Saturday, August 26, 2006
Goodbye Robert: PR #7
Anyway this challenge of designing for the everyday woman reminded me of an old Kids in the Hall skit called the Darcie Pernell show. This fake talk show had on this French designer who had a line of clothes for the ugly woman. Nothing is too horrible for the ugly woman. The two items I remember included a dress made from Fiberglas insulation and show which were boxes with broken glass in them. Maybe that will be next week.
However, I don't know what I would have designed either. I think they all had trouble. I can't imagine getting clothes to even fit correctly for these women is an easy task. I bet they just didn't show the parts where every designer is madly using elastic, scotch tape, and staples to get the clothes to even fit. Everyone was probably in tears.
He was way to conservative. His downfall was not vision, but the scale of his vision. I think they said he was 10 years at the Barbie wonderland. I'm sure playing it safe was instilled in this talented guy.
I bet if Jackie O were to be standing before him, he would create a awesome suit out of that blue fabric he chose. If he would have stuck barbies head on all his designs, he would have been hard to beat.
However, I am glad he is out. I have a 4 year old daughter and about 140 barbies and probably 1,000 outfits, some of which Robert may have designed. It certainly pleases me to know that each time I struggle dressing a Barbie, a nice guy might have made the sleeves to tight.