Project Runway: Michael C. and Gretchen
Michael C. had a pretty rough week, so we feel like we should go easy on him. Look, we didn’t think he should have won last week’s challenge either but the Kewl Kidz Klub decided he was unworthy and so he got subjected to a lot of mean girls bitchery.
And while we’re basing these breakdowns on who took credit for what, it’s still a little unclear as to who really gets the blame for what. It’s all one big lump of mediocrity.
Cheese and crackers, the shoes this season are butt-ugly, aren’t they? Does Piperlime specialize in finding homes for unwanted shoes or something?
You know, just between us, we heard a rumor between seasons that JC Penney was considering a run at the accessories wall. We offer no guarantees as to its veracity, but the very idea of it made us groan. Not because we’re snobs about JC Penney. We’re not so grandiose as to pretend we haven’t shopped there. It’s just that it doesn’t give off the more fashionable vibe you’d expect from a show like Project Runway. So what do you think? Given the underwhelming offerings we’re seeing from Piperlime, would a JC Penney accessories wall be so terrible? Discuss.
And then to have the first forty minutes of her antics be followed by another forty minutes that gave us what many consider to be one of the greatest meltdowns in the show’s history, well. That’s just something to be thankful for, wouldn’t you say?
It’s one or two well-executed and fitted, blandly classic items paired with one item that has a little bit of style to it. As far as we can tell, that’s the kind of thing Gretchen does. That’s what makes it so obvious that she had the most to do with this collection’s direction.
That shirt, however, is ridiculous as an entry in a design competition. It has no shape or style to it. It’s a basic cowl neck with a belt slapped on it to prevent it from looking like a sack. And speaking of which, what was this made out of? What’s the point of the flimsy, cheap-looking fabric for a “luxe” collection?
The pants were pants. Nothing to get excited over, no mastery displayed in any area.
And of a piece with the mass delusion that hit the workroom, causing everyone to think that giant industrial-grade zippers all over everything is just the kind of thing the judges are looking for. “Slap a big fucking zipper on it” has become the new “Don’t bore Nina.”
[Screencaps: projectrungay.blogspot.com - Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke/myLifetime.com]