Tims Take

These are the moments!

on Mar 5, 2008

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Christian is the winner of Project Runway Season Four and becomes Project Runway royalty. His collection was a show-stopper. It was all about the counterpoint between exuberant volume and minimalist restraint, such as blouson tops with cigarette pants. His palette was largely black with some merlot accent pieces, except for the eveningwear, which was ivory and brown. Christian's two final looks were the ne plus ultra of his show. His second-to-last look was a belted cocktail length dress in hundreds and hundreds of vertical layers of chiffon with the color arranged from light to dark and the overall effect being like an uber sophisticated ombre. And his finale was jaw-droppingly stunning: a full length gown of feathers. In spite of his exceptional showing, I was worried that Christian's relative youth and inexperience would be obstacles for the judges. I was worried until Michael Kors languorously stated, "You know, I began my label with I was 21 ...." OK -- the set-up for his win was established. Look out haute couture! Here comes Christian Siriano!

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