Labels: Christian Siriano, Fall 2008 Collections, Finale Collections, Project Runway Season 4, Project Runway Season 4 - Finale Part 2, Season 4 Finale Collections
In the end, Christian put on not just an amazing show, but the most amazing show any PR contestant ever put together. This was the closest any PR designer has ever come to mounting a true couture show and that, more than anything else, is what probably got him the win.
By way of criticism, we share Nina's point of view that there were far too many of the same looks coming down that runway and we share Michael's point that there was far too much black. To both of those critiques we would add that, as dramatic as this collection was, it was fairly derivative of looks we've seen before, mainly from British designers like Westwood, Galliano and McQueen, who are clearly Christian's Holy Trinity of design inspirations.
And that's fine. Fashion is as much about recycling looks as it is about finding new ones. Christian didn't get the win because he made things no one ever saw before. He got the win because he demonstrated a flair and an intense point of view that hints at great things to come when he matures a little bit. As we've said before, he wouldn't have been our pick for the win, but we are truly happy with the judges' choice and we think it made perfect sense. We're going to see more of him in the future. Count on it.
More up close pictures here:
And don't forget, Kittens, there were two other collections that walked that runway even if you didn't see them on your TV screens. Come back later because Chris and Sweet P get the Rungay treatment and our comments section is sure to explode with indignation and outrage.
[Photos: WireImage/ Getty Images/Elle.com - Photoslide: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]
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