Project Runway Hatches Its Second Challenge
As fashion challenges go, an ensemble for a full term pregnant woman has to be at the bottom of my wish list. Throughout last night’s program we heard about “pregnancy clothes” and “pregnancy chic”—what happened to calling them maternity clothes?
Even though the topic was not as universal as usual, the designers did a remarkable job of giving us a good show. Shirin ran away with the prize for a beautiful dress and coat ensemble. I might consider wearing it without being pregnant. There were several other strong honorable mentions. I particularly liked Althea’s. Keep an eye on Louise. She’s produced two stunning dresses, well executed and designed. She might walk away with the show. Arina’s dress didn’t get a comment last night, but take a second look. Qystal also presented an elegant, flattering dress to leave last week’s less attractive effort forgotten. Special mension goes to Ra’mon for a dress everyone said looked like a bowling bag.
The last two standing for the elimination were Mitchell and Malvin. Mitchell, who made the baggiest, oversized, most-ill constructed shorts imaginable, put them under a cardigan and tank top. (Remember, last week Mitchell sent a model down the runway almost naked by putting a shirred neckline on a sheer sack.) Malvin was the androgynous person. He showed great passion and sensitivity in his garment. His concept was an egg in a nest. He created some beautiful lines in his draping, which were lost in the end. His ensemble started having great humor when he talked of putting the model in jodhpurs because they would look like chicken thighs. Then, to carry out the bird theme he put a black organza tank top covered with feathers underneath. I was very disappointed to see Malvin go, I’m sure he would have continued to be entertaining. I don’t see Mitchell lasting.
The big news on Models of the Runway is the girls’ attraction to Logan. They, too, were disappointed that Mitchell wasn’t eliminated because he’s a “model jumper and can’t sew.”
Take a peak at the show on a Lifetime rerun and tell us who you think should go home.
Until next time…
The judges didn't say much about Irina's blue on blue dress. I like it.
The dress Louise designed in week one. This dress is presently being auctioned on Ebay.
Watch Louise. This dress was going too close to lingerie and she corrected the problems in masterful fashion.
Now that I see them side by side, there's not much difference between Mitchell's design and Malvin's, shown here. Except Malvin is protecting his egg in a sweater nest. Malvin has since flown the coop.
From the looks of this outfit I'm wondering just what's holding these shorts up. Mitchell, what are you thinking?
Here you can see Shirin's coat lining and the winning dress. Everyone likes this design.
Althea engineered a brilliant stripe on this gown.
Last week Qristyl gave us this dress. It looks alittle like a long dress eating a short dress.
Qristyl used drape and asymetry to make a maternity dress anyone would love to wear.
The dress that will go down in history as looking like a bowling bag. Trust me, Ra'mon, when all of the other dresses are forgotten this dress will be remembered.
Shirin's coat is lined in a print and makes the perfect topper for her flattering dress and winning ensemble.