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Fashion Rearward

Terri: Worthy of Respect, Y'all
     Seriously, people, this lady has put out some of the most consistently creative, intelligently designed and well constructed outfits I've seen on Season 5 of "Project Runway."
   (Now cometh the cut for those of you who wish to be surprised and delighted by PR on a delayed basis.)
     And she hasn't yet won one of the weekly competitions.
     This week, the challenge was to create an outfit for a drag queen. Terri put together a kabuki-cum-techno-road-warrior for her very tall and imposing client. It absolutely rocked the runway, making art and drama blend so beautifully and outrageously, that I thought it a shoe-in for this week's win. It didn't. The win went to another excellent piece, by another talented designer, Joe, but I honestly couldn't see why he wasn't leaving the stage as an honorable second. (Then again, I thought Jerrell's outfit deserved to be in the top three, not Korto's. That's why I'm not sitting up there with Kors and Nina and Heidi.)
     At least we got rid of Daniel. and will not have to sit and listen to him tell us how his high-end style sense was so much better than everyone else's.
     And that's the way I see it, she said, indulging in her own not-really-guilty pleasure.

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belsum
Aug. 21st, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oh thank the gods that we got rid of Daniel. Please let Keith be the next to go!

I knew that Terri's wouldn't take the win precisely because it was so much more of an art piece. Acid Jane herself was an art piece and while the world may be mostly accepting of pretty and funny and clever drag queens like Joe had, scary freaks just haven't made it there yet. You know?

It's interesting to me that while there are certainly better designers than others, Terri I agree wholeheartedly being one of them, I just don't see an obvious front runner yet. I'm still mentally picking off the bottom feeders.
kaffyr
Aug. 21st, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, getting rid of Keith might be the next move, followed (for my money) by Kenley. That's purely personal, I'm afraid; I want to like her, but I just can't. Too many teeth - by which I mean, I think she's a little shark in faux-vintage clothing. She's talented, I'll grant you that, but ....

I think you're brilliant, by the way; I hadn't thought about the difference between Acid Jane and the others. Scary monsters and super freaks, indeed.
belsum
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
HELL YES! I am totally done with Kenley. Honestly. I liked her right off but she's proven to be a two-faced little snot, trying to get by on looks as much as talent. I was completely dismayed when she won the NYC challenge; hers wasn't even Top 3 in my mind.
kaffyr
Aug. 21st, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
It was a solid piece, but definitely not my favorite. (I'm not a fan of poof-based silhouette architecture in clothing, because I don't think that kind of line does a thing for the body. That's why I didn't like Korto's DQ piece last night.) And I can't help but feel Kenley has deliberately sabotaged people. For instance, when Daniel was trying to decide whether or not to add a jacket to his Olympic Cocktail dress back in the Olympics channel, she specifically told him he didn't need it. She had to know that a jacket would have made the dress look better. There was one earlier instance in which she told someone that she liked or disliked something, and the person listened to her, and was s thereafter scored badly. I wish I could remember it...ah well, I think you see my point.
belsum
Aug. 22nd, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Now that is very interesting. I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for more instances of her "help" being anything but. Good one!
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