Labels: Finale Collections, Laura Bennett, Project Runway Season 3 Finale Part 2, Season 3 Finale Collections, Spring 2007 Collections
And here is a perfect example of why we kept our mouths shut about the collections until we could see them move, because we did not like this dress at all when we saw the pictures. Our first thought was "She looks like a muppet wearing a mantilla."
On the runway however, it was absolutely gorgeous. The way the feathers delicately shimmied and flounced...loved it.
Nina, put the crack pipe down. "Is she creative? I don't know." Oh please.
We keep referring to this one as the Krystle Carrington dress. Lorenzo loved it right off the bat, but it wasn't until we saw the video that Tom started loving it too. It's not for every woman and yes, one could argue that it's "mature" (if one defines mature as "having a near-flawless body"), but it moves beautifully and the "lattice" detailing is absolutely stunning.
We half-love this dress. Meaning, the bottom half. The skirt is beautiful and delicate and the beadwork on the bottom is outstanding. And while we love the idea of a feathered bodice, it didn't quite work. The feathers are beautiful but the effect is a little breastplate-y. Xena, Warrior Princess at a cocktail party.
We could wax rhapsodic, but suffice it to say, we absolutely loved this dress. Just stunning. And check it, when she comes down the runway you would swear the beads were moving in time to the music. You don't have to be a good dancer in this dress. In fact, you don't have to dance at all. The dress'll do it for you.
By the way, Laura designed all the ribbon shoes.
"Laura had no range! She only did floor length gowns, mini-dresses, separates, shorts, jackets, pants, and shoes!"
Sexy and sophisticated. Take notes, Michael. The one and only quibble is that the beading on the sleeves looks a little too heavy to us and the chartreuse against the black is a bit much.
Girl, we fell out.
That fucker is GORGEOUS. The MOST beautiful thing that went down the runway - out of all four shows. And Camilla worked it with just the right amount of sass, doing an ever-so-slight dip and turn at the end of the runway. That girl knows what she's doing. This is not a dress that needs the wearer throwing around a lot of attitude. The dress IS the attitude. In fact, as much as we love Nazri, this is one dress that she probably couldn't have sold as well as Camilla, because Nazri is ALL attitude.
As for the dress itself, we don't even need to say anything. Just LOOK at that. Nevermind how impressive the beading is, what we love most about it is the way she placed the chartreuse beads to make it look like they were reflecting the color of the belt.
And that's what Laura has that the other three don't: wit. There's a certain playfulness to her clothing even when it's something as classic as a beaded floor-length gown. As an architect, she has an understanding of how to use form to her advantage and to make a statement. Uli's clothes are the joy of the sun on your face, but Laura's are a smirk and a cigarette holder, a bon mot with a martini.
Laura's no fool. She knew going into it that the judges were going to say it was too expected, but her thinking here was along the lines of her thinking for the final challenge. "I'm going to do what I do best, better than I've ever done it." Win or lose, the girl had a national stage and she used it to make her statement. And why not? If you've got one shot to show the world what you do best, why get distracted with trying to prove something to the judges? Think about it: what would be more important to Laura, winning a car and a hundred grand or showing everyone that she has style, class, sophistication, wit and mad fucking skills? Go, girl.
[Photos: First View]
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