Heidi laughs at Andy's design choices
I really didn't like the judges this week. They seemed like a pack of teasing teenagers. Maybe it was the editing but wasn't it a little uncomfortable when they Heidi and January Jones were laughing at Ivy's "boob hole" while she stood stone faced. And ANDY! Poor Andy. I thought he might cry in the waiting room. I mean, they do poke fun at them most weeks but this one just seemed....cruel.
The challenged was a bit "puzzling" (as Heidi would put it). Design something based on your own "aestetic" (I wish I had a nickel for every time they used that word in place of 'look') but also base it on Jackie Kennedy. Okay? So was what followed any surprise? A bunch of mish mashed confusing pieces. Oh! And I forgot. It had to be sportswear. Please define sportswear for me. Because if cocktail dresses fall under "sportswear" then why even have a categories and titles for clothes.
Andy's was indeed odd. Andy? Yes. Jackie Kennedy? No. Not in a million years. In fact I think the only ones that slightly had a Jackie Kennedy aura were Ivy's and Mondo's.
April's was also confusing. Seriously? Jackie Kennedy? Maybe if she had been become a sexy spy instead of first lady. And Gretchen's looked really boring. I'm surprised it wasn't in the bottom three.
Mondo was the winner of this challenge. I wasn't bowled over by his design BUT it was one of the only ones that looked like something between Jackie O and Mondo. And I credit that to the simple fact that he found a giant purple herringbone weave.
My favorite was Ivy's. I liked the asymmetrical look. I liked strange futuristic front of the jacket and I really liked the asymmetric stiffened collar. And dare I say, I even liked the "boob hole".
Michael D.'s A-line was the one to go home. It wasn't all bad. I liked the back of the bodice and the skirt was kind of interesting but I think pleated A-lines are NOT couture and the judges jumped on that.
As I was watching them critique Michael D. I was thinking, "How little do the judges ever disagree with each other on a bottom three?" How is it possible that four people come to the same consensus nearly every time? Yeah, there are some outfits that are OBVIOUSLY bad. But rarely do I hear a judge openly admit they completely disagree with another judge. Could it be that it's hard to admit it's all relative? That one fashion expert can love one thing and another hate it? Guest actresses are the worst in regards to this. I don't think I've ever seen one stray from the judge's consensus.
Best quote of the night...."Jackie O would NOT have camel toe."
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