Santino: Put your head down and rest for a bit.
You know, it’s really saying something when your dress can be accurately compared to a turkey, a baboon’s ass, and Carmen Miranda on acid all at the same time. It is at this point that the designer should take a moment to reflect. Perhaps in such cases a change of course is in order.
Especially if your model reacts to the prospect of wearing your dress in front of people with sheer unbridled terror.
Take a moment. Go get yourself a drink of water or something. Put the feathers down.
Honestly, what needs to be said here? This isn’t just bad. It’s RIDICULOUS. We’ll tell you what: if Real-Nina was in that chair, Santino would have been a bloody smear on that runway.
The Duchess nailed it when he said that Santino is too hung up on his concepts and never considers the woman wearing the garment or what the garment is for. Pure concept doesn’t amount to much in fashion if it can’t be paired with functionality and an aesthetic that people can respond to.
We can begrudgingly agree with Not-Nina that the bodice does have something going for it, with the ruching and the feathers – although there’ s far too much of the latter.
No, really. It’s not. That’s another thing that’s so wrong about this. Conceptually, it’s fine. You want to do a phoenix theme, go for it. But the colors on this thing were totally wrong.
This doesn’t look like fire – at all. And she doesn’t look like a phoenix; she looks like a chicken. That was run over.
And come on, Snidely. You knew it was a bad design through the whole process. Stop being so defensive and stop trying to prove some point. You’re more talented than this craptacular demonstrates.