Let’s do a quick rundown of things to run down, okay? Okay!
Well, let’s face it. The pickings were mighty slim last night. It would have been more interesting if they had to make a companion piece for a losing look rather than a winning one. As it was, the challenge was basically “Remember that time you won? Do that!”
At least we got some fun drama as the girls unsheathed their claws last night and in the end wound up turning on each other on the runway. Elly Mae, don’t pair up with a girl like Irina because in the end she’s going to turn on you too. Didn’t you know that Irina invented sweaters? Come on now.
We thought the judging last night was total crack-is-whack, but in the light of day, we have to say that this probably was the right choice for the win. Maybe.
Almost all of the looks fell into two categories: butt fucking ugly or kinda nice, but a little plain. This was at least a little stylish and based on previous work of hers, it was very much Althea’s personal aesthetic at play.
The main problem here is the same problem Althea always has: execution. We realize that this isn’t a sewing competition but it kind of grates on our nerves that the judges NEVER mention it. And Heidi’s always the judge that points out boob issues with the designs and yet she never seems to notice when Tanisha’s are bouncing all over the runway.
Attention must also be paid to the fact that she was one of the few designers who really did fulfill the dictates of the challenge. Like it or not, these do look like companion pieces from the same collection.
Hey, guess what? In writing this post we totally convinced ourselves that this was TOTALLY the right choice for the win! So, congrats Elly Mae!
Tim Gunn’s Workroom Critique: