This season's opening episode was really exciting- I enjoyed seeing the final selection process and I admit, I was happy with the designers they eliminated right off the bat. The remaining 16 designers seem to be a talented and skilled group with some personality, but design ability that will justify their being on the show. I hate when it seems like the judges have only kept someone for ratings instead of for design.
As for the results of the show, I'm livid with the judges for not eliminating Julie. Yes, Rafael and Joshua had horrendous designs, too, but Julie's didn't have a single redeeming element to it! It made me cringe when I saw it. My jaw dropped and I couldn't believe she sent it down the runway. I suppose she must have made it very clear to the judges that she did a terrible job. They probably chose to keep her because she knew her design was awful, whereas the other two seemed to stand behind their horrific looks.
I'm thrilled for Bert- I hope he remains a strong competitor throughout the show. His design was flawless! And although Michael Kors didn't like the styling, I thought it was actually kind of cool- the aviators, the tousled hair- it seemed kind of effortless and chic.
Bert's look- WIN!
The other look I wanted to see in the top was Viktor's. His is a dress I would wear every day. I love it! The tailoring was impeccable, and the black details made it incredibly flattering and funky. It's a lot safer than Bert's look, which is the only reason I wouldn't say he should have won.
I think that will be my thread when writing these PR posts- I'll try to pick one look each week that is my "I want to wear that" look. This week, Viktor is the winner:
Please leave a comment and tell me what YOU thought of the first episode of Season 9- I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions!