Thursday, July 27, 2006

Project Runway -- it's going to be a loooong season.

It's twue, it's twue, the PR designers this season are amazingly gifted and skilled, capable of grinding out suits, coats, dog sweaters in the two days allowed for a competition. I enjoy watching them work and getting the brief glimpses of the outfits the producers deign to give us. The judges and their judging, though, is driving me crazy. I want Michael Kors back: Vera Wang, his substitute, all shrouded in black, is giving off a very Yoko Ono in her cranky widow phase vibe, and she's not nearly as entertainingly bitchy as Mr. "I wrote down 'farty'" Kors.

I'm also not in agreement with the judge's decisions. I don't understand their enthusiasm for Uli, who's a nice lady and rather witty, but who has produced basically the same dress for three episodes. I don't understand why Michael Knight keeps getting overlooked. I don't understand Nina Garcia's enthusiasm for the puffy shirt. My favorite looks keep getting a pass, but no praise.

This week, my fave was the outfit produced by Robert Best, at left. Okay, it's a Chanel knockoff, but the dog's name is Chanel, what's her hypothetical owner supposed to wear? But I would so wear that look, if the skirt were knee length. I don't think I've thought that about any other garment to hit the reality show runway.


Rachel said...

I like Uli's dress but I can kind of see what you're saying. I loved the dress Michael made from the fabrics from the apartment. I think Vincent should have been the first to go then Angela with her stupid rosettes and puff skirts next. Hmmm... I thought Robert's outfit was Chanel knock-off and really, you aren't supposed to mimic other designers... with that said... I CAN NOT wait until Wednesday!!!! :)

Rachel said...

Oh and by the way.... I didn't catch that when Mr. Kors said he wrote down 'farty' I would have died laughing but last season I did find Santino's comment, "You can't polish a turd" absolutely hilarious! My 3 year old told my mom this comment over the phone. I died! Hilarious!