A seething, roiling red hot soup of creativity and ambition abounds!
Designers who would chew off their own feet for a chance at real success!
A creative process that reduces the most hardened vets to tears!
A backstabbing arena where one false move means CAREER DEATH!
Histrionics! Screaming! Plotting!
Considering the complete lack of drama (or any real emotion) on this team…
…they sure as hell produced a dramatic look.
This was stunning. It wasn’t exactly what we could call original (and therefore, not avant garde) as it owes so much to previous designs by Westwood and Gaultier, but for sheer impact, this was a tough look to beat.
Unfortunately for Team Spock, Christian and Chris managed to pull out something even more dramatic and they were relegated to second place.
Also unfortunate were the choices they made for the secondary garments. That blouse and those jodhpurs are not only “bleh” in terms of design, but they’re surprisingly poorly executed. Surprising because they appear to have been entirely VictorYA’s contribution. Does this mean that Jillian is better at executing a look than VictorYA is? Darlings, you make the call.
The coat itself is so striking and the pink tartan such an unusal choice that it’s a bit of a disppointment to look down and see what looks like khaki capris peeking out the bottom. It’s like on the outside she’s all “Paris! Milan!” and underneath she’s all “Pick up the kids at soccer practice!”
And the back of it is AWFUL.
Dear GOD, kittens. What is THAT?
As for the ready-to-wear dress, it was cute.
It really doesn’t seem to owe much to the other piece, though. Just because it’s the same color doesn’t make it a RTW version of the garment.
The little hint of the pink tartan was, again, cute but this dress had none of the severity and dramatic impact of the coat. It was just a dress with a cute pink ruffle.
Again, it surprises us to say this, but any consideration they received from the judges was due entirely to Jillian’s contribution. We don’t know if that coat is something she designed previous to the show or something she returned to afterwards, but it’s clearly a look in her repertoire now.
As for VictorYA, she was definitely off her game this week. We’re not sure why. Maybe she just didn’t want to be on another team. Or maybe she was thrown off by her team mate being able to go longer than she can without moving her face.
[Photos: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps - Project Rungay]