The short version:
Tom: Decidedly NOT pro-dress
Tom is waiting to receive your catcalls and offerings of ripe fruit at high velocity.
is similar to the collar he made for the avant garde challenge, we'll grant them that. But Lorenzo thinks the judges over-reacted to that as if Chris has been pulling these exuberant asymmetrical collars out every week. Like, say Christian with his puffy sleeves and Rami with his draping. His point is, THOSE two designers are for more deserving of that criticism than Chris and Tom definitely agrees with that.
Marie Françoise de La Cropte de St. Abre, Marquise d'Argence by Jean Marc Nattier
And in a strange way, it didn't seem to call back to the original painting much. He went for exactly the same colors and fabrics and then went off and made something that doesn't really feel so much like an inspiration as a declaration of "Here's a dress I can make in those same colors."
[Photos: Metmuseum.org - Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project RunGay]
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