Over the river and through the woods . . . Project Runway Avant Garde
A really late PR recap because I went to visit both grandmoms today and drove home in a snow storm! They are both doing well. Grandmom #1 was in the hospital last week and grandmom #2 was in the hospital 2 months ago.
This week's challenge was to create an avant garde look inspired by dramatic model hairstyles. It was another team challenge, where predictabley no one wants to be the official team leader but they still want to have control of the design. Midway through, the designers were told that they also had to make a readywear version of their avant garde outfit. Panic, tears, vomitting.
Rami showed us a side that I didn't really like while teamed with Sweet P, who ended up in tears because of Rami riding her about how she did her work. Rami also got a little snippy with Tim, which I thought was out of line, show some respect to the Man, he's here to help you. Sweet P's dress was the readywear version and it was very sweet. Rami's dress was deemed 'not avant garde enough' by the judges (he should have done an outrageous bustle like Sweet P suggested)
Jillian & Victorya. Shudder at the idea of these two winers and complainers working together. They both talk in very low voices with barely moving their mouths or making any expressions. They had very restrained panic attacks through the whole episode while trying to get their outfits finished on time. They did a super sharp long jacket inspired by the equestrian-punk mohawk that their model had. Underneath was a blouse and riding pants that were cute, but weren't very avant garde, they probably could have passed for their ready-wear outfit. Instead the readywear outfit was a ruffled asymetric dress.
Christian & Chris. How many people cheered like I did when those two were teamed up?! Team Fierce. Actually, to be honest, Christ could have done that outfit himself and the credit for the fabulously over ruffled gown that they made really should have gone almost all to him. The avant garde outfit had a very striking appearance. The readywear outfit was a cute ruffled blouse but the skirt was very plain and could have used something else. The fabulousness of the avant garde dress won them this challenge which will get them a spread in Elle for TreSomme.
Kit & Ricky did a hoop skirt dress that the judges thought was Gone With the Wind. I actually liked the combination of fabrics on the hoop, but it just didn't 'wow'. And the readywear dress was just another little Ricky dress. Kit got the boot this week and I was really disappointed to see her go because I thought she was pretty cool. I still think Ricky (who I do think is a super nice guy) should have gone before Kit and Kevin too.