Just click play and let the Frenchiness wash over you as we wax philosophical about the latest episode.
There were some who thought the whole trip to Paris schtick was a little too much of a stunt but we couldn't disagree more.
If they had been shipped off to a tropical island somewhere to eat grubs and make gowns out of bamboo leaves, that would have been a stunt (PR execs, if you're reading this: no. Just...no.).
Paris, on the other hand, that's a whole 'nother ballgame. Paris is arguably the fashion capital of the world (inarguably, in our opinions, but we're trying on open-mindedness today to see how it looks on us). Couple that with a Parsons Paris campus and we clapped our gay hands in glee when we found out, much like the designers did, even though there's only one set of gay hands left among them.
Sure, the whole "jetsetter" challenge was poorly defined since it seems that no one told the designers that they'd be judged on how well their garments travelled, but this episode gave us such great character moments like Laura's blasé "Oh. Paris. That's nice." quickly morphing into "FIRST CLASS! YES!" or Kayne's charmingly wide-eyed excitement at finally getting a chance to see a little bit more of the world.
These poor fabulous creatures have been working their fingers to the bone, so it was nice to see them get a little reward and kick back in first class with a little Champagne.
Things we loved: Laura once again hauling out the $10,000 luggage; Jeffrey wisely choosing to sleep whenever he could; Tim calmly walking into first class with a glass of Champagne saying "You didn't think you were leaving without me, did you?" (oh PR execs, it's like you took our daydreams and filmed them for us), and Laura and Uli laying still as corpses to keep their outfits from wrinkling while Angela bounced up and down in her seat, smooshing her fleurchons the whole time.
Also, Catherine Malandrino: chic, Continental, bitchy. What more could we have asked?
Thing we didn't love: are you ready for this? You're gonna be shocked.
We hated Angela's auf'ing.
Unsurprisingly, we have to watch each episode 5 or 6 times in order to get the screencaps and write something every day and we both, at roughly the same time, admitted that we couldn't watch that scene anymore because it was too painful.
Look, we made fun of her a lot and we'll always be grateful that she provided us with so much comedic material, but Angela really does seem very sweet. It just seemed needlessly cruel to fly her out there and then unceremoniously kick her out like that.
Every other auf'ed designer was at least provided a dignified exit by standing in front of the judges with only one other designer while they ripped their garment to shreds and kicked them out. Poor Angela had to have it done in front of ALL the designers and pack up her things while they stood there and watched. It broke our cold little hearts.
Although we did find it a little funny that Catherine refused to kiss her goodbye, leaving it to Tim to do.