I don’t guess anyone is really surprised that Christopher and Gordana went home tonight. Christopher’s been on thin ice for a while now — and Gordana always seems like she gets really close to what to the judges want but always comes up short. Still, it was sad to see them go because they were both so hot for Bryant Park.
Last week, commenter My Name correctly predicted that those two were ripe for ouster. Good call.
I did like this art challenge, though — pure inspiration from something beautiful, the J. Paul Getty Museum. I wish the designers had more challenges like this, because I believe that’s how designers truly are inspired, rather than making a party dress out a divorcee’s old wedding gown.
Carol Hannah (antique bed) – sleek gold dress with bias-cut hem and braid detail
Irina (painting of two women) – drapey seafoam green dress with cutout sleeves (she had a rare misstep by almost including a fur wrap with her diaphanous design)
Christopher (rock fountain) – gray/print halter dress with A-line dress
Althea (Getty Center building) – complicated pleated gold dress with asymmetrical skirt and unstructured top (she also had a rare misstep with unexpected puckering of the fabric)
Gordana (Monet painting of church) – A-line sheer dress in several watery pastel colors
If the judges had chosen an actual winner of the challenge, I would have rooted for Carol Hannah’s dress, though it was way safe. I was hoping for better from Christopher, and his design was looking promising for a moment there, until it got to the runway and lost all spark. What happened?
Because I like to watch “PR” a second time in one night, I end up watching “Models of the Runway” in between the two broadcasts, and now I feel like “MOTR” is a guilty pleasure. In the beginning “MOTR” gave you some insight into the designers’ creative processes, but now many of them just come across as pampered, ambitious brats. Wish this show had gone in a different direction.
Get ready for the last two episodes: Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 are the installments of the finale. Who’s going to win? Can anyone beat Irina?