"I’m wearing an Uli Herzner UNoriginal!"
Anyway, let’s talk about her dress this week.
Whoops! That’s not this week’s dress! How ever could we have made such a mistake?
Okay, pretty. Very, very pretty. Beautiful color, beautiful detail on the bust, beautiful construction. If this had been the first Uli Herzner dress we’d ever seen, we’d be falling all over ourselves complimenting it.
Thing is, it’s not the first Uli Herzner dress we’ve ever seen. Laura gets criticized a lot for being one-note, but there’s a difference between having a narrow aesthetic and literally making the same dress over and over again. We were truly puzzled as to why the judges didn’t say anything to that effect this week.
The other thing that puzzled us is why the judges didn’t point out what seemed obvious to us: this dress doesn’t represent or look like a couture gown. It looks like a nice red carpet dress and there’s a big difference.
Maybe we’re reading too much into it, but it sounded like Catherine Malandrino was hinting at just that in her comment.
“It is so easy, so light and effortless.”
Ahh, catty French bitches. What’s not to love?
Uli, Schätzchen, we think you’re very sweet and you have certainly never thrown anything down the runway that didn’t look beautifully made, but with each subsequent garment, we grow less and less impressed. On the one hand, we want you to make it to the final four to see your collection, on the other hand, we feel like we’ve seen your collection already.
This is, of course, personal taste, but we’ll take a “Manhattan Rich Bitch” aesthetic over a “Miami Rich Bitch” one any day of the week.