Sonjia – Oh my, I really wanted to like this. I kept thinking it would come together, but her dress is just awkward with the green pieces that are now plastered onto a nude body stocking. They look crafty and not high fashion. I do love the color and the skirt is gorgeous and fits the model like the most flattering glove OJ Simpson never got his hands on.
Chris – I actually like Chris’ dress, even the wild feathery arm covers. The detail is amazing from the corset back to the gathers in the back of the skirt to the layered fabrics. I know it reads costume, but just like Chris, I have no clue what Avant Garde is, so I like it! I will again say that having a wonderful model is a huge leg up. I have owned many clothes from the Victoria Secret catalogue that I blame squarely on the perfect shoulders of Alessandra Ambrosio.
The judging starts with Sonjia. Her explanation is that “seductive temptress” made her think of Adam and Eve. That also helps explain why gold is conspicuously missing, since precious metals had not yet been discovered by Man and Eve had to start a ruckus over the only shiny thing she could find at the time, which was not in Sonjia’s color palette.
Heidi starts by saying she loves it and could see celebrities walking the red carpet in it.
I don’t think that is the compliment she thinks it is
The rest of the judges rip into her. Nina hilariously has a problem with using green for a “seductress”, but that is L’Oreal’s fault! Kors calls it an ice skating costume and Zoe says it looks unfinished. My favorite is when Kors says it looks like a windstorm swept a banquet and the model ended up covered in the tablecloth and napkins. When Heidi steps back in to defend the concept as one of “nude illusion” Nina and Kors slap that down as an idea ruined by the miles of cheesy mesh running down her back. Then Kors caps it off with a great impression of his client base.
“If you can gum your food, I’m your dude!”
Chris’ judging starts out with high praise of his styling choices. They love her makeup and that she has one red nail and the rest black. OK. Then the dress itself gets dinged for it being kind of a period piece. Apparently the hip padding was smart, but does not constitute Avant Garde. The chest is too loose and the overall fit is odd. His details and back are highly praised however. For this one the judges are all in sync.