A damn shame. We can understand the judges' reasoning behind the auf'ing, but it seemed to us that Andrae was finally getting the hang of this thing and realized it's about expressing yourself through your designs and not by playing to the camera. This was actually a cute dress.
Unfortunately, this was a cute dress with some issues. Namely, the fit. We can't really add anything to what the judges said on that issue. It just looks big and stiff on her and completely obliterates her natural curves. And we hate the knot in the belt.
Oh sure, it's a little costume-y, but come on, it's made out of plants. All of the designs looked costume-y to us. Even Chloe's, to a certain extent.
Could have done without all that schmutz on the bottom of the skirt though. Yes, he needed to add something to this all-moss dress, but that wasn't the place to put it.
With only some minor adjustments to the design and some more attention paid to the fit, we think this could have won it. The design is classic. Sort of like Audrey Hepburn as a wood nymph. Unfortunately, at this stage in the game, designer's are auf'd for the most minor of transgressions and someone had to go this week. He got on our nerves more often than not, but he has vision and talent. We would have loved to have seen what he could have done for Bryant Park.