We'll get to the dresses in a second, but first:
How fucking cute are they with their little bow ties?
And how cute were these two? You could tell they were genuinely enjoying the hell out of each other. We would have loved to have seen more of their interactions and less of the crying-for-the-cameras stuff. In fact, what made these two so fun were their hilarious attempts NOT to cry.
This is an "almost." There were some good ideas and some bad ideas. We'll commend him for a design that, had it been executed a little better and with some slight adjustments probably would have been pretty flattering for this lady.
We liked the basic concept of this look, but it needed some tweeking to make it look more formal. Sleeves instead of a vest and an extra 6 inches on the hem of the skirt and this really could have been something.
Unfortunately, he, like almost everyone else, used that shiny fabric and in a red, that's never going to look good. We liked the use of the Campbell's logo fabric. It looks much better if you just go ahead and embrace it, instead of trying to disguise it in trims or with pleating.
Confession time: Tom turned to Lorenzo during the episode and said, "In my twenties, I would have totally had a crush on Ben." There's just something about cute, quiet nerds.
And we will never believe that he didn't once again turn to Wonder Woman for inspiration.
There's a lot to like here. For one, it's probably one of, if not THE, most flattering of all the looks this week. There's an issue with the strap under her arm and the slit in the skirt is about 4 inches higher than it needs to go, but it's a simple, classic, elegant design.
We like the Wonder Woman belt, but we just can't get behind metallic gold and Valentine's red in the same dress. A bit too saturated. Oh, and it was kind of cute how he used the Campbell's logo.
We would have loved to see more these two as well. They just had a fun and mutually respectful kind of relationship, like they got each other immediately. Also, did you not love Seth A when he said he wanted to make her happy because she's been through enough shit? We hate the comparison to Jeffrey Sebelia because it's so superficial but we're half tempted to dub him Happy Peanut.
Unfortunately, despite his respect for her, he wound up dressing her like a waitress in a '50s-themed diner. We half expected her to break out into "Rockin' Robin" at the end of the runway. We think if the skirt had been a little less full and the top had a little more going on, it might have worked.
And when we say "a little more going on" we don't mean a Rube Goldberg-like contraption to hide her bra straps by pointing arrows at them. Seriously. What is THAT? We loved him for trying to make her happy, and we loved her for being game enough to wear a design she didn't ask for, but the results were not great.
Tim Gunn's Workroom:
[Photos/Videos: myLifetime.com - Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]
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