The challenge: Design a dress for Miss Piggy.
Was the purpose of this challenge to collect soundbytes?
Gordana: "I've noticed she has really nice legs, and I want to show off her legs."
Joanna: "I don't think comfort, when you're dressing a mega-celebrity like Miss Piggy, should really matter."
Austin: "I feel like I do really understand Miss Piggy."
Mondo: "I want to remind her of her childhood."
Honestly. I know there is a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor going on here, but it almost went beyond that, all the way to surrealism.
The thing is, since it's Miss Piggy, a child-friendly topic, it was actually kind of entertaining. I'm not one for the soundbyte effect, but this episode was clearly aimed at a different demographic than your standard PR show.
Michael--Those shapes, I'm sorry to say, remind me of curls of bacon. The garment is also too short. I do find the fabric interesting. I like shiny that isn't too shiny. It looked like a jacquard but I couldn't tell for sure.
April--The black feather shoulders are kind of Miss Piggyesque in a weird way I can't explain. However, this dress is also too short.
Jerrell--He came out with an unexpectedly decent garment. A little boudoir, but at least a nice length. The pink was good for Miss Piggy.
Kara--Ooh, that's awfully tight. I don't like the peekaboo tummy, either. How on Earth would Miss Piggy wear that? Frankly, I'm surprised Kara is not on the bottom.
Kenley--Girl loves the girliness. I do not like the petal bust thing, not without some shape. It's like she forgot to finish the top. I do like that print for Miss Piggy, and the froth at the bottom.
Anthony--I like the feathers across the midsection and the underlying fabric choice. It is unexpectedly demure for Anthony. I could wear the dress. The skirt has a bit too much volume in front, though. It's not very Miss Piggy, but I would wear it.
Rami--Oh, the polka dots. Kind of old school Miss Piggy, no? A little too much Carmen Miranda or something, but you could see Miss P in this on the Muppet Show. I would have liked to see something a little softer, though.
Mila--I have to ask, How is that black and white mod colorblocking Miss Piggy? It's Mila. Well made, yes, but not with the fun of what Miss Piggy represents.
Gordana--I see the nightgown thing now that Joanna was thinking of in the workroom. I love the color, though. A sweet rose pink. I think it's a little too baby doll in shape for Miss Piggy.
Austin--There is too much bosom "available" in this garment. The dress does kind of remind me of one of the films, when Miss P is working at the ad agency or whatever. But it's a little much as a whole. Miss Piggy is in a kid's movie, isn't she?
Mondo--Good color in Mondo's look, but too shiny. A little too shapeless up top as well, though I like the bits at the bottom. 60s retro was not a good option, I think.
As fun as the challenge was, it seems weird to be judging these garments. I get having someone's garment win to be worn to an event. But sending someone home? And the two who were on the bottom? This week, it just didn't make sense. If Kara had been on the bottom, I might not have felt that way. I like Kara, but that dress was nuts. So, unlike the previous weeks, the judging made me shake my head this time.