Posted by: artemis on Aug 20, 2010
Tagged in: Beehive Blog
The show starts off with runway of the most fabulous kind -- stunning, avant-garde hats by acclaimed milliner, Philip Treacy. Each and every hat is pure artistry. The challenge is to create a look inspired by a Philip Treacy hat! I love this. Last week's challenge was so crazy and fun, I have high hopes. Oh, and Ivy is fine after passing out at the end of the last runway show -- more water and food, less cigs and diet coke.
Alright, so the designers start concepting. Mondo's hearing voices, his hat is talking to him. Lord God, I know he's a freak, but I think I love Mondo. I still don't understand Casanova, but I feel compelled to snap my fingers in Z formation whenever I hear him speak, even if his "cat have seven life." I think he meant "nine lives," but whatever. Kristin is freaking out about her giant orchid/vagina hat because she's not feeling it.
Before we go any further, I would like to take this moment to recognize Airbrush Andy's do-rag and pearl dangly earrings. Wow, Lafayette meets Wendy & Lisa.
Tim Gunn stops in for a visit and has issue with April's diaper. Yes, she made some diaper daisy dukes! Tim calls Casanova's black dress "circa Donna Karen 1988" (which went right over his head) and critiqued that Michael C made a Grecian mermaid dress. April and Casanova ignore Tim, but Mike C. decides to kill the fish tail. Good call. Gretchen, who had dubbed herself a "force" starts talking crap about April, calling her student work. Hey "Force," remember when you called Airbrush Andy the same thing and he beat you last week? Just settle down, no-one rattled your cage.
Runway day: Michael C's iridescent dress sure is shimmery. Gretchen created an ode to Elves of Middle-earth. Hated Kristin's black and fuschia mess. Mike D's cardboard top is oddly cool, but I hated the crinkly skirt. Valerie makes a fun dress with zipper details. Then I see a lot of polka dots and a heavy dose of hot pink satin. Ivy sends down another mother of the bride outfit - beige and white - gag. I bet you can't guess what Peach made? You got it, another damned, short pink dress. Argh! Christopher "so cute" Collins makes an edgy jacket/dress out of curtains. I don't care what anyone says, it was nicely constructed, but they were curtains! And Mondo styled his model with a mustache! I'm as confused as you are, but I'm starting a fan club right now!
Judge's top 3: Although Philip Treacy didn't see the correlation between the hat and dress, the other judges thought Valerie's dress was modern and flirty, liked the unexpected zipper detail. They loved Michael C's effortless shimmer number. Personally, I don't see it. And they were inspired by Mike D's heavily structured cardboard top with the (ghastly) crinkle skirt.
Bottom 3: They thought Christopher's curtain dress was sad and stiff. They were certainly curtains, but I wouldn't have put him in the bottom. April's hoochie diaper was called triple layered panties by Kors. And Kristin's orchid throw up was not fluid, not architectural, not cute. The "Force" didn't make top three, interesting.
So who won? No, not Valerie, she's a bridesmaid for the third week. Michael C wins, which shocks and confuse all, especially Gretchen who couldn't hide her dissatisfaction. Mike D places second.
April lucks out with the diaper daisy dukes, gets to stay. Kristin's creation offended the most and was sent packing.
What a disappointing runway show - it sucked! There wasn't one single look that I was crazy about. Key learning here, if you show Philip Treacy in the front end of Project Runway, you've pretty much blown your couture wad and the rest of the show is going to be chump change in comparison.
Thoughts? Do you think Michael C deserved to win? Who should have gone home? We want to hear your comments because this week has me scratching my head.
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