I am about Chris' age. Much of his stuff looks very 80ish. I don't see him coming up with fashiony things. I do think he is probably one of the best theatrical show designers. He could give people whatever they wanted or needed to add some oomph.
Click to see Spoiler:I am trying to recall what would be Chris's top 3 dresses. I think the red short dress and the black end dress on his model would be the two best pieces. Some of his stuff was ugly. That George Washington face on ANTM's Bianca's dress was sad.
Rami couldn't stand back and see that women don't want to wear curtains. Maybe once or twice a year, wearing a curtain is fine. But not every time you turn around. Rami had more than enough beautiful pieces to get him in the finale.
I was at a Greek restaurant in Orlando five years back. They were playing some foreign (home) shows. A lot of the singers and dancers were wearing toga like things. The draping is foreign to us; but I think its a regular thing in ottoman empire countries.