Labels: Daniella Kallmeyer, Keith Lissner, The Fashion Show, The Fashion Show Season 1, The Fashion Show Season 1 Episode 5
Let's talk Harper's Bizarre Mini-Challenge.
"This challenge is really easy. I'm trying to study this pleating technique..."
That's fascinating, James-Paul. Here's some double-sided tape. Play with that for a while.
Now, pardon our French, kittens...
But what kind of lameass stupid fucking party game challenge was THAT? That had NOTHING to do with designing or style or technical skills or any of the things this show IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT. Why not just have a spelling bee next week?
"It's true! What is this party bullshit? Bitch is sending the Chicken home!"
What grates the most is the winner got a prize far beyond any of the prizes previously given for the mini-challenge. We don't mind a designer having that kind of temporary power, but give it out for something she really earned, rather than for winning Trivial Pursuit.
And another thing, if we hear one more conversation that starts off "Oh, Isaac! Is this one of YOUR designs?" "Why yes, it is. How did that stunning dress designed by me for my fall '09 collection wind up here?" we're going to throw things at our TV. Heavy things.
Okay, main challenge:
Now, normally we dread when shows like this do a so-called "real world" challenge because our comments section tends to explode with outrage from, well, "real" women. We don't blame them for that, but we recognize how much and how well certain buttons are being pushed in certain segments of the audience.
Having said that...
THESE WOMEN ALL HAD PERFECTLY FINE BODIES, YOU ASSHOLES.
All of that obnoxious on-camera wailing and gnashing of teeth over women who don't have visible hip bones was so over-the-top, all we could think was, "Do these idiots realize there are cameras on them?"
Honestly (and we realize some of you may disagree), if they were actually dealing with obese clients we could at least understand some of their dismay (because that does require an entirely separate skillset), but we're talking about average women with, frankly, above average bodies.
Anyway...Congrats to Daniella. When they announced your win, we each raised an eyebrow and said, "Really?"
Really, judges? Because we look at that and think "Sure, it's got its good points, but she basically looked at a woman who isn't a size zero and translated that as 'Ethel Mertz.'"
"Daniella, 2/3 of the audience said they would buy your dress."
Okay, fine. Good points...it's well executed and we like the colors and some of the details...
But it just looks like a bunch of "how to dress your figure" tricks all wrapped up in one garment and from where we're sitting, the model didn't really need much help dressing her figure in the first place. The popped collar, scoop neck, big belt, and flared skirt all scream "We're going to give you a WAIST!" to someone who already looks like she has a waist.
Seeya, Keith. Can't say we disagree with this one.
What a sad little party dress. Maybe he can market it as "The dress for the girl who hates people," or "Finally! You can stop cutting yourself and go out!"
What is going on with that bust? Had it been perfectly executed, he probably would have been fine, even if the design is totally low-end prom store.
We do have to give him credit for one thing: his wholly original defense of it:
"The imaginary dress in my head was so much better than this."
[Photos: BravoTV.com - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]
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