Y’all I am so exhausted I might not finish this Project Runway recap tonight. I surely won’t be up when Media Village puts up the final looks. I woke up oddly early today after being up very late and am struggling to put through. Sure, I could just as easily do it in the “morning” but I am excited to see Johnny Weir, and Tara Lipinski! So let me get to it!
Ugh. I am already pissed that Darren went home over fucking Katie. Life is not fair. Speaking of which, Sabrina has rheumatoid arthritis and has a hip replacement at a young age. She’s struggling through a flareup. The designers meet Johnny and Tara. They are so excited. The former Olympians are commentators for the Olympics. They are making looks for their on air appearances at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Weren’t they just in Beijing a few years ago? Either way, that is always a fabulous setting. And it should play into the design.
It’s A Couples Skate!
Finally, they are randomly being assigned models and will work in pairs. One will dress Johnny the other, Tara. OMG! It is a ONE DAY CHALLENGE! The pairs are: Shantall (who has immunity) and Darren, Octavio and Katie (sorry dude), Chasity and Zayden (WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!), Christina and Coral, Anna and Bones, (sorry, Anna) Prajjé and Sabrina (Prajje is not happy and neither have done menswear). Everyone heads off to Mood. They have 45 minute to shop and $1,200 per team. WOW!
All I have seen of Katie’s look at this point is a fabric and a sketch. I already hate it. Poor, Octavio. Anna seems to be bringing the best out of Bones. Christian comes in and says he will have a Siriano save. Christian is actually giving good advice this season! Zayden is a skater and can TWIRL! His hair needs some help this week though. Anna and Bones looks are good but they are both going pretty much all white. White is not good on camera. Christian says they are going too “ice skatery.”
Christian Is FINALLY A Mentor!
Next he talks to Octavio and Katie. Octavio is going super ruffley for Johnny’s look. Christian is concerned his look has too much volume and texture. Also the looks are not cohesive. Octavio tells Katie her look may be too “costumey” something she hears but doesn’t listen to every week. Octavio is basically going to have to make both looks. Katie is offended. Well suck it up buttercup, you should have gone home last week. Bones left behind his silk wool at Mood which is the base of his look. Also why are so many people doing white? A deep purple would work well on TV.
Anna tries to get Bones look all the way together while working on hers at the same time. Next up, I guess is Christina and Coral? Maybe? It’s a gold and black look for both of them. I don’t mind the colors at all. But the looks are a bit… well let’s wait and see. Christian gives more good advice. Who is this smart and kind mentor and why did it take until episode five to get to this point? Christian tells Shantell she has too many components for her look and needs to narrow it down. Darren is a HUGE ice skating fan. We didn’t even see his look but Christian already seems to think he’s won.
To Bead Or Not To Bead!
For some reason there are new models, I suppose because they need more males? Or maybe because Tara and Johnny are both REALLY tiny. Christian basically tells one girl her look is ridiculous. I’m not sure who it was but she is headed to the bottom. Especially since she ignored him. Octavio and Katie are headed right down there next to her. Octavio once again has to stop his garment to drag Katie out of the ditch. Meanwhile, Christian tells Chasity that she has too much beading. She continues to bead. Christian makes Shantall doubt her outfit, especially the lapels so she is rushing to make last minute changes.
Sabrina is making Johnny Weir an Aladdin costume. Prajje is already packing for home. They are expecting a double elimination. He’s making a beautiful gown for Tara. Sabrina wasted all day trying to make a jacket and literally has nothing for her model to wear at this point. On the other hand, Darren is giving Shantell great advice. These two should be doing just fine on the runway. Katie struggles to listen to Octavio despite him being in the top all season. That said, Octavio’s jacket for Johnny could go either way. Christian continues to critique Chasity and she continues not to listen. With one hour left in the day everyone is exhausted and pushes to finish. Sabrina is in a lot of pain and no one knows about her rheumatoid arthritis. The next day, Prajje whines about the situation he is in.
The day of the runway the designers get three hours with their designers. Prajje loves his look. I do not. I know it is for a gay ice skater, but it may be just too gay even for Johnny Weir. More importantly, it looks cheap.
On the runway, Shantall and Aaron come out first. I like their look. It definitely won’t be on the bottom. They could be in my top three but I have to see the competition first. Prajje and Sabrina will likely be in the middle. I really loved his “matador look” he is not thrilled with it. Sabrina’s look is not great for Tara. Kristina and Coral’s looks are bottom of the middle or possibly in the bottom for me. I love Zayden and Chasity’s looks but Christian has been very critical of Chasity. They may be my top three. We shall see. Up next is Katie and Octavio. This is the first time we have seen their finished product. I can’t believe I am saying this but I like Katie’s look better than Octavios. Then again, he basically made both looks. Anna’s dress is gorgeous. Like perfection. Bones under delivered again. The bedazzled vest is tacky. So, what to do?
It’s Judgement Time!
My Predictions: I guess my top two teams are Chantall & Aaron and Zayden & Chasity. The bottom two for me are Kristina & Coral and Prajje & Sabrina. If I was picking just one look, I’d choose Anna’s dress. But, Bones failed to deliver tonight. IMO.
The Judges Tops and Bottoms: The Top Two are Bones and Anna. There is no way in hell Johnny would wear that cheap looking vest. On the other hand, I hope Anna wins for that perfect dress. THANK YOU BRANDON! He calls out Bone’s tacky vest. Johnny says that he would not wear the vest but loves the shirt. The other top look is Aaron & Shantall. Elaine is not a fan of the color scheme.
The bottom two are Sabrina & Prajje. Sabrina cries and says her physical health issues led to a mental decline. She apologizes for disappointing them. Oh wow. Johnny calls Sabrina’s look, “A cartoon version of what a figure skater would wear for a performance. Ouch! The other bottom two are Octavio and Katie. For the love of God can we please send Katie home this week? Octavio immediately throws Katie under the bus but Elaine cuts him off and asked why he chose that shiny purple fabric. Elaine says that Katie’s look is nothing like Katie. Holy Crap! Are they going to send Octavio home?
The Judges Deliberate
Brandon gushes over Johnny and tells him how badly he wanted to be a figure skater like him when he was growing up. Johnny says at the last Olympic closing ceremony, he wore Brandon Maxwell. Brandon didn’t know this because Johnny bought it off the rack. He loved that look so much. I see a hookup about to happen. Perhaps even right on the runway.
They talk about Aaron & Shantall and it’s frankly a bit lukewarm for a top look. They liked Aaron’s look way better than Shantall’s. I love that when it comes to Anna & Bones, they all loved her dress as much as I did. It’s one of my favorite Project runway looks of all time. I’m glad Bone’s crap vest didn’t knock her out the top. The winner will be Either Aaron or Anna. I love Aaron but I will be pissed if Anna doesn’t win this.
Then they move on to Sabrina & Prajje. I have feeling Sabrina will go either because they choose her, or because she asks to go home and take care of her health. Prajje was a total prick to her though. Octavio & Katie are pretty much equally hated. But one of the female judges, I think it was Elaine but I wasn’t looking said something like Sabrina and Katie have both had too many chances.
In the end, Anna won and Bones was dragged along for the ride. Both looks will be worn on the Olympics. Anna won. Sadly, Sabrina went home. Who is Katie blowing? Prajje sobs backstage.
Next week the designers collaborate with an accessory designer.