More and more I’m thinking that maybe Andrea is safe after all. Her construction was solid, and with Gunnar, Alicia, Elena, Kooan, and Lantie sending some bad trick-or-treat disasters down the runway, she may well escape elimination. And it turns out that Gunnar, Elena, Ven, Sonjia, Lantie, and Buffi are our top and bottom three. I’m getting good at these guesses, y’all.
Buffi wanted to use a playful muse (Carrie Bradshaw), and I think it comes across. Heidi comes out of the gate and criticizes her for using too much paper in the skirt. Ten seasons we’ve been doing this challenge, and every time someone thinks this is okay to do. It’s not. I don’t think this will send her home, though. Michael sees Toddlers and Tiaras and doesn’t think it looks fun at all. I don’t disagree, per se, but I still think it’s more successful than some others. Nina agrees that she took the easy way out. Dylan thinks it’s fun, so there you go.
Heidi likes that Sonjia created a lot of texture as well as gushing about the sihloutette. The hat, she says, makes her look like a diner waitress. I agree. Dylan likes every angle of the dress, and Michael thinks the different materials were artfully connected. Nina isn’t bothered that it looks like a costume, which makes me wonder if she’s referencing a cut comment. I love that she name checks Judy Jetson, though.
Michael calls out Lantie for not transforming the fabric at all, and she gets defensive about it. It’s an ornamented textile, and she doesn’t seem to get that. She tries to blame the time factor, but that’s such an amateur thing to do! Haven’t you seen this show? Don’t you know what this is about? If you didn’t want to work unconventionally and under a strict deadline, why did you bother? Dylan likes the usage of all the DCB branding – no surprise there – but she and Heidi both are critical of the lack of candy. Nina, being Nina, manages to insult Buffi while cricising Lantie. Combo!
Heidi is gushing over Ven’s stained glass dress. Nina just about wets herself. Michael is going on and on about it being chic. Dylan is impressed by the transformation. I’m not especially moved, but there you go.
Elena… oh. It’s falling apart even more. Heidi doesn’t like the proportions and compares it to macaroni art, which Michael takes a step further by calling it Rigatoni Mad Max. Also apparently the boobs look like old man eyes and the crotch looks like a mustache. I’ll have what he’s having, because I think it’s probably amazing. I need to be able to see the world through Michael Kors eyes.
I just don’t understand how they scored Gunnar high. And he pronounced homage wrong, which just rankles me no end. I’m honestly bored. They just got on Elena for not using color, but this is ok? Ugh. Whatever. The judges had a hard time between Sonjia and Ven, but Ven takes it. Everything he says sounds like he’s been planning it for weeks. He doesn’t look thankful, or greatful; he looks expectant and arrogant. I’m bothered.
Shockingly, though, Elena is in. Despite the macaroni box lady look, she gets to stick around. By a hair’s bredth, Buffi manages to stay in. She can thank her actual use of the unconvential materials for that one. Lantie is heading home, and she’s still understandably confused as to why this happened.
I’m glad Projct Runway is back! I love doing these recaps for the fellow fans every week. And I’m EXCITED about the team challenge and past designers coming at us this week. Can’t wait! Let me know how the candy tickled your fancy in the comments!