Friday, April 11, 2014

Under the Gunn rehash: the finale!

Fresh air! Sunshine! Warmer temperatures! Time to pull out all my dresses and work on my tan. If you're in the southern hemisphere, well, sorry. Just know that we have suffered greatly (in the US anyway) this winter.

Spoilers ahead...

Things I loved:

I must be getting soft in my old age because I loved seeing everyone with their families. It's such a double-edged sword, it can encourage designers or take them off their game. But for people like Shan, who are working FOR their families, I think it helps.

Seeing designers from older seasons always makes me happy.

Shan's sons falling asleep during the fashion show. Ha!


Things I hated:

Seeing the models get their eyebrows waxed. Ewww...

It kind of sucked that we didn't get to spend more time watching the designers build their collections. No home visits. Boo.

Favorite garment(s):

Dying for Sam's kimono top. Online it looks like a sweater knit?

Everything Shan made. Screw the judges.

Least favorite garment:

I really disliked Asha's striped textile. It looked like it was meant for pillows. Y'know, the extra ones you keep on the bed and throw on the floor every night.

I didn't understand the story behind Oscar's collection. Women? That's the story? Oh my...I sound like one of the judges. #fashionsnob

Best line of the night:

"I was getting 1920s/40s circus couture." --Neil Patrick Harris

The final runway show was good, I was surprised at the quality of the clothing. I have mixed feelings about Oscar winning. He has the skills, but sometimes he's all over the place. He IS the only one who thought about making his collection a SHOW, which I do think is important for a finale. I was just sort of meh on his stuff because it didn't feel cohesive to me. I still think "his woman" is 40, which isn't a big deal except for how PR has handle that kind of thing before.

I loved Sam's clothes, but it was certainly very RTW. I think Rachel Roy was right, if he pushes himself out of that every now and then, he may be surprised to find that he likes it.

One thing I do NOT have mixed feelings about: Nick winning as a mentor. How 'bout them apples, Anya and Mondo?

So that wraps up the first season of Under the Gunn. I'm sure I'll watch if there's another...the quality of these kinds of shows is more dependent on the designers than on the format of the show. Although I can't help but feel like these guys were the rejects from PR. Speaking of PR, come back soon, okay?!


  1. I just finished watching, and you said everything I was thinking, ha! After Shan's models left the runway, I thought he had the strongest look. Really stunned by the judges comments.

    Circus couture cracked me up. Spot.On.

    Does Heidi never grow old? She is amazing.

    1. I couldn't believe Shan was "in the bottom" as it were. I guess when they were all lined up together, it did look like a little much, but it looked cohesive and like a good show. Maybe he should have put the more plain jumpsuit at the end, sort of like a gown?

      Heidi looks amazing AND she's had 4 kids!!


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