Calgon, take us away!
That is one poorly-fitted dress. It looks like Daniel soaked it in water, wrung it out, and handed it to the model 30 seconds before she walked down the runway. “Don’t worry! It’s drip-dry!”
Design wise, it’s fine. A little basic and a little slutty, but it’s fine.
It takes a lot of thought to make something as humble as muslin look tacky, but to the delight of Amish hookers everywhere, Daniel found a way. That trim is a bit much and a bit weirdly placed.
See? We can’t even form words anymore! “Yow.” “Guh.” These shitty dresses are making us go all caveman, darlings!
It’s not that we don’t like Kara’s dress. It’s cute, actually. We like the proportions and the fullness of the skirt. We’re not fans of big floppy bows, but it works here.
It’s the rick-rack, poodles. We can’t help but recoil from it.
Oh, it’s fine for some sort of artsy-crafty, felt-and-glue kinda project, but not on grownup clothes. Never on grownup clothes.
Even if she’s trying to be ironic with it – sorry, no can do. But doesn’t that skirt look great from behind?
Our first thought with Andrae’s outfit was that she looked like she was walking down the runway in underwear. Someone else’s, judging by the poor fit. But we’re just going to have to suspend that criticism retroactively for every entry because every designer clearly struggled with it, given the nature of the challenge and the almost total lack of time for alterations.
So this really didn’t jump out at us when we first saw it, but looking at the screencaps, we noticed that there’s a lot of nicely rendered details in this garment and it really requires a second look.
We get why some of the designers chose not to dye their garments – they could argue that they were letting the designs speak for themselves. Andrae however, should have invested in a couple boxes. This is prettier and more wearable than a big chunk of the entries, but it was so colorless and deceptively simple that we – and apparently, the judges – passed it right by.
Sixteen shitty muslin dresses! Done!