S2/E1: Congratulations, Santino!
This is going to be fun. Unlike Season 1, we haven’t really seen the S2 episodes more than a couple times. We forgot how interesting Santino can be.
To be honest, the dress is kind of ugly but strangely enough, it was the only choice that made sense. In this case, it’s about how much the designer was able to do with such limited resources and Santino definitely managed to do a lot and do it well.
We hate the fit in the bust and the “saddlebags” hanging off the skirt, neither of which take into consideration the actual shape of an actual woman’s body.
In a way though, that’s not the point. It’s a masterpiece of construction and he took the opportunity to really showcase his aesthetic and boil it down to one muslin dress.
So no, it’s not particularly our taste, but it effectively communicates a very strong aesthetic in as succinct a manner as possible and that’s really what the judges were looking for. Kudos, gigantic flamboyant man!