Thursday, July 31, 2008

Project Runway Season 5 Episode 3

(Click the photo above for a larger version of all of Episode 3 designs.)

I don't know about you all, but the e-mails were flying fast and furious in my world this morning in reaction to the winner of the Episode 3 challenge.

What's all the fuss about? Well, basically, this was the winning design:

Um, excuse me? As guest judge Sandra Bernhardt pointed out, it looks like the model has a "goiter". My first reaction was that she looks like a mushroom person from "Super Mario Bros". How the crap is this a winning design? I mean.....ewwwww! I don't have words!

Well, okay, maybe I do. I can't believe a design that adds volume through the hip area is EVER a winning design! People! No woman, no matter how skinny, wants her hip area exaggerated. Never! No, NO, NOOO!

Project Rungay offers an explanation that I suppose is as good as any. They postulate that the design won due to the similarity between it and Balenciaga's Spring collection. Here's one from the Balenciaga collection in question:

Yep, same exaggerated hip line albeit without the additional insult of the contrasting fabric. Puff sleeves? Check.

There was some wonderful work that got passed over. My personal favorite was LeeAnne's design:

OMG, that skirt--to die for! And, although it looks like a dress, the pieces are separate.

Here's the loser:

Definitely not the best with that random flouncy blubbering ruffle. But still not, in my opinion, the worst. The worst, and I'll defer to Michael Kors here, "It looks like toilet paper caught in a windstorm":

SO true. Yet, inexplicably, this designer survived to squeeze the Charmin another day.

I'm hoping for better next week.


Brenda said...

That winning design is horrific! I'm with you...LeeAnne's is the best.

Laura K said...

Sandra Bernhardt is awesomeness.

Aynex Mercado said...

I like LeeAnn's too. I was sure that was going to win. WTF!

keena said...

I have no clue about the Project, living off the grid and all, but just wanted to say I am back online and just caught up reading your blog. Two new puppies?!!! How does fur girl cope? I have 3 dogs now too, only two aren't mine. Talk to you sometime, Christina.