Project Runway: Auf Wiedersehen!
At first, when she was getting camera time, we wear all “Oh, good. We’ve been wanting to hear more from her.” That was followed by “Winner’s edit?” which was quickly followed by the crashing realization that she was getting the loser’s edit.
We were yelling at our screen, “Sarah! Forget the fricking palm tree! Move on, girl! It’ll be the DEATH OF YOU!” We realized at this point that we sounded a little like Piper Laurie in Carrie. “THEY’RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU LAUGH AT YOU LAUGH AT YOU.” Then we thought how great it would be if Piper Laurie could be a guest judge and do the whole thing in character as Carrie White’s crazy mom. “The fit around her dirty pillows is sinful!”
Our minds tend to wander sometimes, kittens.
So yeah. Sarah made a shitty dress, you guys.
“Look, Hipster Girl,” we said to the TV screen, “Put aside the wry cynicism and ironic detachment for ten minutes. It’s cute for a while, but then our sinuses block up and we get raging headaches. What you need to do is SNAP OUT OF IT. Admit that you’re screwing up and then STOP SCREWING UP.”
Or like sports fans yelling their favorite punching bag into scoring. Darlings, aren’t we all just the same deep down? Hug.
But once again, we disagree with the judges. This dress was miles of suck, but she knew it and that goes far with us. Nothing worse than a delusional designer defending a disaster as if it was misunderstood genius.
And also, we just thought her earlier work was strong enough for consideration. She has a voice and a point of view that interests us much more than A.J.’s party monster aesthetic and Casanova’s nouveau riche tacky. She done screwed up, but we still would have kept her in a little longer.
Under the Gunn: