Seen and Heard
Project Runway Recap-Week One
Back to the grocery store
-Julie Ryan Evans
Spoiler Alert: If you don’t want to know who’s in and who’s out, quit reading now.
In a flashback to season one, this year’s PR contestants were sent to the grocery store for materials from which to form their creations. The lack of innovation was quite disappointing as so few of them actually used food–the obvious point of the challenge. Instead many flocked to the tablecloths and other material-like goods.
A few were more creative, like Daniel, who created a really cool dress out of plastic cups (think the kind you’d get a keg party) he ironed. I actually thought he deserved to win. Although, Kelli’s winning design made of vacuum cleaner bags, push pins and such was very pretty. She’s a definite frontrunner in the competition at this point.
My other favorite–based only on the intro and her candy and cookie dress–was Leanne, who called herself a “silent fashion assassin.” She didn’t get a lot of air time, so who knows, but she did stand out to me. Korto, I’d say, is also a potential favorite of mine. I’m thinking it’s a woman’s year to claim the title…
In the end, scary Jerry is out, thank goodness. That crazy psycho nurse shower curtain outfit was just “freaky” as Michael Kors said. I was surprised it was him that went though, because at least his freaky creation was a little more innovative than the trash bags that sulky Stella simply threw on her model. I predict her days are numbered. And side note, what on earth does she do to her eyelashes to make them all weird and individually clumped together like that-like she has about 15 huge lashes per eye?
Also sure to go early is Blayne–the melanoma-courting, tanning-bed-addict boy. I’m predicting a high annoying factor with him and all his “liciouses.” And what the hell was that dress he made?
One thing is for sure, this season is going to be good. The cast of characters is diverse and sure to engage in lots of drama in between their stitches.