Honey, none of us needed to see that.
This, on the other hand, was a joy to behold – and a bit of a shock. We admit it, even after all this time and thousands of viewing hours, those little editor gremlins can still throw us off. This was super cute.
When she first mentioned she was making a denim wedding dress, we, to use the PR euphemism, wondered if she had “taste issues.” Girl, the biker babes might love the idea of a country hoedown wedding, but you’re crazy if you think Nina Garcia’s going to do anything but vomit in Michael Kors’ lap at the thought of it.
Sweet P, honey, what the FUCK are you wearing?
It’s to the credit of both of them that Tim was able to steer her away from the idea (presumably, he knew they were going to spring the “retail” twist on them at the last minute) and she was smart enough to heed his advice. If she had sent a denim bridal gown down that runway, she more than likely would have received an automatic auf over it.
Instead, she sent this lovely, chic, simple, graphic dress down the runway and the judges rightfully swooned over it.
In our minds, this was probably the best candidate for the win. It was simple and classic enough for the Levi’s brand, it would have been relatively easy to manufacture, and it even had a slightly retro ’70s vibe that works well with denim.
The one major issue was in execution and we’re a bit surprised the judges didn’t mention it – although they probably did and it was edited out to heighten the who-will-win tension. Namely, the color blocking was off.
The pieces in the skirt don’t line up with the pieces in the bodice and clearly, they were meant to. Those cups are a little wonky too.
Still, the choices she made as to which washes to use and how to use them were spot on. It may have had some execution issues but it was a beautifully designed dress.
We have to say, we’re impressed with Sweet P. She was thrown off plenty of times early in the game, but she keeps getting better and better at it. Between this, the prom dress and the ready-to-wear she made last week, we’re starting to really love her style and aesthetic. It gets a little annoying sometimes watching her flounder in the work room, but she positively glowed when the judges sent praise her way and we found it charming.
Nice going, biker chick.
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]