Off Her Game
Were the stylists getting high off hairspray cans this week?
We’re of mixed opinions on this one. On the one hand the colors and fabrics are gorgeous.
It also fits her beautifully but that’s no surprise because Kara Saun’s just that good and besides, she’s been working with Jenny for weeks now.
On the other hand …oy. We hate pretty much everything below the waist on this.
We don’t share the same opinion on handkerchief hems. Tom almost universally hates them and Lorenzo can put up with them on the right dress*. We are, however, in complete agreement that this hem looks terrible.
*Yes, that’s an incredibly gay sentence. Guilty!
We’ll get to the megapants in a second, but with or without them, this just looks awful. There’s deconstructed and then there’s unfinished. This looks like the latter, although we doubt it really is unfinished. This is apparently exactly what Kara Saun wanted to do. That’s what makes this garment so puzzling.
Those pants are a great big WTF. Look at the beautiful line the dress creates as it hugs her curves, then…ditch-digging pants. Huge, beaded orange leather pants. Nothing says “red carpet” like that, right?
Even the beading looks awful (although that’s probably Robbio’s fault).
Prior to appearing on Project Runway, Kara Saun had already made red carpet dresses for Eve and Queen Latifah. She should have known better than any of them what works best for that. We just can’t look at this outfit and not think it was going to end up on some “worst dressed” list if it actually had gone down a red carpet.
Kara Saun, honey…what happened to you this week? Never once in any challenge did you appear to lose your way or drop the ball. You always sailed right through, confident in your abilities and rightfully so.
Interesting to note that Kara Saun is wearing a flowy dress over pants. Never noticed that before.
Anyway, Tim was pretty adamant about losing the pants and it seemed like Kara Saun found the idea ridiculous. Of all the designers in Season 1 – all of them – she was always the one most able to assess her work and make edits (although Jay’s good at that too). This week, that all went out the window and it’s pretty clear why. Because she was obsessed with throwing Wendy out a window, that’s why. We’ll get into the dramarama in another post, but it seemed obvious to us that her feelings for Wendy really threw her off her game. Her supreme self-confidence, which served her so well up to now, was really what did her in this time. She couldn’t see what she was doing, apparently.
Reading over this, we sound like we hated this or something and we didn’t. Like we said, without the pants it would have been beautiful, even if we don’t like handkerchief hems. It’s just that it was so surprising to see her so off and not even realize it.
Oh! And another thing! WTF is up with Nancy O’Dell informing the designers on the runway that she doesn’t like beading or sequins? Hello? Wouldn’t it have been better to say that when they FRIKKIN ASKED YOU WHAT YOU LIKED AND DISLIKED IN A RED CARPET DRESS?! Worst judge ever.