The Rest of the Rest
And the retro train keeps rolling along. Funny how each designer seemed to pick a decade. Alexandra: 1930s, Austin: 1950s, Wendy: 1960s and now Vanessa: 1940s.
We’ll give her credit for at least updating a 1940s look instead of simply redoing it outright. We don’t really like this dress, though. First off, it doesn’t look particularly well-executed and secondly that neckline is a bit much. Nothing wrong with a plunging neckline but it’s not something you’d see at Banana Republic and besides, all you need is a slight breeze to get her arrested on an indecent exposure charge.
That hemline does look a little interesting, but unfortunately we can’t get a good enough look at it to judge either way.
Oy. Did she skin a muppet to get that thing?
This is a walking disaster. It’s to his credit that he knew it. There’s nothing more painful than an oblivious designer beaming proudly as their latest hot mess comes strolling down the runway.
We almost feel like there’s no point in critiquing this since the episode made it clear that this wasn’t so much a design as it was whatever was left over on the dress form after he spent too long experimenting. Although this dress was damned right from the starting point just because of his fabric choices. Faux leopard and ice blue charmeuse? Yikes.
We were never really on the Robert-is-a-hottie bandwagon, but y’know? Stress looks good on him. When he’s not mugging for the cameras or acting like a doofus, he’s downright do-able.