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[You know I love you guys] but this was the worst
ever! I think that even the judges and producers of the show would agree. The designers were challenged to create tear-away menswear looks for the steamy, ripped, hard-bodied muscle men of
Thunder from Down Under
... it was a fashion disaster. So lets talk about accountability. Any designer on Project Runway these days who doesn't know menswear is a weak link. To say, "I've never done men's clothing" is just a stupid and lame excuse because there is a menswear challenge every season. Get it together future Project Runway candidates and know you're shit! Or don't come on the show.
On the other hand, while the judges sat in their chairs, laughing and giddy about the ridiculous Thunder blunders on the runway, the seriousness of the matter is that someone would be going home. (Sorry Amanda!)
Project Runway set these designers up for failure with this challenge.
I'd like to see Zac Posen, Michael Kors and Isaac Mizrahi create tear away men's clothing in one day for freakishly sized men. Project Runway has a responsibility to conceptualize challenges that while push the envelop are still (somewhat) realistic and doable.
If an entire class fails a test, the problem lies with the teacher, not the students... Not surprising, there were NO winners this episode.
This will help you forget the fashion crap you just saw... pulled directly from Thunder from Down Under's website... enjoy.