Models Gone Wild!

Monday, July 28, 2008 by


Darlings, is there anything more entertaining than a model being unexpectedly forced to do something besides walk and pose? We say no.


Now, we've met enough models in our time to know that the myth that they're all vapid, self-absorbed and none-too-bright is just that, a myth.


Still, there is, shall we say, a certain comfort zone that they are rarely asked to step outside and handling money and making decisions was simply not on their schedule for that day.


Of course, the designers all acted like they were sending retarded children out to do their shopping.


Seriously, bitches. You couldn't keep that off your faces?


'Wait, I have to carry stuff? On the street? Shit, I need to land myself a cover gig so I don't have to do this shit anymore."


Thankfully Big Daddy Gunn was there to herd our little gaggle of gamines into making appropriate choices.


"Now remember, no running in the store. And for the last time, you don't have to use the color green."


"Ready? Go!

I need a drink."


"Can we pick, like a bluish-green? Because green looks bad against my skin."
"I think I'm going to faint."
"Where's the dressing room?"


"I passed out for a couple minutes by the zippers, but I ate a grape, so I'm good to go until tomorrow."


"Eww. Fabric is so, like, gross."


"Models, you have five minutes! Focus! And stop running!"


"How many yards are in a foot?"
"Model down in notions!"
"Can I, like, pay with my credit card? I gave my money to some guy on the street who needed to buy Pampers for his baby."


"Bye! This was fun!"

"Just get in the van - and don't talk to anyone on the street."

[Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]

75 comments:

Kara Lang said...

"I'll eat a grape and be good until tomorrow."

BRILLIANT.

Bailey said...

Hahaha, oh models. Sometimes I wish they were included a bit more, like in the first (and to a lesser extent, the second) season. Also, they need to bring back Morgan! She was crazy and entertaining.

Boo Augustus said...

Monday doesn't suck so much anymore! Thanks!

gacm said...

You know that's exactly what Tim was thinking! Your captions of him are priceless.

TheNYCourier said...

:D You guys are hilarious!

Bill said...

TLo said...I ate a grape, so I'm good to go until tomorrow.

Hahhahahaa. Perfect start on a Monday morning. Thank You! Love you both!!

agnes gooch said...

Ah, that whole sequence brought back such memories of that preschool trip to the farm. Didn't say they were good memories, just that they were memories. And boy, could I have used a drink then, too.

Thanks, bill, for the hyperlink yesterday! Mind if I ask, how do you do that? I can't find the instructions.

Isabella said...

Love it! I love the Tim Gunn quotes!!!

MarceloF said...

Hilarious! Nice to see a model
post : )
It reminds me of Season 1 and crazy Morgan and fabulous Melissa.

MMurphena said...

"And for the last time, you don't have to use the color green."


Hahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think that sequence could get any funnier till I read this! Hysterical!

It's good to see they're giving the models more screen time this season.Hope they continue.

I hope this didn't lead to one of Tim's 3 AM bad decisions!

BrianB

Sewing Siren said...

"How many yards are in a foot?"

Shocking, but probably not a joke.


~~~~~~~~~

I must say, if it was Tim's job to make certain the models bought enough fabric to make a dress, he didn't do his job very well. And are models generally color blind? Because a lot of them bought short pieces that didn't go together, or colors that weren't so good for them. Odd.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant as usual TLo!

All in all, I think the producers are really running OUT of challenges for the designers. Having the models pick the fabric is one thing, BUT they should have switched the order of the consultation. Ok, the models not knowing how much fabric to buy, what closures, thread..etc. might lead to more drama but IMO all it did was create apathy not anxiety.

What would have been better is if the designers and models consulted on the dress, the models were allowed to choose the fabric then back at Parson's some models got the wrong fabric. That would have been better than the blind leading the design.

Also I think the "green" aspect was just that, more of a second thought to the challenge and not really that important.

So, yeah, they are running OUT of ideas.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, you guys are good. Funny funny.

Amy G said...

You guys! Tim Gunn is a good sport.

frogboots said...

BIG DADDY GUNN?!?!!!??!!!!

wow. just wow. the brilliance and the wonders here just never cease.

y'all are awesome!

mjude said...

how i love monday mornings if only to get caught up with you loveable boys!

"I'll eat a grape and be good until tomorrow."

LFMAO!!

Anonymous said...

Good stuff! Perfect for Monday morning.

signed,
The mom

Gorgeous Things said...

OMG, I nearly spewed coffee everywhere!!!!

PhantomMinuet said...

Hi-larious. The whole damn thing. :-D

mimi said...

"How many yards are in a foot?"
oooh, how delish!

Anonymous said...

i am going to get fired! stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trofie said...

this is hilarious.

hello, i'm patsy stone said...

Poor Tim. It was like herding cats. Blind cats.

ToddNY said...

"And for the last time, you don't have to use the color green."

HA! You know he said that at least once.

Brooklyn Bomber said...

This is fantastic. I don't know how you guys do it, but I'm glad you do!

suzq said...

Was I the only person out in TV Land who thought that a "green challenge" would also require them to hand sew the material and use no electric appliances whatsoever to make the garment?

Only S4's Elisa could have won that challenge.

As for the models picking out fabrics, etc... WHY? Just to show how 4 years at design school and years of experience in the industry can't prepare you for that moment when you have no notions, one yard of fabric and a picky model?

Anonymous said...

Someone had a hidden microphone and recorder....

Hilarious. Well done, TLo.

I agree with some of the others... with a $75.00 budget, it certainly seemed that the model-purchasers didn't get much for their money. It might have been interesting for a nanosecond to see the entire contents of the MOOD shopping bags.

How revealing that the models are so clueless about the components of the garments they wear....

All the best,

NDC

veruca salt said...

Hilarious post, guys! Just what I needed this morning.

And I am totally using that grape line out on a date.

Carol said...

hahahhaha yeah I did enjoy the whole "WTF??" from the designers and the whole "Uh. Wait. What??" from the models =) hahahahah

love this post - great for a monday!

Anonymous said...

I agree with SuzyQ. There was no rhyme or reason as to why the models had to be sent out to buy the material. It's the reality show equivalent of adding wikety-wack to your design.
Much more interesting would have been SuzyQ's suggestion that the designers (as well as the stylists!) not be allowed to use electrical equipment, etc.

Anonymous said...

"The designers acted like they were sending out retarded children to shop".

Bwa-ha-ha-ha. Indeed they did.

I thought it was a great challenge. It tested their flexibility, versatility, and their ability to work outside their own control-freaky comfort zone. Good for the little prima-donnas. And I like to see the models treated like something more than coat-hangers.

Ms Sangrail said...

ROFLMAO!

He definitely had to explain the color green thang more than once.

Patsy, love the (blind) cat herding reference...

another laura said...

Fabulous post today, kittens!

I wanted more model drama so if this episode was a harbinger of things to come, yay! Those girls were just adorable and silly and pretty and goofy. 2 yards of fabric for a dress?

And Tim's mini "I need a drink" was, yes, priceless.

Red Seven said...

Hilarious, boys. Just delightful.

But ... if the show's producers happen to be reading, please reconsider before asking the models to make huge design choices again.

Left to his own devices, Wesley would never have chosen the fabric that his model came back with. She thought it was pretty (and it was), but he knew that it was "unforgiving" -- as were the judges, based on something that was totally not his fault. I was happy that Leanne got to stay, but am always sad when a designer is botted off because of circumstances COMPLETELY beyond his/her control ...

However, having the models go shopping was ALMOST worth it, just so I could read this today! Ha! Ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Martinique said...

ROFL. You bitches crack me up and I'm model.

Mariana (The Unoriginal) said...

LOL. Aw, I miss model drama so much!...

Red Seven said...
I was happy that Leanne got to stay, but am always sad when a designer is botted off because of circumstances COMPLETELY beyond his/her control ...


I agree with you but at the same time I think it's a great way to see what the designers can do when forced to perform under circumstances beyond their control.

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed how much perkier Miss Heidi's boobs are than the other models (see the lineup photo)?

B. Jean said...

You make my life better... there I said it.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely hilarious!! BUT, in my younger days, I did some runway modeling for a couple of high end department stores, AND, I knew my fabrics and notions. I owe that to my mother who was a buyer for Saks.
Anyway, your blog was hilarious!! Especially the "I'll eat a grape...". Years ago, we could eat a whole bunch of grapes AND some cheese and a croissant, and not feel guilty about it!!
Great job, as usual, Darlings!!!
----StkrShock

Sarah said...

"I'll eat a grape and be good until tomorrow."

Hahahahahaha. I should've tried that before my wedding day. Love love the post!!

FashionFanatic said...

"I passed out for a couple minutes by the zippers, but I ate a grape, so I'm good to go until tomorrow."

ROFLMAO.

And how did they end up with the same fabrics? Mood is HUGE!

Roo said...

Brilliant post. Thanks for a great way to start the morning. Thanks, too, for posting during the weekend -- it was a treat!

CroqueMonsieur said...

I love how much fun you guys have with this show. Thank you for the hilarious post!

MagChaos said...

"Seriously, bitches. You couldn't keep that off your faces?"


hahahahaha emily acted like they were going to shoot them and i don't mean an editorial.

Bill said...

hey agnes gooch, this should explain it

GucciGirl said...

This post combined with Santino's line "I want the three girls to look like deers" made my day. Hilarious!!

antares said...

Blayne, Emily and Leanne all seem as if they could die (well, Emily might be auditioning for a porn flick). and Terri just smiles..."Hell, I made a blouse out of a mop."

Another Suburban Mom said...

You would have thought that SOMEONE would have sat the models down and said, "BTW, you need at least X amount of fabric to make a cocktail dress. You need to get thread, buttons, etc to match the dress."

Or if they wanted the shit to hit the fan, they should have saved this challenge until there were fewer designers so they could have had more reaction shots, panic, etc.

I also liked the idea of no electricity. That would have been interesting.

Ted said...

Model drama is always fun. That drama had me laughing so hard.

tripletmom96 said...

what a great way to start the week! thanks, tlo for another delicious installment of the ongoing saga....

"I ate a grape, so I'm good to go until tomorrow." -- hilarious!!!!

Shinjira said...

HAHAHAHAHA Oh Tlo, thank you for the laugh, I really needed it.

Anonymous said...

Red Seven, it was not beyond his control. He knew it was unforgiving, so should have focused on a dress that would work with that. Instead, his dress had a jillion little fiddly things on it, each with an opportunity to pucker and pull. Part of being a good designer is knowing what your materials can and cannot do.

And ah thank you, TLo, for more graphic novel goodness.

Bailey said...

So far I see little evidence that the designers didn't have enough fabric to work with. Tim Gunn said himself he made sure the models got enough. Wesley's dress was sickeningly short, yes, and maybe he didn't have much of the brown fabric, but remember his model also bought that barfalicious mint green that he didn't use at all.

Red Seven said...

Left to his own devices, Wesley would never have chosen the fabric that his model came back with...I was happy that Leanne got to stay, but am always sad when a designer is botted off because of circumstances COMPLETELY beyond his/her control...


The fabric was out of his control - his design wasn't. Two other people used the exact same fabric and managed to stay on the show. I'm not saying Wesley didn't get gypped, or that it kinda wasn't unfair, but his dress WAS one of the few garments last week that just could not have been worn at all. Also, in my opinion, the style of dress he made did not fit the fabric AT ALL (it could have been cute if it were made well and fit in a nice matte jersey), nor was it really a cocktail dress. Three strikes, you're out.

Anonymous said...

As a Specical Education teacher of moderate/severe disabilities, a lot of my days with my students are exactly like Tim Gunn's with the models. In fact, I'm quite sure if it were my students chosing fabrics, I'd have probably said "No, you don't have to use the color green" at least ten times in the first five minutes. Thank you for the hilarious blog entry this morning. It almost gets me ready to return to school.

Jenn said...

Hi-fucking-larious, the entire post!

When Tim referred to them as an "excitable bunch" I knew you guys would have something to say. Great job, very funny!

agnes gooch said...

Bless you, Bill! That link has been bookmarked and will be studied studiously!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious as always Tlo

I have to comment as well on the fairness of the models selecting the fabric. It's not as out there or unreasonable of theh show to throw that curve ball.

The models are the clients. I know people who dealt with clients who already picked out fabrics and wanted the designer to make it out of pre-selected. This is something many designers will run into.

Wesley's approach is what doomed him. Look at how Joe approached it. He went conservative knowing it was a tough fabric. The models likely did not know the difficulty of it. They simply saw something that could be pretty.

I imagine with the stress of having only 30 mins and with so much on the line it is not surprising some of the models panicked or made bad choices. However I read in Tim's blog he did make sure they got threads and closures

Frank

Anne said...

Model down in notions!"

AHAHAHAHAHA!

GothamTomato said...

This reminded me of 'Unzipped' which was on Ovation TV last night (and featured a younger, thinner Robert Best working in Issac Mizrahi's studio).

None of these PR models were anywhere near as annoying as Linda Evangelisti. I was really rooting for Naomi Campbell to pull out her cell phone and clobber her, but sadly, it didn't happen.

--GothamTomato

Myra Flection said...

I just saw Unzipped again as well. My favorite part is when Naomi Campbell comes down the runway in the long fur coat then dramatically whips it off to reveal this gorgeous, sparkly gold dress. Now THATS how you work a dress. God that girl can strut. Oh Oh and the part with Eartha Kitt ! Love her !

Another Suburban Mom said...

I wonder how much model trading there will be this week?

Rainwood said...

I'm pretty sure two models split that grape so they wouldn't feel bloated.

And the models' fabric selection defeats the notion that you can learn about fashion through osmosis.

Sid said...

OMG You guys are hilarious. I had to pick myself up off the floor more than 3 times!!!!

KitschTrain said...

" Rainwood said...

I'm pretty sure two models split that grape so they wouldn't feel bloated. "


LOL. That's hilarious, Rainwood.

KitschTrain said...

Love the post, guys! You guys come up with the best lines for Tim and Nina.

Arcalian said...

Very funny, Tlo! You two make me laugh all the time.

Anonymous said...

All I could think about during this was how it would have gone if it were done on Season One. God, imagine Morgan in this challenge!

littlekarnak said...

This post was hilarious! How hilarious? All of my non-PR watching co-workers read it and were LOL all morning! Good job, Boys!

Mischa said...

Fun, fun, fun, Tlo!

ProfP said...

I worked with a model once who thought "quarter past the hour" meant 25 minutes after the hour --- because a quarter is 25 cents, right?????

Sheesh.

i'm not dorothy gale said...

As usual, a hilarious screencap strip! My favorite moment in reality was Tim's parting "Thank you, MOOD" and the chiming voices of a few models, "Thank you."

Daddy wants his girls to show good manners.

siriuslover said...

Great post and great screen caps. What the heck is Leanne (that is her, right?) doing? It looks like she's picking spinach out of her teeth or something.

zora said...

I didn't really get it why the designers were so shocked when they heard the models would pick out the fabric. A client who brings her own fabric is a very typical situation for a designer, happens all the time.

I also don't get why everyone mocks the models because of their fabric choice or why the designers were so unhappy with the models choice. A typical client has no idea about fabric quality or about how much fabric is needed for a cocktail dress. Clients mostly choose fabric because of colour, shine or the way it feels. Again all I can say is that this is a typical situation for a designer.

I didn't like the way some of the designers treated the models. They were the clients, they had a right to get treated with respect. As a client in real life, I would have been annoyed and maybe I would have left and had my dress done by a different designer.

Oh and a last thing, I was very disappointed about the "green" aspect, they didn't even find the time to explain to us what fabrics fit the category.

Brandenburg3rd said...

Y'all are a national treasure.