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Gretchen Jones Fall 2011 Collection

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Well, following yesterday's post about Gretchen's adventures on the red carpet, I found out today that her Fall 2011 collection is out.

Here are some highlights. Let's review it, shall we?

THE GOOD

The blue tunic one is kind of cute. An improvement over her last collection. I actually like it. And the green dress is pretty wearable. Well done Gretchen!



Photos courtesy of Honey Kennedy

THE BAD

The first ensemble is bad because it could have been good. Look at the hem at the left hand bottom of the mullet skirt. What happened there? At least press it for crying out loud. As for the shorts, I just don't feel them, but the sweater is nice. Just sayin'.



THE PRETTY FUGLY

Okay, these two are really, really fugly. I don't know what Gretchen has against women's boobs, but she has given this poor model a very sad and droopy chest with that shapeless grey top. The orange skirt is not much of an improvement. I like the color, but the whole ensemble makes this unfortunate girl look like a Soviet prison guard on a holiday. I wonder if her shoes can sprout daggers in case James Bond shows up...

As for the pants, I have to give credit where credit is due. It takes real talent to give someone a camel toe with a pair of baggy wide leg trousers. The woman truly deserves a medal.



Photos courtesy of the fabulous Tom and Lorenzo

The whole collection can be found at the home of Tom and Lorenzo of Project Rungay.


So what do you think guys? Good? Bad? Fugly? All of the above? Or is there hope for Miss Gretchen?

Belfebe out.

Comments

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tylluan_wen
Mar. 8th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
All i can say is "ouch!" I think they're all ugly, except maybe the blue tunic. The green dress might have been wearable if it didn't have a hobble skirt.

And those pants, yare, yare. Yep. Fugly.
belfebe
Mar. 9th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I am not impressed, to say the least. But the blue tunic has possibilities...
greta_k
Mar. 9th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
As I said before, no tailoring skills what so ever. No understanding of the proper length of women's trousers. No understanding of how to use interfacing (especially in a waistband). The blue tunic is ok, but I would like it more if there was more thought regarding the length of the shouder seam. As it is, the shape is more like a sack than a tunic.

I was able to design better proportioned and better looking clothing when I was in high school (and had taken classes with a professional tailor from Turin, Italy).

I read a brief article about her in a magazine at the hairdresser's last night. I can respect that she has her own "vision" about fashion, but it would be nice if she could actually put more thought and talent into her work.
belfebe
Mar. 9th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
Her vision needs Lasik. And pronto.
fiberferret
Mar. 9th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
Fugly. Even the decently made pieces would look atrocious on a real woman.
belfebe
Mar. 9th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
The problem is, she has always designed to dress herself, not other people. Here's to hope that she'll figure it out and produce something decent. Eventually.
fiberferret
Mar. 9th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
She must have no boobs, because she seems to have a profound misunderstanding about how to treat them.
estela_dufrayse
Mar. 9th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
doesn't this young woman have people, or is she just banging together her own samples like some teenager with just high school home ec????

Now, most design schools don't teach a lot of actual construction, it's not what designers do, but they do teach young potential designers about hierarchy and protocol in the fashion house/workshop. This young lady needs to hire some staff!
belfebe
Mar. 9th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
It makes you want to say "Step away from the glue gun..."
chargirlgenius
Mar. 9th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
What happened to the crotch in that last pair of pants?

Awful. All around.
belfebe
Mar. 9th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
What happened to the crotch in that last pair of pants?

I would say, most creative use of camel toe. :-D

greta_k
Mar. 9th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Not cut properly. If it were cut properly, it would drape properly at that point.
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