Clearing the Decks
Hate it. Next!
Nothing about this really speaks to the whole ’40s spy, Marlene Dietrich thing but then again, we’d lay odds that Blayne has absolutely no idea who Dietrich was.
We like the coat quite a bit taken on its own. For this outfit and this challenge, not so much.
We hate the knickers too but only because he chose a poor fabric for them and because they just don’t go with the whole theme.
But y’know, Blayne isn’t the joke we all assumed at the start of the season. He definitely has a youthful point of view and some skill as a designer. We just think he suffers from a kind of designer immaturity. No understanding of how to put a look together or how to draw on reference points.
On the one hand, we can applaud Jerrell’s attempt to really fit this into an existing collection. The cinched waist with the belt and the layered looks is very much of a piece with DVF’s collection.
On the other hand, that belt is the wrong color and the layered pieces look a little too bulky and sloppy.
Plus, the skirt’s too short. And we hate the hat. Despite that, not a bad effort.
Oh, for God’s sake.
We don’t know WHAT the hell’s going on here. We’re happy to see him break away from that party dress silhouette he was falling back on too much, but this isn’t exactly an improvement.
We like that print but we don’t think he utilized it well at all.
And that vest is totally wrong. Neither the fabric nor the shape goes with that dress.
The skirt’s too full up top…
…and too long on the bottom. Just an all-around strange look from a strange designer.
[Photos: Barbara Nitke/Bravo - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]