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Project Runway: Model behavior

Althea's winning suit

Althea's winning suit

Zzzzzzzzz……

What?! Oh, sorry, I must have dozed off again.

I just can’t help it: this season is lacking in fireworks, as blog commenter PR Fan has pointed out. I’m enjoying the lack of meanness and backstabbing, but 45 minutes into the show, I suddenly realized that Heidi Klum’s quips are the only sign of life this season. (Though I did NOT appreciate her blatant dismay at Carol Hannah’s use of the word “y’all.” I know plenty of New Yorkers and Californians who say “y’all,” so I find it hard to believe she’s never heard it before.)

This week the designers forgot they were designing for models; instead they designed a bunch of pretty party dresses that might also work for dates. One after another they came down the runway, looking suitable for dinner at Joel. Johnny got the worst of it – having his dress called the “B” word – “bridesmaid.” Yikes! If you’ve been one, or worse, been one in purple, you know!

Once again, I found myself confused by the winner – am I just not getting it this season? The overall effect of Althea’s suit looked trashy from the vantage point of my living room (though I will concede that the dark runway probably wasn’t good for highlighting a dark design). Here’s why: Althea’s model, a buxom lass, looked wildly slutty in her stretch top with no bra, whereas Epperson’s strappy slip dress was criticized for making his model look flat-chested. What a double standard! (PR Fan disagrees with me.)

No one should be surprised that Qristyl went home – Qristyl herself wasn’t, if you listened closely to the dialogue during the show.

What do you think? Did the right person win? Does a dress need a pronounced bustline to look good?

8 comments Add your comment

Lucy Bloom

September 11th, 2009
7:10 am

I fell asleep also. I did wake up in time for the fashion show. I don’t think that a dress needs a pronounced bustline to look good. I can’t even remember the winner’s outfit but I am very glad that Qristyl is GONE.

NANA

September 11th, 2009
8:31 am

I don’t remember her name but I thought the little girl from Charleston should have won although I did like the winner as well. Where is Michael Kors? If they said, I missed it. So far it has been predicatable but I still love the show.

nestle73

September 11th, 2009
8:55 am

This season is a drag. I though that Qristyl’s dress was ok. Sometimes you can’t go wrong with black. And what did Hedi want Epperson to do, glue some fake boobs into the dress. That was her body and it fit her to a T. I don’t think that Qristyl should have went home. All the African American girls who’ve been there always get voted off. I think that need to start including some plus size models, not all the models being a size 0.

PRF2

September 11th, 2009
10:01 am

I miss Michael Kors. The dynamic between Nina, Heidi and Michael was energizing; I couldn’t wait to hear how they were going to bounce their comments around, tease each other and laugh. Now…zzzzzz.

How about that green dress?

Faith Dawson

September 11th, 2009
10:37 am

I agree, we need the consistency of the core judges to propel us through the season. Jennifer Rade kind of dominated the other guest judges last night; did Zoe Glassner even speak above a whisper? I’ve always thought Nina was kind of mean, but now I miss her!

PR Fan

September 11th, 2009
10:41 am

Heidi, who’s always cleavage conscious, confessed to too many years with Victoria’s Secret. That said, Epperson’s was the best IMO. Wouldn’t say he was robbed, but he was more deserving. The new judges were a little dull. This show needs healthy doses of Kors and drama, respectively. A pretty talented but very boring bunch of contestants. But what really ticked me off was Heidi, who I usually love, calling out Carol for saying ‘y’all.” This from a woman who beats us over the head with her German boodbyes.

PRF2

September 11th, 2009
11:27 am

Yes PR Fan, Heidi was just a little too quick to call out the “ya’ll” when her German accent/influence is evident in her speech. She’s got a couple of funky tweeks to her words occasionally. What’s the expression? “The pot calling the kettle black”

Q McElroy

September 14th, 2009
11:31 am

Overall, snooze fest this season. But one of last night’s judges (Jennifer Rade?) had some good one-liners…even if she seemed a bit bitchy w/the model. I’m OK with the winner — think the model’s walk is what clinched it, honestly. And I’m glad Qrystal left…her design skills were weak.