We know you’re all dying to discuss these two entries. Because they’re so innovative and beautiful that they make the angels weep.
Jason! He wears hats to intimidate people and corsets just because he likes to! Jason! He likes boobs! Jason!
Jason! He tried to pull a fast one on the judges.
Seriously, we don’t know WHAT the hell happened there.
You would think that having a 5-hour challenge would be to separate the wheat from the chaff, but kittens, this is pure chaff and he got to stay.
In other words, they threw the kids into the deep end of the pool and sent home the kid who could barely stay afloat while keeping the kids who sunk straight to the bottom.
We’re really torturing our metaphors here.
Bottom line is this: he didn’t really do any “designing” and the judges were quite open about the fact that they knew that, taking him to task for essentially putting the garment on her backwards and calling it a new garment.
And yeah, we floated the idea that he was kept around for his all-important “point of view,” but honestly, does anyone really see a point of view here?
Not that he doesn’t have one, just that it’s not evident in this garment, nor is there any technical skill on display.
Plus: visible staples. But if anyone in the audience thought that was going to be a factor in sending him home, they’ve forgotten Santino’s arm-fall-off jumpsuit, which failed to start a trend, but nonetheless allowed him to stay in the competition.
No, kittens. We think it’s safe to say when the judges opine that they “want to see more of” a designer who puts something like this out, what they mean is they want to see how much of a character they’ve got on their hands. After all, he wears a hat! That’s very intimidating!
To be fair, Jason has some interesting pieces in his portfolio and we’re not implying he has no talent; just that he failed to demonstrate any in this challenge.
Tim Gunn’s Workroom:
Let’s face it: Casanova has the potential to be the breakout star of Season 8. Sort of like Malan, if you couldn’t understand a word he said.
Believe it or not, there’s more going on here than with Jason’s piece and we’re not prepared to argue that Casanova should have gone home.
Don’t get us wrong, this is a tacky, downright vulgar look and he deserved to be in the bottom 3, no doubt about it.
Probably the worst quality of this garment is that it’s so outrageously unflattering.
We don’t know the models yet, but there’s no doubt that this is a beautiful girl with a great body, which he somehow managed to camouflage even though she’s showing a huge amount of skin.
We’re not prudes. There’s nothing wrong with a sexy, revealing outfit on the right gal. We just don’t think there IS a right gal for this thing.
It’s almost as if the lines of the piece were deliberately chosen to show as much skin while at the same time obliterating the natural shape of the body.
This is not the way to make a woman’s torso look sexy. It’s like this was designed by an alien who has no idea what parts of the body are considered erotic. Cover the breasts but expose as much hip as possible. Have the waist of the skirt hiked up the front, using the entire bodice as a suspender to hold the skirt in place. Who does this?
No, it’s an awful outfit, no two ways about it. But we tend to agree with the judges in that it’s so peculiar, such a collection of odd choices, that we are kind of curious to see what he’ll do next. Definitely a bottom 3, but not an auf.
Jason on the other hand, THAT should have been an auf.