It’s time for the Finale of this hot mess of a season. Thanks so much for not spoiling me. Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this recap. I sort of ran out of steam and frankly needed some sleep! I’m just happy Ken made it to the finale. I am happy with any of these three winning. They were my favorites from the start just based on personality. These three only have four days and three thousand dollars in spending money to make EIGHT LOOKS! One look has to be menswear. They are not going to make this easy.
One of my favorite people lives in NYC and because I am memory challenged, I am constantly asking for explanations of the whole uptown, downtown, midtown thing. It never makes any sense to me. The only thing I really get is that the Upper East Side is full of super rich ladies who lunch.
Dom is painting her own prints. Because of course she is. Ken is a little bit out of his element with the menswear look. Kini is going all out with color and shape.
On day two, Dom arrives to find that her dress form has fallen over into her painted leather fabric. Ken’s collection is black and white with one bright yellow statement piece in his collection. Except he is thinking of tossing it. Kini wants this win so bad he is nearly in tears. Considering how many times he didn’t win when he should have and how many times Dom won when she should not have, I am sort of pulling for a Kini win at this point. Then Kini starts mentioning denim again. Kini is so obsessed with denim.
Zanna comes in with terrible advice as usual. She encourages Ken to put the yellow back in his collection. That might be a good idea for some other designer, but not for my Ken. This yellow fabric is going to be why Ken loses and hopefully Kini wins. Everyone gets a designer to help them for 18 hours. They are all helpful with no sabotages.
On day three, Kini of all people feels like he is behind. I am not a fan of Dom’s prints. But the judges always love them. Ken’s workroom mentor did not leave enough seam allowance in her pants and they are too small. Everyone is running out of time. I agree with Ken that Kini’s looks are very “Dynasty 1988.” Just seeing things done on the hangers, Ken’s collection is much more my esthetic. I’m a solids and neutrals kind of gal, I have enough drama without needing my wardrobe to add any.
Debra Messing, whom I love, or used to until I saw this WWHL episode, is a guest judge. But there is also someone named Ann Fulenwider. That’s right, an editor in chief of Marie Claire has a last name that is pronounced Full and Wider. I can’t.
Her first look is hideous. Her men’s look is ridiculous. The looks that were not prints on prints on prints were fine. But this is one of the more ridiculous collections in the history of Project Runway. I do not want her to win. She has some cute pants mixed in there, but damn this is bad.
Amazing. How the hell does that first model have thigh gap in a very wide legged pant? Every look is amazing. And as soon as I am thinking that he is going to be told all he made was a (gorgeous) collection of LBDs, out comes the yellow and it is incredible. That dark skinned model in the long yellow dress is everything. I really want him to win now.
Kini’s looks are great. His menswear look is heads above the rest. His weird shiny metallic plaid dresses don’t look Dynasty at all, they are all short and youthful looking. The construction seems to be fabulous as usual. There is one dress with a huge bow at the neck that I think he kept too long. For me, it should have been longer or shorter. His last look is floor length so there is a logical lowering of the hemline., even if it does look kind of weird on the middle models. His final look is also print on print done the right way, in that it looks meant to wear together. That was a lot to do in four days. I could see him winning. At this point It’s a hard call between Kini and Ken for me.
The judges start with Dom’s looks. Georgina didn’t love it. Like me, they concentrate their praise on the black looks and the first print. They do not like the striped print. Hopefully she didn’t win, but they do try to trick us.
Ken is sweating like Jax Taylor on a ski slope. Isaac says a lot of nice things. He criticized the fit of one of the crop tops. The problem with the fit, to my eye at least, is that the model needed a bra. Or he needed a model with smaller breasts. Everyone is giving a lot of praise except the full and wide bitch. Everyone praised the hell out of his first look and she says the top looks like it came out of a mall in New Jersey. I knew I hated this woman, just from her name. She’s giving me a New Jersey impersonation of the Anna Wintour character in Devil Wears Prada. She was HORRIBLE to Ken. Thank God that Alyssa goes last. She’s a Ken fan and has been all season.
Kini has the best fake story about his inspiration. While everything else said basically, “um so there are a lot of tall buildings here.” Kini said he saw the gridlines and that inspired his use of plaid. It’s bullshit. But it’s good bullshit. Alyssa loves the collection. Isaac says he would have changed the length on some of the dresses. For example, the one I assumed was floor length was not. But how would I know? They barely let us see the runway! Debra states the obvious saying that Kini’s menswear is the best by far. The fat and wide broad says terrible things about Kini’s designs being stuck in the 80s. Because bitch.
They announce third place and I am saying “Don’t say Ken! Don’t say Ken!” And so they say Ken. Why? Because big and wideass says that he is “too commercial” because every woman would want or has his pieces in their closet. Excuse me, but isn’t the biggest compliment the female judges ever give “I want to wear that?” It’s not “Wow that really took some risks!” I hate these people.
OMG. Kini was ROBBED AGAIN! This show is just stupid. I have nothing more to say other than, “I’m glad it’s over.”