S2/E5: Congratulations, Santino!
This is definitely a case of recap/rethink. We always …if not exactly liked the dress, could see why it won and had no problem with the win. Once we got the screencaps though, we have to say this ain’t all that hot a frock.
The color’s pretty and the braiding was kind of nice, but that’s about it in the plus column.
Yow. That’s a lotta junk going on there and most of it doesn’t look particularly well executed. He never knows when to stop throwing stuff at the dress form. And once again, there’s only the barest hint of a female form under 20 pounds of fabric.
We wouldn’t mind the skirt so much since it flowed and moved so beautifully, but it was way too full and like everything Santino’s made so far, makes a 98-pound model look like red beans and rice didn’t miss her.
It seems to us that he won this for the same reason he’s still in the competition: jaded seen-it-alls atwitter over someone acting “outrageous.” Granted, Nicky was probably trying to hit him up for some coke, but she was all over him like white on rice. Credit where credit’s due, part of the challenge was to sell yourself and no one came close to Santino on that score. He worked it to his advantage but in our opinion, the dress wasn’t all that much to write home about.