Well, we could’ve done without the International Male transparent shirt, but Rami really knocked it out of the ballpark last night. Don’t get us wrong, he looked good in it. We were just surprised to see him wearing something we both wore ten years ago. Either we were incredibly fashion-forward in the nineties, or he’s been hanging out in West Hollywood too much.
Was just incredible.
We had a moment where we thought possibly, maybe another designer might win it, but really, the minute that walked down the runway, it had “winner” written all over it.
Well, it had “York Peppermint Patty” written all over it but you know what we mean.
What a masterpiece of construction this was. It’s really stunning.
And how refreshing to see such a youthful, dare we say, whimsical look from him. All of his stuff so far has seemed far too mature for such a hot young studpuppy designer.
Mercy, can that boy fill out a pair of jeans.
The dress! Right. Just give us a second.
So. Masterful construction, fun, youthful look and great use of the materials.
Zac Posen was right to point out the incredible work he did on the pleating and how the inside of each pleat was different from the outside, but let’s face it, Zac clearly wanted to rip Rami’s pants off right there on the runway.
One thing we truly hate is when they say to the designers “Here’s a pile of elephant shit! Make something!” and then go on and on about its “wearability.” Thing is, this really was a very wearable dress.
You could argue that there’s an awful lot going on in this dress, but we suspect that was deliberate. He took the opportunity to really be whimsical about the whole thing and we think it was a really smart choice. Other designers made outfits that looked like “real” clothes and while they looked nice, they didn’t look as fun as this. He really got what this challenge was all about.
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]