Why were we screaming? Because the judging last night was so unbelievably stupid that we're actually embarrassed for all of them. Not Kelly so much. For once her inability to say anything more than "I'd buy that" served her well.
But let's get one thing straight. Despite the enormous amounts of bullshit falling out of their mouths last night...
... they definitely sent the right person home. In fact, they surprised us with their choice because it really looked to us like they were sending Anna home. And, as Tom said to Lorenzo, "I swear to god, if they don't send Reco home, I am going to go BALLISTIC on the blog tomorrow."
We realize, from reading the comments section, that many of you don't agree. Don't think we're haters. We would have loved to see Reco wow the judges, but we saw that collection in person and up close and it really wasn't all that hot-looking. And even if it was a decent collection, in our minds...
...this was an automatic "Bye-bye." This is part of why we were getting so angry last night. The editing REALLY played this down. Trust us when we say, the dress literally fell apart on the runway and the girl couldn't walk a step. This went on for at least a full 2 minutes and you could feel the discomfort in the crowd. It was all anyone was talking about after the show was over and the lights went up. And the judges? Why, they DIDN'T MENTION IT AT ALL.
Sorry to compare this to PR, but it's inevitable: Nina and Michael would have had his head for that and there would have been absolutely no question that he be auf'd.
We miss saying "auf."
Now, maybe having his dress fall apart on the runway was the reason they sent him home. The problem is, we just don't know. The judging was so awful and the commentary so pointless, that we have absolutely NO IDEA why he was sent home. We agree with the outcome, but they never bothered to mention how they came to their decision.
Instead, they went to great lengths to praise each designer and criticize each designer in equal measure. Why? We have no idea. Maybe it was just to keep some tension and to keep the already bored audience interested in the outcome. But in their struggle to dole out exactly equal amounts of criticism, they wound up making themselves look incredibly stupid. We're still trying to figure out what the hell Glenda was talking about when she made that book analogy to Anna.
Alright, let's take a look.
We thought this made a great opening and it was probably our favorite of his looks. We're just not all that crazy about the sparkly on the collar.
This was a decent department store look. Nothing earth-shattering, but wearable and salable.
We're confused as to why the judges fell all over themselves praising this. It's fine; it's just as basic as basic gets.
We really liked the top on this one. It has a very interesting shape, with the corset sort of forming those sleeves. The skirt, however, ruined the look. Tacky, tacky, tacky.
This was okay. Way too similar to look #2, but over-ruched this time.
Again, just okay. Nothing you can't find in a million department stores. The skirt's too short for that top, though.
This was just plain tacky and ugly. That inverted V looks like he hot-glued it to the outfit. More importantly, when your model is making adjustments to the garment ON THE RUNWAY, then the garment is a fail.
Seriously, Reco? A '90s prom dress? Because that's all that this is: a dress we've seen countless times before in a style that's about a decade old.
Laura Bennett had the perfect criticism for this dress. She said that if he'd cut it in half and made a mini-dress out of it, it would be cute. As it is, it's just a shapeless column of muppetry.
We have one word to describe this dress: obnoxious. This wasn't a bridal gown; it was a drag queen dress. Exuberant to the point of being ridiculous-looking and more importantly, non-functional. And is that supposed to be a glittery swan beak on her right boob? TACKY.
He's a decent designer, just not a great one, judging by this collection. There are, as they say, "taste issues" with some of his work and when there aren't taste issues, we're left with basic-to-the-point-of-boring clothes.
Don't get us wrong, we have criticisms of the other collections as well, but to us, this was clearly the designer that needed to go home last night.
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