Saturday, August 23, 2014
Cloning Klum's Style: Project Runway's Impossible Task?
This is, I believe, an impossible task, because I have always thought that Heidi Klum has really bad personal taste.
But wait! I want to invoke Diana Vreeland here, who once said (and I paraphrase) that it's better to have bad taste than no taste.
One of the three top looks represented bad taste, thought I. It was Amanda's gown, with a bodice covered in some sort of ric-rac-y beaded trim stuff that looked stiff. Zac Posen was having none of it, though he did think that the back of the dress echoed Geoffrey Beene in a favorable manner.
Another top three look was in quite good taste. Kini's black gown with curved beaded inlay was elegant and lovely. It didn't win.
The third gown--and the winning look--was somewhere in between. One could say that Sean's layered ombre fringe gown was on the edge of bad taste, and so I shall.
So what do gentle readers think? Does the fringe dress represent a foray into good taste or is it an example of Ms. Klum being consistently bad?