don’t think a criticism of a little girl in heels is a fashion criticism. It’s not a body snark and it’s not an analysis of a look and how it looks on them. Kids need to be in comfortable shoes to run around and play.

          • It’s a criticism of a little girl. With all due respect, it’s not something we want to ever see on this site.

          • teensmom99

            We’ll have to agree to disagree. I just wanted you to know that I did think about it before I commented and thought it wasn’t a criticism of a little girl or the way she looks. Still it’s your site and your rules so I won’t bring those comments here. Happy 4th.

  • Coolekat

    All I can see is the man slice.

  • MaggieMae

    Any guesses on what kind of fabric that is?

    • Frank_821

      well it’s suppose to be a mix of silk and leather or suede. but who knows what Lord and Taylor did to it during mass production. Oh well, it supposedly sold so they got what they wanted

  • crash1212

    Love that dress. Confirms Michelle’s win was justified.

  • GillianHolroyd

    I love shifts so this iooks great.

  • Frank_821

    And she does look great. It suits her and makes her look younger. Damn! 4 children and she still looks like that. The woman and her trainer must have superpowers

    • largishbearishAtlish

      wait, she had ALL FOUR of them?? (for some reason I was thinking this was a Branjolina lets adopt a few thing..) she had ALL FOUR and looks that slim and amazing?? a whole new level of respect. wow.

  • In_Stitches

    The dress looks cheap, but it’s so damn flattering on her. She hasn’t looked this great in ages.

  • frannyprof

    Love it. I would totally buy it, which proves your argument. You’re welcome.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    She looks chic but comfy. And danke Heidi, for wearing flats!

  • Janet B

    She looks terrific in Michelle’s dress. It’s a nice silhouette on her.
    The girls are pretty adorable in their matching kitten heels.

  • Frank_821

    Yes it is surprising Heidi doesn’t wear more things by the PR alum especially if it’s a short dress or sportswear. And it’s not like it’s that hard to design something that works for her

  • Tatiana Luján

    It’s a great dress.

  • Shawn EH

    And that’s the produced version, right? Michelle was so smart about designing something easy to mass produce with her style (basically the color/fabric and horizontal bands) and vision intact!

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks good. In its favor, I think a lot of people with less enviable proportions than Ms. Klum would look good in this dress. (Is that her mom in black? Or just a random friend/nanny?)

  • Introspective

    heidi looks fantastic. loved the dress when michelle made it. love it even more on heidi, who brings it to life. this is a perfect stylish mom on the go dress.

  • beebee10

    well said!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I loved this dress then, and I love it now. It’s simple, easy, elegant, fun, and chic and it appears to be able to be sized up or down for different figures.

  • Julie Chase

    That is a crazy cute dress. I wouldn’t picture tan and yellow going so well together.

    The adorable kids help-and the boyfriend’s arms are just a bonus.

  • Betsy

    She looks so much better just hanging around town in her mom threads, than she ever does on the red carpet. Mostly because on the red carpet, she wears clothes that are just too tight, and hoochy-koochy-revealing. She just looks so relaxed and cute here. Younger. Fresher. Love the whole look.

  • And that is still such a chic little dress. I gotta’ get me one.

  • Exactly. This dress was a standout.

  • filmcricket

    Love it. If I had her bod this is what I’d be wearing all the time. She looks gorgeous and comfortable.

  • MilaXX

    She looks great in this dress. It’s the perfect dress to wear hanging out with the klumettes. I have to laugh at the girls sandals. Those and those horrible red glittery Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz looking shoes seem to be the only shoes I see little kids wearing.

  • alyce1213

    The dress is lovely and summery on Heidi (and it looks like she’s wearing a bra underneath!).
    She looks beautiful, but something must be done about her hair — the roots and the ironed hairsticks are not working for her.

  • EEKstl

    I forgot to order this dress! Need to NOW! LOVE it and love it on her. This is a perfect opportunity for Heidi to promote The Brand – with a sleek, fetching little summer frock.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    When I read the first lines, I groaned “Ugh, I bet she’s wearing Anya or Anthony Ryan”, I’m so glad I was wrong and that she picked a truly chic design.

    • Out of the last 4 or so winners, she picked the one who has the makings of a real career.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Of course her daughters are both wearing mini-heels, they both will make some modeling in their teens, even if they don’t pursue a modeling career. The little blondie will have a great pair of legs herself, it seems.

  • dorothea_brooke

    The dress is lovely on her.

  • Winter_White

    THAT dress!

    I had successfully ignored the All-Star season of PR, then most of this season. But one night I happened to look in — and Michelle was offering up this dress. I liked it so much that I can testify (sing with me, gospel choir!) that it actually brought me back to the show! (As a devoted Michelle fan, of course, so I was happy that I stayed with it and got to see her win.)

  • MaryMitch

    I can’t see how the picture of the model in that dress would encourage anyone to buy it. It looks so much better on a human.

  • plinkiedoodle

    Finally she looks…well, she doesn’t look desperate in a Lea Michelle way.

  • Beth513

    Call me old fashioned but little children should not wear high heels, kitten or otherwise. Cute dress though.

    • M. H. Leader

      Especially when they look about 3 or 4 sizes too large for her. Bad for little girls’ developing feet. Looks like she raided Mom’s shoe closet (I’m sure Heidi has a whole closet devoted to shoes, aren’t you?).

  • Lucas

    Is it just me, or is there something weird going on with that dress around the hip area? Like, it isn’t laying right or it is bagging outward or something. At first glance I thought it was pretty, and it kind of is, but the more I look at it the less I like it. But either way, I’m glad Miss Heidi isn’t serving up Hoochie Mama today.

  • M. H. Leader

    You know, the dress is fairly cute and casual, but I still CANNOT STAND that hiddy acid-yellow/green color. It’s horrible against almost anyone’s skin tone. I hated it when Michele made it and I still hate it. Dress design…cute. Color…hiddy.

  • marlie

    I love this! It’s a great little dress, and I love how she went the casual route with the simple sandals.

  • She looks fabulous and her children are absolutely gorgeous!


  • Anniebet

    I loved this dress on PR, (yeah, I can see you BKs rolling your eyes) and by golly, she looks super in it. Plus, a passel of cute kids, a nanny, and a hunky BF make great accessories.

  • E. D.

    Her hair is a mess, and the lipstick seems too light, but I like the color on the dress.

  • The mass produced version of the dress was “dumbed down” and lost the charm of the original. Heidi is obviously wearing the former.

  • bd73

    the little girls are wearing heels. this is not a good thing for anyone and the younger you start, the worse…

  • unbornfawn

    Put your money where your mouth is Heidi. How many times have we heard her say “I’d wear that.” Yes. She should do this more often. She looks cute. Probably one of the few people that can pull off the color.

  • nannypoo

    I love the acid green color in this dress but no one can wear it. Michelle was smart to put that greyish color at the top to separate it from the wearer’s face. It looks great on Heidi. Cute little family.

  • ankali

    Her littlest girl in the Valentino Kids dress is SO FREAKING CUTE.

  • TheAmericaness

    A to the Men! or Women as it would be.

  • I feel like this is the same exact dress Mondo made for the retail challenge during All-Stars, but in monotone. I probably said the same thing after the L&T challenge too.

  • Coleen

    I need to see this made in royal blue and in coral. I really just love the lines and the color blocking.

  • librarygrrl64

    Cute dress!!!