Congratulations, Princess Puffysleeves!
“Might as well face it, you’re addicted to Puffysleeves, Christian!”
Boy, did she EVER live up to her nickname this week!
Fun challenge, right? We like nothing better than to see the designers unleashed at this point. Quibble if you will about the judges’ choices, but all of the designers left at this point are good, so it makes sense to let them run a little wild.
As soon as we saw this picture, we rolled our eyes a little. Black, with puffy sleeves and a high collar? Get OUT! It was such an obvious choice for Christian that we can’t even come up with a joke for it. We’re a little surprised that he didn’t try to sew a dog out of organza.
If Christian has a dog, it should be named Organza.
Yes, in a lot of respects it’s the same ol’, same ol’ with Princess, but we find ourselves in the position of wanting to defend him here.
Unlike Rami, who just churns out variations on the same boring, but pretty dress week after week, Christian is putting out different looks that use a lot of the same design elements. Yes, this had ruffles and puffy sleeves and a bib collar. But it also looked original and distinct enough from previous work that we don’t think you can apply the same criticism to him that you would to Rami.
We loved the blouse and the pants, not so much on the vest thingy.
Sure, it’s all a bit much, but Christian’s the only one who consistently puts out looks that look like high end couture. Say what you will, but the boy’s got a vision.
You could argue that it’s something of a derivative vision and we wouldn’t fight you on that, but he keeps sending out these incredibly dramatic, incredibly well executed looks at a time when boring retreads keep walking that runway and for that, he deserved the win last night.
REALLY hate that thing.
Oh sure, he’s getting predictably snotty about the whole thing and if he wins it at the end, PR will once again have rewarded someone in part for being a self-aggrandizing shithead, but that’s reality TV and our Princess really does have the goods.
She’s not JUST good television. She can design and sew the SHIT outta something and even if we’ve seen it before, we can’t help but be impressed by it.
[Photos: metmuseum.org/bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]