You did it again, girl!
Unfortunately, you did it again in the bullshittiest episode of the season.
What a bunch of sourpusses.
This happens every season. They whittle it down to 4 or 5 exhausted designers, hand them an ill-defined “inspiration” challenge (along with a camera) and send them stumbling out into the sunshine, teary-eyed and emotionally drained. Results? Pure ass.
When Jerell got back from mood and dumped out his stash, we both groaned. “Jerell has terrible taste in fabrics,” we sniffed.
And later, “Oh, Miss Jerell. You need to lay off the sparkly stuff.”
But y’know? The dress wasn’t half bad. In fact, it was pretty good.
Maybe we’re giving it higher marks just because we were drowning in a sea of ass, but we don’t think so. Taken on its own, it’s sharp and distinct and eye-catching.
Granted, we had a hard time reconciling his fabric choices with his inspiration. Those beautiful purples and pinks didn’t call to mind such dark fabrics for us – nor did we see the point to all that shininess since it appears nowhere in the picture.
And that bustline is scaring us. Poor girl was scared to take a breath for fear of wardrobe malfunction.
Still, the final product was beautiful, it can’t be denied. We love the silhouette and how it just gets bigger and further away from her as you go down.
And we love the fullness of the back.
We’re not supercrazy about the color choices and like we said, the fabrics themselves didn’t look rich enough, especially on the bottom. And speaking of the bottom…
This is just bad and we are once again forced to admit that the skill level generally speaking just isn’t on the same level of previous seasons. There’s just no excuse for such poor execution from someone who’s made it this far in the game. Jerell talked a good game to the judges about what it would have looked like if he’d had more time and money, but frankly, we’re surprised they didn’t come down harder on him for that.
And speaking of judges…
Hello, Mrs. Harvey Weinstein! What took you so long? To be fair, she was a pretty good judge. It wasn’t her fault she was brought in on an episode with such assery from the other judges. “Congratulations, Jerell! You’ve not only made it all the way to the end, you WON the final challenge! Now go home. We’ll let you know in a couple months if you can show at Bryant Park.”
Two words: Bull and Shit.
The only reason the judges did that was because the producers wanted to keep Kenley in the game and they needed to make it sound like they couldn’t decide. We have no doubt that the plan was to send Jerell home but they couldn’t do that because he did a better job than all of them. At least in S3 when they clearly wanted to send Uli home to keep Jeffrey in but couldn’t because she surprised everyone by winning the challenge, they gave ALL FOUR of them the chance to show at BP.
Shitty, shitty, shitty decision. Sorry, Jerell. You deserve your spot in Bryant Park but the producers had other ideas.
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