Project Runway goes "Glamping"
Last week's Project Runway had the stink of an unconventional challenge. The designers went camping [or "glamping" as they called it] so I immediately had horrific visions of dresses made from nature. You know, like twigs, dirt and leaves... Designer Kate had more of a
mindset, suggesting they use their own blood for dying fabric. YUCK! Thankfully, none of the above occurred! The designers relaxed and enjoyed the day while seeking inspiration for design. The fabric came from MOOD!
Alexander's side-zipper gown was a judge's favorite for fit and style. It was beautiful and had a lot of stage presence. I loved the hand-painted branch-like design flowing through it which was inspired by the silhouette of trees at night. The only thing I didn't care for was the leathery textile used for the train. It felt forced and out of place. He should have kept it in the dress fabric.
Bradon struggled. Struggled. And struggled some more. His workroom visit from Tim didn't go well and he just couldn't make things work. I don't care for this piece one bit. It looks like college work. Bradon pulled it together enough to be safe.
Robbed, once again. Dom was "just" safe with this design. I love it. The neckpiece, the styling and execution were all elegant and excellent. I don't know what the judges are thinking.
Helen. Hmmmm? There are things I like and dislike about this dress. I like very much the shredded layered effect. Though I've seen it done better. Helen's been safe by default. She's out of her league. Oh and I hate the shoes!
I was pleasantly surprised with Miranda's dress. She seems to have gained a higher level of confidence ever since that idiot, unicorn-loving freak was aufed. Keep it up!
Jeremy wrote a love letter to his husband while on the glamping trip. He was so moved that he transcribed the romantic words to the fabric and created a biased cut dress. The judges went crazy over it. I threw up.
I'm not too sure about Kate's baby doll tulle dress, though it's great for the runway. What I am absolutely crazy about is the latex, patent-leathery harness top. Smokin' HOT!
Ken proved that he's just a bitch. I'm glad his dress was in the bottom and I hope his ass is gone asap. The first word out of Nina Garcia when she critiqued it: [spelled out] "B-O-R-I-N-G"...
Winning the challenge, much to Ken's despise, was Alexandria. Nina said the look was very editorial. Zac Posen, who is NOT a fan of drop-crotch pants was won over by these. As was Tim. The judges raved about how modern and edgy the overall design was and praised Alexandria for taking the risk.
Turn on the waterworks. Justin, who may possibly be the sweetest Project Runway contestant ever, was sent home over this one. He experimented (and failed) with creating a lace-like substance out of hot glue. Nina Garcia was on a rampage last week with one-liners and referred to the "lace" and it's placement as a "foaming vagina"... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! I threw up again, thanks for the visual Nina!
When Justin, in tears, returned to backstage to announce he was out, everyone gathered around him for a big group hug. Everyone was crying. I was crying. In the history of Project Runway, I have never seen anything like this before. Tim Gunn, also crying, saved the day. Well, actually, he saved Justin from elimination! Tim used his vote and vetoed the judge's decision.