Heidi Klum, the 46-year-old supermodel, made a recent appearance on the finale of the Amazon original show, Making the Cut. Although Heidi has retired from her modeling career, she still knows how to dress herself up to make an impact.
However, on this particular occasion, she wore a dress that caused thousands of people to flock to Twitter to criticize her for her flawed fashion sense. Instead of being celebrated for choosing to wear a dress that complimented her curvy figure, fans ridiculed and mocked Klum for donning a dress that made her look gaudy and unoriginal.
Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment with Klum’s outfit. One person even wrote that Klum “must have lost a bet to wear such a dress” on a video recording. However, that comment was among the kinder ones streaming in on Twitter.
Many fans, or former fans, criticized her outfit choice and some even wrote lengthy critiques of the supermodel’s outfit. One viewer wrote, “Heidi’s finale look really is a different kind of mess #MakingTheCut.”
While Heidi Klum’s outrageous outfit jammed up most of the talk of the show, some insightful viewers – especially those engaged with the fashion industry – were eager to talk about something different – innovation and creativity.
One complaint regarding the Amazon original program was that it squelched creativity in favor of the mass appeal. Because the show was trying to find designers who could create the next mass-produced product, they did not reward those who created something truly unique. Because of that, fans complained online.
“I’m SO disappointed in #MakingTheCut Tim, Heidi and Naomi were right! You ignored innovative fashion and bank-rolled more over-priced cheap tat made in a 3rd world country. The real winners are Esther Perbandt & Sander Bos! And THEY will get my money. #EstherPerbandt #Sanderbos”
Another wrote: #makingthecut is [a] show where commercial value is more important over actual talent, by the way [it] is [a] design show…”
During filming for the show, Klum, who served as executive producer and host, asked Amazon Prime Video to give her a plane.
“We were kind of hoping to get a big Amazon plane because I was already thinking about commercials we can shoot — like Tim [Gunn] and I hopping out of a plane with Amazon boxes, delivering them to people,” Klum said in an interview with IndieWire. “My brain was going 100 miles an hour. A plane would have been nice with sewing machines in there, like ‘OK, your first assignment is not in New York, it’s in Paris. But guess what?’ You open a plane, they go in there, and there are sewing machines everywhere. You’re not laying back and enjoying the flight, you’re designing and miserable. But [Amazon] said yes to the million-dollar prize, so we were like, ‘Let’s not push our luck here.’”
Despite the controversy, Making the Cut remains a popular show, with millions of viewers tuning in each week to see the latest in fashion design.
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