I think Iman has made this show more difficult to watch. I also agree with FanFare57 that Calvin seemed kept for his shock value....for the producers requirements....not because he was such a wonderful designer. But my biggest problem with the show this season was Iman. From the above entries I can see she has a fan base, but she brought such a militant tone to the proceedings that I skipped every other episode. Every word out of her mouth sounded like she was pissed off!! What's up with that? I designed women's clothing for 20 years. Even the worst buyers never sounded like her. Just made me miss Kelly Rowland.
Here's the problem with the show (IMO) - people get sent off by which "house" loses, so 1 person can get a free ride if the house won. Sorry but, why can't the house win but any individual lose? Were that the case, good designers would have stayed and problem ones would have been gone. I think you kept finding ways to keep Calvin for the drama (which we can get from any RH show). He should have been gone for disrespecting clients you sent him for the weddings. Try to find a way to judge designers as individuals and please quit handing out unearned free rides. It will vastly improve the show.
I love that Iman joined the cast, even though I love Kelly Rowland. I was really excited about Iman joining the cast and thought the new cast was very impressive. However, I thought the designs were very weak and strange. I know it must be VERY difficult for the designers to excecute the challenges in such a short time, but compared to Project Runway, the designers paled in comparison. I know you all know way more about fashion than I, but I can't understand how these designers were chosen in the first place. Overall, I was very underwhelmed. It almost seemed that you all had to follow through and exaggerate your positive critiques to save the show's face. Looking forward to next season to see what real talent y'all can come up with.
p.s. Really? Girl fresh out of design school made final 3 over Caesar?
This was the best Fashion Show ever! The best of all the fashion shows on any TV station. I loved, most of all, the respect you show the designers. This show is a class act and a "class in how to be classy"
I was in a great mood when the show was over. It does not have anything to do with me but I was so happy for the designers, all of them. This is the type of program I like to watch before I go to bed, a positive creative and super artistic experience. The judges were fabulous and cannot leave out the amazing and super classy Iman. Loved it, loved it.
I can't wait for the next season.
I felt Calvin should never have made it to the finals over Cesar or Eduardo (?). Calvin never won a single challenge, right? The others had won some throughout the season. That said, you declared that Calvin's final line was "DIVINE". Your critques of Dominique's and Jeffrey's were less positive. So, how did the divine Calvin lose to the flawed Jeffrey? My guess is that Calvin was kept on each week for conflict and ratings more than talent. In the end. you couldn't reward Calvin's poisonality with the win, even if your touted him as being the best on air. Nice going in the credibiltiy department. This finale was another snoozer with a predictable ending: "Nice Guy Wins over Evil Guy."