Thursday, June 09, 2005

Tyra Banks

At the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmys at the New York City Radio City Music Hall, Tyra presented an award with Peter Bergman wearing Colleen Quen’s haute couture silk black duchess satin evening gown. Quen was introduced to Banks by her stylist Q, who gave her the opportunity to specially create an evening gown for Banks. To complement and accentuate Banks’ personality and silhouette, Quen created a classic and feminine black strapless gown for Banks to walk down the red carpet.

“I came up with a classic sweetheart strapless neckline with some beautiful black long ostrich feathers to create some feminine charm and romance...The silhouette fits her like a glove from the top down to her hips-- like a corset—I added silk thread topstitching along the entire seems of the dress for fine detailing—outlining her bodylines—and then creating a dramatic full flared skirt with a slight train in the back for movement and for true elegance,” said Quen.

Banks has modeled Colleen Quen in the "Tequila Sunrise" orange silk chiffon gown in the April 2005 Suede magazine. Banks is featured on her official website,, walking in the “Sake-tini” cocktail dress for the introduction of her photo galleries section. In addition, Banks recently wore the printed silk chiffon “Madame Butterfly” dress for “America’s Next Top Model."

Quen's eveningwear collection is available by appointment only at her atelier:

Colleen Quen Couture, Inc.

142 Russ St. Suite 6

San Francisco, CA 94103

415 551 0013

As well as at these showrooms:

The Dresser

1013 North Orange Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90038

323 876-3737


8202 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

718 765 8500

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