What I find interesting/fascinating is that Gretchen proclaims herself and her taste to be wonderful but some of what she complained about Michael C's dress was the very thing Nina said she did like. No matter what else we do or don't see we did see that. They didn't like MC's first dress that won and didn't like this dress that won. Even if they have problems with him on a personal level why would they constantly criticize the stuff that won as if they are the arbitrators of what is good fashion. Clearly at least 2 times the judges have disagreed with them. I have a feeling as some mentioned upthread that perhaps the judges decision this time for MC's win was to throw it back in their faces. It very well could have been pretty even in their minds about who would win-Mondo or MC and they gave it to MC because of the judges disagreeing with the comments they heard from the others about his design and sewing skills. They gave valid points for why they didn't want Mondo's to win also.
I will say that Mondo's dress pre-catwalk was my favorite but I didn't think it looked as good walking down the runway. IMO it didn't fit her quite right or something was off compared to how it looked to me on the mannequin. Clothing should look better not worse when worn by an actual person.
I will also confess that MC's wasn't my favorite dress but I certainly didn't hate it. I often disagree with the judges but Tim Gunn explained that viewpoint to me on the show when he said it was looking too much like clothes and not fashion. Crazy me, I was looking at them as clothes and not fashion. Now perhaps I'll see better what appeals to the judges but I doubt it.