Technically, Nicolas isn’t a girl, but only technically.
Credit where it’s due, our resident 6-foot Nordic blonde pulled a pretty great-looking dress that managed to look just over-the-top enough to qualify as stagewear.
Model: Tanisha Harper
We could have done without the skinned-monkey shrug, though. It’s not a bad idea in theory, but in practice it just didn’t look right with the dress.
Come to think of it, we could make the same critique of the dress. Good on paper, but problematic on the runway.
Maybe that’s a bit harsh, but we can’t get past the obvious technical issues here.
Exhibit A. It was a great idea to reverse the sequined fabric in order to make a print out of it, but that involved an awful lot of sewing and she didn’t have the time to make it impeccable.
Still, it was a smart idea and the end result was pretty eye-popping in a Cher kinda way.
When they announced this challenge we said to each other, “Nicolas has this one in the bag.” After all, he’s the “feather prince,” right?
Model: Kalyn Hemphill
And to be fair, it was a pretty good entry. Definitely deserving of its spot in the top three.
But kittens, we’re just so damn tired of the white dresses coming from his corner. Tim was right to call him out on it.
And while this is just over the top enough to qualify as stagewear, it really didn’t go as far as it should have.
Although, again, credit where it’s due, he did a really nice job on the feathers. We’ll give you that one, Pocahontas.
We feel a little bad that we’re being so critical of two entries that were pretty good, but that’s just the problem: they were “pretty good” and they’re considered the best of the lot. Not to beat a dead horse or anything but where was the grandiosity and fabulosity?