I knew the judges and I were out of sync this week the moment I saw Heidi strut onto the runway in an Atlantic City Barbie pink sequined dress.
Sonjia had good reason to be relieved to be in the safe group. Sure, the construction was flawed, but the bigger problem, I thought, was Sonjia’s failure to consider the challenge. The puffed-out waist didn’t seem to fall in line with the challenge.
One-way monkey, indeed. I enjoyed the other designers’ chorus of insults concerning Ven’s played-out flower/fanning technique — and come on, it’s time to hang it up for a few challenges. It’s getting absurd. With this particular dress, the detail got lost in the black, and the material from the top looked like it came from a sliced up Batman costume. This could easily have fallen into the bottom group, although Ven — surprise, surprise — was absolutely confident.
Once again I disagreed with the judges — only this time, because I thought Dmitry’s dress belonged in the top. The silvery material sparkled, and the seams were interesting but not overly avante garde. A perfect balance for this challenge, unlike a couple of the four top looks. This could have been a winner.
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