Project Runway: Eye Candy
Either that is the reason why this season has been a whole load of suck, or Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum have been spiking the Kool-Aid with some sort of performance decreasing drug.
Gallery: Project Runway: Episode 6
So, Tim Gunn popped up in the early morning to wake up the designers and send them on their next challenge. Of course, Gunn looked well-rested and polished, because the man never sleeps and wears a suit 24/7. The designers, on the other hand, were super-groggy and caught off-guard. However, Christian still managed to get his scenester hair up and ready in what seemed like little to no time. Is he so hip that his natural bed head turns out like something from an Urban Outfitters catalogue?
Anyway, the designers were led to the giant Hershey's store in Times Square, tourists galore, where some lady recited her heavily rehearsed lines and quips, telling the designers that they had five minutes to pick whatever they wanted in the store to design an outfit. After five minutes of complete chaos, the designers took their candy, novelty pillows, teddy bears, etc. back to the workroom.
Before the runway, we heard Elisa's super sad story about how she was once hit by a Porsche and had suffered severe injuries and was actually in a coma for a few days. While watching, I had opened my mouth to say a really mean joke about it, but stopped. Don't pretend you didn't. It made me respect Elisa a bit more, but I couldn't help but think, "They just showed her personal sob story moment. She must be getting Auf'd today."
Guest judge was designer Zac Posen (OOH).
Ricky: I thought his piece was very well constructed, especially on the top. However, it wasn't quite exciting enough to warrant a spot in the top three. And Ricky didn't cry in this episode! He must have been super dehydrated.
Chris: This design was extremely cute and well-done, and I was proud of bubbly Chris for practicing a bit of self-restraint and not making, as he said, "a parade float". Unfortunately, he may have held back a little too much, because it didn't wow the judges enough to win.
Kit: Although this was very well constructed, the patterns were kind of tacky, I thought. It reminded me of those purses that pre-teen girls make out of used Capri Sun packages.
Elisa: [AUF'D] She should have left weeks and weeks ago, but somehow managed to stay on. I don't think this was one of her worst outfits, so it's funny that this would be the one to send her home. If she had added a bit more silver to the body and created some extra volume in the puffy arm things, she may not have had such a low spot.
Kevin: This sort of looked like Banana Republic outlet clearance stuff, but was definitely one of the more wearable looks.
Christian: This boy's cockiness will be the death of him. What he ended up creating was a genuinely cute dress, but could have won him the challenge if he had just put a bit more work into it. It's not like he didn't have the time, since he wandered around providing snarky (and sometimes bitchy) commentary to the other designers in the workroom. It should also be noted that Christian threw away A LOT of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to make his wrapper dress. You could have sent them to me, Christian. You could have sent them to me.
Sweet P: [ALMOST AUF'D] Question: Has Tim Gunn ever seen a maxi pad? Ever? When he came up to Sweet P and told her that her circle skirt looked like a "coffee filter or a maxi pad", I just slowly shook my head. That said, Sweet P's skirt really did look like a wonky coffee filter. I felt bad because both of her attempts at the outfit weren't so hot. Her time is definitely almost up... especially if she keeps it up with her model. Crappiest. Posture. Ever. I've seen broken ironing boards walk better.
That bitchy comment was brought to you by sleep deprivation.
Rami: [WINNER] Even before this piece of art hit the runway, I knew Rami was going to win. The top was just beautifully constructed and the shape would have made anybody look spectacular, even a flat-chested model. And way to play up the futuristic look!
Jillian: As the only one who even bothered to try and work with edible materials, Jillian definitely deserved some credit. The Twizzlers skirt was kind of cute, in a novelty item sort of way, but the bodice's detailing was really well done. If only the bodice fit her model a little better, instead of just wrapping around her like a barrel. I'm glad it didn't completely fall apart on the runway, though. That would have been a very delicious tragedy.
Victorya: The only thing I scribbled down when I saw her piece was "lol tinfoil and kleenex". A lot of people -- myself included -- give Christian crap for his cockiness, but Victorya has been really full of herself too. Just because she's not as a loud about it doesn't mean she gets to slip by and not get a talking to. I hope someone sets her straight and informs her that she's not that awesome.
|The skinny one||14 (7.0%)|
|Bad trends||26 (13.0%)|
|Tiki Barber||12 (6.0%)|
|Sarah Jessica Parker||11 (5.5%)|
|The very first one||18 (9.0%)|