Jeffrey's collection

Friday, September 15, 2006 by



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80 comments:

Embeedubya said...

Santino flashback!

Anonymous said...

you have to admit, the dresses are quite pretty. not what i would have expected from jeff.

Sewhat? said...

every bit as bad as I expected...

Brilliant and Embittered said...

must be taking cues from Alison. those dresses make his models look 'plus' size.

Anonymous said...

Again, are these Asshole's designs? Again....surprising.

Anonymous said...

As a Jeffrey fan, I am thrilled by his collection. He branched out from his usual color choices, and he made a variety of styles, but he kept his RnR aesthetic.

Go, Jeffrey!

Anonymous said...

I don't like Jeffrey, but I have to say that I liked his collection. He did the best job of being young and hip, and sticking to his POV while not being repetitive like Laura and Uli. Michael's is just a disappointment so far. Pains me to say, but I could see Jeff winning the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

Sweetie Darlings,
Thanks so much for the pics. May I make one teensy request? Can you please put a warning that the short of Angry Little Peanut are not to be viewed on a full stomach?

It looks like the peanut's shell shrunk in the wash. It's either that or I missed the whole men in capris are "fashion-forward." Whatever *that* means.

Love you and your site.

katiecoo said...

Very different...BUT some of them are quite unflattering on the models. I thought one of them was a maternity dress!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, LOVED it. Hate him all you want, and spew your bilious, offensive comments. He's gonna win. He's awesomely talented.

Anonymous said...

I actually like Jeffrey's pieces more than I thought I would. I really love the skinny pants! However, it doesn't seem to be a very cohesive collection, does it?

Anonymous said...

I think you guys are letting your anger towards jeffrey cloud your judgement, his collection is quite good. I would definitely wear alot of those dresses in my everyday life.

Anonymous said...

Right on. ^^^

(And the puerile name calling is way OLD)

Mexico said...

I really liked this collection. I think it's different from what he normally does. I think he could be the winner based on his performance on the show and the growth he shows by this collection. Sad tho - I was rooting for Michael.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding.

Anonymous said...

Surprisingly pretty! If I were 20 years younger and wafer-thin I might wear some.

BigAssBelle said...

i was initially surprised and thought "damn, the boy did good." but on further viewing of the entire collection, there was just something off about it.

colors, combinations, just not quite right. the result was pretty unappealing, kind of like regurgitated food v. what was originally on the restaurant plate.

i do like that green and taupe striped dress, and i thought the skinny crunched-up-around-the-ankle britches were pretty cool, though surely uncomfortable as all get out. reminds me of the goat ropers and rednecks at rodeos: highly starched wranglers 8" too long, with the excess gathered up around the ankle. do you think jeffrey was going for the born-in-Oklahoma look?

that short dark blue dress was surprisingly reminiscent of his monstrous creation for angela's mother.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Props for pushing his personal envelope a bit, but I found this collection to be a bit boring. And in some cases, they appear to be unflattering.

Also, I don't know what makes a great collection, but this looked a little more mix-and-match than I expected.

Erg. I don't quite know what to make of this collection, except to say that I think it is definitely not one of the strongest. I dislike TALP, but I did expect a collection packed with unique style, not Urban Outfitters.

Anonymous said...

Fresh, young, hip, incredibly stylish and unique. It's not Matronly (Laura), Retro (Uli) or Hootchie (Michael). It's very "fashion forward". It stands out head and shoulders above the others. It's what the fasion world is looking for - a new talent, a new look.

"TALP" (errrrg!) is going to show that what counts is talent and vision.

Anonymous said...

i love jeffrey!

Anonymous said...

He did the same thing Santino did: beautiful collection, strong POV, but not the one he held the whole time during the show.

I LOVED Santino's final collection, and thought it was win-worthy. Jeff's is beautiful and almost cohesive, two attributes that he was almost adamently opposed to for the whole run of the show.

And whoever called Michael's stuff "hoochie" needs to take a step back. To quote Laura, "I'M JUST TRYING TO PROTECT MY MAN!!"

Anne Elliott said...

OK, I can NOT tell which one is the decoy collection. So kudos to whoever it was. All four of them look polished.

Anonymous said...

I really wish that people would srart to give Jeffrey more credit. Sure, he is brash, but he is his own person. He does have alot of talent, and is able to add color, and different styles to what he shows. Unlike Laura, who suffers from black and white vision

Baylor said...

I have yet to be truly impressed by Jeffrey. He's talented, yes, but not nearly enough so to warrant the horrible fucking attitude he sports.

While I grant that this collection isn't bad -- much better, by and large, than most of what he's put out -- it is pretty clear that he is still basically clueless when it comes to proportion. Just look at how he dressed himself!

Jeffrey, sweetheart, douchebag. From one short guy to another: never -- NEVER -- wear 3/4 length pants. It goes right up there next to "tatooing one's neck" on the list of things that make you look as 'hardcore rocker' as the drummer's retarded half-brother.

Anonymous said...

These are remarkably goregous (er, barring the red+white polkadot asymterical jazz he had opening up). He really challenged himself with his collection and, I gotta say, some of these are my favorites from any final four showing yet. And man, boy can make some fine pants. For me it's going to come down between him and Uli.

Jessica said...

Jeffrey: 2 pages of photos
Uli: 3 pages of photos
Laura: 4 pages of photos
Michael: 9 pages of photos

Guess we know who the Getty photogs liked the best.....

Anonymous said...

I liked some of the clothes he showed on PR and this collection mystifies me. I wonder if his buddy Santino "helped" him out cuz babydoll dresses do not seem like Jeff's style. Not sure that Santino is the best person to emulate if you are trying to win. If you just want the exposure, then really bring your own aesthetic, which he obviously didn't do, based upon Cosa Nostra.

Erik Andres said...

I think its the best collection out of the top 4. Him and Uli did the best. Laura's is just plain boring and ugly.. and Michael dissapointed me. He was my favorite going into the final but his collection just doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

It's not about what Jeffrey wears, but what he sends down the runway. Though I would love to see him in that black suit with the high white collar that's in the PR promo spots. It kind of cleans him up.

I think he hit it big with several looks and his missteps weren't anything I really hated. The red dotted dress was what Uli should have aspired to if she wanted to go forward with the hippy party look. Putting the sheer white over the polka dot was a wonderful idea. The green and silver stripes and the bi color bias striped dress. All forward looking but would easily find a place in INC's product line.

The navy dress was off, a really clumsy neckline. And the swimsuit with the strings hanging was just odd.

Off topic, I just read a pretty lousy review for Catherine Malandrino's show in the New York Times. Derivative of Claude Montana and YSL and out of touch with what women wear nowadays. I guess no one's immune to a bad review!

Brian

Anonymous said...

The belts, the lace-ups, the butt-snug hot pants .... it's like Barbarella goes hip-hop.

Definitely "hootchie".

Anonymous said...

I have to say that it is pretty much what I expecte. Not so sure...

Seth said...

Lil' Peanut didn't disappoint, he collection was as bad as his attitude and what was he wearing on the runway? He had on peddle-pushers and a tacky muscle shirt. He looked Larry the Cable guy meets Judy from Leave it to Beaver.

He will have a loyal customer base with the hookers on Sunset Blvd, they will love his clothing. I have a green striped shower curtain that looks like the dress on the main page. Hideous. That is why I took it out of my bathroom and used it for a drop cloth.

Bless his heart, he's ugly, bitter and his style is stuck in 1994.

TLo said...

Hey guys, bitch about the show or the collections, but don't bitch about each other.

Anonymous said...

"Jessica said...

Jeffrey: 2 pages of photos
Uli: 3 pages of photos
Laura: 4 pages of photos
Michael: 9 pages of photos

Guess we know who the Getty photogs liked the best....."

Not all the pages are about them or the collections.

Anonymous said...

Jeffrey: 2 pages of photos
Uli: 3 pages of photos
Laura: 4 pages of photos
Michael: 9 pages of photos


Not to be an anal-retentive Virgo here, but I had to check this out. The 9 pages of MK photos include the MK who played on the Brady Bunch as well as other Michael Knights. And the Laura Bennett pages included an LB who was in a bike race.

And, no, I'm not just sayin' this because I like Jeffrey. I'm a Virgo, not an architect.

Anonymous said...

wow.. i have to say. i really like this collection except for 1 of the clothes.
but so far after looking through michaels laura's uli's
jeff seems to to be winner.

Anonymous said...

If you guys don't like Jeffrey's personality, don't let that cloud your view of his designs. This is an amazing collection. He stayed true to himself, which is apparent, and he cleaned his designs up a bit, just as the judges asked. I think it's fabulous. Jeffrey FTW!

kanine said...

I wish somebody would tell Jeffrey it's not 1985 anymore. I think he would benefit from that.

Anonymous said...

I think the fit on Michael's clothes was better, but I ADORE the color palate on these (the green and white stripe is too cute!).

This collection doesn't wow me to be honest- he DID do a Santino where I feel like we totally lost the point of view that made that fierce couture-like gown. These are like, polo clothes all of a sudden. Not bad, just not that exciting to me.

All said, I can't pick a winner here. I'm not a huge fan of any of these collections...

Anonymous said...

i don't know... it pains me to say this - cause im a big michael fan and i cant stand jeffrey - but jeff's collection is among the strongest. hes got a cohesive pallette. fashion forward twists. and most of this is in step with other collections ive seen this week from other designers.

but maybe im just surprised cause i expected much much worse from him.

either way, i think he's got a good chance of winning.

laura's collection is still my favorite overall... (but i do think the swimsuit thing is a sign.)

Anonymous said...

I love it! Definitely my favorite and the only one i'd consider wearing.

Anonymous said...

I actualy expected more from Jeffrey. I think his collection is somewhat interesting, but colors and textures are kinda creepy and the whole thing seems unfocussed. I don't think it's his best work at all. Pity; I think he could do better.

Anonymous said...

Very much Jeffrey. A couple things better than what presented on the show. Taking cues from Alison, and from Uli. Liked a couple of the frocks, though not wowed.

Anonymous said...

The last dress looked like an Uli dress!

Asymetrical skirt hems - meh.

terri39 said...

I was pleasantly surprised by Jeffery'e collection. I'm not a fan of his but I think he did a heck of a job on some of these outfits!

Anonymous said...

there are a lot that i really like... but then a couple that are just okay. but i still love it. and him.

LisaSabatier said...

Oh dear.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors. Cute stuff but not win worthy. That red asymetrical pocket dress and one of the low neck gowns seem to have a Vincent-like inspiration.

Question please- is the "decoy" collection designed by that designer, or by a Bravo/PR team and or ghost designer?

M said...

he looked heedeous. but the clothes, they are cute.

Neptune Vegas said...

his stuff looks like something i would find it in the bargain bin

SЯK said...

Look,

I love this show with my whole pathetic heart and I'm aware that Jeffrey might not have won the popularity vote, but his collection is by far the best one here and as much as I hate to say it, it would be a crime if he doesn't win. His clothes actually have vision, humor, nuance and poetry. Everyone here made great clothes, but he was the only one who elevated it to an art. In terms of his concept and spirit, his collection is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

I heard his collection was inspiried by Meiji-era Japanese woodblock prints, especially a book called Spirits and Ghosts, or something like that. Things don't have to be matchy-matchy to be cohesive.

I thought it was great, and it had great styling. It does look retro, but look in a fashion magazine. That's a majority of what's around. Marc Jacobs fall show was very 90s.

jungle dream pagoda said...

I think the man has made his career based on the baby doll dress with the red dotted skirt and sheer white overlay. What hollywood starlet is NOT going to want to wear his clothes based on that dress.

Anonymous said...

I don't like Jeffrey personally. I did like the polka dot babydoll dress and the green/taupe striped dress, but the rest....UGH!

If you look on the second page, the model wearing the dress with the silver shrug looks like she's about to hurl.

I got kinda queasy myself.

Some hits, some misses, mostly misses from my POV.

theycallmelilsteph said...

Hate it. Besides the green striped blazer and dress, it is hideous.

Jessica said...

Ahh. Clearly I didn't bother clicking through all the pages ;)

HopeLaurie said...

I thought Jeffrey's collection was very good - I thought it was Jeffrey-reined-in-a-bit, and there were many things I would be happy wearing. Loved Laura's (love Laura, period), and I agree with most here that Michael's didn't rock my boat but it wasn't bad at all.

Of course it is hard to see detail in the small pictures. I'm looking forward to the judgings.

Uli's was Uli. If you like that sort of thing, you'll love it; if not, you can at least appreciate the talent and care. I'm in the second boat.

But what I wanted to comment on were some of the established designers collections. I was looking them over and pondering which one would have gotten them auf'd. Some were truly frightening!

Michael Kors wowed me more than in previous years, but I don't think the judges would have found his collection particularly exciting.

It was fun to speculate .

Hope

psion9999 said...

Hmmm. Here's my view: I don't like Jeffrey AND I don't like his collection. It's okay to have this opinion because I'm not letting my absolute hatred of that turd cloud my artistic eye (really). True, it is not as bad as I would have hoped... it was even "ok" in several instances, but it is not win-worthy. And he's still a turd. In capris, no less.

I'm disappointed by Michael's. I really thought he'd bring it the hardest. I think it is (hopefully) Laura's turn to take it all. She stuck to her style and vision much like Uli, but I just don't like Uli's style. Can't wait to see what happens!!

Anonymous said...

After looking at each designer's collection, I have to say that Jeffrey's was the least flattering to the female form. Several of his dresses were torso-shortening/hence widening (i.e., the navy dress). Even his deep-V dress has weird breast-inflating look (and wide shoulder). Did someone say he picked up on an Alison cue? That would be to make his models look "plus size." I guess I'd prefer the Michael "hoochie look" to making the female form look like rectangles and triangles. (Sorry -- just didn't see the innovation.)

Anonymous said...

BOOOOOOORING! Looks like Mr. Penis-Head spent half his time ripping off Santino and the other half ripping off Uli, of all people. Next!

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, everything looks cheap. I mean, they're pretty outfits, but not Fashion Week-worthy.

social-glare said...

This is probably biased since I'm a huge Jeff fan, but I liked his collection the best. He still stayed true to his style, but really listened to the judges and made it classy and chic. Much better than Michaels, Ulis, and definitely better than Lauras.

pc said...

oh my gawd, if you look at jeffrey's collection on new york magazine (blogging project runway has the links), you can totally see one of the model's business. good thing she waxed. not a good thing to see someone's business so early on a saturday morning. bleech.

Chgo_John said...

I think the record needs to be set straight ...
Jeffrey's pants are neither "capri" nor "peddle pushers". They are clam diggers. I know because, as a boy in the early 60's (yes, i'm an old fart), my mother bought me a pair, although mine were in white and didn't have a skull on them. On the other hand, they were, eventually, accented with some lovely grass stains on the knees and arse. (Mom was fashion forward? Who knew?)

As for the collections, at this point, I don't feel that any one designer hit a home run, nor did any one blow it. I'm going to reserve my judgement until I can see the models work the outfits on the runway. As I learned watching the Paris-to-New York episode, the model and her walk is a very important component of the design's total look.

Anonymous said...

As usual, I liked some parts of peanut's collection (green stripes are gorge) but the overall effect is meh. I hate that unflattering silhouette of the tiny bust-big babydoll thing. and what's with the low-waisted pants with the pink shrug? last year's last year's last year. poseur.

Honesty without compassion spells ASSHOLE

If you don't want people to be that honest with you, don't be that honest with them, dickneck.

Anonymous said...

here's the new york post's take on yesterday's show.
no laura mentioned, and it's kind of interesting.
but who knows because, you know, it's the post.

'PROJECT'ING A WINNER
http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/fashion/projecting_a_winner_fashion_danica_lo.htm

Anonymous said...

whoops, sorry, that link was too long.
just go to today's nypost.com and it's under 'entertainment/fashion'

Anonymous said...

Jeffery's collection, other than his final piece, is awful. I appreciate what he was trying to do and holding himself back.....but that just shows that he can't do anything beyond rock-and-roll successfully. And his collection didn't have any sort of consistency or story to it all.

go mighty orbots said...

Hate to say it as I hate jeffrey, but I LOVE this collection. I'd cut a bitch for that green striped blazer.

I'm picking him for the win, which pains me--especially since my sweetie Michael clearly had a meltdown. can you say tacky.

Anonymous said...

I think Laura hit it out of the park, even though I love Michael.
I think the final three are
Laura, Jeffrey,Michael.
Uli is still making the same dress, why can't she make another style, she should have been kicked off weeks ago. At least Kayne experimented, Uli does the same thing over and over again.

marniecel said...

Just viewed the collections. Objectively, I think Jeffrey (the little snot) may have actually WON. He showed the most progression in his collection from the beggining of the Project Runway Season to Fashion Week. Hate to say it but I think he may have pulled off another win. I actually think it was between Jeffrey and Michael in the end, they pushed it a little more than Laura, but Laura's collection was exquisite, but I'm not sure that's what the judges want. Jeffrey seems the most fashion forward and he sews well. Oh well all three were so talented. Uli is disappointing, making one dress over and over again. Sick of her one dress.

Anonymous said...

jeffrey is the only one (I THINK??) with a photo in the W-VIP room, does that mean anything? Were the other designers pictured in there, I'm just not sure??

Nicole said...

For like, enormous, hi-res shots of fashion week (without the distracting "gettyimages" watermark) you can go to:
http://www.sparklies.org/gallery/index.php?cat=105

psion9999 said...

Ok, I'm going to have another go at being objective. With my gut reaction to viewing each of the outfits consecutively, I liked this many of each designer's creations:

Michael: 4 (disappointed)
Uli: 8 (but they're all similar)
Laura: 10 (bitch is fabulous, it'll be a crime if she doesn't go far.....)
Jeffrey: 4 (it pains me to say it, but I actually thought 4 of his outfits were actually quite good -- but I really can't say I liked any more than that)

There. That's all you're gonna get from me. :) Phhht.

Anonymous said...

i didn't like most of the designs but i love his blue baby doll dress and the pants with the strip blazer, that was nice and unconventional.

Anonymous said...

too bad jeffrey didn't dress him self up. what the hell did he have on? i know he has a certain style but damn. the challenge he won when he wore the outfit would have suffice.

Brilliant and Embittered said...

nicole, thanks for the link. Those huge pictures showed the flaws in Jeffrey's construction. The stripes on his green and red striped dress don't match up at the seam. The blue grey dress with the half circles at the bust aren't on the same level. The blue and silver halter has puckered seams on the silver halter straps and you can actually see the model's panty because it's cut so high!!!!! Talk about too much tootie.

embeedubya is right. This is a total Santino redux from the unexpected girliness to the poor construction.

runwayhag said...

Can anyone say ugly?

runwayhag said...

Can you say ugly?

Anonymous said...

I like the straight legs...those are great, but they almost looks like he's wearing them. I guess because he wore that style so much on the show...it's crazy. Anyway, I think the striped dress looks a bit like Chloe's designs from last season. And, the long dress, the blue dress, looks like a more controlled Uli design. I like it better than Michael's and Laura's, though.