David Applebaum

"Sometimes my castmates and I would call Vanessa by name, but most of the time we just called her Baby Gaga."

on Dec 28, 2009

And so let’s get to Vanessa. When she said she wanted a dress that would feature the hips, I knew she was sunk. Even with an expert as skilled as Tressa (and do yourself a favor and behold the genius that is Fierce Couture… yes look it up and prepare to be amazed) that was just the opening the judges needed to drop Vanessa’s line. I will restate here what I said to her in week two when the bottom 3 were me, Vanessa and Kathy. I think it was either me or Vanessa that would be dropped. While we were sweating it out on the firing line I leaned over to her and said “You and I have very little in common, but I am so proud of you and actually pleased to be standing here with you. You and I are the only ones bold enough to stand alone with a unique vision and the inability to blend in. I commend your courage and whichever way this goes… thank you for being you and allowing me to be me." Sometimes my castmates and I would call Vanessa by name, but most of the time we just called her Baby Gaga. It’s too bad Vanessa won’t be on hand next week to actually meet with and work with the original.

I am so very looking forward to next week when the remaining designers get to work with Lady Gaga. It is clear that she is very smart and from what I have gathered fun, insightful and very generous… this one is going to be special, and I am not going to miss it.