The Fashion Show: Congrats and Bye-bye
Well, that was a slightly better episode, yes, kittens?
Either they drugged him, directed him, or edited him, but we got a much more toned down Heather last night.
Norma Kamali was a fantastic judge. She gave incisive, and more importantly, useful criticism and she seemed genuinely concerned for the designers.
And if you’d like to learn more about her famous sleeping bag coat, you can click here.
“After splitting with her husband, Mohammed (Eddie) Kamali, in the mid-1970s, she took to camping in the woods with a boyfriend. “It was cold,” she recalled, “and I was always getting up at night to go to the bathroom.” On one particularly nippy night, she threw on her sleeping bag and sprinted for the bush. “As I was running,” she said, “I was thinking, ‘I need to put sleeves in this thing.’”
“It’s an interesting challenge, but have you ever genuinely asked someone who appreciates fashion, ‘have you ever wanted your coat to do something besides what it does?’ I don’t want my coat to be a refrigerator.”
Nailed it! This was a stupid challenge.
“These people, they’re delusional. ‘I’m a designer, I’m a designer,’ but you can’t perform simple little tasks.”
We’re sure the producers thought it provided some juicy drama, but having the team leaders do everything from constructing the garments of their competition …
…to out and out designing them, doesn’t so much provide drama as it points out how badly cast this show is.
As far as we can tell from the editing, Daniella came up with the two biggest ideas on Andrew’s garment, both the sleeve/shawl thingie and the suggestion to convert it to a “dramatic” length.
So, Congrats Andrew, we guess.
We like the addition of the belt in the manufactured version.
It really was a dramatic and interesting conversion. Without those elements, it’s a very basic coat.
Should Andrew have said something? Sure. We’re going to refrain from suggesting he was being devious, though. The creative process is kind of a fluid thing and quite often a creator can’t remember the evolution of the design and who came up with what suggestions. Sure, we have video to prove what went on, but when he was standing in front of the judges, all he had was his own faulty memory.
We felt a little bad for Daniella. She definitely should have kept her mouth shut but we can understand why she wanted to speak up. Kamali sure read her beads.
We’ll keep saying it until the last one is gone, but why on earth would anyone try out for this show and not practice their sewing skills ahead of time?
There was a hint of an interesting design in there, but the end product was such a mess it’s hard to tell.
We thought the collar wrap was interesting, but we have no idea why a woman would want to go around with all her jewelry wrapped up in her coat. Is it for jewelry emergencies?
We don’t mind it so much because that was what the challenge called for but we were a little taken aback when Mizrahi praised the idea. Still, it was a much better design than Haven’s. No one asked us, but we think she should have been the one sent home.
It was those damn sleeves that really did him in. Manage your time and practice your sewing, bitches.
Was it really hot in the studio or does he cry steam? The whole time they were talking to him we were like “Clean your glasses! Can you even see the people criticizing you?”
[Photos: BravoTV.com/NormaKamaliCollection.com - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]