Project Runway Episode 5 - The Fierce One wins

This week's challenge was to remake clothing for a group of real women who each lost signification weight, from 45 to 160 pounds. They came out on the runway wearing what was once their favorite outfit from when they were heavier, so all of the clothing was now several sizes too big for them. The first gal, who stood in silhouette behind the scrim causing all the designers to panic over what the challenge was going to be, came out wearing her wedding gown - white satin with polyester lace, plastic beads and sequins - now there's a challenge. The designers task was to make the pre-weightloss clothing into something that the gals could wear everyday.

The drama this week was with Jack, who was suffering from a bacterial infection which caused that handsome face of his to swell. Sadly Jack had to leave the competition to go for treatment which required hospitalization. Everyone in the workroom was crying as he announced that he had to leave, even Kevin-Straight-guy seemed a little red eyed. How disappointing to come so far to where he was, and to have to leave like that.
The designers went back to work with heavy hearts over Jack's departure. Later Tim came in with an announcement, which walked through the door in the form of Chris March, our fun sweetie who got the boot last week! Everyone cheered and was happy to see him back (they had much happier faces than the shock, disgust and disbelief that was on the faces of Kayne, Laura, Uli & Jeff last year when Angela and Vincent were bought back) It was decided that Chris should come back in to replace Jack and to keep the competition 'on track'. While I personally am glad to see Chris back because he was fun. I can't help but wonder if at least some of the designers were a little resentful for his being brought back. I mean he did get the boot because of a bad outfit and was now getting a 2nd chance.
Steve got the wedding gown, or as he called it 'Death on a Stick' But he cheated, dude. He went to Mood and bought several yards of black fabric to make a black dress. Then he took strips of the white satin from the wedding gown and used it to make a collar and cuffs on the black dress, giving her a dress that looked as Michael 'Oompa Loompa' Kors said looked like a 'French Maid at a funeral' Bye-bye Steve. Jillian did the same kind of cheat, buying red fabric to make a dress rather than using the red blouse that she had to make the dress.

Because Chris started working several hours after everyone else, he was allowed to stay after midnight to work. Tim was telling Chris to make his design decisions now, rather than when he's half asleep at 3AM. The funny moment of the week was Tim saying that he had made 'Many bad decisions at 3AM' which caused dirty minds (including mine) to go into overdrive and start laughing and yelling 'we want names!' Seeing Tim break out of his usual serious face and laugh a bit was great.
Blogging Project Runway has a great enlarged group photo of the designs.

Tim approached Christian, and said 'How fierce is it?' (another funny moment) Christian replied that his outfit was 'really fierce' and 'Kind of a big deal' - I love Christian, and can't wait to hear what he says and especially HOW he says it. Christian's outfit (#1 in the group photo) was indeed fierce and the winner on the runway. It was a great fitted jacket over a tee and cropped pants. Very modern, very him. The model was very happy too.

Kevin (#3 in group photo) did a fitted strapless bodice with contrasting details that was really nice too, even though Kors ragged on the leggings (I still like leggings) Rami (#9) and Sweet P (#10) also did outfits that I thought were really good. We didn't get to see much of Rami's outfit but his model was really having too much fun on the runway and obviously loved the outfit. Ricky (#11) did a little crying this week when his model told him that she felt really great about the way she looked in his outfit and hoped that he did well on the runway. When Ricky was re-fitting her pre-weightloss pants, he tried the pants on himself while wearing high heels and looked himself over in the mirror, just to make sure the outfit would look good. Another winning moment from this week.

Chris (5) - I'm just glad he didn't get the boot again this week, Kit (7), Victorya (4) and Elisa (2)made the lowest scoring outfits.

What I really liked in this episode were the real women modeling. Nearly all of them seemed to enjoy their new outfits and had fun on the runway. Why not use regular women all the time rather than models? Especially this year, the models all seem to be all lanky, clumsy arms and legs and a few are really bad walkers. And I usually don't even pay attention to the models, but some of them are really distracting.

Anyway, thank goodness this episode had the tears, cheers and a few great laughs, because again that old Project Runway 'oomph' seems to be missing and I still can't figure it out. Am I just expecting too much?

This video has already been posted on Blogging Project Runway & Project Rungay, but please watch Jack's waaaaaaaaaaaay over the top spoof of Flashdance. I love him even more!


Julie The Vintage Goddess said...

This episode was the best so far, mostly because there was much more of Tim in it.

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