By Tamara Tattles
Hey, y’all. It’s TT! I am subbing in for CJ Bomb today for Project Runway All Stars as she has a very busy work week and is traveling. She gave me the heads up early and I set my DVR to tape the episode. I checked to make sure it was taping and then, it just didn’t. So, I did caught the last hour of the rerun (do we really need 90 minutes of this fiasco?) but I was too exhausted to recap.
I am watching the show from the beginning now on Demand, but I think I am going to just hit the highlights and skip to the chase. Because, All Stars.
This week’s challenge is called Modern Families. Each designer was given a family of three to style for the Runway. They have two days to style them. The families will walk the runway and take a “Modern Families” type photo.
Anne Fulenwider Disrupts The Workroom
Irina Shabayeva is doing several pieces for her boy. Because he is adorable. She is doing a pencil skirt as the request of one of her models. Anne Fulenwider says doing multiple garments may be a bit much. What is Irina supposed to do send them all down in a shift dress? She also tells her to be sure to be true to her vision and be sure her style is represented because the judges won’t know at first what the families asked for.
Evan Biddell is being Evan. He has lots a ton of fabric and not few ideas. Anne tells Evan that the judges really don’t care if the models are comfortable. She also worries that there is no cohesion. How very Tim Gunn of her.
Anne tells Michelle that her looks don’t look like they are going to the same place.
Evan is surprised that Dmitry is still in the challenge. Anne says he really needs a wow moment and she is not seeing it. Anne tells everyone one more time that the judges are judges on the clothes, not how happen the family is with the looks. That is not completely true. But that’s Anne Fulenwider.
Now My Competition Is Happy Grandma And Cute Kid
The families are all pretty adorable.
The final four trash everyone else’s looks. Michelle Lesniak and Evan Biddell trash Irina and Dmitry Sholokhov and vice versa. They both think one of the other two is going home. And they have personal preferences about who should go. Irina Shabayeva says that Michelle’s grandma looks like a clown. It’s kind of true because Michelle has once again selected odd prints. I get that she loves prints. That’s great. It’s just that her taste in prints is…
bad different. The clown insult would better fit Evan Biddell, except the clownish look is for the younger ones and it works. Evan Biddell hates Dmitry’s looks, also for good reason. He says they look like old men. Irina says that Michelle’s grandma’s look is scary. Dmitry says Irina’s little boy’s look is cute but it’s not fashion.
The Runway Feedback
The judges complain about lack of cohesion. They love Irina’s little boy looks. One of the judges told Irina it looks like a step back for Irina. That little boy will be hired immediately to model. He walks like he has been working the runway for years. Maybe he has.
Dmitry should go home for his looks. They are all horrible. The black dress is okay if you were going to a party in Mexico City. Maybe my mind is just on Mexican Dynasties because I haven’t gotten to see it yet. One of the judges asks if he ran out of time. Everything they call out, Dmitry defends as if it is a work of art. Aylssa Milano says even though it all looks like crap on the runway, the Modern Family photo is really cute.
The Good News is You Get To Keep The Clothes!
Evan Biddell says he finally got to go sporty without his looks being called “junior.” Isaac Mizrahi says the print is fresh and he loved the socks on the kid. He also loves the bows on the leggings. They love the bossy woman look after she takes off her jacket. His people really strutted the runway and that always helps.
I can’t believe that the judges had anything nice to say about Michelle Lesniak’s looks at all. I do like the coveralls she made for her model Dylan, who is actually the first transgender model on Project Runway, not the one from the new Bravo season. After each critique Alyssa MIlano says, “the good news is you get to keep the clothes!” as if they had just been given new cars by Oprah Winfrey. WTF else would they do with the clothes?
A Not So Shocking Twist
Evan Biddell won and I think that was a great choice. Dmitry and Michelle were both on the bottom. In the end the judges decided to send all four to the finale. Despite all of their competitive snark, in the end they were all glad to be going to the finale together. The editing seems to foreshadow an Irina win and I am pulling for her.
I am not sure if CJBomb will be able to do Project Runway tonight or not. It’s two hour show with 15 designers. That takes hours of work. I don’t see her having the time. Later today I’ll check with CJ and if she isn’t able to “make it work” this week, I will put up a post for you guys to discuss it. I will not be participating in the Project Runway Bravo shows any further this season or making any further comments or reading any further comments. Please do not inquire about my decision here, as those comments will be removed. This post is about All Stars.