So the big twist, the huge surprise was... there was no decoy at the tents. We've seen the final shows by all four finalists. Excuse me while I yawn.
Such drah-mah as there was consisted of Uli taking Nazri (the model) away from Michael, and then deciding her usual schmata looked like a house dress, and tearing it apart and starting over. Why it took her til last night to come to that blazing revelation, your guess is as good as mine. But Nina and the rest of the judges (the guest judge was the fashion writer from the Wall Street Journal, a newspaper famous for its coverage of the edgy and new...and also for never publishing photos) just had to fan themselves because cutting about two feet off the hem caused them to see the same old same old as something new and different.
Michael should have stolen Marilinda from Jeffrey-the-Pinheaded-Shmoo, because that girl can sell the worst piece of crap on the runway as haute couture (thinking of the mustard yellow plaid Hot Topic evening gown). But he didn't, and more's the pity. Michael hit the proverbial wall last night and just sketched and sketched and sketched and finally found something to sew, but... well, let's just say that it was no Pam Muthafukkin Greer ensemble, despite a passing resemblance in terms of color.
Laura made another impeccable Laura dress, but with a slightly different colorway, one very closely related to her jet set dress. Slit down the front and back. Lace, beads, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. But tailored to within an inch of its life.
Jeffrey-the-Pinheaded-Shmoo took time off from being all dark and edgy and shit to do something he called romantic and... provocative. He also called a horse-drawn hansom cab a rickshaw, so what the hell does he know. He made a point of telling the world that it was beautiful and hand-sewn. Meh. The blue velvet that he used for the bodice was luscious, the marble-sized pearls he stuck on the neckline, not so much. There was a giant red waistband that looked to be semi-pleated and a bubble skirt. Yes. A bubble skirt a la Angela the much maligned. In white. With what may or may not have been raw hems. Ho-hem/hum.
And then they all got to stay and Tim got all misty-eyed. Next week will be the reunion show where Keith Malfoy goes all Travis Bickle on Heidi, et. al and nobody really cares who will win on the 18th.
Posted by Miz Shoes at September 28, 2006 11:11 AM
I care, dammit! Will someone please explain to me why no one ever gets the last challenge right? This is the third season... everybody knows that this last challenge is what determines who gets to go to Bryant Park and NEVER does anybody EVER get it right. Each and every finalist suddenly forgets their POV (if they indeed ever had one) and does something "safe" or repetitive or so completely out of character it's ridiculous. They have entire portfolios and bodies of work, and the last challenge makes them forget how to sew.
Posted by: RJ at September 28, 2006 12:32 PM
All I can say is I am so freaking sick of Michael Kors.
That is sad, too, because I was always such a fan (I buy his clothes, I will admit it). But, um, does anyone know a surgeon who would consider performing a double handectomy? Because I'm thinking about taking up a collection to buy one for Kors -- I figure without hands, he will not be able to apply any more sunless tanner, and I will be able to bear looking at his smug, flabby face while he repeats the same saaad, tiiired lines week after week after week.
SHUT UP, you big orange freak.
And as I've said before: if The Schmoo wins, someone's getting a beating.
Posted by: MildChild at September 28, 2006 01:52 PM
"He also called a horse-drawn hansom cab a rickshaw . . . "
Thank you for clarifying this. My initial reaction was, naturally, "a rickshaw? what the hell?!" Then I figured that it has been some time since I was last in New York and perhaps this was a new tourist attraction in Central Park. It would at least be more romantic than rowing a boat around some polluted stinking lagoon.
Posted by: trixie b at September 29, 2006 02:15 AM