Mychael, though he’s a sweetheart, kind of illustrated perfectly why the All-Star concept is a bit of a bust, in our opinion. It’s because all of the participants go into it as veterans of reality television and subsequently most of them were boring to watch on camera. You have one of two options when you’re acutely aware of how these things are edited: you can either shut up and just do the work or you can run around like a jackass trying to get as much camera time as you can. Neither option makes for particularly entertaining television.
Anyway, let’s look at some dresses.
This was a big no. Uli and Korto made dresses out of the restaurant materials that looked like real clothes; Chris and Sweet P made dresses that look like costumes. This? This just looks like a very basic dress with a lot of trash stapled to the front of it. Unfabulous.
Again, we really like the color pairing here. In fact, he managed to establish a color story with only 4 pieces. We love the little shrug and we even like the structured shoulders but it’s a shame you can see the padding underneath.
In the end, it was not a contender for the win by any stretch, but there were some good designs here. Unfortunately, he was too rusty to do the “make it work” thing in such a short time frame. Because of the execution issues and the poor design for the restaurant challenge, he didn’t have a chance of making it to the top four. Still, all of these pieces felt very much like a continuation of his better work from when he was on the show.