Another day and another challenge. The designers look slightly beat at this point and this is the time in every season where we start to see people slip up, and lose their mojo. I wish most the designers the best as the season chugs on.
Men? What the Hell?
So the fabulous Heidi Klum comes out and says that they won’t be using their models this time, but will have a client. Then comes out 9 men of all different shapes and sizes. The look of horror on everyone’s face was priceless. Anya gets to pick first and the rest are done through the button bag. As expected the thinner men get chosen first. Olivier starts condescendingly saying that he can’t work with fat people. I want to snap his head off for this comment. How rude! As a designer it should be your goal to design for people of all different sizes. I am sorry that we are not all size 0, and it is comments like these that make everyone so self conscious about how they look.
Tim Saves the Day
Back at the workroom Tim comes in and tells them that they won’t be designing for the men, but for the men’s special ladies. I could almost feel the sigh of relief. The men then have to explain the women’s style to the designers and some really aren’t that sure. Bert is working for a man who is obsessed with his lady’s breasts and Anthony Ryan gets to recreate a dress that the dude lost awhile ago. This all seemed a bit weird. I am just glad they brought the women in to say what they want.
So the men get to go to mood with the designers and Olivier is running around asking what DD means. How do you not know this? I know you are not a girl but you ARE a designer. You should know what all the sizes mean. When he finds out that it means big boobs, he is horrified and starts saying that he doesn’t like boobs and that all women should be flat breasted. At this point I am almost to the point where I want to break my beloved TV he is annoying me so much.
Anya: I like it, but can’t stand the sleeve. That woman looks amazing in it. She could go anywhere and people would be like WOW!
Joshua: An amazing little black dress. It was adorable and she looked so happy in it. The lace was perfect and the flow of the skirt was fantastic.
Viktor: Dear lord she looked fabulous. She looked quirky, cute, professional, and so much more. It was the perfect outfit for her.
Josh: I don’t get it, the black dress was great, but Viktor’s outfit was so perfect. It was more than his client could have ever wanted and the fact that possibly a pair of sunglasses kept him from a win.
Anthony Ryan: It fit well, and didn’t do harm to her body, but it was old or futuristic. It just didn’t look like it should be in this time period. It could have been worse.
Bert: Oh she didn’t look very good in this. It should have been so much better. Look it was sewn well but like they told Becky, this is not America’s best seamstress.
Bryce: Ew, huge pockets, poor fit, and so many other things. Just went terribly wrong.
Bryce: Good luck Bryce but you were long overdue. The dress was bad, I can only imagine what the other one would have been.
Kimberly: Nothing special. She looked good in it so mission accomplished.
Laura: Look for a woman who wants Barbie, she got Barbie. But it was done right so she looked great.
Olivier: The top is nice, but I hate those pants. They make her butt look huge. She is a beautiful woman and it doesn’t really do her justice.
I am still pissed at Olivier. I wasn’t necessarily a fan of him before but I never disliked him. I found his color palate to be bland and boring, I never got on the fake accent bandwagon because quite frankly I don’t care, and I think he has some good ideas. But this week he just irritated me to know end. And he made Tim raise his voice. I just can’t see him being a real designer if he refuses to work with clients and can’t accept that most women aren’t a size 2.
Viktor got cheated again. He is always in the top, or should be in the top most of the time, but can never nag that win. The one win he does have, he shares with Josh. And then this week Josh steals it from him. Of all the designers left, I truly believe Viktor has the best sense of style. I just hope the judges see it too.
Speaking of Josh, I thought he did a great job of holding back this week. I could tell he just wanted to decorate that dress to hell. I don’t really like him as a person but it says a lot when you can work well with a client.
What about Kimberly? She is always in the middle. I have almost no idea as to who she is as a person or what her aesthetic is. She has just floated through this competition. I don’t think she is trying to just stay safe, I just don’t think she as the design that the judges want to see.
I want Anthony Ryan to make pants. I like him, I think he is a nice person, he has an awesome accent considering he is from the south, but he only makes dresses and skirts. I want to see that he knows how to make pants. Hell Anya has made pants and she just learned to sew. It’s hard to believe that that used to be a major issue.
Heidi is still in love with Bert. I hate it. Bert gets saved because she has a soft spot for him. Judges are supposed to be unbiased and I am pretty sure Nina and Michael are, but Heidi so has her favorites. And unfortunately for us, that means Bert gets to hang around.