So long, Jerry.
In a way, we think it’s for the best. The man was obviously in pain being there. You could tell he just immediately recoiled in the reality TV environment. It happens. We’ve said this before; sometimes a contestant goes home simply because they can’t play the reality TV game and they’re irritated and out of their comfort zone, not because they’re a bad designer (although there are also plenty of them).
We don’t love his portfolio, but it had a polish and style completely lacking from his entry last night.
Look, Heroin Cher made a shitty dress with her shitty trash bags and we’ll get to that, but we totally agreed with the judges’ decision last night. This was worse.
Worse, because he picked the easiest materials to work with, attempted a design that was fairly basic, and had it come out looking horrible. And if it could have been made any worse, the styling would have done it.
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?
We’ve long held that when a designer tells their model to perform a little theater, like blow kisses, flip the bird, shimmy and coo, or throw candy at the judges, it’s a sure sign that they know their look is awful. Still, there’s no excuse for confusing the nurse/serial killer imagery even further by adding a Blessed Virgin Mary vibe to it as well. That’s just wrong. And lame.
And those GLOVES. How could he possibly have thought that galoshes and rubber gloves made chic accessories?
Don’t even get us started on the dress, which looked like her actual dress is buried under a swarm of dryer sheets.
And then there’s that train thing. A train on an overcoat. That’s just bizarre.
To put the cherry on top of this sundae, the whole thing was so sloppy looking.
No, the judges definitely made the correct choice last night. Sure, Cheroin was almost certainly kept in because she’ll make better television, but while Jerry appears to be a talented designer, he made a terrible reality TV competition participant.
“Jerry, we hardly got to know you and now our future interactions with each other will consist mainly of awkwardly posed photographs at the finale party, followed by badmouthing each other in the press. I’m afraid you’ll have to go upstairs and pack your things, mkay?”
[Photo: Bravo/Barbara Nitke - Screencaps: Project Rungay - Videos: Bravotv.com]