Model Shannon wears a design by Sarah Holm. Photo by Sasha Landskov, courtesy Sarah Holm.
When our writer Courtney Algeo and photographer Jamie Millard were headed to the Academy Awards and needed an answer to the question "Who are you wearing?", they turned to Minnesota designer Sarah Holm, who whipped up custom dresses for both women to wear proudly. But you don't need to be on the red carpet to wear a Sarah Holm original: her designs are available through multiple outlets locally and online, and are often seen on Twin Cities runways. (Yes, we have runways.) Visit Holm's website for more information about this designer inspired by "mid-century silhouettes, femme-fatale attitude, modern art and architecture, ridiculous horror and science fiction films, and the forms that we encounter in everyday life."