Designer for Less: Catherine Malandrino Today at Gilt Groupe

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I have to let Recessionistas know that Catherine Malandrino is on sale today at the Gilt Groupe. I’m smiling as I write this, because whenever I think of Ms. Malandrino, I think of one of the funniest moments ever from Project Runway when Vincent meet Catherine and practiced what I will call “shameless flattery” on her during Season 3 when they were in Paris. In case you have forgotten, here’s a picture of that magic moment.

Pictured: Designer Vincent meets designer Catherine Malandrino on Project Runway during his dress “debut.Photo : Courtesy of BravoTV

I loved it when Vincent was showing her his evening gown. It was a classic moment on the show. She showed real restraint and class. But enough about the Runway, back to today’s sale. Gilt is featuring Catherine Malandrino for a little discount today. Click here to shop the sale as my guest. Enjoy. No compliments required 🙂

PS: Leave your glue gun at home 🙂


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. Anonymous

    March 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

    LOL. Vincent was SO cool.
    I’ll always remember when he got voted off he said, “I’ve been making beautiful music my whole life.”
    Remember when he dissed everyone on the Reunion show? Laura Bennett laid smack down on him.

    Loved the LAUNDRY incident too:

    His meeting with Catherine M was just another brick in the wall. Do you think he shopped at GILT today ? 🙂

  2. Target-Addict

    March 7, 2009 at 3:59 am

    I LOVED season 3 of Project Runway! The contestants (Vincent included) were great, and the Catherine Malandrino episode was especially fun. SO much better than season 4; I can’t stand that Christian Siriano!