'Project Runway' - 'A Little Bit of Fashion' Recap
by Michael Pascua, posted Feb 19th 2010 3:09AM
(S07E06) There have been several memorable theme challenges on 'Project Runway,' including dogs, prom, and postal workers, but this week the contestants had to create an outfit for a little girl. Of course it wouldn't be 'Project Runway' without a twist, and Tim announced that the contestants would have to create a corresponding outfit for their models.
I was confused as to how all these children managed to get invited to the show. Unlike the prom girls that all went to the same high school in season four, we never got any explanation. We'll just have to accept how cute the girls are. After seeing this challenge, I hope a future challenge will be a 'Toddlers and Tiaras' childrens' pageant challenge.
You knew there was going to be a twist when within fifteen minutes, most of the outfits were done and Tim never showed up. The next day, with the twist announced, the contestants had another $100 at Mood. I don't understand why everyone didn't follow Jay and bring color swatches to match their pieces. If I were Emilio, I wouldn't just play the trust game.
After the big twist, Tim goes to critique the contestants. Jonathan gets praise for the kid's dress but has to attend to the model's dress. Tim warns Janeane that she's "rocking Halloween." Surprisingly, none of the judges mention the term "Halloween" or "Pumpkin." Amy spreads her petal-shaped cutouts on the floor. Tim warns her that the pants may become clown-ish. Tim gives Seth Aaron praise for his interesting patterns.
Both models arrive for fittings leaving the work room with giddy high-pitched noises. There was an odd image of one of the girls playing with one of the guy's boots. That shot to be the juxtaposition of the shot at Mood of Tim staring at the dog.
The day of the actual runway show, as always, the stress continues. Mysteriously, Amy manages to sew her petals onto a cloth; we never see her transform them into pants. The little girls run around having a fun time while the stress builds. Anthony's crazy antics are matched perfectly with inane childrens' conversation.
I haven't mentioned this previously, but I'm digging Heidi's maternity wear. I know Kara Saun did a lot of her dresses in season two; I wonder who was in charge this season? Heidi emphasizes making sure that both little girls and the model's outfits were "Age-Appropriate." Along with Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, the guest judge is fashion designer Tory Burch. As the models walk down, I'm not sure about Amy's pants. It's original, but it screams fish scales. Ben continues with the color blocks he used last week. I like Seth Aaron's real model's look, but the youth outfit was the quintessential outfit. Jonathan's dress looks fattening on Brandise. I like how Maya's two jackets looked. Emilo still hasn't really impressed, and I thought the model's dress was quite simple.
The high scorers were Jesse (well tailored jacket, good color combination), Seth Aaron (young girl's dream outfit, amazing model's jacket) and Jay (sophisticated, well thought out). The winner was Seth Aaron, who has immunity next week, but based on the preview, Seth could have rocked a metal-material challenge anyway. I guess it also takes a father to understand how to dress a small girl.
The bottom scored dresses were Janeane (mall, too simple), Amy (circus, train-wreck), and Jonathan (uncomfortable, toilet paper caught in a tornado). Janeane was finally eliminated after several weeks of granola clothes; Brittany admitted that, as well, on 'Models of the Runway.'
I would have been a bit disappointed if Amy was eliminated, because several of her previous pieces were strong. I don't think the pants would have been saved if it was a skirt either. Amy's little girl outfit was good if they were all separates. How do you think the eliminations went? Leave comments below.
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