Edna Mode, the fashion designer who created many a “super-suit,” and known most notably for theIncredible’s return to superhero-dom, has worked with fashion iconsincluding Heidi Klum, Kendall Jenner, and Andre Leon Talley.
But for some reason, she still comes off as anenigma.
In a “retrospective” on the fictional fashion designer promoting 2018’sIncredibles 2,Disney Pixar picks the brains of fashion stars from the United States to Milan, asking them their favorite Mode-related stories.
Klum andMarie Claire creative director Nina Garcia recalled meeting Mode during Paris Coutureweek. Klum, however, knew she had finally “made it” in modeling once Mode designed her a dress for the Emmys.
“She’s a visionary, a giant,” Jenner doted. “I mean, well, not literally. She comes up to my knees.”
They love all her work, toothe nuclear onesie, the bullet-proof romper, the rocket stilletos.
However, despite Mode’s unquestionable success as a designer, there isone thing that fashion industry types have yet to come to an agreement onMode’s No. 1 rule of “no capes.”
“Edna hates capes, so we all hate capes,” Klum said.
“No comment,” designer Rachel Zoe insisted.
“Have you ever heard anything to ludicrous?”Talley,Vogue‘s former editor-at-large, gaffed at the positioning.
Watch their full retrospective to Edna Mode below: