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Re: Project Runway All Stars Episode 12: "Go Big or Go Home"

I totally agree. I was so shocked that Uli didn't win AND that Anthony Ryan did that I suspect there was a game being played by the judges--and it's a game I shall not watch again. If the purpose is only to make up for bad decisions the first time around, then it is insulting to both the contestants and the viewers.

Re: Project Runway All Stars Episode 12: "Go Big or Go Home"

I totally agree. I was so shocked that Uli didn't win AND that Anthony Ryan did that I suspect there was a game being played by the judges--and it's a game I shall not watch again. If the purpose is only to make up for bad decisions the first time around, then it is insulting to both the contestants and the viewers.

Re: Project Runway All Stars Episode 12: "Go Big or Go Home"

I totally agree. I was so shocked that Uli didn't win AND that Anthony Ryan did that I suspect there was a game being played by the judges--and it's a game I shall not watch again. If the purpose is only to make up for bad decisions the first time around, then it is insulting to both the contestants and the viewers.

Re: Project Runway Episode 6: "Fix My Friend!"

First, I think this challenge was grossly unfair to the designers (no pun intended). Some of the "real" women were embarrassingly overweight, and some might not quite have made it on Ralph Lauren's list of models, but they were not overweight by ordinary standards. Since I weigh around 100 pounds and wear a size 0-2, it's only my height and age that wouldn't fit into model statistics, so I'm not speaking from sour grapes or any other fable. But I have spent a lifetime sewing for people of all shapes and sizes, without ever denigrating a client or failing to design (or pick a pattern for) an appropriate outfit that they would feel beautiful wearing. I never have had a complaint, and the only job I ever turned down was when I was living in Las Vegas. I was asked to make a runway-appropriate formal gown that was very low-cut: BELOW the ample (and probably silicone) breasts all the way across the chest. Toplessness has always been part of LV, but I didn't want my name associated with it. Other than that sort of thing, a designer/seamstress has the duty to listen to the customer and suggest amendments. Some of the "real" women were rightfully delighted with what the designers created for them last week, but none of those was in the excessively overweight category. There is a lesson to be learned here, and it's not just for the designers, it's also for the producers of Project Runway. They should be ashamed.

Re: Project Runway Episode 6: "Fix My Friend!"

First, I think this challenge was grossly unfair to the designers (no pun intended). Some of the "real" women were embarrassingly overweight, and some might not quite of made it on Ralph Lauren's list of models, but they were not overweight by ordinary standards. Since I weigh around 100 pounds and wear a size 0-2, it's only my height and age that wouldn't fit into model statistics, so I'm not speaking from sour grapes or any other fable. But I have spent a lifetime sewing for people of all shapes and sizes, without ever denigrating a client or failing to design (or pick a pattern for) an appropriate outfit that they would feel beautiful wearing. I never have had a complaint, and the only job I ever turned down was when I was living in Las Vegas. I was asked to make a runway-appropriate gown that was very low-cut: below the ample (and probably silicone) breasts all the way across the chest. Toplessness has always been part of LV, but I didn't want my name associated with it. Other than that sort of thing, a designer/seamstress has the duty to listen to the customer and suggest amendments. Some of the "real" women were rightfully delighted with what the designers created for them last week, but none of those was in the extremely overweight category. There is a lesson to be learned here, and it's not just for the designers, it's also for the producers of Project Runway.