Princess Puffysleeves at NASCAR
Christian sums up our feelings on the judging this week:
We couldn’t agree more, Princess.
Was pretty fucking amazing. Not without its problems, mind you, but amazing nonetheless.
See, we don’t know about the rest of you, but we don’t watch Project Runway so we can see clothing that you could pick up at any mall in America.
We watch it so we can see designers make crazy, fabulous, beautiful things under extreme conditions.
And for the bitchery.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first. Fabulous as this is, we don’t feel Christian was robbed of the win for several reasons. First, this doesn’t really say “iconic Levi’s 501″ to us. Second (and we’ll grant you that this isn’t quite fair), this would have been a bitch to manufacture at a Levi’s price point.
One major criticism we have of Christian’s designs is that he rarely seems to take into consideration how they would look on an actual woman, size 0 or not. He’s so caught up in his frippery and detailing that he doesn’t notice things like he might be giving his 90-lb. model what looks like a beer gut.
Having said that, the jacket is gorgeous in its own way – and beautifully constructed. On the other hand, we’ve seen this look from Christian plenty of times before: the puffy sleeves, the ruffled bib. Come on, girl. Do something else for a change.
We realize that technically this isn’t a sewing competition, but damn, is it impressive that he was able to construct something like that in such a short period of time. Flawless execution.
And the jeans are FABULOUS. Yes, yes, skinny jeans are the bane of the modern woman’s existence. We get it. They’re still fabulous.
Love that he used sleeve cuffs for the legs and we also love the button detail on the back of the calves. It’s hard to find something new in the world of jeans, but damn if our little princess didn’t find it.
Yeah, it was obvious that Princess thought she should have won it, but she thinks that every week. He’s a pretty amazing designer, we have to say. Unfortunately, he’s not shown us that he can do anything outside of a very narrow range. Which is fine; plenty of very successful designers have a narrow focus. It’s just that in PR, it doesn’t get you the big wins.
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]