Runway Recap: Holla Atcha Queen

August 21, 2008 by Bryn
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Here's the latest from SheFinds writer Casey:

We already knew this week's episode was going to be FABULOUS from last week's promo… design for a drag queen. How much more creative and outlandish can you get? Needless to say we were counting the hours until the show began.
Who better to intro the challenge than our favorite drag designer (and cry baby) Chris March from last season! We loved his disco ball boobs but would never wear them ourselves. That, in a nutshell, is drag. Crazy, fun, silly, sexy, big, shiny and absolutely outrageous ensembles that we ladies would never likely go anywhere near. Best. Challenge. Ever.
Let's bring out the models! 6 foot tall men with sparkles and feathers and hair and heels that put them over the 7 foot mark. We were worried that the model selection process meant that one of the lovely ladies would be eliminated.  There was an audible gasp of relief when we figured out that they'd all get to play.

So who did we like this week? We liked the designers who are week after week really showing who they are, but we also liked the ones who went all out, balls to the wall (pun fully intended)…
Kenley's queen was SO Kenley. She is very classic and 40s, and while she can change the angle, it's always the undercurrent. 

Stella surprised with a non-biker/non-leather creation, but there is a little bit of Elvira in it which is also pretty Stella.


Our favorites were Terri's crazed Kabuki, and token straight guy Joe's sailor Ann Margret. We debated for some time which one we thought was better, ultimately agreeing (along with the judges) that the pink sparkly sailor suit was more drag while the kabuki was more creative… but the challenge was drag so Ann Margret wins. That and, as Rupaul (who btw should eat a sandwich) said the belt was a genius way of "hiding the candy".

We were absolutely SHOCKED that Suede was not in the bottom 3 with that godzilla-y getup and the fact that he didn't mesh well with his client.
But the quote of the night (possibly the year, maybe even the decade) was when Tim Gunn said Blayne's dress looked like a "pterodactyl from a gay jurassic park" — what was with those pointy wings? You could poke an eye out with one of those.

Alas, when it came down to it, mild mannered Daniel was auf-ed. We do think he made a lovely dress, but there was nothing drag about it outside of the bright neon colors.  Perhaps his self-declared "impeccable taste" finally bit him in the ass.

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