Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Project Runway: Missing March

Well, last week's Project Runway episode, in which Chris March lost to Rami Kashou and his anti-drapes, left me a bit deflated.

Surely Chris deserved to win based on the strength of the pieces he sent down the runway, human hair or not.

I'm still convinced that this combination of using hair as trim that made the judges gack, having "costume designer" on his resume, and being auf'd before they realized they'd have a too-short season once Jack left were the reasons Chris got his walking papers.

But that's all I'll say about that because in every post-auf interview, Chris has sounded gracious and grateful for the exposure, and has spoken of opportunities he's never dreamed of coming his way. And since actually winning Project Runway doesn't actually seem to do much for the winner other than tie them to the show forever (frankly, hasn't it been something of a kiss of death?), it's probably a blessing in disguise.

So enough sturm und drang - let's start the show! [Oh, Heidi, how I will miss your kewpie-doll announcements.]

Just based purely on what I've seen of the designs in photos and such, here are my pre-show predictions:

Winner: Jillian
Second place: Christian


Kitty said...

I have to say after the finale yesterday, I'm disappointed.

It just goes to show how subjective these things are. More than any other showdown, these designers were very talented, which made the choice difficult. But I just wasn't into Christian's work.

Anyhow, I'm sure all three got a huge amount of publicity from this and they'll have a great future.

Spandrel Studios said...

Whew, I'm glad I didn't read your comment before I watched the show -- I had to DVR it and watch it this morning because of a schedule conflict.

Although Christian's style - both personal and design-wise - is far from my cup of tea, I could appreciate the effort. In the end, of the two of them, I was happier that they gave it to Christian.

See the last Project Runway entry for why!