Jeffrey and Alison’s dress was oddly crunched and badly executed. if it had been smoothly put together, it might have been nice. Either way, it wasn’t a pageant gown.
I was rooting for Kayne and Robert. Their dress was the only one that seemed like it was pageant-appropriate, it was beautifully made, and the detailing on the bottom and the halter-style made it interesting without being too out there.
Keith and Bradley’s gown was all right, but it was cut like something Santino would make, with the waist way too high. Who wants to look like they could be hiding a 6-month pregnancy when they’re trying for Miss Universe?
Laura and Michael made a very nice dress. That’s all. It was pretty, but it was too close to white and didn’t seem particularly special. I could buy it in the evening section of Nordstrom.
Malan and Katherine’s had too much going on at the top, it’s true, and the cut of the one-shoulder neckline was a little too Mrs. Tarzan for me. But it was innovative and interesting. I wish they’d used some of the extra dark fabric to put a ruffle on the bottom or something so that it was long enough and didn’t look unfinished.
Uli and Bonnie’s dress-- I didn’t see why everyone liked this so much. It was cut exactly the same as Uli’s dress from last challenge, and like everything else she makes, based on the Road to the Runway episode. She needs to get off the beach. Again, the waist was too high, and it wan’t formal enough. There was no structure or support either.
Vincent’s wan’t awful, but it was plain and badly fitted and a little odd at the shoulders. It looked like he’d made a boring gown and then decided it needed something interesting, so he added pieces you’d see on the uniform of some decorated general.
Looking back over that, I realize I didn’t say “Vincent and Angela’s gown.” It was unintentional but appropriate. She didn’t have anything to do with it, and it was both their faults.
I’m bored by the whole Vincent/Angela thing. At the end of the day, it was either going to be Vincent, Malan, or Angela going home. Is Vincent going to be the winner of Project Runway? No. Is Angela? No. They don’t have it in them. They’re both going home; I didn’t really care which was going to go first. Could Malan have won? Probably not, but he had it in him. He could have made it to the top three if his heart was in it, and certainly to the top half. I feel like he just got unlucky here, but Angela should have gone home.
And I feel really bad for Malan. Even if he’s a bit bizarre, he was talented and tried hard, and he didn’t sell out Katherine, which he could have, considering how dependent she was on his gown experience. And his mother sounds pretty abusive. It was sad, that he still needed to show her his work is valuable.
There are plenty of worse designers on the show. Overall, Malan shouldn’t have been 2nd to go home. It was too early to do a team challenge. It allowed the losers and boring ones to latch onto the more talented designers and pull through another challenge during what should be a winnowing-out period.