Mondo Guerra's Take on 'Project Runway': If the Shoe Fits
Alexandria von Bromssen
Alexandria had first dibs on shoes and chose the strongest statement pair of the lot. Kudos to her for being mindful enough to balance the edginess of these strappy, "hyper-gladiators" with a relaxed dress--but this look is ALL about the shoes. With the dress being so simple, I question whether the judges were really rewarding her for strong design or just smart styling.
The judges gushed over this look and praised it for being sleek, chic and modern. Zac Posen even went so far to say that simplicity was next to godliness here. I agree -- it's well-made and very wearable. Sometimes less really is more.
Ken was eager to rebound from two consecutive weeks at the bottom and he did just that with this design. The fabric texture is really cool and the proportions work here. Nina Garcia loved his man-eater reference, saying his girl was sexy while still being covered up. This is the best look I've seen from Ken so far.
"Where's the eggnog?" Nina Garcia wanted to know. Aside from the Christmas cheer, there was nothing particularly remarkable about this look. For me, these are just clothes, not fashion. And while I like a good nod to the '60s, the styling here wasn't doing her any favors either.
These boots were made for walking but, according to the judges, she's streetwalking. Heidi Klum said Jeremy was serving a Pretty Woman moment with this design and not in a good way. For as much work as he put into his cable sweater technique, it wasn't enough to save this look.
Bradon's Achilles' heel here was his commitment to displaying this draping technique. And he realized it, but by then it was too late. Not a fan of his color choices or fabrics here. Wish he would have trusted his instincts and dressed the shoes down.