The Austin Tea Party
This dress is gorgeous and Nina was hitting the crack pipe just a little too hard this week.
Yes, there’s a retro vibe to it, but no moreso than Wendy’s dress and one of the themes of Banana Republic’s collection that year was “Grandma’s attic,” so why come down hard on him for following the client’s dictates? Besides, it was updated retro, with that split skirt and the criss-crossing bodice, unlike Wendy’s somewhat more literal retro, which looked like it walked right off a movie set in 1962.
We have to agree, though, that the back of the skirt is a bit of a problem since we don’t know any women in the real world looking for dresses that make their asses look bigger. So, okay. You win that one Ms. Garcia.
But overall, it’s such a pretty little tea party of a dress that we were surprised that the judges didn’t like it more.
Pfft. Stupid judges.