Seth, Maya, Boo Boo Kitty
But this dress was not without its problems, even though we liked it.
Correction: we like parts of it. That’s the thing we noticed this week. With this dress and the one he did last week (which we loved), we can see there’s a tendency to put a LOT of elements on one garment. Sometimes they work together and sometimes they don’t.
And we could have done without those weird buckle-y things on the back.
Oh, and he kinda went overboard on the piping.
And really, the silhouette’s a bit much. Despite all that, it’s a pretty eye-catching look. For us, it’s all about that hood. Had he married that to a slightly more toned down garment, it couldabin a contender.
We’ll be honest. Maya frightens us a little. It’s the hair and the eyebrows and all the…intensity, y’know? She looks like a femme fatale in a film noir. You couple that with ready access to sharp instruments, a high-stress situation, and her tendency to be really, really quiet and it leaves us waiting for a middle-of-the-night scene with an overturned lamp and her standing there with a smoking gun in her gloved hand while Tim bursts into the room in a fedora and says “My god, Maya. What have you done, you cold-hearted minx?!”
Okay, maybe that’s just us. On the other hand…
My god, Maya. What have you done?
Boo Boo Kitty, you have set the new world record and now we expect you to cry several times each episode. You have let us down. Please treat us to more talking-while-weeping funny faces in the coming episodes.
Because when you don’t cry, you make dresses that basically look like crying jags in dress form. Seriously, that dress is depressing.
And we don’t mean to single her out because so many other designers are doing them, but we’re almost ready to declare a moratorium on sweetheart necklines for the rest of the season. Enough, people. Show us your nuts and make a frigging sleeve every now and then.
Tim Gunn’s Workroom:
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