Christian! Was there any doubt?
The moment Posh saw those outrageous puffy sleeves, My Fair Lady Hats, frilly collars, and tight, tight pants, she began to salivate all over her orange designer gown. Nina fought the good fight for Rami, her darling, but Posh's overt lust for Christian's clothes won over Nina's tepid puppy love.
The big surprise was Jillian's third place finish. Her ready to wear, flattering clothes were outstanding. Those knits were to die for, and she definitely kept the female body in mind with fabric, color, and silhouette. Several of those pieces could have been worn right off the runway.
Fifty percent of Rami's clothes were breathtakingly beautiful, especially his evening wear, but I wouldn't wish some of his designs on my worst enemy. What was this sack dress all about? Those shoulders make this poor model appear like a hunchback. And what was up with that icky puce color?
Not that this outfit by Christian had much going for it, except that Posh kept thinking "Me, me, meeeeee!"
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the finale. There were no histrionics, no backstabbing maneuvers among the designers, and no last minute surprises by Bravo to throw the designers off. We were treated to an outstanding runway show, great coverage of the judge's deliberation about their final decision, and a satisfying ending. Our winner Christian couldn't hide how much he wanted (needed) the win, and my heart melted every time his lower lip trembled.
So how come this season is already blurred in my memory, while Seasons 1 & 3 still stand out? Food for thought.