Meanwhile, Leanne Marshall presented a femme collection that disappointed. Marshall won Project Runway a few seasons back with a gorgeous, ethereal collection inspired by the sea. So you’d think she had that whole theme down. But today’s looks read more like seaweed. There were undoubtedly some hits in the bunch, but you can’t have multiple poorly-fitted looks and consider your show an unmitigated success. These billowing gowns and cocktail dresses in blues, greens and lavenders gave one the sense, one moment, that she was floating through pacific waves, and the feeling, the next moment, that she was waterlogged and washed up on shore. And I’m sorry, but is this a Christmas tree? It looks like a Christmas tree. I think Leanne maybe got tired toward the end and lost her sense of perspective and just started throwing ferns on top of all the models’ heads. Too bad. I’m rooting for you, Miss Marshall. Keep swimming.
VERDICT: Kill by drowning while listening to your old The Ocean Blue CD.