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The Exit Interview: Eduardo de las Casas

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On Wednesday night's episode of Bravo's the Fashion Show we said goodbye to Eduardo de las Casas—the Florida-based designer of a series of consistently luscious, ruffled cocktail dresses. A gifted sewer with a great eye, we never got to know very much about Eduardo who—at least in terms of reality television—seems reserved and quiet almost to a fault. He was good enough to answer a few quick questions for us via email—and keeping in character, it's not exactly gossip central. But, he has some exciting new projects up his sleeve, so read on!

What's your take on Wednesday night's elimination? Fair? Unfair? We assumed you'd be around until the finale, and it seemed like you did too—how does that feel?

I thought both of my garments were eccentric. I guess the judges have a different concept of eccentricity. I also don't agree with the judges saying I only do ruffle dresses every week. If you have been following the show you will see that my other garments look nothing like these designs I did for this episode. I really thought since I won three challenges and came in second on two other ones that I would make it to the finals. I was upset that I wasn't in the finals, but I was happy for the other designers who were realizing their dreams of showing a collection for the finale.

Was Calvin as horrible to work with as it seemed? In your opinion, was the show keeping him there for shock or entertainment value?
Calvin is definitely entertaining and very talented and can be a nice person, but he was difficult to work with. He said it himself.

Were those the first pants you'd ever made?
No, in the show it was my second pair of pants. In my collections I usually do two pairs of pants.

Tell us what you really think about Dominique's pig coat.

I think it was creative to design a coat from that purse. I agree with the judges that the fabric could have been better.

Your thoughts on Isaac Mizrahi? And Iman—is she terrifying?
Isaac was fine and it was great to get his advice, but his style is very different from mine. Iman did not terrify me. She is an icon and what I liked from her is her style. Each week she looked great. She can be a little harsh in her comments.

What's next for you?
Lots of things! I am getting my new collection together for a new showroom in New York in March ? A high end collection that is going to be mass produced and more salable ? I am also very busy working on all the custom orders that I have. I have some fashion shows lined up and I'm ready to take advantage of everything that comes my way from the show.

· All The Fashion Show Coverage [RNA]
· Eduardo de las Casas [Official Site]
· The Fashion Show [Bravo]