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Project Runway: Three is the magic number

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?

6 comments Add your comment

Joe

November 6th, 2009
7:43 am

Seriously, this has been the most boring, elementary Project runway season to date. The fashion has been terrible, uninspiring, and absolutely boring. I hope for their sake next season is MUCH better.

Pray

November 6th, 2009
8:17 am

I am so with Joe. I’m not into any of them like I was previous designers of Project Runway.

KA

November 6th, 2009
8:52 am

I agree that this season has been ho hum. Christian’s stellar win will overshadow Runway until a new truly gifted designer comes along. Of the three going to Bryant Park I like Carol Hannah’s style, clean lines, fabric and color choices, impeccable construction of her garments, and her professional demeanor. I am so tired of Irina’s unending and unprofessional bashing of her competitors. Instead of exhibiting confidence, she shows off her immaturity and bully personality. She may be able to sew, but she needs to grow up and learn some people skills.

Morgan

November 6th, 2009
11:10 am

I am SOOOO happy Christopher is gone! I have no clue what took so long but thank goodness! As for Bryant Park — Irina is not the friendliest person but she’s the most genuine. Last night she chose Althea and Carol Hannah for who she thought should make it and she was right based on what we’ve seen in the work room. She’s always been honest about her intentions — she’s there to win. This is not a popularity contest, it’s a design competition. In the end, it’s Irina or Carol Hannah.

TiffPDX

November 6th, 2009
6:00 pm

I’m over PR, they never gave Korto her props! They’re haters. They don’t have a clue of what people would REALLY wear. Once they got rid of Ra’mon, when the Nick dude got to stay with good garbage, then I knew race was a factor. I’ll never watch another episode ever, and most of the Black community has said the same.

Liz

November 10th, 2009
2:28 pm

OH Come on……….race, get over yourself. Michael from my ATL was awesome and everyone wanted his line to explode, unfortunately when he hit Bryant Park, a little too much for him and he lost it. The race card always has to be dealt, good work, fashion is just that it is good, it does not matter the color of the hands who does the hem…your community please