We don’t give a shit WHAT those fakakta judges said. WE think your design was the clear winner this week.
Surprised, readers? Based on the comments to the previous posts, nearly everybody seems to think that either Sweet P or Chris got robbed out of the win and many assumed that we thought so too. Fear not. We have nice things to say about their dresses, but this dress just blew us away.
First, she gave her client, who said she chose Kit because she wanted something with an edge to it, exactly what she wanted. So few of the designers did that this week that we have to pay her the compliment.
Second, once again, the styling is superb. She took a real girl – who is naturally pretty, it needs to be said – and made her look like a model.
Just a note about the previous sentence before anyone gets their panties all twisted. When we say “real girl” or “real woman” we mean just that. We don’t mean “fat girl” or “ugly woman.” Models are genetic freaks and if you ever see one in person, you know what we mean. What we mean is, they’re almost always outrageously tall and thin and tend to have highly unusual bone structure that photographs or lights well. They’re also trained to know how to wear clothing in the best, most dramatic way and show it off to its best advantage. That’s why they’re models. And that’s why Tim and the judges and the designers draw that distinction whenever it comes up.
We were utterly flabbergasted when they shuffled her off the runway without a word about her dress. She took real risks in every area – the color, the execution, the style – and those risks paid off.
It’s just such a uniquely beautiful and striking dress. Plus, it’s young and colorful and flirty. It’s not that it couldn’t be worn by an older woman but it looks to us like it’s perfectly suited for a younger one. It has that slightly edgy quality that young women can get away with easier, yet it’s coupled with a classic silhouette which gives it a more refined, and yes, expensive look to it.
Here are some minor criticisms: the bust is beautifully executed except it looks slightly off-center (although that could be a posture issue and not a fit one) and the straps are attached to the waist somewhat inelegantly.
Also, it could be argued that this doesn’t look formal enough for a prom.
On the latter point, we don’t entirely agree. As we said earlier, prom styles come and go and not every girl wants the floor length gown, nor does every girl look good in one. This is a great style for a girl who’s got some curves and wants to show off her legs.
And the back is just as lovely as the front.
We said earlier that Kit was too much the eternal bridesmaid (and we’re a little afraid to reiterate that point because look what happened when we said the same about Kevin) but even if this dress wasn’t good enough for a win, for the judges to ignore it completely not only doesn’t make sense to us, it feels like a real slap in the face to Kit.
This dress was stylish, up-to-the-minute fashionable, colorful, youthful and had a slight edge to it. Which is ironic…
…because little Miss Preppy McPrepperson couldn’t have been more middle-of-the road if she tried. Kudos on your date, girl! Did he turn out to be gay?
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]