Thursday, January 24, 2008

Project Runway

Even Designers Get the Blues

Another mysterious field trip with Tim Gunn! As the designers stood in front of a waterfront warehouse, the door rolled up to reveal a huge assortment of Levi's denim hanging from clotheslines. They were given three minutes to fill a laundry bag with what would be the raw materials for their design.

Their task? "To create an iconic denim look that captures the spirit of the 501 legacy."Am I the only one who doesn't get it? What's the spirit of the 501 legacy? 501's are button-fly, aren't they? So...the legacy would be the frustration of dealing with buttons instead of a quick zipper?

Go ahead, my cerebral friends. Have at it. But, here's my take on it. First of all, an obvious plug for Levi. That's fine. And I suppose they couldn't tell Tim to say, "Here's a bunch of jeans. Make something out of them." They had to validate the use of a bunch of free Levis, so someone came up with this intelligent sounding but nonsensical sentence. Did I get it?

Anyhoo...I believe this is the third time the designers had to scramble for their fabric. I always feel bad for Chris in these moments. You can just feel him thinking, "Shit. I have to run again."

Look how happy Christian is!

In the end, Ricky won with this design:


And Victorya was sent home:

The judges felt that her coat looked like an ordinary denim jacket with a skirt attached.

You decide. Which design did you like best?

Sweet P






David Dust said...

"Bizarro Ricky" wins!

Click here for DavidDust's Project Runway recap.

TFHZone said...

I'm rooting for Christian. It's hard to believe he's only 21.

Ricky will probably be one of the next ones to go. I've never been wowed by him. david dust is right. Ricky is rather bizarro.

Chicken & Waffles said...

I loved Christian's design and I am rooting for him. But you know that. I think Ricky's deisgns (and this one in particular) smack of the new line from "Frederick's of Hollywood."

Yes, I know he's a lingerie designer, but there is a patent difference between a a designer and out-call seamstress.

Just saying.

Jennifer said...

I really liked Sweet P's, but maybe that is because when it comes right down to it, I don't like denim all that much. Just for jeans, and half the time jeans just piss me off anyway.

I appreciate Christian's talent, especially at his age. But I would really like to see his enormous ego take a hit. I can't stand it when the judges say something nice about anyone else's designs and he stands there and rolls his eyes.