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Old 10-27-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Wow! I haven't watched all the past season of PR so some designers are new to me. However, I didn't expect a group challenge from the start. Definitely interesting times.

FWIW I would have made the hankerchief dress go home. Looked like a cheerleader in a blender.

I don't particularly disagree with who went home. I think she had a disconnect, between who she is and what she needed to do. There was no reason that that dress couldn't work with her aesthetic but it needed better construction.
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I was so proud of the person who won as if he were my own brother .

And I love Andre, he's so sweet, I was afraid for him and hope he steps it up.
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Andre's dress looked great in theory and then a hot mess on the catwalk. I like the sheer part in the shoulders, back and the idea in general.
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And I will put this out there - I didn't watch Wendy Pepper, but I did think it was funny when she was chosen last and then that night they all toasted her for being in Season 1 at Josh's insistance. They are both "players" this could get interesting.
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I was surprised they had another "All Star" season so close to the last one. I can't remember when I started watching PR, but knew about half of them.

I've been watching some shows from a previous season from 2006 with Santino and Daniel. That was before I started watching. And Heidi was HUGELY pregnant!! The show as changed a little bit. That must have been before it changed from Lifetime to Bravo. But it is still interesting because to me it is all new!
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I think Suede did that in his season too from what I read before it started.

Isn't the mentor the editor of Cosmo? She is the one that luved Christopher's collection at NY fashion week.

TBH I not keen on this host, she's no Heidi. The mentor I am ok with. Tim got them through their first season, they are big kids now.

Watched most of the way through then my lot came home from class... didn't see who was eliminated last night but agree that the white dress (forgot designer) was the most eye catching and modern with a nod to the past.

The chevron slacks made me laugh. If they hadn't lined up there would have been catty comments about it. They were lined up and it was so what. Designers really can't win.
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I'm watching, too! But to be honest, the first two shows have been pretty forgettable.

I'm glad they don't have the same host as last year--she was AWFUL (Wooden Woman). The host this year is a little bit better, but only in comparison. She's about as good as Brooke is on Dancing with the Stars, which isn't saying much.

I agree with the comment about there being no real mentor. The gal who comes in to do the critiques (Joanna Coles) is the editor of Marie Claire and is probably too busy/important to devote any more time than she already does. The show needs Tim Gunn!

Actually, the show needs a lot of things--experienced host, reputable judges, interesting challenges, an engaged mentor. If the producers are not willing to put the money and effort into the show, why even have it?
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Oh, and Suede is a tool. Anyone remember the Seinfeld episode with "Jimmy," who always spoke of himself in the third person? LMAO
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Jimmy's down!
...giggle...

I miss that show.
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Oh dear, Joanna Coles would have raked me over the Coles for saying she was with Cosmo.

Don't hate me - never watched Seinfeld
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Don't hate me - never watched Seinfeld


I don't believe it!

You need to get the DVDs--start with season 1 and watch all the episodes in order. It starts out kinda slow, like all new shows, but it's soooo good.
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I don't believe it!

You need to get the DVDs--start with season 1 and watch all the episodes in order. It starts out kinda slow, like all new shows, but it's soooo good.
LOL - I have caught the odd one so have the general idea but never really sat down and watched them.
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You'll enjoy it more once you know the main characters and what makes them tick. They put the fun in dysfunctional! It's one of my all-time favorite TV shows and I've lost count of the number of times I've thought, "that reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where..." I mean, some of the situations they found themselves in seemed absolutely absurd, but they are so true to life.
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In our family, we use seinfeld-isms a lot. More than we should, really. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


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Kristen thinks it is really good who went this week because that outfit looked more Halloween than couture.

I did think Anthony Ryan was going to win the challenge.
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Miss Iowa says Suede is a tool.

baa hahhaha

I had to watch the show on mute because I got a phone call. So Miss Iowa knows who went home (and she is not sorry about that) but she didn't get to hear all of the comments--good or bad.

My favorite was Emilio's. I'll have to try to catch the rerun.
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Well in the workroom they are about to catfight with Laura Kathleen because she grew up priviledged and doesn't have an edit button on her mouth or just plain humility.

Made me laugh because she went to my alma mater when she said her high school cost more than her university. TBH I have no idea why she ended up at Western Kentucky University (she isn't from KY) a great school but wouldn't necessarily be my first choice coming from out of state...

I have to look at the catwalk again for comments. It is always when my lot come in from class.
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I think the rest of them need to get over themselves. The whole goal is to be a good enough designer to appeal to the Laura Kathleen's of the world. That is the bread and butter of a brand and what puts money in their pocket at the end of the day - daddy's little girls with disposable income. To openly deride one of those potential customer's for being afluent is potential brand suicide.
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I don't even remember who won last week's challenge at this point! Wait, was it Anthony Ryan? (Or whoever made the colorblock blue, black and white dress with the black strips of fabric across the back?)

I do remember that Joshua's outfit was hideous and worthy of being sent home. lol

The show just isn't very interesting this time around. And so far I haven't seen anything that really makes me go WOW. kwim?
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I think I mentioned before how much I adored Andrae, but when it came down between him and Joshua, sorry Andrae, was your time to go. I kind of got tired of how flustered he got because the judges just didn't get him, I didn't either.

During Joshua's season (8 or 9, don't remember), I hated him so much I couldn't wait for him to go then there was some turning point that made me want to hug him and I became a fan. Still am, it was so cool how he was able to explain to Laura K how everyone felt without talking behind her back. Not that I can accept how she talks to people, but Ivy and Kayne, grow up!
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I thought Joshua's turning point was similar to Gunnar's it was a challenge to with "real people" - that seems to sort those with their heads up their butts out.

Yeah, I get that LK is snooty and shouldn't talk down. She owes Joshua a lot for at least trying to bridge that gap.

And is it me or has Anthony Ryan's designing gotten much better since his first time on the show?!
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I actually like the judges. It is kinda nice to have a break from Michael Kors! But I really don't like the host, whatever her name is. I like Joanna Coles, but I miss Tim Gunn.
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Emilio walked that challenge. Thought Laura Kathleen was lucky not to walk on that... and Casanova. It really could have been any of those last three.

TBH it was the first time I completely agreed with top 3 and bottom 3 and pretty much can't remember the middle 3 except for thinking that someone might call out Josh for skinning the cookie monster for his look.
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Can Ivy survive without Casanova? Could be an interesting week. TBH I would have picked Casanova over Ivy - What was unconventional about Ivy's dress?

FWIW I honestly thought that Josh was going home and then I remembered Kylie being on the panel. He definitely was channelling her inner diva. Could totally see Kylie in that outfit back in the day. I think that is what saved him.

I think they were right on Laura Kathleen's dress... the big gems at the bottom were odd. Without them that dress was pretty classy looking.

Was a bit suprized that Uli and Laura Kathleen were the only ones to pick up the mesh! Glad the judge picked up Uli seaming of the mesh of her side panels though.

I think Emilio should have made his dress with a lining. It would have helped stabilize the whole garment and I don't think it would have taken away from the challenge - but who knows anymore!
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I would have preferred to see Ivy go rather than Casanova because he is much more entertaining and seems like a nice guy. The opposite of Ivy!!
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Hmmm, I thought Uli's mesh was that wider stuff, the mesh that is 21 inches wide (think Laura Kathleen's was too).

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I'm going to see if I can find it = but sometimes the mesh if folded and rolled...
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On her table 8:06 into the program she has wide mesh. In front of it she has the narrow rolls. (yes I have just looked it up online)

TBH I don't know why every designer didn't pick up two packs of the mesh. Bet it would have helped Emilio's ribbon.
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And sorry for multiple postings but yes I agree that it is disappointing that she didn't see the flaw in putting in a side seam. Even if she hadn't considered the dress was going to be sheer at the sides in the beginning (maybe she was going to embellish the whole thing but it looked chunky) I think it was one of those restitch, of course if time allowed.

It looks like new side panels could have been sewn in very near the front/back panels and the other cut out.
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Me too. They are both very snooty. I thought it rather ironic that Ivy gave Anthony Ryan a "5" and he was at the top and she was at the bottom. Same with Laura Kathleen. She keeps talking about Uli not being a "designer" but more like a "stylist". Obviously the judges don't agree! lol

And I liked Joshua's dress much better than Emilio's. I thought it looked more like the 20s than Emilio's.
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I didn't think Laura Kathleen gave anything new, but then again neither did Uli - same straight see through dress with embellishments.

Emilio and Josh both gave a new interpretation and I liked Josh's better too.

Anthony Ryan's I thought was beautiful - Ivy's I thought was awful. That beautiful fabric and she came out looking like she was wearing a sack. Ivy doesn't seem to understand a woman's body at all. There was potential there with her choices but she can't execute them.

I would have prefered Ivy went home first. I just think she has completely missed too many times to be in the top 5.
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Despite last night's awful dress, IMO, I think Anthony Ryan is the favorite to win. Followed by Uli. I think Emilio was much better on his season than he has been on All-Stars.
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TBH I wonder if anyone was going to be sent home. Maybe it is clever editting but we have had 4 instead of 3 several times now AND would it have really been good PR to say a veteran looked awful in a design she specifically had a part in requesting?

As for the night.

Surprized Josh won, though I completelly adored his dress.

Uli's dress - I don't know. Too much of a toga with a couple of seams for me. I'm not certain that I liked the dress because it pretty much was the same dress she has been wearing week after week and surprized they didn't call her out on that.

Emilio - wow. Hot mess. I liked the concept but they were right. Honestly, I thought I could have sewn it better. Her straps didn't even look like the ended in the same place on the front. One seemed to go under the front of the arm.

Anthony Ryan. - concept of the ombre was beautiful. Execution was awful - I expected a more fitted, bandeau/bra top rather than a boob tube sack with the girls roaming freely. I think if he had gone with a bra top it would have given him structure that her figure required. The design would have looked great on a flat chested gal. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed he didn't consider a great sleeve/neckline (Katy Holmes hinted at it with the jewelled straps suggestion). Anthony Ryan does such great, interesting necklines sleeves that I think he forgot himself a bit. I also thought the straps should have made a "v" below the top band to help define the girls as two.
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I'm just thinking that if the v came just down into the tube of boob that it would have given some definition.

I'm glad the panel told her to flaunt it.

I'm also glad that Anthony Ryan didn't try to give her a top like the female panelist. Many chesty women don't understand when they go all covered the actually can look bigger as well.

I wonder how Uli would have dealt with Anthony Ryan's veteran. In the end for the style Uli likes to design she had the easiest body type for event, and I was disappointed that she didn't give her the purple.

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I felt bad for Joshua. Too bad they didn't like Uli's dress better than Emilio's. I don't think there was any way Uli wasn't going to be in the final. Joshua's redone dress was much better than the original, IMO.

I was surprised how much they liked Emilio's dress. I did not like it.

I am ready for the return of the "regular" Project Runway. Although not sure how the "team" concept will work on the upcoming season.
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I agree Amy. I forgot which contestant said that Emilio's dress was about the fabric.

Sometimes I think they should be made to make the dress again in just muslin. I didn't think Emilio's was special except for the fabric which was devine. The dress screamed Jackie O retro or Joan Collins to me.

Loved Anthony Ryan's dress. He seems to have really progressed as a designer and is able to give something different each week without losing who he is.

Uli's was meh. She has done the same design all season (bar last week when she recreated the dress she had on when she met the contestant). Cover the lady bits and go sheer. Yawn.

Joshua's dress construction was beautiful. I liked his concept. I think his second dress was miles above Uli's and if they were truly tied he should have gone through. I think the second dress actually showcased the idea could work but needed less color with maybe the black/white going down to mid-thigh/knee before the color popped. I honestly thought I was going to hate his dress.
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I thought Uli should have won. Emilio's collection was VERY junior and the bows on the head were costume-y and distracting (I wasn't surprised that Mondo liked it! lol). I found Anthony Ryan's collection boring, too repetitive, and similar to the stuff that one designer was making several years ago on the show (can't think of her name right now, but she did mostly color-blocking).

I guess the new season of Project Runway starts next Thursday already? I think I need a break. And I'm not sure I'll like the team format. There was a design show on another network that did the team format; a year or 2 ago. I don't remember its name but Iman was the host and I think Isaac Mizrahi was one of the judges. I watched 2-3 episodes and lost all interest.
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I think Uli's may have looked better on camera than in person. I know one judge said it looked cheap with the faux fur. And I agree I would have had Uli in the top 2 after not having her make the final 3. TBH I thought she had won it when I saw her collection. They were right that it had a fantasy feel to it.

I just want to take a moment to give credit to Joshua for not working with Anthony Ryan. I think he knew his head wasn't in the right place and he definitely could have derailed Anthony Ryan's win. Joshua from 1st season would have done it anyway and then been really toxic.

I think Mondo was the only one who did like Emilio's. I agree it was all very Junior. From color palette to big hair bows. He said it was a homage to the working woman but what working woman goes to work with a big ol red hair bow. Red, white, blue is very hard to wear without it looking very casual or nautical.

I agree that Anthony Ryan's collection was a bit too safe and repetitive. I wonder if his overall work all the way through the season is what swung it. I thought it was interesting that they called her out for having seen it before in the final critic as well.

I also wonder if construction won it for Anthony Ryan. The critic at the end of the show was at pains to say how difficult it is to achieve those lines so cleanly.

Still happy with the outcome. I think it is fair over the course of the season. I did wonder when they interviewed him about half way through and he said this is it if he can't afford to keep designing if he doesn't win that he would win.

As for PR Teams. I think already I would have preferred if they came in as teams like Ivy and Casanova could have been.
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