Sunday, December 09, 2007

Project Runway 4, Week 4

This is probably going to be my last Project Runway recap, although I'll still be watching. Not that I need reasons to quit, but here they are:

A. I'm saving my energy for American Idol, which will be starting soon, thank God.
B. I am the furthest thing from a fashionista, so I have no idea why I would be recapping this show in the first place.
C. They canned Chris, who was my favorite.

I thought I was going to enjoy this week more than I did, since the contestants had to design outfits with modern twists on outdated styles. There was a lot of '80s fashion near and dear to my heart...neon, ginormous shoulder pads, and Bon Jovi fringe, just to name a few, as well as poodle skirts, zoot suits and '70s flare. Teams of three were chosen, and each team had to create a cohesive collection of three looks that incorporated all of their outdated trends.

Here's a look at the final collections:

Row One: Team Jillian (Jillian, Kevin, Rami); Row Two: Team Kit (Kit, Christian, Jack); Row Three: Team Chris (Chris, Sweet P, Steve); Row Four: Team Ricky (Ricky, Victorya, Elisa)

Click to enlarge. Photo from Blogging Project Runway.

Jillian's team won; a decision I completely agreed with, although I thought Kit's team had a really interesting collection. Luckily, they came in second. Chris and Ricky's teams ended up with the worst scores - Chris's because the designs didn't look like they belonged to the same collection and Ricky's because the clothing construction suffered as a result of Ricky and Victorya spending most of their time arguing with each other. The final two came down to team leaders Ricky and Chris, and Chris was auf'd.

I didn't agree with the choice to get rid of Chris because, while his jacket may have been outdated, the dress underneath was quite nice and all of his work up until now has been good. Ricky, on the other hand, let Victorya walk all over him and ended up with the worst design in his collection - a sloppy dress that looked nearly as outdated as Chris's jacket. Coming on the heels of his horribly made suit from last week, I was really surprised that he was allowed to stay. Besides that, it's much harder to modernize shoulder pads than neon. People still wear bright colors. Who the hell wears shoulder pads except for football players?

I guess now that Chris is gone, I'll have to root for Kit.


Bubs said...

Could you believe what a passive aggressive bitch Victorya was?

Moxie said...

I second what Bubs said. Victorya wanted to be begged to be the team leader, and when that didn't happen she set about to undermine Ricky's authority at every turn. Someone is gonna stab that woman with her pinking shears before the season is over.

As for the shoulder pad fiasco, I wonder if it would have been acceptable for him to do something quirky and fun with shoulder pads, like dye a bunch of preformed ones & make a quilted jacket out of them? The style gurus still seem to be in complete resistance to shoulder pads so I can't imagine how he could have used them in a traditional sense and not been chastised.

Please continue to do the recaps! I love them! I don't think you have to be a style maven to get it, just know what looks good and what is ghastly.

Manx said...

Yes, please continue the recaps! PR is the only reality show I follow. Well, aside from America's Next Top Model. And maybe a little Beauty and the Geek every now and then, but that's it. I swear.

Manx said...

Oh, and Money Shot is kind of interesting too, but that's it. I swear.

Alice said...

the only comfort i had in the ricky/victorya debacle was that the judges got all over her for being a bad team player. i thought they'd ONLY get on ricky's case for not being a strong enough leader..


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