Little did I know but Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week hosted the last TEN contestants of Project Runway. BECAUSE, they didn't want to give away who the final three contestants were. They had done this the previous year as well. If you'd like to see what Christopher, Valerie, Michael D, Casanova, Michael C, Gretchen, Mondo, April, Andy and yes...Ivy showed, visit this site.
Soooo, did the contestants know they were going to show at Fashion week if they didn't make it to the top three? If so, then last night's freak out really confuses me. I always thought that a big part of getting to the end was the opportunity to show at Fashion week. That is a BIG consolation to not winning. Little known fact, first season winner Jay McCarroll turned down the money, citing a contractual clause stipulating that the Project Runway production company would own a 10% stake of ALL his professional ventures in perpetuity! That like means....forever. What the? The company has since dropped this clause. And rightfully so.
As far as collections go, I really love feminine diverse pieces. So please forgive me if I say I didn't like Mondo's collection. It was fine enough. But nothing surprised me. Brian said he thought the blue top and skirt looked like something in the window of Forever 21. OH YEAH, I HAVEN'T SEEN THE FULL COLLECTIONS ON ELLE.COM YET. I want to be surprised. So forgive again if I trash someone who has an amazing collection at Fashion Week or vice versa.Honestly, I didn't think Michael or Andy chose the right pieces to show the judges. I saw some kind of gray pointed peplum thing in the background of Andy's collection that looked pretty interesting. And Michael had something hanging on the mannequin that I thought looked amazing but instead he picked those sequin pants. Blah. What a disappointment, although I did like the purple feathery frock in the middle. To me, it was a shame because looking at the pieces he showed Tim I thought I would like his collection the best. It looked feminine and I liked the color scheme.
But given his choices, I was not surprised when Michael was voted off. BUT, I was a little taken aback by his reaction. Drama queen much? Did anyone else notice that there was A LOT of sobbing but NOT a single tear. Bizarre. Just a big pity pout fest. It sort of reminded me of the way Lily and Molly get upset when they don't get their way. Okay. I feel kind of bad railing into Michael for that but it was wayyyy over the top.
Andy's collection also impressed me but not so much the pieces he showed us. I'm really excited to see what the other pieces are. They looked pretty neat.
Gretchen. Have I NOT been saying this ALL season? Crunchy Granola out the wazhoo! That's her thing. That's her. That's NOT what should win Project Runway and I was super annoyed when she wasn't the one booted off this episode. Second chances? She's been given like ten. Her recent creations have really made me think her first few wins were a fluke. When I saw her jungle print parachute pants my brain gagged. If she wins I going to quit watching PR. Maybe:)
And again with the woe is me. "I'm broke" "My boyfriend left me" "I have to move" "I NEED to win". Andy lived in a shack and although he talked about 'struggle' you didn't hear him talking about how poor he was. Then again, he gets to live in Hawaii:)
Next week FINALE!!!! Who will win? I'm pulling for Andy. Oh and really looking forward to the group cast interview. That's always juicy.