Not that we think it’s a set-the-world-on-fire dress or anything, but it’s cute and stylish, well-made and interesting. So of course the judges passed on it. Ah, Season 6, why can’t we quit you?
Granted, we would have liked to have seen a dress that had something to do with the original design other than just its color. Even just a couple of sequins or a feather here and there would have been sufficient.
Seriously, why was that the one thing the judges raved about? “Pockets! She really thought about it!” No, what we like, and what bumps this up from being a somewhat plain LBD, is the detail in the bodice.
What IS that, exactly? The doom and gloom lighting isn’t helping us figure it out. Are they frayed seams? Pleats? Regardless, it’s a technique Dr. Whitfield likes to pull out of her trick bag and it really helped the design this time.
Edit: Apparently she did use the green. Chalk up its non-appearance to the medieval lighting.
Still, it was a solid entry from Alex’s favorite designer and even though she doesn’t get enough love from the judges, who have collectively decided that only Irina and Althea are deserving of their constant love, it’s obvious that she’s the constant #3. Think about it: she’s rarely had a misstep at all in the competition. It’s just solid work, week in and week out, without the technical issues of Althea or the occasional taste issue of Irina. Good job, Dr. Whitfield.
Tim Gunn’s Workroom Critique: