I think Andrea is a much better business person. For most of the season, I thought she and Gary were pretty comparable as far as design. I much preferred his vintage to her sequins in the finale, though. I have my doubts that a lot of people want to wear sequins, but maybe I am wrong. In the end, I think her business savvy, both past and present, won the competition for her.
As for who will succeed after this, Andrea has already grown her business. Gary's went under. I don't think she's going to suddenly fail. Hopefully he can get someone who has business acumen to help him, because I th