Friday, February 12, 2010

What Happened To Maya?

That is the big question everyone is asking coming out of the tent at Bryant Park. After last night's elimination of Anna, there were still 11 designers left in the competition. We fully expected to see 11 collections today but Heidi said right at the beginning of the show there would be 10 shown. We initially passed it off as simply a misstatement on Heidi's part but in the end there were only 10 collections that walked!

Inexplicably missing was Maya Luz. She was in the crowd to watch the finale but did not show a collection. What happened? Her work has been among the strongest of any of the designers up to this point and many of us would not have been surprised to see her as a finalist. What could have transpired on the show that would have left her out? Your guess is as good as ours.