MF: “One Humongous Headpiece”

Posted on November 02, 2011

The premise, as it is every week, was very simple: The Chris March Gang get invited to participate in a headpiece design competition for charity called “Tulips and Pansies,” and are hooked up with an award-winning floral designer to put it together. Chris, to no one’s surprise at all, has an old showgirl friend who’s on hand to model the headpiece for the runway show. Also to no one’s surprise at all is Chris’ vow to make the biggest headpiece the world has ever seen.

 

Chris’ first attempt at a look to go with the headpiece was kind of hilariously wrong-headed. This is a drag chorus girl, not an elegant creation for a charity benefit. Of course he realized almost instantly that it wasn’t working. Curiously, the team all seemed to realize it before he did, yet no one said a word to him about it. Could there be tension in the happy town of Marchville?


Plus, Chris was not playing well with others at ALL. He seemed a little put out having to work with another designer and from where we were sitting, his nit-picking over the floral placement didn’t really improve the piece at all. In fact, his stated desire to see more volume on the piece was proven wrong (at least in our eyes) when it walked the runway.

Because keeping the floral arrangements spare gave the piece an airy, ethereal quality to it. She really does look like a flock of butterflies are following her around.

 

So it seemed to us that there was some minor tension for the first time in the show. Chris’ drag queen sensibilities almost got the better of him twice and everyone tiptoed around his low-level crankiness. This is Sesame Street stuff in comparison to your average reality TV show, but it was notable that they were injecting some minor drama into the proceedings.

Anyway, both the gown and the headpiece were amazing.

Actually, the gown was just pretty. The headpiece was a stunner. Chris was a little pissy about not winning the competition, but we totally agreed with his criticism that some of the headpieces were so heavy that two hands were needed just to hold it up. That would seem to defeat the purpose of a headpiece. You might as well hold a vase over your head and walk the runway.

Anyway, thanks to Bravo, here are some of the other pieces from the competition:

















[Photo Credit: Heidi Gutman for BravoTV.com]

  • Anonymous

    Manila, as usual, looks fab.

  • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

    Ha! I remember seeing some pictures from this competition, because our own Viktor Luna was part of the winning look!

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i bet the judges were mad about the fiasco on PR too.

  • Anonymous

    Is that Manila Luzon in the second “other headdresses” pic? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

    MANILA!!!!!!

    I’ll be damned, but that has to be Manila Luzon in the second picture of the other entrants!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      Ahhhh I just checked her fan page and it IS her!!! Here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLrxInLLK8&feature=youtu.be

      • Anonymous

        And Manila worked the crap out of that hat.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      I was about to comment: “GASP. Is that MANILA I SPY? FIERCE WERQ FIERCE. 
      Sorry, I think I just had a drag-fab-seizure.”

  • http://profiles.google.com/emily.w.sings Emily Wilkerson

    Was there a Victor Luna jacket in one of those pictures?

    • nikki karalekas

      I thought that too. It is the one that everyone loved in his casting, right?

    • Anonymous

      Yes it is !

  • Anonymous

    I died when his construction assistant (the guy with the handlebar mustache) called Chris “Mother”  And then when the first dress went flying out the window I was on the floor again! 

    • Anonymous

      I totally love this show.  It’s a happy half-hour of sane fashion toob!

    • http://www.whorange.net/ whorange

      I love him.  His name is Matt James and he ain’t an assistant, darlin’. He’s Chris’ Master Builder and is BRILLIANT and funny as hell.  (Not to mention he’s a friend of mine.)  Truly one of the most talented people I know.

  • Anonymous

    And is one of the models the fabulous Manila Luzon?

  • Anonymous

    Chris’ work is actually stunning…and I agree that a headpiece you have to hold up with all your might isn’t a headpiece at all: it’s a large contraption you are attempting to balance on your cranium.

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree that the sparse arrangement made the piece.  The others are so overburdened and overwrought that they seemed ridiculous.  (Most of the designers seemed to follow the “throw a garden on top of her head” approach.

    Interesting to hear Chris say that design always works better with a single input.   I still think the Team Fierce avant garde dress was the best thing he contributed to Season 4.

    Something is no doubt brewing with Hairpiece Lady on the team.  This is at least the second or third (out of what, 4?) episodes in which wigs were either not involved or rejected by the clients, so she wound up doing intern-type work to stay involved.  I wonder how much of this is a natural team and how much was casting for the show.

    His over-the-top costume designs are fun, but I hope we get to see an episode or two with his more studied work.  Out of all his work, I think I liked his simple dark plaids from the All-Star challenge and the goth safety pin dress from his final collection the best.  Still offbeat and edgy, but not straight out of Beach Blanket Babylon..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VBWWGHZEBKTVQMXE5SO5NCU2I Mich

      But do people really go to him for that kind of thing (I”m honestly curious-I don’t know much about him beyond Runway and this show)?

  • Anonymous

    Yes I think it was good for the show that Chris was shown to be a little tempermental and snarky in this episode. It makes him human. He had his snarky moments during PR so I imagine it’s not a big deal to him acting that way in front of the camera

    I agree with his objection though. The winning headpiece was a sculptural delight but if the girl can’t balance it, then they might as well forego using models. I was shocked how many of them were so heavy and off balance. At least that one, I think Betsy Johson’s, incorporated a rod so the girl could support it and it didn’t look nearly as awkward

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      betsey johnson made the one w/ the tree & the poorly fitted dress? betsey johnson made a poorly fitted dress?

      • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

        No, Betsey Johnson made the 18th century French inspired (Marie Antoinette-esque) one.

  • Anonymous

    I agree that if you have to use your hands to hold it up, it’s a fail. I hope one of those didn’t win.

    • Anonymous

      The winner had to use TWO hands to hold it up!  It’s the second from the bottom.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        thanks for letting us know what won.

        i figured it might be that one. someone liked it, so they put a tree on it.
        i like it myself but the hands & the clothes would have never gotten a win from me.

  • MilaXX

    I agreed with Chris that it’s not fair if a model has to hold the piece up to keep it up there. In hair show competitions that’s definitely a no-no. As long as he wasn’t flipping chairs, I didn’t mind Chris being a little grumpy about not winning.Nobody likes to lose, he was gracious enough.  I also didn’t mind things not being all hunky dory 100% of the time in Marchville as long as there isn’t a full on revolt.

    Oh and hey there judge Mike Ruiz! Is that Manilla I see modeling?

    • Anonymous

      Yep, how fun. Mike and Manila.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    Manila Luzon better work that hat!

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree that the sparse arrangement made this look.  It’s funny to hear Chris talk about how designs work best with a single voice.  The Team Fierce avant garde dress was one of his best contributions.

    Something is no doubt brewing with Hairpiece Girl.  This is the second or third (out of what, 4?) episodes in which wigs were not used or rejected by the client(s), so she wound up doing intern-type work to stay involved.  I wonder how much of this is a natural team and how much is Bravo casting for the show.

    His over-the-top designs are fun, but I hope we get an episode or two that deals with his more elegant designs.  From all his output, I think I most liked his simple, dark plaids from the All-Star show and the goth-style safety pin dress from his final collection.  Go figure.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it’s casting.  I seem to remember her and Mike meeting Tim during his season on PR

  • Anonymous

    Chris made a beautiful piece.  Although I liked the winning headpiece better, the accompanying outfit was odd.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQSWLY2RUE3HAOERJI7HHORJJQ Debby Barbero

      Quite odd….Ivy down the front crotch area?  WTF?

  • http://twitter.com/Miss_Fury Miss_Fury

    is that our friend Manilla???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    Is there such a term as Too Much?

  • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

    Our thought – if you had to hold it up it shouldn’t qualify. Stunning all around.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      That would never fly on those cake shows! But it’s for charity…

  • Louisa Sloan

    Manila Luzon!

  • Anonymous

    Those models must have incredible neck strength.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

    I love Medusa dude and white devil horns lady.

  • Midori Hills

    I guess that’s what the 1% are doing.

    • Anonymous

      I tend to think that Bravo is fairly unapologetically the network for the 1%. 

  • Anonymous

    After looking at the other photos, Chris had every right to be pissy that his didn’t win!

    • Anonymous

      He was pissy in the most charming way, too! :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    See, though, that drama seems real — we’ve seen that sometimes Chris does go a little too drag (if one is willing to concede that there is any such thing which I am not:)  and EVERYONE gets a little pissy sometimes.  And in the real world, most of us don’t go around challenging our bosses when they are in that kind of mood. 

    I like this kind of drama.  I believe in this kind of drama.  Why can’t they all just stick with this instead of writing it?  Frankly, if someone’s going to create the drama on TV then I would rather have them write good lines and give them to good actors to read.

  • Anonymous

    I loved the fact that Chris’s gorgeous headpiece didn’t win–when he was sure it would.  Talk about injecting some reality into reality TV!  Actually, I also thought it would win–and I wasn’t crazy about the winner, but that’s what makes this show so much fun.  Thanks for posting photos of entries we didn’t see during the show itself (and why didn’t we see them???).  What a contest!

    Chris did seem a little cranky in this episode, but hey–people get cranky from time to time.  I wouldn’t make too much of it.  Compared to Clinique Counter et al., his little grumble-bear grumbles barely rated on the Richter scale.

  • Anonymous

    This looks like a disturbed floral version of the Miss Universe national costumes!

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know which one did win the competition? 

    • Anonymous

      Green one, second from the bottom. Bad choice imo.

  • Anonymous

    i really like this show, its just plain fun.  how can you not love even a grumpy sissy bear?  but i agree with some that if you had to hold the headpiece you shouldnt be a contender. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Which won one, BTW? And Viktor was part of it? Please elaborate! :)

    And more props to the guy with the Medusa head.

    • Anonymous

      The photo second from the bottom–the one that looks like an uprooted tree and has to be held up with two hands.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Hunh. Nope. No way. Holding it up is lame. It literally just looks like she is carrying a tree. WTF. :-/

  • Anonymous

    Did the dress and the headpiece really even “go together”, other than both being floral?  The colors seemed off, the look in total was really busy…I just wasn’t feeling it. 

    • Anonymous

      It looked very different on the screen. For one thing, the dress was sparkly.  For another, there were orchids on the pink train that matched some of the orchids in the headpiece.  Chris had one of his minions cut each orchid out from a piece of floral fabric and then glue each piece to the pink. 

      I thought the dress was pretty.  The shoes, however…major mistake! 

  • Anonymous

    The second last photo is the winner, the mostly green look that the model is holding with two hands.

    • Patsye Peebles

      Oh my gosh, the one with the ivy growing out of her pants?

      • Anonymous

        Esaaactly. I can’t imagine what the judges were thinking.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    these are amazing

  • Anonymous

    I saw Manila! 

    Chris’s headpiece was stunning.

  • Anonymous

    Disqus seems to be having a stroke.  The comments keep disappearing! 

  • Anonymous

    I saw Manila!

    Chris’s headpiece was stunning.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Oh my god. Fifth one down looks like a Mardi Gras float.

    • Anonymous

      And I can just hear Tim Gunn saying “It looks like a float in a parade.”

  • Judy_J

    I loved Chris’ headpiece, and it went beautifully with the gown.  I thought it should have won.

  • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

    The headpiece that took the prize was one of the uglier ones to me.  And it took 2 hands to hold up and was still falling off.  Just sayin.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve jsut realised that this is the fashion version of ‘Ace of Cakes’.  Duh. Bravo has copied the format of that show exactly..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      I am a-ok with that. It’s not like there aren’t direct knock-offs of Ace of Cakes. 

  • Christina Brennan

    Which headpiece won?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      Second to last one, with the driftwood. I kind of liked it, for all that it was clearly impractically made. It had a bonzai flavor that made her look like the chicest nymph in the woods. 

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Here’s the funny thing – when they showed all of the (very impressive) headdresses coming down the runway, I saw that Greek Goddess creation and laughed, thinking it would never place. 

    And it won. I don’t blame Chris March for being surprised and bothered by it, everyone likes to win and no one enjoys losing.

  • Anonymous

    chris’ was by far the prettiest, based on the selection i see here… can’t wait to watch the dvr’d ep in its entirety later.

  • Anonymous

    Low-level crankiness? He showed a bit of that on PR, but he is such a joyous spirit, I am sure they all just humor him until he feels better. Love Chris and love this show!!!

  • Anonymous

    is that Manila is see??

    Chris’ is really pretty! Yet to see the episode though…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5X4B3NBE3NUGS3OY5IRI645NMI Mrs. Joe

    Yeah, I didn’t really understand the winning look.  It was literally like she was holding a small tree over her head and the outfit didn’t add anything.  If she had put her hands down the whole thing would have fallen off.  Some of the tension may have also come from the fact that his floral designer won the last two years and lost this one…

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    I missed this show last night, so thanks for including all the photos. What amazingly creative people were involved. Looks like it was a fun event. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5X4B3NBE3NUGS3OY5IRI645NMI Mrs. Joe

    Yeah, I didn’t really understand the winning look.  It was literally like she was holding a small tree over her head and the outfit didn’t add anything.  If she had put her hands down the whole thing would have fallen off.  Some of the tension may have also come from the fact that his floral designer won the last two years and lost this one…

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    I can’t wait for this show every week!  I hope someone from Bravo comes over here and reads the recaps and comments.

    I really enjoyed this one, all the headpieces were amazing. Thanks for posting the pictures of the ones we didn’t get to see.

  • Anonymous

    manila!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

    So which one(s) beat Chris’s?  (I like the show concept enough to read about it here but not enough to watch it myself).  I kind of like the big creation in the second-to-last photo, even though it clearly violates Chris’s “no hands” rule.

  • Anonymous

    Is that Manila Luzon? Luv Huh!

  • mrspeel2

    I didn’t watch this episode. Does anyone know which headpiece won? Is it pictured here? Where did Chris’ creation place? Thank you in advance!

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      The headpiece in the second to last photo was the winner, iirc.

  • Anonymous

    The lady in the second photo looks like Manila.

  • Anonymous

    Is that second model what’s her name from Drag Race? Manila Luzon?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A62HWRNLYLKQT5PDZ243UOKPMA Martha!

    Which headpiece was the winner?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5X4B3NBE3NUGS3OY5IRI645NMI Mrs. Joe

      The tree thing that is second from the bottom, which has to be held up with two hands.

  • Anonymous

    I apologize if this is a duplicate: Am I wrong or is the second model Manila Luzon from Drag Race?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

    is that manila luzon i see?!

  • Anonymous

    Loved the headpiece–so pretty. Thanks for including the other pictures!

  • Anonymous

    Ha!

    Kinda like the gal with the tree on her head. Or really, a swathe of woodland on her head.

    The guy with the medusa snakes/vines/dreads was kind of scarey.

    In the world of benefits wherein tens of thousands are spent in order to raise money, this one looks a lot more fun than average.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, I actually did think that Chris was a bit robbed–his showgirl model walked beautifully in that thing–so props for balance.  And I love the suspended butterflies–I wish there’d been some color variation and that the butterflies weren’t opaque–but it really was stunning.

    I don’t think they were injecting tension–I think that was the real thing.  Chris is the boss and the designer–even if he and Max always dress in plaids together.  (Do that Bear thing, boys.)

    I want a butterfly hat–Alexander McQueen started it, but now I really, really want one.  Halloween, Ascot–okay, off to find a millinery class.

  • Anonymous

    Manila Luzon in the DKNY outfit!

  • Anonymous

    I agree if they needed to hold it on, it wasn’t a head piece. I liked Chris’ but I like the one Manilla Luzon is wearing the best. Big props to Chris’s model. The winning one was cool, but way too big and the accompanying dress was stupid

  • http://profiles.google.com/andykeoquan Andy Quan

    which headpiece won?

  • Anonymous

    I think there was a “Pepper” sighting in there inder all this flowers

  • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

    OMG! Manila Luzon was a model in this show!

  • Anonymous

    Pointless, wretched excess.

  • Now I am The Bee

    I  loved Chris’ dress once he came to his senses.  It complimented the flowers and the headpiece perfectly.  It certainly did look as though there were butterflies flitting around the model–it made for a great illusion.  And bravo to her–a gal who could walk with that on her head with much grace and poise rocks!!   She didn’t need a stick or two arms to hold it up. 

  • Anonymous

    Second from the bottom looks like Michael Cera in drag.

    I have to say, I didn’t watch the show but I like Chris March’s headpiece the best. It really does have an otherworldly quality to it.

    And Manila! Fabulous. Love that she’s working that headdress way more than any of the other contestants.

  • Anonymous

    From what you have shown, it looks to me like Chris’ headpiece should have won – it was amazing!  BTW, do you have a photo of the winning piece?  I, unfortunately, did not watch this show, though I’m regretting it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBZQXGWCTBDTAZMEM4S2EJUNUQ Katie

    Wow, I can’t believe Chris didn’t win. Looking at the photos his looks by far the best to me. The only other ones I like almost as much as his is the crazy Cleopatra one, and the Madame Pompadour one, more for the overall look than the headdress alone.

  • http://twitter.com/shi1neko ESC

    Oh hey! It’s Manila Luzon!

  • Anonymous

    The only thing that really shocked me, was that those black sticks in the headpiece weren’t painted in a flat black matte paint – instead of shiny (to absorb the light). Under spotlights, black matte (ie; velvet-like) would disappear and look like a black hole, and it would look like the flowers & butterflies were just floating there. That is how magicians make things disappear (by the strategic use of black velvet).

    –GothamTomato

    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2561006

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know when, but someday I shall find that a bit of weirdly useful information.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

    I can see why he was mad he didn’t win.  He should have one. the thing that won was….green.

  • Anonymous

    I think Chris’s is beautiful and dramatic. Gorgeous unique airy effect with the butterflies flying about. A WINNER!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

    The blue and white one with the tentacle flowers looks like the Diva from the Fifth Element. They should’ve had her break into techno-opera. 

  • Danielle Heimer

    Is that Manila Luzon in the 2nd pic of the other headdresses?

  • http://profiles.google.com/withano Loren S

    Is that Manila Luzon in the second picture from the competition?

  • Anonymous

    Is that Manilla in the second photo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dilrajgahunia Dilraj Gahunia

    MANILA LUZON!?!? (second picture of The Other Entries)

    Also, loooooove Chris’ headpiece. Stunning.

  • http://twitter.com/lydiahr Lydia

    Manila Luzon! That’s all I’d like to say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katie-Heim/708520610 Katie Heim

    MANILLA!

  • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

    Want to comment. ;_;

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t watch the episode but from what I see here, why didn’t Chris’s win?

  • Daisy James

    I love Chris’s, but that Medusa one is pretty amazing too. Fantastic stuff.

  • Geoff Dankert

    Is #2 Manila Luzon? You WERQ that floral s–t, girl!

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    that was weird. they were both lost, now theyre both back. i’ve erased this one. yeah.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    if i go to page three of these comments, then back here, comment is here.
    if i go to the home page, then here, comment is gone!!

    i couldnt edit yesterday, i wanted to actually say something even nicer about bert.
    i’m just letting you guys know this in case it’s happening to lots of people.

    [there is still drumming outside.
    having spent much of the last decade enspoused to a drummer, this is even more annoying.]

    • Anonymous

      It does happen to lots of us and lots of different problems on other sites, too.  Disqus is a real patience tester.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    okay, somehow this comment was lost. trying again.

    if you go eleven down starting at the top pink & red pompom, you will see a jacket. if you have seen viktor’s collection on his website, you will immediately conjure the question: did viktor make that jacket?

    elsewise, i love the dress made by chris march & his team. i wonder if it’s a true one off or if he’s got it for sale somewhere. i really do think it’s that pretty.

    maybe the marching band i can hear in the background [for no reason i can name, but it seems like there must be a parade on sunset boulevard. i live maybe four blocks down]–anyway, maybe it confused me & my server enough to lose my previous post.

    the other thing i’d asked & still would like to know the answer to is if there is available online a compendium of this year’s plantheads. i’ve seen them many times in the past but for some reason cant find the current year’s.

    ps. i apologize if you see this twice. i cant get it to show up. i would just forget about it if this post did not have three questions to which i would truly like answers!

  • Anonymous

    Ohhh, I love this show, I look forward to watching every week. I hope it is on air for a long time.
    I like that it is sweet and there is no trumped up drama.  I hope they keep it that way.   
    Go Chris!

  • Anonymous

    I thought that Nos. 14 and 15 – the two above the actual winner – were the ones to beat.  They were lovely and didn’t require hand support.  I liked Chris’s look, but the colors in the gown looked like they were trying to match the colors of the flowers, but were just off enough that it was a miss.  

  • Anonymous

    Fun to see Manila camping it up, though it was brief.

  • Giancarlo DiTrapano

    Hello Everyone–I just thought I would stop by again to clear up what, of course, can’t be shown in 22 minutes of reality television. 
    First, the headpiece was never supposed to have white feather (feathers are against the rules) butterflies all over the place–Golf made that decision the night before the event without consulting me. Yes I was pissed when I showed up and the headpiece looked nothing like when he auditioned it for us (with wild color combinations, and a flurry of those yellow ethereal orchids up to the ceiling–it was stunning!), plus, due to his refusal to use the specially created platform and fitted head I provided him with, the whole headpiece literally plunged to the floor the second I first walked in to the work room (!). We spent a lot of time fixing it, and since he brought no alternative to the butterflies, we were stuck with it. The filming of this episode was a nightmare from beginning to end, and it is actually difficult for me to watch. Let’s also just say that one of the main people in charge of this episode didn’t work on the show for much longer. Like the first costume, out the window. There is also confusion about who “won”…there are actually 3 categories at Tulips and Pansies, and we were in Most Beautiful. The one that won for that was, well, really not so beautiful, and they showed the winner from another category as the overall winner, as if we lost to that one. So, there you go. Confusing? Yes. I have been asked to participate in this event for years, and now I know why I never did. I was not particularly mad that we didn’t win (I have actually won very few contests I have entered, I always seem to come in second or third) I was mad at the way it played out and at some of the tricks employed to add drama to the episode. And yes, there are no judging guidelines for having to hold up your “hat”–ours was the only one that remained hands free–and 9 feet tall. Live and learn. Thanks for watching and supporting the show, (Bravo now follows the number of tweets we get as part of the “ratings”, so tweet us up if you want to show your support!! @chrismarchlol  @bravomadfashion  @bravotv  @bravoandy)                                                      –Chris March    

    • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

      Just wanted to add that Chris March accidentally posted his comment under his boyfriend’s name. He sent us an email to let us know. So, yeah, it’s really him. XO

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      Chris, isn’t it funny how editing for TV changes the way things really happen? Thanks for clearing that all up!

    • akprincess72

      Chris, you’re awesome!!!   =D

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the explanation, Chris.  The whole episode makes sense now.  Opening the window again was apparently a very good choice.

    • Anonymous

      Oh no, not the “Lifetime Fan Favorite Twitter” method!   

  • bethannstamps

    Chris should have let the floral designer have his way, it got a little too heavy, the black stalks totally dissapeared in the room, the b’flies looked liked they were floating around. gorge . did they not win cuz the floral designer had won the two previous years?

  • Anonymous

    Is anyone aware that part of the Chris March team, Alex, was a model at this show.  He’s in one of the pictures above..can you find him?

    • Anonymous

      Yes!

  • pacconci

    My only thought about Chris not winning is that a major feature — the butterflies — were non-floral.

  • yuju ti

    I don’t think any entry that force their models to show their armpits throughout the show should win. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

    I agree that a headpiece means you wear it on your head, not that you hold it on your head with one or both hands. 

    That said, I loved the Marie Antoinette-esque one. The stick she used to keep it up was obviously meant as a reference to the fact that back in the 1700’s they had lice under those wigs and used special sticks to scratch their heads so as not to disturb the wig. Very funny.

  • Anonymous

    I think the fact that Chris’ client had won the previous two competitions may have had something to do with the judges choosing someone else this year.

  • Anonymous

    I think the fact that Chris’ client had won the previous two competitions may have had something to do with the judges choosing someone else this year.

  • http://www.toesthattwinkle.com/ Toes That Twinkle

    LOVE the lilly pulitzer dress but it didnt go with the headpeice. Betsey Johnson shouldhave won!