What's all the fuss about? Well, basically, this was the winning design:
Um, excuse me? As guest judge Sandra Bernhardt pointed out, it looks like the model has a "goiter". My first reaction was that she looks like a mushroom person from "Super Mario Bros". How the crap is this a winning design? I mean.....ewwwww! I don't have words!
Well, okay, maybe I do. I can't believe a design that adds volume through the hip area is EVER a winning design! People! No woman, no matter how skinny, wants her hip area exaggerated. Never! No, NO, NOOO!
Project Rungay offers an explanation that I suppose is as good as any. They postulate that the design won due to the similarity between it and Balenciaga's Spring collection. Here's one from the Balenciaga collection in question:
Yep, same exaggerated hip line albeit without the additional insult of the contrasting fabric. Puff sleeves? Check.
There was some wonderful work that got passed over. My personal favorite was LeeAnne's design:
OMG, that skirt--to die for! And, although it looks like a dress, the pieces are separate.
Here's the loser:
Definitely not the best with that random flouncy blubbering ruffle. But still not, in my opinion, the worst. The worst, and I'll defer to Michael Kors here, "It looks like toilet paper caught in a windstorm":
SO true. Yet, inexplicably, this designer survived to squeeze the Charmin another day.
I'm hoping for better next week.