Gasps and guffaws over Fantasia’s Idol garb
Fantasia Barrino, 2004 American Idol winner, made an appearance on Idol’s season finale Wednesday night, causing quite a wardrobe stir among critics.
Barrino shared a duet with this year’s third-place contestant, Joshua Ledet. Although high praise has been given the pair’s gospel rendition of “Take Me to Your Pilot”, criticism has been harsh on Barrino’s wardrobe choices.
Barrino wore a cat woman suit for the duet, described as a “glammed up sort of scuba suit, sans the fins.” For the red carpet she chose another fashion faux pas, an ill-fitting, glittery purple dress with dangerously low-plunging neckline.
One Barrino critic was heard to comment “It looks sooooo bad, didn’t she look into a mirror before she walked out?” Others are howling that “Idol needs to have a fashion person on hand to give these poor people advice on what to wear and what not to wear.”