After a summer of nonstop attention for her 3D-printed clothing collection, Israeli designer Danit Peleg was sort of used to the media.
And then Tyra Banks called.
The model and television personality, who first became known as the long-running host of reality show “America’s Next Top Model,” currently hosts talk show “FABLife”, also known as “Tyra Presents FABLife.”
An episode featuring Peleg and her collection will air on October 12, wrote Peleg on her Facebook page.
According to Dan Peguine, Peleg’s boyfriend and unofficial press agent, Banks reached out to Peleg in September “when the whole story blew up” over the 3D-printed items in her collection, he said.
Peleg had produced an initial, five-piece collection for her final project as a student at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, working on the pieces over the course of a year. She didn’t win the school prize for best final project, but a video produced about Peleg’s five-piece collection began racking up views as people marveled at the rubbery, dishwasher-safe items of clothing.
Peleg’s project was a test of whether it’s possible to create wearable clothing using home – rather than industrial — 3D printers.
Her collection was reported on in most major news outlets, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, as well as the equally important celebrity outlets, such as Kylie Jenner’s blog.
That’s when Tyra Banks, always on the lookout for next big thing, made contact with Peleg, said Peguine.
FAB, an acronym for “Fun And Beautiful,” is a daily talk show about fashion, food tips and celebrity gossip offered up by Banks, model and food writer Chrissy Teigen (who is married to singer John Legend), fashionista Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and DIY YouTube celebrity Leah Ashley.
The show flew Peleg out to Los Angeles for a six-minute segment that includes an interview and runway show of the collection, said Peguine.
“Chrissy Teigen loved it,” he said.