This week on Project Runway the designers were tasked with making a Jackie O-inspired classic American sportswear look.
Andy went his own route, and got his self-esteem deflated on the runway. To be fair, the parachute pants didn’t exactly scream Jackie Kennedy. He was safe, though. I just think that when the judges give you a challenge, especially one that has to be related to someone who is as worth as Jackie-O, at least try to make it look like you tried.
Meanwhile Michael Costello and Gretchen — the villains of the show so far (though I don't understand the harshness of the contestants against Michael; he isn't that bad) — found themselves in the same category this week: the middle, which offered up a nice opportunity to reveal a little something about the two contestants. Costello is a much better game player than Gretchen. When they got off the runway, Costello expressed disbelief he wasn’t in the bottom three and Gretchen, of course, thought hers was the best. Costello agreed. But he was lying! As he revealed later, he didn’t think Jackie Kennedy would ever wear Gretchen’s looks, but why tell her? Instead, he sucked up to his nemesis with the hopes she tempers her critique of him down the road. Will it work? We’ll see next week. I just wish Gretchen would get off her high horse and realize that her designs are NOT worthy of winning every week. I was a Gretchen fan until she started bad-mouthing others for no apparent reason. Her head needs to seriously not swell up as much.
Quote of the Week: “If someone said to me the inspiration was MC Hammer meets the Beverly Hillbillies’ grandmother, I mean, that’s what that looks like.” – Michael Kors on Andy.
Quote of the Week (that made me laugh): “Jackie Kennedy would not have cameltoe.” – Wow, Tim Gunn. We all were thinking it though.
Quote of the Week (more from Tim Gunn): “This is the most you you’ve been all season.” A nice comment aimed at eventual winner Mondo. (Who well deserved it. It was out of the box, and I truly loved his Audrey Hepburn-esque top. I don't know how he takes himself seriously wearing that outfit. Seriously? Pinnochio on ice is what I would call his ensemble.
Insult of the Week: “It looks like a dirty old rug.” – Heidi Klum slamming Christopher Collins. ( Who got it dished to him pretty harshly)
Fashion Term I Had to Look Up: Facing
Context: “I have to put the facing on my shrug.”
Even I Knew This was a Bad Sign: Ivy didn’t fit her model – although ultimately she was in the top 3. I seriously fast-forward thru anything she has to say--she gets on my last nerve. So does Valerie's "Cray-Cray". Just say the word crazy.