I thought that Michael C's dress was a goner for sure until the judges gushed over it. They mentioned the way the fabric flowed, and that was Michael's comment as he was talking about it. I figured it was something that just didn't show well on tv. Then my husband came in and saw it and loved it. I mentioned I couldn't see it moving the way they were talking about but he said that's what he noticed right away. I will say I loved the back of it. I thought he fit it to the model perfectly.
I think with Christian's comments we could catch a small glimpse of what Michael was up against all season. He was a little condescending about Michael not knowing the type of fabric. I loved that the other judges stood up for Michael with their statments that while he may not know what the fabric is he knew what to do with it. And in the end that should be the important part - knowing how to work the fabric, not just knowing about it.
I think Michael truly was touched by Mondo's choosing him. Mondo completely changed his mind about Michael and I liked that he explained all that to the judges. From all the bad crap he's taken all year long I'm not surprised he was moved.
I like Michael but my favorite designer is Mondo. It would appear that everyone there agrees he's talented because everyone picked Mondo to go through. I wonder how Gretchen felt when she wasn't getting picked that much. She's had such a high opinion of herself and her abilities that it had to hurt a little.
I hope Michael and Mondo are 2 of the designers and I don't care who the 3rd is.