|The Jackie Kennedy American Sportswear challenge should have been exciting|
However, I sat up and remained wide awake when the judges entered the pitbull arena. They then began to tear the bottom three contestants to pieces to the point where I squirmed at the verbal evisceration. All participated in the blood bath, except January Jones, who had been sleeping along with me.
|Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, style icon|
|No other First Lady influenced fashion in the 20th century they way Jackie did|
It was apparent that 7 out of the 10 contestants left in the competition had no idea what Jackie's style was about.And only two figured out how to pair their Jackie-O-influenced designs with outerwear.
The Top Three
Mondo nailed it with his modern reinterpretation of Jackie's look.
|Mondo's winning design...|
|...was definitely influenced by his Muse...|
|...from the short boxy fitted jacket to the short fitted skirt.|
|Ivy understood the challenge as well. While she is one of my least favorite PR designers ever ...|
|...she channeled Jackie's elegance and came up with a winner.|
|Christopher's dress was beautiful, though not sporty. Michael Kors mistook the wrap for a toilet seat cover, and I am convinced that Jackie would not have been caught dead wearing an assortment of bath towels around her shoulders...|
|...as the wraps in these images clearly show.|
|I agree with the judges: Valerie's color sense is vile. And why she chose these Piperlime shoes is beyond me.|
|Jackie liked large lapels on her fitted raincoat classics, but they were sharp and stiff, and played an important role in framing her face and hair, a detail Val forgot.|
|Jackie always pulled together a look, even when going casual, and seldom got it wrong. Her casual clothes were tailored and slimming and pulled together...|
|...even when the event was extremely casual..|
This week they were more correct in comparing Andy's outfit to a costume Nicole Kidman would have worn in Cold Mountain.In no way did this design evoke Jacqueline Kennedy in any way, shape or form.
The fact that Andy liked his final product, while Michael D understood that his outfit sucked, should have clued the judges on who to auf.
|Nothing in Jackie's extensive wardrobe resembled this hot mess...|
|...which she would not have been caught dead wearing, not even for a stroll in NYC or a ride in the park.|
|Note to Lifetime: Piperlime has to go. These granny boots are seriously ugly.|
|Since Episode One I've been suffering from a serious case of Mondo worship. After this week, there's no question in my mind that he will be among the three designers to compete in NY Fashion week.|