If you watched the “Dancing With the Stars” results show on May 12, you saw the work of Raleigh native Becky Farmer.
Farmer was the winner of the Macy’s Design a Dance contest, which asked the viewers to choose the song, type of dance, costume design and male and female lead dancers for a special segment.
Farmer, a former Millbrook High School student, submitted the winning costume design and sat in the audience at the live show to see Julianne and Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer wear her designs.
“They looked exactly like I hoped they would,” said Farmer, who now lives in New York.
During the show, she was in the front row, right behind host Tom Bergeron. And they introduced her too, putting the camera, she says ‘awkwardly close.’
The best part, besides seeing her dress on the dancers? Meeting the show’s costume design crew.
“They told me they didn’t have to change a thing on my dress,” she said Farmer, with a mix of pride and awe.
Farmer currently works as a merchandiser for women’s sportswear at Tommy Hilfiger. She also is a freelance costume designer for stage and television -- she designed costumes for an Off-Broadway version of the British play "A Taste of Honey."
"There were vintage clothes and rentals and a lot of hand-sewing," she says.
Farmer has a styling business too, named, Rebecca Raleigh (www.rebeccaraleigh.com), where she says, she tries to make her everyday clients ‘feel as special as celebrities.'