Kevin: Always a bridesmaid.
Sure, it sucked for Kevin when Christian won, but we clapped our widdle gay hands in glee at the sight of his pissed-off face. Come on. We live for that stuff. At this point, it’s only a matter of time before he snaps and beats Christian with a dress form. We’re hoping, anyway.
All kidding aside, it really did suck for him a little bit, because this?
Was pretty great. Oh, we have some criticisms (shocking, we know), but he did a damn good job and we’d have had no problem if he won it instead of Christian.
Unlike a lot of the other designers, he was totally game for the challenge and that energy and enthusiasm was reflected in the work.
And if you were to base the judging solely on “making the client happy” then he won this one, hands down. She clearly LOVED it.
We only liked it.
Here’s the thing, taken on its own, it’s a great look.
But – and oh Lord, are we about to step in it – designing it for a woman above a certain age, not to mention a certain cup size, doesn’t quite work for us.
Sure, she loved it and that was a joy to see, but frankly it would have looked fantastic on a size 2 25-year-old and we suspect that’s who Kevin was really designing for.
Skipping the tights discussion, because really, how many times can we say we hate them? That top flares out at exactly the wrong spot and in exactly the wrong proportions for her. It’s making her hips and butt look a lot bigger than they are.
Plus, it’s highlighting a little tummy bulge and there ain’t a woman in the world who wants that. Still, the detail work is lovely. A little puckery in the seams, but we can forgive.
And we can’t help thinking that were she to wear this out in the world, she’d get carpal tunnel from having to hike it up every 30 seconds. Good for her for being proud of her new body, but we doubt she’s looking to have her girls constantly threaten to flop out.
Despite our bitching, it’s a stylish, almost perfectly finished look. It’s just that it’s not that flattering to her.
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]