Project Throwaway, Episode 4
The latest installment of Project Runway finds us with 13 designers left. Who was tonight's unlucky loser? It all kicked off with last week's top designer Kenley sticking with Shannon as her model and effectively giving Leslie the boot. Tim then whisked the crew away to the upper reaches of Manhattan inspiring Jerell's comment: "I have no idea where we're going; I hope it has nothing to do with freelancer wrestlers." Little did he know. Meanwhile Blayne confessed he loves to tan (imagine!).
The crew pulled up to the Armory Track and Field Center where Olympic athletes and wannabes train. There they are greeted by two-time Olympic gold medalist and this week's celebrity guest judge Apolo Ohno who tells the designers their task is to create a look that the American team might wear to Beijing on opening night. They have 1/2 hour to tour the museum for inspiration and are given a $150 budget.
Back at Parsons, Joe is excited and blathers on about his kids, yada yada yada. Terri is also excited but then she gets into a row with Keith who accuses her of stealing his fabric and cutting into it. Kenley decides to go with white and blue plaid while poor Daniel who hates sports is stumped: "This is all confusing to me." Keith, a former gymnast decides to go with fleece, Jennifer is torn between sporty vs. girlie, Leanne dismisses Stella's outfit as too gladiator, Korto gives us a monologue about migrating with her family to America from West Africa (hint: PR focuses on a contestant the week they win) and tension mounts between a giggly Kenley and Daniel and the others who want them to shut up. We at home thought this tension was bullshit, more evidence that PR is phoning it in this season. Instead we fell into a conversation about anal bleaching and wondered, if you're rimming someone who's had anal bleaching done, would it make your teeth whiter?
Gunn came in with his critiques. Here are a few of the highlights:
Joe: Approves. Love the red/blue zipper.
Blayne: Calls it a little Sgt. Peppery. The reference goes way over his head.
Daniel: Thinks it looks a little too much like Wonder Woman or Superman's costume.
Jennifer: Too matronly. "Ramp it up."
Jerell: Forewarns that it looks like Lucy Ricardo as a flight attendant.
More fake tensions mount as Daniel and Joe fight over a sewing machine prompting the comment from Joe, "There's too much drama because there's too many queens around."
And a bit of foreshadowing happens as Kenley worries for Daniel's design and Terri does the same for Jennifer.
On the runway, our at-home crew had this to say about some of the designs:
Leanne's: Hot, it's French, it's American
Blayne's: She looks like an 80s go-go dancer
Kenley's: What the fuck is that?
Jerell's: It's too Mary had a little lamb
Kelli's: Look's like a '50s flight attendant
Stella's: Oh my God, there are more things wrong with that than I can count
But our comments paled in comparison to the judges':
Daniel's: "She looks like she's from the republic of cocktail land." Michael Kors
Jennifer's: "She almost looks silly." Nina Garcia
Jerell's: "In yiddish the word is meshugana." Michael Kors
Our at home pick for the week:
The Judges pick:
It's no surprise that Jennifer got axed. She was on the chopping block last week and she's boring as hell. We were also not surprised Korto won. Bravo spent a little too much time earlier in the show with her American Dream monologue. But Daniel, looking eerily like Michael Jackson with those drag queen eyebrows of his, really needs to crank it up a notch. Everybody else needs to ratchet up the personality. Aside from Stella's catatonic ramblings we're finding this season a little tiring. Is it just us?