Drapes by Rami
It took him hours to drape that towel just so.
Anyone else coming to the conclusion that Rami is seriously limited as a designer? Yes, draping is a beautiful thing when it’s done correctly and it’s a difficult skill to master, but come on.
While it’s true that he hasn’t done the extensive draping in every challenge, we get the impression that he loves it so much and he’s so proud of how good he is at it that he kept waiting for the right time to pull it out of his trick bag again. Sarah Jessica Parker? Too soon. Tiki Barber? No. Fashion trends? Not yet. Former fatties? Won’t work. Hershey’s? Can’t drape shit. Prom dress? Excellent. Commence draping!
It’s not that he hasn’t shown some range; it’s just that it seems to us any range he may have demonstrated was imposed on him by the challenges. But the minute you give him the opportunity to whip out a pretty dress, the twisting and the draping start anew.
And can we just say, we absolutely HATE twisted fabric? It never works for us. It always looks heavy and unbalanced and a little uncomfortable.
And why is such a young designer so determined to work in such a mature style? Look at her face. Adorable! Now look at her hair. Eleanor Roosevelt! Rami, she’s a teenager. Why are you trying to make her look like a matron?
And that’s the operative – and really, only – word here: matronly. Taken on its own merits, it’s a beautifully constructed dress even if it’s not to our tastes. But as a prom dress? In that extremely toned down color? No way.
Actually, we take part of that back. Even on its own merits, this isn’t such a hot dress. Too many damn elements to it. It’s like he wants to pull every trick out of his bag the first opportunity he gets.
What’s funny is, he defended this to the judges by saying that since he had immunity, he decided to take some risks. By churning out a dress remarkably similar to the one the judges orgasmed over in the first challenge? That’s a risk? How the hell does he define risk? “The judges might only think I’m the greatest designer on the runway this time instead of the greatest designer ever!”
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]