Daniel Vosovic

It's about making them feel good and hiding what needs to stay hidden!

on Aug 21, 2008

I can't believe I loved this episode as much as I did. I think it's the first time I was actually laughing out loud this season, and it wasn't because of token sayings or contrived drama ... just good, clean, drag queen fun! To be honest, I was ready to throw this episode in the "good for TV but irrelevant for fashion designers" category, but I really thought that Tim, the judges, and many of the designers really thought about the impact and reason for the challenge. Like anyone who feels like an outsider (basically everyone who doesn't look like a supermodel), it's about making them, and the people around them, feel good about themselves. It was about putting on a show and infusing as much drama, wit, and attitude into the clothing, while still being dictated by the rules of proportion, fit and style.

I believe RuPaul said it best "Creating an outfit for drag is about creating an illusion, hiding things that want to be hidden, and accentuating the assets that are meant to be shown." (Or something similar - my darn Tivo already deleted it thanks to all of the Olympics coverage grrrrr!).

Man, woman, skinny, fat, tall, short ... it's all about showcasing the best and hiding the rest. So let's keep that in mind when dissecting the designer duds!