Project Runway Recap-Season Finale (Part One)
Part one of the season finale (how much do I hate two-part finales? A. WHOLE. LOT.) left us with Carol Hannah puking in the bathroom and the girls hustling to get together a thirteenth look for their collections. I’m always skeptical when the designers are surprised when an additional outfit is required during the finale…I certainly expect Heidi and Tim to throw a “twist” in at the last moment…especially since they’ve been doing it for the last five seasons.
Speaking of the past five seasons, one of my favorite parts of Project Runway has always been the Tim Gunn home visits; tradition has had it that Tim visits the final contestants at their homes in the weeks leading up to Bryant Park. Not only does it give us a sneak peak of each collection, it also gives us a sneak peak into the designer’s lives. I love seeing the work spaces and meeting the family members, reminding me that each of them have a network of supporters rooting for them, convinced that their special person deserves to win the prize.
Irina is the designer I think will win at Bryant Park. Her pieces (what little we’ve seen of them) continue to be intricate and provocative, although the black-on-black-on-gray might bore the judges. I’m just not confident that Althea and Carol Hannah have the taste level or aesthetic to pull together a complete collection. I guess we’ll just have to wait until part two and see if my predictions are right.