Pretty good episode, no? Maybe not as well defined as previous "inspiration" challenges, but at least we wound up with a runway show that was more than just pretty dresses all in a row.
Maybe we're biased because this is always our favorite period in a Project Runway season. The cast has been narrowed down significantly and everyone's starting to either take the competition a lot more seriously or cracking under the pressure. Results: bitchiness!
So congrats, Hot Bitchy Girl! We continue to applaud Irina's "Everyone here sucks except for me" attitude. Come on. Without it, the season would be a little boring. Bitchy smack-talkers are the life blood of PR.
Especially when they can bring it. And in our opinion, she definitely brought it, far more than the other designers.
Love her or hate her, we think it's hard to deny that her look was head and shoulders above the rest.
It had a luxurious, expensive feel to it (appropriate for the locale) and a stylishness that was both hip and classic at the same time. In other words, it looked very much like a Michael Kors creation.
Plus, she worked in a range of materials, which gave the look a nice, textural feel to it.
When we saw it on the dress form, we thought she was making the mistake of a too-large cowl, but seeing it on her, we have to say the proportions are just right. The only thing we could do without is another of Irina's ever-present sashes.
We understand the thinking behind the low-contrast color scheme, but we wouldn't have minded seeing a little pop of color, somewhere on this look, no matter how subtle.
But aside from that, we have no complaints. It's also a very well made outfit.
And come on! It's not a pretty dress! That alone is cause for celebration. We realize she's made no friends, either in the audience or in the work room, but this, to us, is an instance where the judges got it exactly right. It's no coincidence that this happened on a judging panel with both Nina and Michael.
Oh, and Milla Jovovich probably should have stopped after 2 bong hits, but she made for a pretty decent guest judge.