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Isaac: PUT YOUR FRIGGING HANDS DOWN. Honestly, they're going to have to handcuff that queen whenever she has to do a line reading.


How about that? A cool challenge!


Rumble in the fabric store! It's the Queens vs. the Bitches! When you're a queen you're a queen all the way from your first pirouette till your last dying day!


And finally, Reco highlights the finer points that distinguish "shit" from "bullshit."

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can't wait!!


Go Queens! Take them bitches DOWN!


This actually looks like this could be a really interesting challenge.

Of course, Daniella is going to have a problem with someone over this.

And if Reco is booted out before Samurai or Haven Sugarbaker, I'm officially done with this show.


Every time I see Anna, I think Maggie Gyllenhaal, and get all distracted by it.

Should be a good mini-challenge for a change.

Get rid of Kelly, please.


bitchybitchybitchy

And if Reco is booted out before Samurai or Haven Sugarbaker, I'm officially done with this show.

Ditto.

Johnny should have been gone long before this show.


Have you seen the ads on Bravo where they show Reco crying in this episode? I don't want Reco to cry! I will have to watch to see what that is all about....


"Anonymous said...
Have you seen the ads on Bravo where they show Reco crying in this episode? I don't want Reco to cry! I will have to watch to see what that is all about...."

You know it's all an act. She'll do anything for more air time.


I hate that Haven is get the competent edit.


"When you're a queen you're a queen all the way from your first pirouette till your last dying day!"

BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

When you're a bitch,
you're the bitchiest thing,
Little girls: watch your ass,
Little men: ding-a-lings!


"bitchybitchybitchy said...
And if Reco is booted out before Samurai or Haven Sugarbaker, I'm officially done with this show."

I have a feeling that Johnny is not going anywhere.

Perhaps Heather was talking about him when he mentioned someone listening to the judges and "improving"?


""When you're a queen you're a queen all the way from your first pirouette till your last dying day!""


LOL


They'll keep Reco around for the drama, despite the fact that he's annoying as all get out. Oh, no, because he's annoying as all get out!

And, look, Heather can use her hands all she wants. I can't talk without mine, either, and I am neither gay nor Italian.


They gave away the winner of the mini challenge in the last clip. Sillies.


Merlin and Reco are the best things to ever happen to this show. Daniella doesn't count because she's not a fun bitch; she's a gloomy, ghastly bitch.


Why does Haven always look like one of those real estate ladies? Is that a Texas thing? Because it's really tacky. Tackier than EPL's get ups.


Tamarama said...
Why does Haven always look like one of those real estate ladies?

Oh hell, she sure does!!! I don't get it. What's the motivation to look like that... complete mystery... Real estate lady or Reagan White House secretarial pool...


Why does Haven always look like one of those real estate ladies? Is that a Texas thing? Because it's really tacky. Tackier than EPL's get ups.

I could never buy clothes from her. Not ever.


"Anonymous said...

Why does Haven always look like one of those real estate ladies? Is that a Texas thing? Because it's really tacky. Tackier than EPL's get ups.

I could never buy clothes from her. Not ever."


Her last outfit was atrocious.


Please don't send Reco home!


I don't get Daniella. I can't stand her.


another laura

Oh Merlin, Merlin, Merlin. Unfortunately, this comes off like it is he who is threatened by the women! Man up, princess!


Didn't they spoil the outcome of the mini-challenge in the last preview? Not that I care too much about it, but it seemed strange.


What *I* really want to know is if the fabulous *T* and *Lo* are ever going to be featured "insiders" /"fashion experts" in the voting audience of this goddamned show.


Sewing Siren


Can never decide who Haven Sugarbaker reminds me of. Cathy Moriarity (sp), Faye Dunaway? GRRR, it is making me crazy. That being sadi I like Reco, JP and Merlin. I think all three are talented and have a unique POV.


WHO is Madam Grey?
BTW, I got all the quiz questions right!


Dunno, I'd never heard of Madam Grey and my furious googling is not being all that helpful. I'm on a quest now, someone link me up so I can learn...


Oh, fuck, SORRY.
Madame Gres.


Gres! Now I get it! ahem.


I spy some noodles


"sixgables said...

Dunno, I'd never heard of Madam Grey and my furious googling is not being all that helpful. I'm on a quest now, someone link me up so I can learn.."


Here's the info, darling!

XO
Tlo


*kisses* thank you so much. As I suspected, I knew the look, but not the name. And I am in LOVE. Who know this wretched show would give me something lovely?


So if you can get eliminated for not knowing what a b-girl is, surely not knowing who Halston is has to be so much worse...


"JLo said...
So if you can get eliminated for not knowing what a b-girl is, surely not knowing who Halston is has to be so much worse..."


Good point!


I totally want to see Nancy Reagan in THAT Halston dress.


Lisa - Anna is less Maggie Gyllenhaal and way more Vera Farmiga (from The Departed).

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2884276480/nm0267812


I am going to declare this a good episode from a maintaining my interest standpoint. The big flaw was that this was not an episode to be judged by the audience because they did not know the aesthetic of the designer, so the audience vote favored the outfits that most closely emulated /imitated the designer.

Still my overall feeling towards this episode is a good one. While not perfect, I think that the groove of The Fashion Spot lies in last week and this week's episodes, and this is what Bravo needs to build upon.


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From what I saw on TV I liked Merlin and Reco's dresses.


C'est moi, c'est moi Lola

Hey boys, thanks for the link to Madame Gres. It was a nice refresher....

As to Haven Sugarbaker leaving, I think it was the right decision. Out of the whole of YSL's career, the Carmen, Ballets Russes, and Broadway collections she comes up with something bland.

I'm interested in knowing what you boys think about Samurai Johnny and his take on Versace.

I wish someone would've thrown Reco a bone by saying this about Halston:"Think Tom Ford at Gucci." Yes, I know I'll get a lot of crap for saying that, but for someone who doesn't know who Halston was, nor his aesthetic, Ford's tenure at Gucci is probably the closest thing to it. Minimalist and sexy. Although Tom always seemed more preoccupied with the sexy, IMHO.

Night, night!


Does one have to know who Halston is to make amazing clothes? This is not a facetious question. Reco is self-taught, obviously. He has said he designed clothes for the women in his family, and then for women he knew. He never went to FIT, or studied in Milan or London. That kind of education is a privilege whose lack does not diminish Reco as a talent who could go far. I'm not sure it's a fair test of his ability to make beautiful, well-constructed, fashion forward clothes, testing if he knows who Halston is. Maybe I'm wrong and this isn't a sort of back-door classist issue. I'm open to debate about it.

That said, I agreed with the choice of Haven for the boot, because she clearly knew who YSL was, but still made pants with a busted zipper and an insane crotch.


Forgot to say...

It's eerie how well Merlin did in making something that looked kinda Madame Gres. He really nailed that tight pleating:

http://www.metmuseum.org/special/Blithe_Spirit/3.r.htm

and flowy draping:

http://blog.metmuseum.org/blogmode/2008/04/01/the-beautiful-fall/madame-gres-2/

without ever seeing any of it. Someone helped him a LOT, or he was very lucky, OR Alix Gres really did come to him in a dream.


Oh, my. This was totally cut out of the show.

From Reco's blog on Bravo's site:
"By the end of the elimination Haven told the judges how much I wanted this and my desire to stay and that she would go home. As I cried, she whispered in my ear, 'You better win. Don’t trust anyone because this is a competition.' Thanks Haven."

Class act, Haven. It's a shame they didn't show this. Totally changes the ending. And explaines why they are hugging and crying together.

Go, Reco. And wow, Haven, I have a lot of respect for you.

Nancy


Hateful hateful show. I get it, when you work in an industry you should be somewhat conversant in the history of that industry. Rico could have familiarized himself through magazines and other media. But it was horrible to see him reduced to tears because he was deemed "ignorant". What a bunch of f*@#ing snobs. And Kelly darling, as much as you chimed in on the henpecking re: Halston, I'M JUST NOT BUYING IT.


Considering some of the past judging, I was convinced that they actually could have eliminated Reco and for this first time I was wondering whether I seriously woud stop watching.

HOWEVER, no matter how wrong I think it is for the judges to act like ignorance of the body of work of a specific designer or subculture (b-girls) is worse than ugly or poorly done clothers, I wonder how many posters will be as hard on his crying as they have been about previous contestants - whether it was crying or "quit my job", etc.

Johnny turned it around - and I swear IM had commented on his suspect fabric choices - (re: the issue of who starts to surprise them).


Oh and I have to find work soon, so I am not posting about this stupid show, at almost 2 am!


Haven deserved to go home just for turning up at the runway looking like she worked for Century 21 Realtors.


Daniella did a good job, and so did Johnny. Good for them!

What do you all think about Anna making ding-dang damn sure that Reco got Halston for his challenge? Fern sure picked up on it, but then the judges kind of moved on. I guess it's a competition, but on the other hand I thought it was pretty harsh!

Geez, I forget how young these designers are. I mean, I remember seeing those photos of Liza wearing Halston back in the Studio 54 days... Reco probably wasn't even born yet!


Well, lovely. Bravo bitched to youtube and the one user who was uploading the show immediately after it was shown on TV has been suspended.

It's not like there are that many people that are going to watch this piece of junk anyway and Bravo won't show it on their own site.

Assholes.


I now officially hate Kelly for jumping on Reco over the Halston thing. Jesus, she's annoying. I actually yelled at my TV. Thank god for the guest judge and his "what's worse...not knowing, or knowing and still turning out a bad product." Thank you sir, for making the rest see some sense. Okay, yeah he should have a clue who Halston is, being in fashion, but they acted like he didn't know who the president was or something.
I have not loved much of Haven's output, but she melted my heart for giving Reco that hug. Classy Ms. Sugarbaker, classy.
Anna's jacket was straight up ugly. Dress was awesome. I liked that way better than Daniella's mess. Why was that in the top two?


Who gives a shit about what Kelly Rowland thinks!!! She is coming off more and more like a pitiful poser! I used to think if she could just host that would be enough but really just get her off! She has her lines written for her and she can't even fake it I would throw a shoe at her if I could.


"gloomy, ghastly bitch"

True.


I am not going to give Reco too much of a pass over not knowing Halston, I think that he was given enough information to design a Halston inspired dress. I think the dress he made was interesting and was the right mix of his style and Halston's, it wasn't perfect - I agree that a boat neck would have been better and the corset didn't flatter the model's boobs.

The problem was not his ignorance, but he let the judges break him down. Reco made a conscious decision to do the corset, which was his signature - the designers were told specifically not to do knockoffs and that they needed to show themselves in the design. In Reco's case the judges bashed him for following the brief, and he caved - where is Kenley when you need her. As I stated earlier, it would have been better if the audience did not select the top and bottom looks since the audience did not know the aesthetics of the designers.


If I was ever to go on one of these shows, I'd make sure that I:

1. Knew how to sew many types of basic garments and riff off of those basic garments.

2. Read some crafts books and experimented with making garments out of unusual materials.

3. Was able to make a mens suit and mens pants.

4. Had a basic idea of how to make accessories like hats, shoes, and purses.

5. Knew fashion history fairly well.

One of the people on PR Canada this year got kicked for not knowing anything about YSL. It is important for the competition and inspring in real life. At least it gives them something to copy. :)


Fern had a different understanding of the challenge. What she states in her blog is different than what IM told the designers.

Fern states in her blog:
Bravotv.com: What were you expecting to see from this challenge? How much inspiration from the fashion legend vs. own designer’s style?

You always want to see an individual's own "style" or "personality" come through, but with this specific challenge, it was clearly more important to demonstrate that you were channeling the assigned designer and not just creating a copy of one their iconic looks, but truly adapting it and making it modern.

It is not unlike the challenge many of today's top designers have when hired to "resuscitate" or bring back a legendary label.


I like the challenge that Fern describes, but it just isn't what the designers were instructed to do.


Dear Rico,
If a shade throwing queen like you can't even come up with Liza Minnelli when you hear the name Halston, then you need to rethink your career.

And Haven, the idea I won't have to look at a corn kernel yellow blazer again when I tune into this crackerjack show fills me with nothing but delight.

And to all the people who get paid to sit in that audience, WTF made Danielle's catastrophe look remotely like Dior?!

BrianB


Spiral Jacobs said: Does one have to know who Halston is to make amazing clothes? This is not a facetious question. Reco is self-taught, obviously. He has said he designed clothes for the women in his family, and then for women he knew. He never went to FIT, or studied in Milan or London. That kind of education is a privilege whose lack does not diminish Reco as a talent who could go far. I'm not sure it's a fair test of his ability to make beautiful, well-constructed, fashion forward clothes, testing if he knows who Halston is. Maybe I'm wrong and this isn't a sort of back-door classist issue. I'm open to debate about it.


I don't think you can ignore the possibility that it's a back-door classist issue. It's not as though Reco didn't know who any of the designers were. He just didn't know anything about Halston. Maybe he should have, but I don't think they needed to pummel him and make him feel like a cretin because of it. So, no, he doesn't have to know about Halston to be a good designer, but, assuming the dress he had to study was truly representative of Halston's style (did we get a good enough look at the dresses to know for sure?), he should be able to pick up the aesthetic and work from there.

That said, I don't think his real mistake was not being familiar with Halston; it was putting a little too much of himself in his design. As others have already mentioned, the audience didn't know anything about the designers' aesthetics, so they shouldn't be making a judgment about who got it right. The judges were no help. Based on Fern's statement (posted here by "a"), there's a serious lack of communication going on.

WTF moment of the night: Anna criticizing Reco for making a corset ("Halston never used corsets"), then making a pleated dress even though Chanel never used pleats.

Anna clearly assigned Halston to Reco because Reco was unfamiliar with him. I can't decide if she did that to challenge him or to set him up to fail. But I'm damn sure he would have done the same thing.


I'm thoroughly convinced that nasty bitch Daniella must be paying the audience or something, because that shit she made was NOT Dior (that blouse? c'mon now).

And it was made poorly.

Missshitdontstink says on the Bravo site that JP, Merlin and Reco should've been up there, while bragging about that pile of shit she made. Those bitches did a better job than she could have, so I don't know where all of this cockiness is coming from.

Oh yeah, she's a tacky cow.


Spiral Jacobs said...

Does one have to know who Halston is to make amazing clothes? This is not a facetious question. Reco is self-taught, obviously. He has said he designed clothes for the women in his family, and then for women he knew. He never went to FIT, or studied in Milan or London. That kind of education is a privilege whose lack does not diminish Reco as a talent who could go far. I'm not sure it's a fair test of his ability to make beautiful, well-constructed, fashion forward clothes, testing if he knows who Halston is. Maybe I'm wrong and this isn't a sort of back-door classist issue. I'm open to debate about it.


Spiral,

Reco didn't go to a FIT or Parsons but does have a University education. Most fashion schools only require one semester of costume history and that starts with Mesopotania and goes up to about the 1920's. Studying the masters of the craft is more or less up to you. There are all kinds of books in the public library and at used book stores that are avalible to anyone who is interesed . College education not required.
That being said, I don't think he was that far of the mark with his Halston dress. It looked kind of Diana Ross to me, didn't she wear a lot of Halton? Well, she should have anyway.

Sewing Siren


Anonymous
6/26/09 9:47 AM
That being said, I don't think he was that far of the mark with his Halston dress. It looked kind of Diana Ross to me, didn't she wear a lot of Halton? Well, she should have anyway.

Sewing Siren


SS, I thought Diana Ross, too. But I thought she wore more Bob Mackie than Halston.


You don't need to attend college to know who Halston is.


This should have been called the Challenge for Hypocritical Judges. They bashed some designers for not looking enough like their inspiration, but also bashed Johnny for looking too much like Versace. Did they want replicas or the contestants take on the designers original.

And Kelly's comment "I am so proud of you" - made we want to puke. She has no credibility.

This show has no class so has decided that mean, non-constructive comments are what makes a good show. Well, I am not buying it.





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