SOUP’S ON: Nicole Miller was busy Wednesday putting the finishing touches on three red dresses — one of which will be worn by Jane Krakowski of “30 Rock” on the red carpet to celebrate American Heart Month. Campbell Soup Co. recruited the designer to whip up a few creations inspired by the brand. Her personal favorite is a one-shoulder, red, white and blue dress in an Andy Warhol-inspired soup can print. But Web users will have the final say by voting for their favorite look, with each triggering a $1 donation to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.
“I love Andy Warhol and what he did with Campbell’s soup cans. I think that whole thing is so iconic and such a part of American heritage,” Miller said.
Her initial effort borrowed from printed scarves and men’s neckties she designed for the soup label in the early Nineties. “I actually found the scarf and thought, I’m going to take the easy way out and turn the scarf into a dress. Then they said they didn’t want to use that print, and I was like, oh, rats,” she said. But her perseverance paid off — the three dresses will be reinterpreted for her next collection.