Surf’s up! More or less.
This week I have to start at the end of our ‘Project Runway’ episode and go backward: Has Nina Garcia said anything at all in the three episodes this season? Or is it just me? I don’t know, it seems like the usually mouthy Nina used to be much more opinionated in previous seasons. Now she’s being overshadowed by teenybopper stars like Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson.
Still working our way backward, I was glad that Ra’mon won, ‘cause he’s sort of an underdog, but honestly, I thought the neoprene avant-garde dress was a mess. The dyed-blue smear looked like an accident, and I was sure the judges would penalize him – except they loved it! Go figure. On the other hand, Ra’mon/Mitchell’s swimwear look – the goddessy dress in blues and greens – was gorgeous. Too bad we couldn’t see the actual swimwear underneath (as in most of tonight’s designs)!
One dress that I thought deserved more than a passing grade was the gigantic pouf of a dress that was designed by Logan (above). Lovely! It possessed the right shape of bustle, the perfect swish when the model walked; it was well-balanced with a sleek top – even if it didn’t look anything like the product of the sea.
Mitchell was auf’d, and it’s about time, but I’m quickly growing tired of Qristyl’s overly defensive attitude. The runway showed too much bickering between Qristyl and Epperson; now that she’s been on the bottom twice, she may well be the next to go. And if she does, it will be because she spends so much time being sassy and not enough time being a designer.
NOTE: One more ‘Project Runway’ Web site you must check (if you haven’t already) is ‘Tom and Lorenzo,’ formerly known as ‘Project Rungay.’ It’s hysterically funny and is not limited to the Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn show, but is devoted to all things fashion.