So, I did enjoy the winner's design, but definitely not my first choice. My two favorites weren't even in the top three, but that may be because they were more just beautiful dresses than truly innovative. I loved Irina Shabayeva's nude lacey gown with the dark sash and Althea Harper's kind of silvery-lavendar gown with the sweetheart neckline and chiffon flowers on the bust. Maybe I'm just a sucker for romantic, feminine designs. Louise Black's dress was also beautiful.
Ari Fish's hexagonal design was ridiculous, but it's always fun to have a kook on the show. I've seen the hexagonal-soccer ball work in one of Louis Vuitton's FW2009 handbags, but its a look that really should be kept to accessories.
Mitchell Hall's sheer victorian nightgown would've been ugly even if it had fit, maybe more so with that dip-dye look it had going on originally.
I also really didn't like Qristyl Frazier's merge of two completely different dresses, but I've also seen this technique work before. On threadsmagazine.com I saw a dress awhile back that had the same idea but looked Fabulous! The designer is Davia Rabinoff-Goldman. For a comparison I included an image I put together in photoshop. What do you think about the comparison?
I posted more of my Project Runway Response on my blog under the posts "Project Runway: Season 6: Episode One" and "Project Runway: Where have I seen that before?" if you'd like to check it out http://iminlovestyleblog.blogspot.com/