Friday, February 12, 2010

Project Runway 7, Episode 5: Yay! and thoughts on today's finale runway show

So... It's Fashion Week, and the Project Runway show was this morning in Bryant Park. You can read all about it and see pictures of the collections at ProjectRungay (specifically here, here, and here). But wait, you say... there's still 11 designers in the competition. Couldn't you tell from who showed who makes the final 3? Well, yes. Except that every designer remaining after the last night's elimination got to show at fashion week. Well... every designer save 1. Only 10 designers showed (check out ProjectRungay to see who was the odd designer out).

I hate it when they have 1 decoy collection at Fashion Week, let alone 6 or 7. That's total BS. Now anytime you hear a designer get teary eyed and say "I don't want to be eliminated so I can show at Fashion Week; it would mean so much" you know it's a lie, because they all get to show. Except that one person. That one person was not Jay. So I guess he did look really good for someone in the final stretch to Fashion Week when I saw him at the mall last week.

And now last night...

The Challenge
Just like last season when the “top designer” they went to see was just Michael Kors, the “celebrity” they got to design for was Heidi. Still, very cool and new. Of course, that wasn’t at all a surprise if you watched the Lifetime lead-in promo before the episode. Way to spoil your own show there Lifetime.

The Edit
Something is either wrong with me or with the show that I could tell before the designers even left for Mood who was going to be eliminated. I find the winner harder to pick, but it’s getting easier and easier to pick the loser earlier and earlier.

The Observation
This might be obvious. Everyone might know this. I don’t remember when I first noticed it. At least a season or two ago. I pointed it out to Diana and she kind of wishes I hadn’t. I’m about to point it out to you, so skip ahead if you want to remain ignorant. It takes a lot of the suspense out of the show:

When Tim comes into the workroom he goes and talks to 6 designers. Those 6 will almost universally end up being the top 3 and the bottom 3.

The Blah
I really don’t understand why Anthony, Emlio, and Ben where the only people to use color. Surprise, surprise, they were the top 3. Have these people never looked at a fashion magazine let alone Marie Claire? All you have to do is open your eyes in the check-out line to know they almost always feature bright jewel-tone colors.

The Winner
The way they redesigned Emlio’s gown on the runway was neat. Ben’s was probably “the best” but not for the cover of Marie Claire. That made Anthony’s blue-dream our winner! I was so excited and so was he. It’s good to see the humorous, likeable designer do well.

The Loser
As noted, Anna had a target on her back almost from the opening credits. Her gown, while tragic, was at least well made and in my opinion not the worst one. Again and again, my biggest complaint with the show is that they don’t live up to their tag line “in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next you’re out”. They NEVER do that. Based strictly on those designs, hers was not the worst.

The Humble Pie
Who’s was the worst? Mila’s poorly made, nude-looking, “Here’s my crotch” dress. Oh, I was so glad to see her and her enormous ego hit the bottom 3 finally. I can’t wait to see how she manages to write it off and rationalize her poor showing without having to take any responsibility for it herself. Or maybe it will humbler her, but based on how her ego couldn’t handle her model changing designers, I don’t think so. She should have been aufed.

1 comment:

  1. HATE the herd of decoy collections, how stupid. And in presenting the challenge, what's her bucket the editor said "color" what was up with all the designers with their nude, taupe, beige, butter, peach, etc?


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