Possibly the entertaining moment of tonight’s show was seeing Irina exasperated and annoyed in the green room after Althea won. Irina just can’t hide her contempt, or her superiority. I sort of love to hate her, but it’s clear that she’s the frontrunner to win. Her clothes are pretty awesome, I have to admit. She doesn’t ever seem to have an off day, even if she is a bit mean.
Althea wowed the judges with a pair of “impeccable” pants with a paper-bag waist. She paired it with a giant loop of sweater, which Heidi and her colleagues loved.
Logan, former workroom heartthrob, went home because of his ’80s redux of zippers, collar and safety pins.
And the rest:
Carol Hannah – A sweet but not exciting black dress with a poufy skirt. Off topic — I’m not wild about her model. Her haircut is unflattering and she never looks comfortable walking, though the designer herself seems pretty happy.
Christopher – Skated by (again) with a wildly ambitious dress with too many layers. The top fit perfectly, and those silvery petals (sewn on an angle) were stunning, but the “bedskirt” white layer looked off-balance. Really, he could have stopped with the petal layer and it would have been gorgeous. I would wear it, for sure. If I were five-ten, that is!
Gordana – Oh, that drab gray jacket! Poor Gordana, I know where she was going with the collar and the darts, but on the runway it just melted into a floppy mess.
Irina – The judges’ de facto favorite, Irina presented another huge fur-trimmed sweater with a second-skin brocade minidress.
On to the tiny frisson of drama we had this week — stealing ideas. Althea accused Logan of stealing her zipper collar, but took the high road and said nothing. Irina in turn accused Althea of stealing her giant sweater, and finked her out on the runway in front of the judges.
Do you agree with guest judge and alum Nick Verreos, in that in an enclosed space it’s natural to “borrow” other designers’ ideas, or do you think fashion plagiarism took place this week? If so, who was guilty of the greater crime, Althea or Logan?