‘Project Runway’s’ new season began last night with a celebration that it’s been on the air for ten years now. They celebrated this with a runway challenge and show in Time Square.
Now as usual, I’m not going to remember most of these peoples names until a few weeks in, when we whittle them down. I mean by time the runway challenge came around I found myself saying “Who is that, I don’t remember them until this very moment!”
The challenge involved bringing one pre-made outfit that represented them as a designer, and then having to make a second complimentary one. Several people really stepped it up, and Ven Budha already has a target on his back from several for his ability four coutuuuuuurrrreeee!
In the end it came down to Kooan Kosuke (aka “Crazy Afro Asian” as I kept calling him since I didn’t know his name) and two others, Lantie Foster who was some seemingly stuck up woman who reworked vintage clothing and Beatrice Guapo, a crunchy granola who was way into knit fabrics. Beatrice was out, which I thought was a mistake. I felt Lantie was just naaaaaasty on the runway, and as Michael Koors and others pointed out she just reworked ugly old clothes into ugly new clothes. She should have gone. I’m glad Crazy Afro Asian stayed, because I thought he was hilarious!
From the previews, and previous seasons, we probably have a few weeks of the dreaded team challenges ahead of us. That always brings out the drama, and Lantie is sure to serve it up!