Good evening! And once again, we are short a designer on “Project Runway.” This week it’s Nicolas.
I have said already that I am puzzled by this season’s judging. One “PR” fan has pointed out that this close to the end, maybe your history doesn’t matter so much; maybe you’re living week to week.
I respectfully disagree. I think that as the model Katie said during “Models of the Runway” (which I’m now watching, and sort of enjoying, although it doesn’t add much to the actual “PR experience), if Christopher’s been on the bottom three consecutive times, then maybe you’re overdue to go home. Hit the road, jack!
What was it with ski-style pants this week? Logan, Nicolas and Irina all had them, and only Irina had a ski-related challenge.
On to the challenge: a design inspired by Michael Kors’ favorite locales.
Nicolas (Greece): Super-slim pants and a bandage-style top. Judges auf’d him.
Irina (Aspen): Super-slim pants, cowl-neck sweater with peekaboo back, and faux-fur vest. She won, although I thought the vest looked sloppy and the sweater looked … beige. One viewer told me they loved the outfit, though.
Gordana (Park Avenue/New York): Gray curve-hugging dress with satin piping and a removable jeweled collar. I thought would have awarded her the win strictly on the removable collar … because versatility is sorely lacking in this season’s designs. (Remember early Michael Knight and his surprising little designs?)
Logan (Hollywood): Boring three-piece jeans design that I would have auf’d, had I been in charge. It looked better from the back, but that’s all I can say about it.
Carol Hannah (Palm Beach): Calling Uli … Uli Herzner, are you listening? CH used Palm Beach as inspiration to create an Uli-style flowing maxi dress. And Uli always invoked Miami as her inspiration. Ironic, but the dress was beautiful.
Althea (St Tropez): I wasn’t surprised when she produced yet another short-shorts outfit, but this one wasn’t as bad as some of her past designs (IMO, anyway).
Christopher (Santa Fe): A thrown-together flounce of bat-wing top and gathered mini-skirt.
Finale watch: It’s less than a month away, airing (if past seasons are any indication) Nov. 12 and 19. I assume the fearsome foursome will be Irina, Althea, Carol Hannah and Gordana. Anybody want to take a chance on Logan or Christopher?