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We loved all the pin-tucking and the treatment he did at the shoulder.
Our criticisms are thus:
He managed to stop just before he got into overworked territory and that’s something he needs to keep under control. The color is boring and we think it’s the main reason why the judges said it looked like a dress for a mature woman. Had he picked a more vibrant color, it would have looked more modern and trendy. And finally, there were some technical issues. You can see every seam and pucker from 20 feet away and the bust doesn’t fit so great. We think that these are the reasons why he came in second. It is, as we said, a beautiful dress, though. He’s definitely one to watch.
And in the “words that’ll bite you in the ass” category…
We can just picture the producers hearing that and running off to fill out his model card, trying mightily to stifle their laughter the whole time:
Hips: 14 1/2″
At which point, they all fell to the floor, rolling around and clutching their stomachs in laughter, tears rolling down their face.
So what did Mitchell do when he read his model card?
We can’t believe we’re saying this, because the “dress” he sent down was so sheer and so barely put together that it bordered on imaginary, but we can kinda see where the judges were coming from in keeping him.
Yeah, that collar was pretty ridiculous, and the outfit was more about her panties than about any technical skill Mitchell brought to the table, but he benefited from Ari turning out something far worse and we think the judges were a little impressed that he pulled something together that had a little style and attitude to it when he was up against the wall and had almost no time to course correct.
Two bits of business before we go: As you know, we have a TON of dresses to rip, so we’ll be posting throughout the weekend. Keep checking back. Also, check out the cool new widget on the sidebar of the front page, which keeps you up to date on all the supplemental posting we’re doing on our Facebook page. We’re so tired, kittens! We want to take a shower and a nap!
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