Unfortunately, after a season full of “make a pretty dress” challenges, the designers couldn’t break out of the box and make something over the top and Mackie-esque, so we got a bunch of bland black and white dresses instead. Honestly, that runway show pissed us off. Where was the color? Where was the sense of drama? Why are we looking at a bunch of ball gowns? You just know Chris March was screaming at his TV last night.
Unfortunately, we also agreed with Heidi when she said the rest of it looked like a Halloween costume, which pains us a bit because she keeps making that same stupid statement week after week. “It looks like a Halloween costume” is the new “Mother of the bride.”
We know a lot of you were pretty upset about this auf, and truth be told, so were we because we like Shirin and think she’s pretty talented, but come on. This is just bad, bad, bad all around. There’s nothing fabulous or eye-catching or theatrical about this look. It looks like a slightly shredded ball gown and that’s it. Where’s the glitz and the glamour?
It’s a shame, because she’s been doing some really good work on fairly consistent basis, but that’s Project Runway. You can bang out great stuff week after week but if you get the lowest score, you’re Audi. We know a lot of you don’t agree with the auf and think that either Logan or Christopher should have gone home and we can’t say we blame you for that, but we can’t really defend this look either. Them’s the breaks.
We will say this: there was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth in T LOunge last night, along with a lot of comments to the effect that this is the “WORST SEASON EVER!!!!!” but all we could think upon reading them was that the show must be doing something right to garner that kind of emotional response. Do we one hundred percent agree with the outcome? No, not one hundred percent. Do we think it was uncalled-for? No, not really. We wish we could come up with a definitive response here but we can’t. Good designer made a shitty dress. Good designer goes home. That’s the way of Project Runway and it’s been like that since season one. Austin Scarlett, people? Nick Verreos? Kara Janx? Kayne? Chris March?