Jerell says that India makes him think of embellishments. Kenley drops by his table and says that it's so pretty and "so Jerell." I don't believe that both of those things can exist in the same universe. Michael is already finished draping his dress, which both Mila and Kenley notice without a lot of admiration. He works fast, but I think that this looks a little simple to them. He's aware of their judging eyes. The other designers tell him that it looks like a Marchesa gown to them, which he interviews is his exact aesthetic. Yes, I see that about Michael.
Mondo says that he doesn't want to design a dress that could be possibly used as an actual flag. Well, unless you were in some sort of Cast Away situation. Then, maybe it wouldn't be so bad to have a flag dress. Think about it. Fine, you'd be sort of naked when people found you, but that's really the least of your worries and, depending on the amount of time you'd been without human touch, you may just want to have the goodies out there to thank your rescuer. This is my job. Exploring the avenues. Anyway, so Mondo is really trying to turn up the personality this season, am I right? I find it pretty entertaining for the most part, but something seems a little ill-fitting and forced.
Here's Joanna. Now, I usually really enjoy her clothing, but she is wearing something that is a huge miss. First, this blouse that's a cute cut but the ugliest ink blot mess of a print. Paired with this blouse are some high-waisted yellow slacks that look like old man pants on her. Boo. She tells them that they are the most talented room in the history of
Project Runway. Ostensibly, she should be able to say that every week of this season, yes?
She starts her consultation with Mondo. She has to ask him what country his flag represents. He's basically doing a black dress with a racer stripe down the back that has the colors of the flag. She likes that it's deceptively simple but wants to know how a lady might wear a bra with this gown, which is going to have pretty large cut-outs on the back. Mondo says that you don't, which gets a frustrated sigh from Joanna. She moves onto Jerell and says that she feels that his look is a national costume. He defends his choice, saying that the ethnic opulence is true to his aesthetic, which is pretty true. Is it good is another question entirely. Michael's gown is also not bra-friendly and really bothers Joanna. She says simply that women like to wear underwear underneath their clothes. Tell that to every young starlet who got out of a car in 2009.