I agree-- I liked Korto’s best, though there were a couple of misses (that extremely too-short green dress, for instance). If I had to choose one of the designers to make a dress for me, I’d choose her. Her clothes look fashionable, comfortable, colorful, and exotic. I know she wouldn’t make me look fat, even though I’m not a fashion model.
Not to knock Leanne, though. She’s got this architectural quality to her, like each garment is a piece of art. I think they’d look hideous on anyone over a size 6, though. And I really did not like her wedding dress at all. But I can see why she won, because she’s doing something innovative, for better or worse. I echo Nina’s concern that all she can do is her waves. We shall see.
Kenley, on the other hand, looked like she was designing for Dynasty By the Sea. I also cannot believe she doesn’t realize that she is so derivative: McQueen, Balenciaga, LaCroix. Come on! It’s not bullshit, babe, no matter how you want to think you’re the only person who ever hand-painted fabric, or had puffy sleeves on a sheath dress, or did a feather dress. I feel about her the way I hope to feel about Sarah Palin in 3 weeks: no matter what you may think of the winner, at least we no longer have to see this awful woman.
Overall, a pretty disappointing season, though. Auf wiedersehen to Project Runway! Who knows when it’ll be back?