Jerrell's dress looked like it had potential, but the execution fell very short. I don't know how that dress was staying up but I'm pretty sure it involved superglue and some good editing afterwards to keep it from being pornographic. It didn't seem like he deserved to win the challenge, but no one else's was really better. I kind of liked Leanne's dress, but am getting tired of her epaulet-esque adornments. Kenley's dress was kind of cool - but far from elegant, pretty, red carpet evening gown. More like a cool mermaid. I don't know how the judges avoided saying it was a mermaid costume. And Korto's dress had an unfortunate fabric choice. The color was fantastic, but the fabric didn't work for a long gown. Maybe a different design, but she needed something softer and less structured for her dress. I thought the lace was really pretty and was disappointed she took most of it off, but agreed with Tim that it didn't work with the overall design.
In the end, I was booing the judges choice to keep all four designers. That's not what we signed on for - and wait, didn't we just see that last season? Their big change is to give full budgets to all the designers and then pick three collections to go to Fashion Week, as opposed to just making the bottom two duke it out. Maybe that will make all four really kick it up a notch because they won't feel safe. But aren't they all notched out anyway? Isn't that the point of being at the end of the competition? I will look forward to seeing complete collections from our final four. And I hope they are better than the designs we saw this week.
Jerrell & Leanne
Jerrell & Leanne