And so, season one of Project Runway comes to an end, with several bangs and only a few whimpers.
We’re gonna milk this episode for the next couple of weeks, but before we dissect the drama and rip the clothes, we thought it would be appropriate to just take a moment and congratulate the winner – 2 years later.
Personally, the GayBoys felt vindicated when Jay won it. At the time, Project Runway was something you watched alone and when you brought it up in a social setting, no one had ever heard of it. We had been saying (to no one in particular) for a while that Jay was the one to watch but in the few places on the internet where the show was being discussed, the conventional wisdom held that it was Kara Saun’s to win.
We’ll compare their collections later, but as gorgeous as Kara Saun’s collection was, Jay’s was just miles ahead of it in terms of creativity and yes, that horribly overused word, innovation. Watching the show again last night for what must have been the 6th or 7th time, we were both struck by just how amazing Jay’s collection was. No PR finalist has matched it to date – and that’s saying something.
So congratulations, Jay! We know you’re still struggling to establish yourself in this harshest of industries, but we were reminded last night of just how explosive your talent really is and we hope you get to accomplish whatever it is you desire. It would be the world’s loss if you didn’t.