Sometimes those judges can be a bunch of drama queens.
Don’t get us wrong. For the most part, we agreed with their assessment that this was too severe, too retro (neither of which was helped by the styling) and just not the Banana Republic look. Add to that, some issues of poor execution and a stupid window display and we can’t really dispute the outcome.
Although we did kind of like the blouse.
We just think the judges overreacted a bit to this one, as if it was some horrid crime against fashion. This is a fairly classic look that goes in and out of style constantly, with practically the only change being the hemline. We didn’t get or agree with the Duchess’s crack that this looked like a stewardess. Keep your eyes peeled. We can practically guarantee that at some point in the next 5 years, Michael Kors will send something that looks remarkably like this down the runway.
We’ll miss Diana. We know she gets on the nerves of some people, but we always thought she was adorable and we thought she produced surprisingly interesting designs. Marla, well she never produced anything that we could find a way to compliment, but it’s to her credit that she knew all through this challenge that the design wasn’t working, even if she didn’t really demonstrate enough self-confidence to actually speak up about it.