My opinion on the costumes - I didn't see the full ep just runway:
Dimitry - I could see this in a Rockette show, even though I do agree that the nude panels probably would be altered with another color - maybe a lighter blue. The skirt didn't bother me - nor did any short length - because these are Rockettes and if they're kicking there are some who'd say that it's not "decent" or "modest" (I kid you not - I have known people to complain about cheerleading photos because their skirts are short). It was beautify, cool and as Michael said, I could see this with a full skirt (not beaded mind you to the ground) in the Emmys or another fancy pants show.
Melissa - Well, hers was a tad too short, and it was a tad stiff, but she did create something that would be seen all throughout the Radio City Music Hall. It was unfortunate that yes, she did create a "1" but the ONE thing I do like is that Melissa is going beyond her monotone scheme.
Christopher - I liked it, it was worthy of a win... HOWEVER, I think the mistake was that the color was silver. I think this would've been stronger in black. Then again - I know that the Rockettes are of all races and such, so silver would be the right color in that case. The skirt didn't bother me because it has a high enough slit in it that you can kick in it.
Sonjia - This would've worked better if she had done a fabric feather type design instead of literal feathers. ( for those who watched "Big Brother" this season think of the skirt on Brittney's dress in the finale). It wasn't a bad design or idea just not well executed. She was safer than the bottom two though.
Fabio's was interesting. He did get the idea of the skirt needing to be able to move and the like. Was deserving of the safe though because it wasn't quite as interesting as the top three.
Elana - that was interesting. It wasn't well made, and yes the crystal neckline was TOO much. She had the heart and the right idea for a Rockette outfit in that it needed to stand out, but it took it to the extreme that you orbit the sun and then the moon and back again. I'm glad she got another chance though because she DID change her asthetic and even if it failed, at least it was creative. Koonan creative yes - but creative.
Ven - sorry, but snoozefest deluxe, and badly made (hem catch). You take away his flowers and pleating and you get this. For Radio City Music Hall, you do have to stand out because there is enough there to draw your attention away from the Rockettes believe it or not. He deserved to be eliminated this week, though I will admit Tim was far more polite than I thought he'd be. Then again - he did make a point in a way that the designers do have to work hard because if you think that you are just going to win with little thought in the design or safe designs... think again.