Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Reviews Are In

Photo: Wireimage

And it's kind of a mixed bag. First, the good.

Christian Siriano is receiving much praise for his Fall 09 collection: Newsday called it fierce, The Guardian said he "provided a shot of surreal jollity", and The Wall Street Journal noticed all the retail execs sitting in the front row.

As for the not so good, how about the Season 6 finale?

The New York Times claims that the ongoing legal battle has dampened Fashion Week, New York Magazine called it a sorry spectacle, and the New York Daily News does their best to hide their disappointment.

Remember, this certainly isn't the designers fault. Anonymous as they may be, they deserve our full support. How frustrating it must be for them to have to watch all of this take place and not be able to say a word. These collections were not produced by a team of robots. There are talented designers who have poured their heart and souls into this work.

And the producers have done the right thing, fulfilling their promise to the finalists that they would get a chance to show at Bryant Park. It's far past time to settle this ridiculous litigation, give these designers their due and deliver Season 6 to the fans. Before we all stop caring.