french dip, I agree with most of what you said.
Carol Hannah's dress was fabulous and I don't see it as a Uli knock off. Her city was Palm Beach so any resemblence to Uli's Miami Beach creations was due to the limitation of the local.
Althea should have won that! I loved it.
This should have been a satisfying challenge because they had free rein to design something without restriction and even had an inspiration so as not to feel like they were twisting in the wind. The budget could have been bigger but I don't think that would have helped.
Irina. I got Aspen but an open back sweater and fur coat vest makes little sense in a cold climate. Poetic license afoot, of course. Most of what we see from top designers on the runway does not translate to real life anyway. ho hum
Barring any unforseen disasters it seems like we will see Carol Hannah, Althea and Irina at Bryant Park.
Gordana needs to apply some makeup and stop over plucking her brows. She is an attractive woman but always looks tired and disheveled.