I was really going to try to do a Thursday Thirteen today, so what does it say about my creative thinking skills that I couldn’t think of one subject to think up thirteen things about? Maybe since I have seven days until next Thursday, I can think of something between now and then. In the meantime, here are my thoughts on last night’s Project Runway which is my new addiction (along with blogging) and not just because there is NOTHING to watch on T.V.
Last night’s challenge was for the designers to update the look of various fashion icons. The wacky, zany twist was that the models got to choose the designer, but oh wait, it gets better. Not only did the models choose the designer, they got to choose the fashion icon. There were pictures set up of all the choices and the models had to risk life and skinny, frail limb to get the one they wanted. Remember, a lot of these girls haven’t eaten since 2004 so they probably have a lot of pent up anger and frustration. It was truly great T.V.
I was a little nervous when I saw some of the fashion icons and even more nervous when Angela got Audrey Hepburn. Is there anyone more classic than Audrey? I just knew Angela was going to cover her in those rosettes that are her hideous trademark, but actually the dress she designed was very tasteful, in spite of the fact that she did in fact add some sort of rosette feature. I breathed a sigh of relief. I know Angela won the challenge last week, but I honestly wasn’t crazy about her outfit…it was a little too Michael Jackson in the 80’s with those tricky rosette buttons, but hey a panel of fashion experts voted for it so what do I know?
Laura had Katherine Hepburn as her icon and I loved what she did with her outfit. It wasn’t anything flashy, like Kayne’s “Marilyn meets Gwen Stefani”, but in my opinion it was totally modern day Katherine. Tasteful, tailored, elegant. I like Laura’s style and it was a perfect match with her icon.
By far, my favorite of the night was Michael. I really like him and not just because he used the phrase “Captain Save a Ho”, but because he stays above the fray and focuses on his designs. Now, I won’t be wearing magenta hot pants and a plunging neckline in this lifetime, but the outfit was fabulous. He’s my pick to win the whole thing.
As for the worst, Jeffrey designed an outfit for modern Madonna that I think was so ugly that really even Madonna wouldn’t wear it and don’t even get me started on Robert’s suit for Jackie O. I bet she was rolling over in her grave at that cheap linen (I think Vincent was laughing to himself when he let Robert borrow it) and rope belt. Yes, you read that right… A ROPE BELT. For Jackie O, the ultimate fashion icon.
At the end of the night, Bradley was voted off for designing an outfit that even Cher wouldn’t be caught dead in and that’s saying something because you know…she’s Cher. I think Bradley was actually a little relieved to be leaving. He always seemed like he had just wandered in off the street and thought “Hey cool, a contest. Sign me up”. I don’t think he knew why he was there in the first place. He just heard there were going to be models involved.