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Can We Talk About Last Night's Project Runway?

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In Waste Not Want Not the designers were given a challenge that tested their resourcefulness: They were asked to create a runway look based on materials found at a garbage recycling plant (in New Jersey, none the less!). Using things like Mylar, newspapers, and rice sacks, the contestants made dresses that ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. Lovely Alison (left) was sent home for making a frock that was unflattering and ill conceived. Michael was crowned winner for the second week in a row for his chic nighttime look. Click through to the next page to read more and leave a comment.

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Angela M. says:

Finally! A fun challenge! The past few episodes have had me craving something like those trips to grocery stores or flower markets from previous seasons. Wacky stuff came down the runway tonight. Yes, Alison’s outfit may have looked like a “fat minnie mouse” dress, but I think she got kicked off cause she’s doesn’t make as good TV as the truly nutty Vincent. The best part of the night was watching Jeffrey practically implode when he didn’t win. I thought his overly-tattooed neck was gonna burst a vein. Go Michael! Go Michael! … But one request for next week: Can one of the judges PLEASE criticize Laura for making the same dress for each challenge. It’s soooo boring, and she’s such a meanie! (Not nearly as mean as Nina though. Man, she gets tougher each week!)

Melissa says:

YAY!!!!! I am so psyched for Michael. He really does make clothing you would want to wear, if you were a little chicer than you actually are. My big surprise is that Uli’s beautiful braided dress didn’t make it into the top 3. Jeffrey’s dress was cool, but like all of his clothes, just too costumey for real life which is holding him back from winning. A total bonus was that Robert finally made a pretty dress again. Whew. And Vincent is making me fly into psychotic rages. Enough. Just enough. And totally agree with you- Laura’s clothing are so painfully boring. Enough of her and her snide nastiness too.

A side complaint– a female designer should be no more accountable for making a woman look svelte than a man. That is horrible double standard, and one that I am surprised that the judges would perpetuate. I felt so awful for the model, who looked like she wanted the runway to swallow her. Not everything in fashion is meant to be slimming- this fall’s New Volume, anyone?

Clarissa Says:
Am I the only one who noticed Laura’s boob popping out at the end of the episode? That’s one visual I would like to have erased from my memory forever. (The sight of Tim Gunn in a hard hat and goggles, however, was priceless.) Anyway, I digress…Yay, Michael! It’s so obvious that the judges (even cranky Nina) are in love with him. As for Alison, I’m sad to see her go–even though her dress was a “paper brioche,” all her other designs were great. And I’m totally with you on the female designer accountability argument, Melissa.

Serena Says:
I agree about Laura — the judges gushes about how impeccably chic she is yet where is her creativity? She keeps creating the same streamlined look over and over again. As for her meanness — she seems to feel the right to be the show’s dominatrix, cracking the whip on all the behavior she doesn’t
like. And, yes, her boob was on the verge of creating a total wardrobe malfunction! As for Jeffrey — what his problem? He’s such a whiner, though I have to say I did like his dress. Poor little Alison — she’s in the middle of a tearful goodbye as Laura and Vincent are at each other’s
throats. Priceless moment: Vincent telling Laura to “go stick some Harry Winstons up your nose.” Hee hee.