Heidi Klum Cuts the Sleeves of Mondo Guerra’s Dress — Ruined it?

If you watched the Project Runway finale, you might have noticed, as Tim Gunn says, the judges were “smoking crack.”  Nine Garcia and Michael Kors chose the wrong winner, despite Heidi Klum’s protests.  As part of their deliberation, Garcia and Kors accused Mondo’s clothing of being “unwearable,” and Heidi insisted that she would wear the polka dot dress.  Michael Kors then told Heidi that Mondo didn’t listen to his suggestion by “cutting off the sleeves” to avoid the model looking like a “polka dot sausage.”  At the time I heard this, I thought Michael Kors was out of his mind.  The dress was incredible, and Heidi kept her word by wearing it to an event.  The problem?  She cut the sleeves off!! Did Michael Kors successfully bully her twice?  I realize that Mondo must adhere to Heidi’s request, but  this ruined the dress.  Look at the two pictures below, and tell me if you agree.

Project Runway Season 8 Finale — The Worst Decision in History

I have never been so stunned by a Project Runway decision in my the eight seasons of the show.  Weeks ago, when I saw Gretchen’s collection, I assumed she was actually a decoy, and I was shocked to discover she made it to the finale.  Then, after watching the final show, and seeing the originality of Mondo Guerra’s collection, I figured it would be a very easy choice.  Instead, the four judges (including Jessica Simpson) were divided down the middle, and Nina Garcia and Michael Kors somehow bullied Heidi Klum and Jessica Simpson into picking Gretchen.  Jessica Simpson surprised me most, because she had the simplest, yet most poignant critique of Gretchen’s collection, saying, “everything looks loose,” and later responding to Nina Garcia and Michael Kors’ excessive rambling by simply saying, “I’m still going with Mondo.”  Michael Kors and Nina Garcia picked Gretchen because “she’s what’s happening now in fashion,” despite Heidi’s insistence that this is a high fashion show, and it shouldn’t be about what’s most “wearable.”  I imagine that Michael Kors picked the “ready-to-wear” collection, because that’s most aligned with his own aesthetic, given that Michael Kors doesn’t specialize in high-fashion.  I’m pissed.  I’m pissed that I continued to waste my time watching this season even though the judges made terrible decisions every episode.  I’m also pissed that my favorite part of the show was watching Tim Gunn’s facebook video blogs, and Tim Gunn stopped recording the blogs after “hurting a Producer from Lifetime.”  And finally, I’m pissed because Mondo deserved to win the finale, and I hate to see someone robbed of their title.

UPDATE: Apparently, Tim Gunn agrees with me. Watch the video below.