Commercials. Here's our question of the week. What past fashion trends do you still like to wear? A) Leggings, B) Shoulder Pads, C) Overalls, D) Underwear as outerwear. I'm going to guess the answer is A), though God knows there are plenty of my classmates from college that probably still own their overalls.
Heidi greets everyone on the runway. Blah blah, in, out. She introduces Michael, Nina, and DONNA KARAN. Donna gives a wink and a wave. All of the designers seem really impressed. I realize there's been a lot of discussion about it, but...bitch looks pretty damn good to me. She's, what, 70? ["However old she is, it's too old for that top. She herself looks great; that blouse is no good." -- Sars] I'm exaggerating, but she's not an ingénue. And come on, she's pretty sexy! I don't know; I'm feeling kind of hot for Donna Karan right now. She's all sexy with her shoulders and her hair and her gold chains. And the wink and the wave really got me.
The show begins with Team Jillian. Their dead trends were poodle skirts, overalls, and the '70s flare. The first look is a pantsuit in denim fabric, with flared legs. It's also an overall, though the straps are really thin. Underneath the overalls is a transparent top with ruffled cap sleeves and a bow at the neck. It's very stylish. There is incredible pleating all over the suit, which I guess is the poodle-skirt element. I'm guessing the whole pantsuit thing was the '70s element, though it's much more 1930s. Whatever, it looks fucking amazing. The next look is a denim short, with a halter top that has a poofy neck -- poodle-skirt element, I'm guessing. The last one is a poodle dress that resembles denim overalls. All three designers are very happy with what they've accomplished.
Team Chris of the shoulder pads, dancewear, and baggy sweater is next. The first look is Chris's. It's a long sheath dress with a halter neck that has pleating along the cleavage. It's a lovely tan color. Coupled with the dress, though, is this little bolero jacket with super-pronounced shoulder pads. The fabric features a brocade pattern that is a no-no. My couch would rather stand and not have lunch at all than eat with this fabric. That's how not cool this fabric is. Sweet P's look is next. It's a sleeveless, v-necked dress that is belted. The dress is tan like Chris's dress and has a black turtleneck underneath. It's very cool. It's exactly what she had in mind, says Sweet P. Steven's is next -- a satin wrap top over black leggings. Hmm. It's not really flattering or innovative. Steven says that he felt like their collection was a little fragmented.
Next is Team Star. Their trends were zoot suit, pleather, and fringe. The first look is a pencil skirt with a jacket and a high-collared shirt. The skirt is pinstriped, which I heard them say was their ode to the zoot suit. It's a very cool look, but...the editing doesn't linger very long on the outfit, but I don't see any fringe or pleather. I'm sure it's there, but I don't see it. Christian thinks their collection is the best, which is a surprising departure from his usual humility. The next look is a baggy dress over leggings. The dress has a boat-neck collar, with a subtle fringe around it; it's gray with a white pinstripe, and maybe the leggings are pleather? I'm not really seeing any pleather up in here. The last look is a tight dress of contrasting black and white patterns. There's a shape of a vest on the bust, so I guess there's our suit. But really, I see no fringe or pleather. I'm not kidding! Kit says she's a little nervous, because she thinks their fabrics might be too muted. I'm afraid the trends you were supposed to use are too muted. Like totally muted. Like they're not there.