"When my garment walks down the runway, they're going to look at it and go, "That's a Christopher piece."
This concludes our summary of reactions to Christopher's decisions this episode.
Actually, that's not quite true. At some point when we saw the direction he was heading in (i.e., the same direction he always heads) we actually yelled out "Jesus Christ, Christopher! Really?!"
Because how unself-aware do you have to be to not realize that this look is just a basic retread of every single other look he's done this season? How unself-aware do you have to be to realize that doing the same thing week after week is exactly why you've been in the bottom so much?
And how unself-aware do you have to be to not realize that this is in fact the worst version of your typical "volume, volume, volume + needless frippery" aesthetic that the judges lost interest in weeks ago?
There's a question here that needs to be asked and it's such a basic question that we're surprised the judges didn't haul it out: Who is wearing this dress? Where would anyone wear a dress like this? We'd say it looks costume-y except we wouldn't be able to figure out what exactly it's supposed to be. One of those old toilet paper roll covers that you can buy at church bazaars maybe?
Not to mention how cheap and badly made this thing is. The black portion of this look, the "over dress," as they called it, fits her terribly. What's with all that extra fabric hanging off her left hip?
Sure, it looks similar to the original dress but only in that he made the same dress and removed anything interesting or stylish about it.
The ruffles on the bottom look cheap and way overdone.
And those petals are ridiculous. This kid has absolutely no tools to self-assess or edit his work.
Wow. We're cranky this morning. But we can't help it, kittens. This isn't just a terrible entry. It's the latest in a long line of terrible entries representing all the same mistakes. And to watch the show and hear Christopher say over and over again that he loves what he's doing and he thinks the judges will love it too is just painful to hear. He can make pretty dresses when he sets his mind to it, but as a competitor in a design competition he's severely lacking in the skills one needs to make it to the end.
We know a lot of you are pissed that he's still here and that he should have gone a while ago. We can't say we disagree with that, but we will say this: we suspect that he's still her because he showed so much promise early on in the competition and the judges are loathe to let go of that image that they had of him starting out. Besides, it may be cynical of us to say this but let's face it: at this point it's all about biding our time until they whittle the pool down to the final three that we all know is coming. Maybe he should have gone home this week (or last week or the week before that) but we're fairly convinced (in fact, we're sure of it) that he won't be walking a collection down the Bryant Park runway.
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