The judges did a fine job of pointing out just what was wrong with this one, the most glaring problem being that it was clearly not in the Banana Republic style.
That, and it was ugly.
Here’s the thing: a dress like this, it’s not for everyone but we can definitely see it appealing to a certain kind of woman. Starr works that whole “harlequin” thing and it’s clearly an aesthetic that appeals to her and she feels very strongly about. In a case like that, it would seem wrong to beat that out of her in service to a career in fashion. Better for her if she keeps her line small, maybe open her own boutique. As far as we know, she’s still in North Carolina, and we can just see a certain type of eccentric Southern woman with money to burn and a passion for expressing herself loving her clothes. For more on what she’s been up to since the show, go here.
Having said all that…
Holy cow was that the most dramatic exit the show’s ever seen?
We kept waiting for them to put her in a boat, set it on fire and watch her drift down the Hudson.
And she damn near had to be pried off that runway.
Thankfully, the gigantic healing hands of Austin were there to soothe the pain.
PEOPLE! SHE’S NOT DYING!