Friday, October 22, 2010
Season 8: Project Runway: Cried Like a Baby, Yes I Did.
I will from time to time, write about my fave primetime shows...and after last night's Project Runway I just HAD to get on here and dish.
OY... if you saw it, you know what I'm talking about. First of all, this season has been pretty good, mostly due to the expanded time. I love that we get to see more of the comments backstage after the judges' critique. It's been too fun. Tim Gunn gets more of a voice too. I remember way back in the beginning that he was just in and out of the work room. Now? He's got a bond with them all and I really like seeing his advice in action.
Last night was the episode before the finale. Each of the 4 designers had to go home, make a collection, come back and show 3 pieces to see which of the would go to Fashion Week. Tim visited every designer. Mondo lived in a wild house, painted all crazy colors. Gretchen broke up with her boyfriend and was moving. In Hawaii, he met with Andy and his mom. They live on quite a rural farm. Andy even chopped off the top of a coconut for some fresh milk. Over at Michael C's house, there was his partner and son. We find out that Michael's parents aren't too happy with his career or "lifestyle" choice.
Back in NYC, everyone gathers for their last touch-ups on the collections. Tim tells them all they have to make another look to send down the runway. Everyone loses it and goes to Mood to find some material. Gretchen is in fine pout-face form and complains about everything. She made jewelry this go around--which er... well, didn't do much for me. Andy had some sort of head things going on and Mondo also did a little head poof. His theme was "Mexican circus"... his clothes were about the most jolly in the room.
I have to say that is season has been lackluster as far as having some wild designs on. Very conservative if you ask me. Yeah, Mondo had some weird things but there were no Santino, Austin Scarlet, Jeffery or Chris type costuming. I like the over the top stuff. These creations just left me flat.
Speaking of flat, how awful were Gretchen's things? Ewww. Anyone that knows "Flax" or "Eileen Fisher" has seen it all--and about 4 seasons ago. I personally thought she was gone. Oh, how wrong I was.
Andy came out with a "Laos" inspired line-- and his pleating did look nice. Again..underwhelming. Mondo had the usual weird patterns and colors. Michael C had his dresses--but a pantsuit that I really liked. The judges took off points because he used all the 'same colors'. Personally, I thought it looked pretty cohesive. But, who am I?
In the end, Michael C was sent packing and watching him go was so sad. He was truly, truly destroyed by not going on. Because of his parents being so anti-anything he does, Michael saw this as a rejection of him instead of his clothes. It didn't seem fake (like some breakdowns can) at all. It was really gut-wrenching. Tim hugged him and all the designers were supportive.
Which brings me to something else: Since when do Andy and Gretchen like Michael C? What happened? Gretchen was a big nasty to him all season and Andy didn't like him either. Mondo saw what a sweetie he really was and treated him like a human being. I so hope they address this at the reunion special--and call out beeatches like IVY !! They all owe him such a big apology.
So...next week is the finale--a reunion and the runway show. I am thinking that Mondo takes it. He's won so many competitions and has that quirky kind of "Christian Siriano" thing going for him. I mean, who won last season? (crickets chirping)
I have no clue.
Soooo, did YOU cry when Michael C did? Do you think he should have gone to Fashion Week? Is it me or is Heidi getting more mean every season? By the way, I still totally forget it's on "Lifetime" and not BRAVO. whoops.
PS. I also watched "Jersey Shore" Finale last night. In a really weird way, I'm gonna miss those weenies. :fist pump:
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