After spending most of the day yesterday listening to Prince songs and sobbing, I am really trying to push through the day and distract myself with work. Unfortunately, my work involves lots of assholes on Twitter and here that I just have zero patience for. I feel like I start a lot of blogs lately with some sort of disclaimer about how I’m struggling to recap and push out new product every day. I am burning out a bit. So with that being said, I thought I’d tackle Project Runway tonight. Mostly because I want to see how Ken does. I’m really worried he is either going to go off on everyone and get kicked out, or quit, or be sent home by the judges this week. I really think there are a lot of others that need to go home first. If any of those thing happen I am going to rename this recap something like “Goodbye Angry Black Man” because it pissed people off last week and I’m kind of in the mood to piss people off.
Ugh. It’s the Avant Garde challenge. I hate these. But Kini should do well with it. They have $400 to spend at Mood this week. Boy George is a guest judge. They are supposed to get their inspiration from some visual art in a downtown gallery. The artists are fantastic! Ken and Emily both pick a female artist who focuses on womens’ empowerment. While every other artist is drawn to all the paintings and mosaics, Sam is drawn to a digital blue owl. Because, Sam.
Ken is getting lots of talking heads. This is a bad sign. Everyone continues to talk about Sam and his special relationship with some of the judges. Also Sam is once again just doing some random rainbow painting on fabric that has nothing to do with a digital blue owl. But it’s Sam, and he has all those swallowing bonus points, so. …
We see all the designers, and Sam in the workroom talking about previous avant garde challenges. I remember Kini so much better now with his rubber upside down umbrella dress. It was pretty awesome. Sam chimes in as the designers discuss what avant garde means. They just roll their eyes. In the workroom Sam mutters about them all being bitter bitches. By the way, Sam says avant garde is just about an idea. Um, aren’t all designs the culmination of an idea?
Ugh, it’s Zannas time to sabotage everyone’s look with bad advice. Zanna hates everyone’s design and offers little useful insight. Sam changes up his look, the others don’t really care what Zanna said.
Ken is pissed that Sam can’t sew and he is just draping fabric and hand tacking it. I can understand that. Basically, Kini and Ken are the only two with avant garde looks.
Sam gave a ridiculous little under the chin wave to Isaac when he was introduced. I hate that I hate Isaac by extension now. He’s married and Sam is 13. It’s disgusting and most importantly unfair to the designers who can actually sew. I’ll forever think of Isaac Misrahi as a creepy old queen from now on.
Ken’s look is avant garde and all black. I think it looks fantastic. His model is stunning and all the bright makeup on her face that you only see in flashes is brilliant.
Emily has made a very intricate sweater dress out of tubing. You could wear this to party to celebrate the anniversary of Glamor magazine. If you lived in NYC and worked in an art department, you could wear this to work. I like it. It’s not avant garde.
I don’t hate Sam’s dress as much as I hate Sam. I think if someone else had done this dress I might have liked it just fine despite the lack of craftsmanship. You could almost see Isaac getting a woody over this dress. It is not avant garde and once again for Sam he just made a dress that has nothing to do with being inspired at the art gallery.
Wow! Dom’s dress comes down the runway as totally avant garde. Though the base dress underneath is couture at best and ready to wear at worst, she’s done a swirly cocoon of iridescent organza that is hemmed with fabrics matching the dress. It’s really good.
Kini’s black and pink dress with a full on black body stocking covering her entire head and face is very dramatic. I’m sure his construction is perfection. It’s just so… ugly. But it is very avant garde.
So I put Kini, Ken and Dom on top. I hope Ken wins but I fear that Dom might.
That leaves Sam and Emily on the bottom I predict Emily will go home but you all know who I would send out.
The don’t like Emily or Kini. Dom is in the middle for not being avant garde enough. Sam gives a whole pandering speech about how his stupid dress is about gay marriage (not you know, owls) and Boy George says if he had heard all that before he saw the dress, he would have seen the dress differently, but for him it is not avant garde. OH DEAR GOD. Isaac says Sam’s dress is his favorite and perfect in every way. The other two judges hate it. Once again Alyssa tells the truth, “It looks like a kite caught in a tree. It’s oddly draped fabric with some sort of structural piece underneath it.” Isaac keeps interrupting the other judges to advocate for his little twink.
They all love Ken! YAY!
In the waiting room, Ken goes after Sam. NOOOOO KEN! Wrong time and place for this! So far it has not been heated.
Ken won! YES!!! Emily and Sam are in the bottom. So Emily goes home.