It looks a little like something Mary Richards would wear while battling the cold Minneapolis winters and an extended bout of crippling depression, but it almost works.
We liked the idea of the cape, even if it sort of hung on her for some reason.
And we liked the skirt and the top.
Although we think the hem is a bit long and the halter neckline a bit weird with a cape.
Tin Gunn’s Workroom:
Let’s move it, April! We’re in the home stretch here!
We have no memory of this look at all.
It’s not bad. A bit on the cocktail side of sportswear.
And it would have been nice had she chosen some sort of color because the all-black ensemble is looking pretty “funeral Jackie” and we doubt that’s what she was going for.
Then again, that April can be quite the subversive little pixie.
There’s too much frip and frillery going on up around the shoulders.
And the various pieces confuse and frighten us a little.
But it’s got a little something-something. Not challenge-winning, but safe.
Tim Gunn’s Workroom:
Stop fooling around, Michael C! We’re almost done here!
AWFUL. Our pick for the auf.
That mess of a jacket has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the dress underneath it. She looks like she barely escaped a hotel fire and grabbed whatever she could on the way out.
And who can blame her for wanting to cover up? Why should she let everyone standing outside watching the flames know that she’s a time traveling prostitute from 1985?
Clearly she’s here on some sort of mission and covering up her hooker attire is probably good sense.
We kinda wish he’d gone with this one because the Julia Sugarbaker jokes were forming at the edges of our brains just waiting for a chance to spring out.
Seriously, almost all of them went off-model for the challenge but no matter what the designers were told, this has nothing to do either with sportswear or with Jackie and it’s tacky and dated-looking to boot. The totally mismatched (and kind of ugly) coat only worsened the effect.