The “Project Runway All Stars” designers were indeed “Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop” on Thursday night, when the 10 remaining designers had to create a youthful Hollywood look for the iconic cartoon characters. The judges were baffled by the decisions made by some of the designers in this competition, but for them the worst of all was Char Glover, who took a chance on neoprene fabric for her dress. Even Glover knew that it was ultimately the wrong choice, and the judges didn’t think it reflected Betty Boop either, but did she really deserve to be eliminated from the competition? Scroll down to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
“Honestly I’m not proud of this design,” Glover admitted as her dress made its way down the runway, and the judges agreed. “I love the color,” said host Alyssa Milano, “but I have to say that’s it.” Georgina Chapman was even more critical, saying it looked “like something out of a freshman student competition.” In the end it was a close call between her and Edmond Newton, who the judges thought chose a bad print and whose dress had a front that “looked like saggy balls,” according to Milano.
This result wasn’t just unfortunate for Glover. It also represents the continued depletion of female designers in this season’s competition. After six weeks there have been seven eliminations, and six of them have been women. The only male designer to go home thus far was the very first, Carlos Casanova, who was ousted in the season premiere. Before this “All Stars” competition Glover competed in season 13 of the original “Runway” series where she was eliminated midway through but saved by Tim Gunn. That allowed her to advance all the way to New York Fashion Week where she finished fourth. But unfortunately Gunn wasn’t around this time.
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