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Project Runway Recap-Season Finale (Part Deux)

November 20, 2009

project-runway-season-6-designers-2I’ve been trying to figure out why this season of Project Runway was as sucky as it was; was it the drawn-out legal battle and move to a new network?  The switch from New York to Los Angeles? Boring designers?  Week after week the answer has eluded me, and tonight is no exception.  Has Project Runway jumped the proverbial shark? Only time and Season 7 will tell.  So while we wait around for the new season to start in January, let’s savor what tonight’s finale had to offer.

Here are my top Project Runway Season Finale (Part Deux)Moments:

  • Irina’s cape! I like it! It makes her look like a bitchy little red riding hood, in black. A bitchy little red riding hood who likes to yell at Gordona.  Don’t yell at your help!
  • Copycat. Oh Althea! Stop reading Irina’s mind! What with the designing bulky sweaters after she did and NOW the smoky eyes!? Don’t you understand that Irina invented* these trends?!!!
  • Tim Gunn being mean Daddy?! What what?  The look Tim Gunn gave the camera backstage, right before it cut to commercial, full of frustration and worry? Hilarious. He’s even more adorable when he’s riled up. I heart you Tim Gunn, now and forever.
  • Heidi, Heidi, Heidi, you’re shockingly pink suit doesn’t fit! Did an evil villain shrink it without you knowing it?!  Did you have a limb transplant post-tailor, making your sleeve and pant length horribly off? Why Heidi? Why?  You used to be so cute, with your bangs and hot outfits (even while pregnant!) who is the stylist responsible for this seasons wardrobe?

And so Irina is the Season Six winner of Project Runway, I’ve been predicting that Irina would be the winner of Project Runway for a while now, and I love it when I’m right.  But even I had a moment of doubt, after seeing Carol Hannah’s collection go down the runway.  I loved loved loved the movement in her garments, the use of inset ruffles and beautiful tailoring was a joy to watch.

Wow, who knew the future would be so boring? Althea claimed her collection was inspired by old Sci-Fi movies and what she imagined women would be wearing in the future.  I guess we’ll all be looking like futuristic hookers about to wash our faces in a few years…I mean really, what’s up with the headbands?  “You saw the future and I saw some great knitwear” says fashion critic and guest judge Suzy Menkes (of the insanely awesome “Something About Mary” hair).  And while I may have an issue with the lack of vision in Althea’s collection, I do have to admit that she had some lovely knits.

Irina, the original creator of knits, also had some great pieces in her collection. Although her fur vest-with-hood might have made her model “look like a yeti**” and her hats were just a tad comedic, I still really enjoyed her collection.  I wish she would have had more variety in her color choices, you know, colors other than black or grey, as did the judges.

So until next season, make it work my friends!

*Not actually true.

**Per my roommate, Lacy.


6 Responses to “ Project Runway Recap-Season Finale (Part Deux) ”

  1. cj on November 20, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I just said to the hubs last night…..why can’t I get excited about this? Where is Christian? What’s up with Heidi’s suit?…barf. Why is this not in HD? They went from Posh Spice to a crazy, homeless lady as finale judge? WTF?!?!?!? And then I watched every minute of it. I miss Bravo.

  2. Renee on November 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I miss Bravo as well…I remember the good ole days when ProRun rocked.

  3. Rebecca on November 23, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I figured that Irina would win as well, but I was impressed with Carol Hannah’s pieces. I think she flew under the radar for most of the season. I’ll admit she did mostly dresses/gowns, but she really has talent. I wasn’t that happy with Irina’s stuff, (plus she’s a bitch) but I think it’s because I don’t typically dress like a domanatrix in public, which is what her first three pieces looked like they were trying to be. Also, I think they looked very similiar. You can have a ‘collection’ but they don’t have to be carbon copies of each other. I know, they were different, but still. Yes, Heidi needed to lose the fushia pantsuit. Tim needed to tell her that it wasn’t working.

  4. Carol on November 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Carol Hannah was robbed!

    Irina’s things were OK, nothing more and she IS nasty. I liked Althea’s designs better than Irina’s but that’s probably because I don’t like Irina’s snootiness.

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one to comment on Heidi’s outfits; since the first show this season, her outfits have been, as I’ve heard it said, fugly! She must have a new stylist and this stylist has no taste. Heidi has lost her class when it comes to great looking outfits on the show. Until now, every single thing she wore was classy, even the simplest outfit. Also, the clothes looked expensive and well made rather than these cheap looking outfits she’s been wearing. This season she looks so much less elegant. Heidi is classy so I sure hope she quits dressing in fad clothes rather than the beautiful, elegant clothes she’s always worn.


  5. Renee on November 23, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    And I probably DID enjoy Irina’s collection so much because I DO typically dress like a domanatrix in public.

  6. Oliver Jones on June 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    i love Fashion and i love Project Runway.’::