This post is just some random thoughts on how “Project Runway” is going so far . . . .
First, I’m so over the Ven show. Originally I loved him and I thought he was talented. Then they had the challenge where they had to deal with real world people, not negative size models. He showed just what an ass he was in how he treated the woman who was nominated by her friend for a makeover. All he could talk about was how fat she was, how he doesn’t design for fat women, that he got the fattest of all the clients and it wasn’t fair. Newsflash Ven . . . she wasn’t fat . . . in fact you are bigger than she is! I wish she had pointed that out to him honestly. He made her and her friend cry on the runway! Then when the judges had him standing up their last . . . after the loser went home and gave him a talking to . . . he complained to the other designers how unfair and mean that was. I can’t stand Ven anymore.
I’m also over the fact that some of the designers are one trick ponies and keep doing the same thing over and over. Christopher and his shredded fabric look. Ven and his draping with the the spiral pattern in the middle. Thankfully Elana has been moving away from the Soviet shoulder pad look the last few episodes!
The latest episode was the “Lord and Taylor’s” challenge where they had to make a marketable and manufacturable dress. Elena was reduced to tears when she was in the top (but didn’t win) . . . as she felt she’d never be in the top. The top two were Fabio and Christopher, and honestly I hated both of their dresses. Well, I didn’t hate them, but I felt others were far superior. I thought the zipper in the back of Fabio’s dress was ugly and distracting. Actually I believe this has been an issue I’ve had with several of his dresses. Christopher’s dress won and . . . okay I hated it. Was it ugly? No. However it was something I could see Nicole Kidman wearing in a period piece like “Australia” or “The Others.” It was not today at all, it just looked old!
In the end, nobody went home this week because they felt there were no real horrid mistakes or stinkers. Next week is a dreaded team challenge though, and it appears the love/truce between Dimitri and Elena will come to and end!