Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Project Runway: Six to Go, and Fashion Week's Here!

Already, it's Fall Fashion Week in New York, yet there are still too many Project Runway contestants! Three are supposed to show at Fashion Week.

Do you mean to tell me that the five who will remain after tomorrow night's episode will present during the Fashion Week shows at the end of this week?!

Two decoys and three actual shows? Tell me that nobody will be able to sniff out the winners from amongst such a large group.

When I first got wind of the "decoy" shows I thought, How unfair: this person didn't get to the final three, yet he/she still gets to present during Fashion Week!

That wasn't the deal! The finalists get to show during Fashion Week. Period.

It's bad enough Victorya got a show -- early in the week, no less. Have you seen her line? Blech.

Also? The challenges need to be more realistic. Designing outfits for female wrestlers? Give me a break!

Some of these challenges are so far beyond the realm of fashion, or design -- I just don't know what to say.

Sure, good TV, blah-blah-blah. [Yawn!]

I'd rather watch the designers set loose in the Met and having to pick their favorite piece of art and create something inspired by it. Think back to the gutter-dress that Andre designed! Genius use of fluid fabric and judicious administration of bling.

Bracing myself for a letdown of a show tomorrow night.


Kitty said...

Decoys? I have not heard of said decoys. Hm!!

It was cool to see ads for that show about the best lines on Bravo. Some of the outtakes from Project Runway (Tim Gund impersonations) were quite funny.

Spandrel Studios said...

Santino's certainly got Tim's voice down!

As I recall, Austin Scarlett had a show (I seem to remember a military-inspired theme?), and I think Kara Janx had a show. Can't remember if there was a decoy during the last season or not...

mmethatcher said...

OK, your blog explained some things as I was confused-- the pics of the fashions are on the Bravo site. I think it takes away from those who survived bizarre challenges, though, to allow present-season losers to have shows. I didn't know abut the decoy thing until this year...

Spandrel Studios said...

Thanks for reading, Mme. Thatcher!

Last year with Jeffrey Sebelia, et all, they decided to have four finalists... but they had decoy shows during the other seasons.

Totally agree with you that it takes away from the designers who proved their mettle all season long.