Originally Posted by texasgal26;2827188;
It's MHO that Victoria's going ga-ga over Christian's collection was a MAJOR (to steal Victoria's terminology, for a second) reason why he DID win. If not THE major reason.
Victoria's NOT a regular judge on the show. Even though she could've danced around the studio or done cartwheels about ANY of the collections, there were three other people in a decisive position on the final winner. People who HAD been on the show from Day One, as I recall.
So, no, unless all three, or at least two, of those people agreed with Victoria, logically, there is no way ANY of the three designers could've pulled off a win.
And in particular, since those three people had made quite an issue in the past about "costumey" work --- and yep, again, to me, a lot of Christian's Bryant Park work was costumey (I even recall Tim advising Christian in NY that a pair of feather pants he'd made to put in the show came across as "costume" and that he needed to think about that. It's kind of ironic that those pants didn't seem to show up on the BP runway, ain't it?), they make themselves come across as kind of questionable when a collection with a stong COSTUMEY vibe walks off with the top prize.
Which somehow just happens to happen when a fashionista whose taste CAN sometimes be kind of out there --- or costumey, if you want to go there --- comes to sit in as a guest judge?
Having watched PR once or twice before (actually, I've seen all three previous seasons), it's old news to me that the judges say positive and negative things about individual challenge outfits, as well as Bryant Park runway collections.
But it's NOT old news to me that Christian is a talented designer. I believe I may have already said I liked a lot of his stuff from the show last night, and that I wish him good luck for his win. I've also previously said that out of the final runway offerings, all three of these designers produced the best work for the Bryant Park runway show, yet.
So, MHO is not necessesarily about being happy or not about Christian's win.
It's just about MHO.
And it's just fashion (to echo Santino), after all.