This is it!
Sharpen your claws, kittens! It’s time to dissect the auf’ing heard ’round the world!
Okay, let’s start off by pretending that this was a perfectly executed garment (Haha! I know, right?). We’d still consider it an ugly design – and one that isn’t really appropriate for Kara. Unless one defines “makeover” as “force someone in to clothes they’d never wear because they look horrible in them.” The colors are drab, depressing, and they do nothing for Kara.
Jumpsuits only ever look good on one very tiny, very young, very skinny segment of the population, which is why you don’t tend to see a lot of people wearing them. To the rest of the population, they’re hugely unflattering.
Kara’s got a great body, but even she couldn’t pull this off (or put it on, for that matter).
No kittens, not even the design could save this from being a disaster. The poor execution only sealed the deal as far as we were concerned. That puckering and pulling around her torso made her look like she was about to give birth to a baby alien.
But this, THIS should have been grounds for auf’ing. Nina made quite a stink about Zulema’s poor execution, going so far as to auf her over it, but nothing Shatangi sent down the runway was as bad as this. We don’t generally like to throw around accusations, but this was, to us, a clear example of the judges having an agenda and voting accordingly. Santino’s loudmouth rebel act really got them moist in their seats and they wanted to make sure he got his shot at Bryant Park. Yeah, Freddie Lieba liked it, but there were three other judges well aware of Santino’s previous entries and behavior. At any other point in the competition and with any other designer, they would have found a way to send him home.
This isn’t an anti-Santino rant. For the most part, we think he’s entertaining as hell and kind of talented. This is an anti-judge rant. We don’t subscribe to the notion that the producers run in and tell them how to vote, but the judges DO have an agenda and WILL overlook their own established criteria in order to keep the designers they like. This is just the clearest, most obvious example of that.