She seemed like a contender going into it. She had the confidence and the personal style at least. She was going on and on about her taste and her skills, so we were all set to see something impressive come off her dress form.
That’s one way to impress us.
And while we always love seeing color on the runway, there are good colors and bad colors. We could be talked into the idea that maybe on their own, these fabric choices wouldn’t be horrible (okay, maybe not so much on the shiny blue), but putting them together does terrible things to them.
Our advice would have been to maximize the use of that print, which does have potential to make a nice dress if it’s used correctly, and minimize the use of that blue. In fact, we would have advised against the blue at all because it’s so matchy. And shiny. And just…well…blue. Really, really blue.
As for all that draping and twisting, she had too much of it for one dress and as Michael pointed out, she made the weird choice to have each element sewn into the seams, which had kind of a weird effect.
The worst sin of all, the whole thing simply wasn’t finished well. It always amazes us how often the contestants on this show will go straight for the shiny, knowing how unforgiving it is of the slightest technical flaws.
Tim Gunn’s Workroom:
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