Thank you for waiting patiently for my Project Runway post. I went with my Dad this morning to buy carpet, and then helped him carry it up 2 flights of steps. I have to go back at 2:00 this afternoon to help him carry the 2nd roll of carpet up there too. Last week he had me carrying cinder blocks!
OK, I must really be out of touch with Prom dresses or else the Project Runway judges have lost their minds, because I did not get last night's win at all.
The challenge was to design a dress for the 'Most important day in a woman's life'. I know prom is a big deal, but come on. The most important? I didn't go to prom and I survived, my life hasn't been empty and meaningless without it.
The challenge was to design prom dresses for a group of Catholic school girls from New Jersey (hey Jersey girls!) The girls got to choose the designer based on the designer's portfolio, which made Chris laugh because his portfolio is full of photos of himself dressed in outrageous drag costumes. Being a Star Wars geek, I loved the Princess Leia costume and would love to get a closer look at that photo. When Victorya asked her gal why she chose her, the gal admitted that she was last to pick a designer, and just ended up with Victorya (he-he)
Christian remarked that he thought prom was 'Horrible, Tacky and Gross' even though he was the best dressed at his own prom (when was that, 2 months ago?) He ended up being paired with a girl who informed him that she was already studying to be a fashion designer and that she had her own ideas about the dress that she wanted. This girl really beat Christian down, and he was struggling with the dress which he described as being 'Tickity-tack'* At one point he said that he was 'Not feeling fierce' and then he was giving up and told Tim that he was going to be the one to go this week. But Tim rallied him, saying that he was too talented to give up. I think it's pretty safe to say at this point that Christian will be in the final 3. Tim might as well have said to Christian 'The producers have already decided that you will be the wild card in the final 3, so at least pull something together to make it look good'. There was a shot in the apartment of Christian shaving and I stopped and thought 'Christian shaves?' it just seemed odd.
Kevin, mentioned that he was from Jersey too (that explains some things) and he thought he was doing pretty good with his red dress.
Ricky cried when he talked about growing up poor, and watching his Mom make his sisters prom dresses. I thought that marked Ricky for the boot. But I guess being cheap looking and from Jersey was worse because Kevin ended up getting the boot. They thought his dress looked cheap and that it aged the girl. Plus they were bugged by the lack of hemming, which he had been warned about by Tim and Chris. Bye Kevin, straight guy, Jersey Guy.
When I think of prom dresses, I think of 1950s tulle gowns or 1970s satin polyester gowns with ruffles around the neck. So I guess that I am out of touch with what the Young Ones want for prom. I thought most of the dresses (Victorya, Jillian, Kevin, Kit, Ricky) were just 'casual party' dresses. Not just the shorter lengths, but they weren't very fancy or memorable. I liked Rami's draped dress, although it was kind of a variation of the first dress that he did this season. But it was more cocktail than prom. I loved Sweet P and Chris' bias glamour gowns, but those seemed the other extreme - too mature, too serious-glamour. I guess I was looking for fun, sparkle and lace. Fancy, dressy, and just a little flashy. Come on, it's Jersey.
I really think Sweet P deserved this win for her champagne charmeuse gown and Chris should have been 2nd with that chartreuse (you know I love the green) satin bias gown. But for some reason, Victorya won. She made an electric blue short dress with kind of a bubble hem with a T neck/faux halter, which she put tickity-tack* Rag Shop-looking cabochons on. Click the photo above and tell me which dress would you wear to prom?
Christian managed to pull his dress together, but nearly cut his own throat on the runway by blaming Miss-Sass for all the problems with the dress. It was down to him and Kevin, but Jersey guy got the boot and Christian is headed to the final 3 - watch me be wrong, he'll probably get the boot next week. But he gives the editors too many sound bites and funny moments, plus his designs are interesting, aren't you waiting to see what he'll do each week?
OK, off to move some carpet.
*Tickity-tack - (adj) - a term fierce people use as a fancy way to say tacky. Cheap, gaudy, grody to the max
Photo snagged from http://bloggingprojectrunway.blogspot.com/ - labels added by me.