Friday, June 05, 2009

Reactions to The Fashion Show Episode Five

So, what did everyone think about episode 5 of The Fashion Show?

Theminx: I thought the HB mini challenge was a time-waster. Since when do designers have to draw things from memory in a short timeframe on a regular basis? Design is about inspiration, not copying. I also thought Lidia should have won the challenge.

As for the main challenge - what a bunch of whiny babies! While your models might have been larger than a size 0 or 2, none of them were overweight or grossly out of proportion. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average American woman is 5'4", weighs 163 lbs, and has a 36.5" waist. Get used to it. I did agree that Reco and Danielle had the best designs, but I liked Haven's as well. AND...I liked Merlin's jacket. Sadly, I agree with Keith's elimination, in that his design was not what it could be.

Laura K: Congratulations to Daniella for winning the Mini Challenge as well as the Elimination Challenge! I LOVED the Mini Challenge. That was one of my favorite parts of the episode. I enjoyed the twist of having the designers sketch Kelly's dress rather than Isaac's design.

However, how was "Placing one of the designers in the bottom three" a "Serious advantage in the Elimination Challenge?" That was no advantage at all. Honestly, if anything it was a DISadvantage.

Why would the judges eliminate a designer just because Daniella chose her to be in the bottom three? They wouldn't and they didn't. So now we have manufactured discord between Daniella and Angel. With emotions high it is not in Daniella's best interest to have another designer pitted against her. At this point, they need support from one another so that they will each be able to put forth their very best work. This was nothing but a lame attempt to manufacture some unnecessary drama and to call it an award or an advantage for Daniella was completely ridiculous.

Your turn. Leave your thoughts in the comments :)