Begrudgingly

October 9, 2008 at 3:44 pm (Feathers, Hat, Kenley Collins, Tulle) (, , , , , , , )

I have begrudgingly accepted that Kenley Collins did indeed earn her spot at Bryant Park last night.

Despite her efforts to reconcile with her fellow Project Runway designers, she still has some maturing to do. She also has some chips-on-the-shoulder to lose. But it is about fashion and not about attitude in the end.

Watching the show, I wasn’t too aghast at Michael Kors’ comment about Kenley’s dress looking eerily similar to a recent Alexander McQueen dress. But looking at the McQueen dress after the show, I was shocked. I really hope that Kenley didn’t see the McQueen dress. Can we give her the benefit of the doubt, meaning she super-coincidentally designed almost the exact same dress? I hope she didn’t see the McQueen dress before. Truly. Or they just rewarded plagiarism.

But her design put her in the top two. Hence, Bryant Park — here Kenley comes.

I do feel badly for Jerell. His collection was overdone, sure. I didn’t disagree with last night’s judging. But the guy WON the  previous elimination challenge (inspired by the New York Botanical Garden). It’s a shame that the previous winner doesn’t get to move on. What was the point/benefit of winning that challenge?

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1 Comment

  1. karen simpson said,

    Am I blind? These dresses look like very different silouettes to me. Kenleys is different materials, a sweetheart neckline, much fuller at the bottom, her overlay is more or less straight the mcQeen dress is severly slanted. Were it not for the color and the fact that they are both strapless, I doubt if a comparison would have been drawn at all. Kenley is amazingly talented but I agree she does need to see what others are putting out there. I still say it was an honest similarity. She is amazingly talented!

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