This week’s challenge for the 8 Project Runway designers who were left is to create an outfit for the everyday woman. Okay, no big deal, yawn even, until we learn who these everyday women are – the designers’ moms and sisters! And out they march down the runway. Everyone is very excited, but of course, there is a twist. A designer cannot design for his/her relative. Instead, out comes the bag and they start picking and choosing.
At this point, I began to realize that this competition was not going to be at all balanced because this assortment of “everyday” women had a huge assortment of sizes, from the trim to the tubby. Of course, those who picked first picked the smallest of those up on stage.
It began to feel like gym class all over again.
So that was the surprise part.
Vincent wins! And, he actually made a pretty nice dress for Uli’s mom too. Of course, look how cute her mom is. Now, I say this dress is “nice,” because that’s about all I can say about it. The back looked unfinished to me, and otherwise, I really wasn’t that impressed with the overall design. Seen it before, bought the t-shirt.
Now, for the other shock, though not really a suprise I’m afraid.
Robert is out! We knew this was going to happen. He is obviously talented, but the judges just don’t get him, and really, he never took enough chances. In his defense for this challenge, he made exactly what Patricia, Vincent’s sister (ironic, no?) wanted, a long black dress and Asain inspired jacket in her favorite color. But, according to the judges, he should have known better even if she didn’t.
Now for the rest of the designers, moms, and sisters….
Michael was the first to chose and selected Robert’s sister, Teresa, the slimmest and probably youngest woman available. She is very attractive and he makes a wonderful reversible dress for her, but considering the other models there, she wasn’t much of a challenge. How can you go wrong with young, thin, and beautiful.
Another suprise, Jeffery actually has a mother, and Pam is very attractive. Laura selected her right away and ended up making her an outfit for a possible future cruise she might take, but the judges aren’t impressed for once with Laura’s over the top sailor dress.
Angela chooses Laura’s mother, Lorraine, and ends up making her a black dress with fringe. Fringe? Eekk? Honestly, without the fringe this might have past by the judges, but they felt it was too young for her.
Kayne teams up with Michael’ mother, Pamela, and they both love the bling, so we expect some major shiny, shiny from them. The outfit did have color, but it wasn’t as sparklie as hoped for, and the judges singled him out for a few choice words saying it made her look short and square with the short pants and cropped top.
As usual, Uli is spot on when she made a colorful patterned poncho style top and pants outfit for Kayne’s mom, Judy. I think she should have won for this. Not only was the outfit pretty, accessories with a nice beaded necklace, and what the customer actually wanted, Uli rose to the challenge of designing for a plus size woman and it worked. She really got ripped off on this competition.
Finally, we have Mr. Meany, Jeffery, who was obiously POed that he was stuck with Angela’s plus size mom, and he made no effort to hide this fact. So as usual, he made what he wanted even going so far as to make Angela’s mom, Darlene, cry. He really should have been gone. The dress was awful looking and not at all what her mom had aske for. Then to top it off when she gave him her opinion, he jumped all over her. Is that how he treats his customers?
So, that’s how this episode played out, but I was very disappointed with the out come. Very.