I am coming into this Project Runway recap bone tired. Today, some miraculous things happened at Casa Tattles. For starters I woke up in THE MORNING. I drank some coffee, then I TOOK A SHOWER, washed my hair and put on clean clothes. It was like a medical miracle. Then, I went to WHOLE FOODS for the first time since the pandemic started. Sadly, they didn’t have the water I have been dying to get, but I did manage to get some smaller bottles and a few fancy things that I might actually eat (but probably not). By the time I dragged everything inside. I was ready for bed. But, Banjo had other plans. But, I got to Whole Foods!
MORNING UPDATE! Each week, Bravo posts two batches of Project Runway photos. First, there are random shots from the introduction of the challenge, and random shots from the workroom, and some shots of the judges. Then, sometime after the show airs, usually at least this season an hour are so after it airs on the east coast. I fell asleep waiting for the second batch. It never came. It is still not there this morning. OF ALL THE WEEKS FOR THIS! If they ever put up the runway looks, I’ll try to add them.
Apples, Oranges, Flowers
I can’t wait to see The Housewives on Project Runway. I’m sure it is going to be a disaster. I already feel bad for the designers. Then, I am going to sleep until June. Or until Banjo wakes me up to do his bidding. 🙁 As it turns out, adulting is very tiring. So is sanity. It seems to require physical exertion. 🙂 We begin with the final seven moving into new rooms in their apartment. I can’t believe we are down only seven contestants. Next we see the final seven take their spots on the benches by the runaway next to vases that have either apples, oranges or flowers. It’s the real life client challenge. Then, Shannon Storms Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Gizelle, Wendy Osefo, Leah McSweeney, and Luann de Lesseps stroll down the runway. And the designers freak out. Except for Shantall who has no idea who they are and Anna doesn’t know what a reunion is.
Chasity is the most excited by this challenge, she is a super fan and her client is Karen Huger. Bones is styling Shannon. For some reason Noella had a dress designed by Bones on the last WWHL. It was perfect for her. Shantall has Luann. Anna has Gina. Aaron has Gizelle. Coral has Leah. Kristina has Wendy. The bad news is Christian is not going to Mood with the designers. They really need him at Mood.
It’s A Whole Mood
Leah wants to be a sexy Disney princess and 47 other things. She is all over the place, poor Coral. Shannon shares all of her insecurities about her body with Bones. Also, Shannon says the RHOC reunion doesn’t allow them to wear long dresses. But she wants her knees covered and her arms, and she has to wear a bra. Bones loves Shannon though. He’s happy. Arron and Gizelle agree on a jumpsuit. Anna seems concerned. Everyone heads to Mood. Coral went from emerald green to nude. Leah will have a problem with that. Aaron has the most experience working with clients. He realizes that Gizelle thinks of herself as a Barbie, so that’s his inspiration.
Kristina is making Wendy a suit with a corset and pants in a deep red. Shantall seems to have a good read on Luann and is making a sexy long black dress for her with a corseted top. But then, she seems to have changed her mind and is going with a pant. Chasity is making Karen a full length beaded gown that is mostly black and must be handsewn. Bones is making Shannon a little black dress. Coral is ignoring Leah’s word salad of suggestions. But, the dress looks good. Bones worried his dress is boring. It sounds like he is going to do something unusual with the sleeves.
Christian Siriano Tries To Help The Designers
This has been one of the worst seasons regarding designers actually listening to the mentor. Let’s see if tonight is any different. Well, if Chasity is any indication, the answer is once again no. Her basic black dress has no wow factor. He’s also underwhelmed by Anna, basic black look as well. But, she does listen. Bones also has an all black look at the request of Shannon. He gets the same advice and he listens. Aaron listens to Christian when he tells him to put Gizelle’s corset on top of the dress rather than underneath. Kristina is covering up her beautiful tailoring with a loose layer on top. Will she listen to Christian?
Shantall’s look reminds me of those half and half Halloween costumes where half is male and half is female. I don’t like it. Her first dress idea for Luann was perfect, but she has gone off the rails at this point. I actually don’t think she needs to listen to Christian. Coral tells Christian that Leah will not be expecting the nude fabric. He seems shocked. But, not as shocked as Leah. I can’t even pick a stand out this week. They all seem to be struggling or overthinking it.
Send In The Models!
Here we go, the moment of truth is upon us. Gird your loins, designers. Leah loves her dress. Wendy doesn’t seem to like hers at all. Shannon loves her dress. Karen loves her dress. Gina didn’t tell her designer that she can’t wear a long dress. It has to be cocktail length or pants for the RHOC reunion. I thought Gina was lucky to get Anna, but her design… well it just hasn’t come together yet. Leah is mocking it. I’m confident Anna can pull something off though.
Somehow, Luann’s look got a lot better and she is happy. Bones is trying to convince Shannon to like her look and her body. Wendy told Kristina she could do a pants suit. Then, when she didn’t like the look she says that they don’t normally wear pants to the reunion and she wanted to show off her legs. Leah is mocking Wendy too. Leah is such a bitch. Wendy makes Kristina cry.
It’s Runway Day!
Things are still a mess with Wendy’s look. Once again Leah and Gizelle are making things worse. Luann looks great in anything with that body. Gina’s look is a little better, but it is not up to her usual level. Bones continues to build Shannon’s confidence. I’ve come to like Bones over this season. Chasity has a last minute zipper malfunction with Karen’s dress. Andy Cohen is the guest judge. Gizelle is first in her hot pink number. Aaron literally says, “Wow” when he sees her. This should be in the top. Andy is grinning ear to ear. This could be the winner.
Next out is Karen, and she looks amazing in her black look. And she too can walk a runway. Wendy’s look is probably going to be in the bottom, and once she bad mouths Kristina, she will likely get the boot. Her boobs don’t really fit the dress. Gina cannot walk the runway. And Anna really needed her to strut it like she likes it. This will be on the bottom. The judges always rank Anna lower than she should be anyway. The look did come out better than I expected. Shannon’s walk gave me a bit of Ramona vibes. Bones seems pleased with himself. I think it is kind of fussy with a dash of old lady. Leah’s dress was lovely but a bit bland for a reunion dress. Luann wins the whole damn thing. She is amazing and looks ready to throw down at a reunion.
The Judges Verdicts
They are going to leave all seven on the stage and bring out the clients to give their opinions. Oh God. This will be interesting. They start with RHONY, Luann is up first. Luann loves her dress and so do the judges. Brandon says it is one of his highest scores ever. Leah is very kind to her designer. Andy loves the look because it is unexpected. Brandon is worried the flesh tone will was her out on TV. The judges are split on this look.
Next up is the RHOC starting with Shannon. The judges are going easy with feedback while the housewives are out there. Gina is next. Anna is going home. The judges are going hard on this look. On to RHOP. Kristina is also in trouble with Wendy’s look. Wendy is throwing Kristina under the bus. Wendy lies about telling Kristina she’s be fine with a suit. Gizelle loves her look. Karen says this is the best she has ever seen Gizelle look. Aaron is in the top. Gizelle loves Aaron. Chasity is going to be safe. Backstage, Wendy is still a bitch. Shantall and Aaron seem to be the top two. They question Chasity’s originality. But they really come for Ana. Andy says that Gina would be savaged on Twitter. They also hate Kristina’s look on Wendy. They also knew that Kristina and Wendy didn’t get along.
So Who Wins And Who Goes Home?
Shantall takes another win with Luann’s dress. It’s her second win in a row. Narrowly beating out Aaron (who is often stuck with second place) for his look with Gizelle. Chasity, Kristina and Anna are in the bottom. Anna goes home. But, I’m sure we will be hearing more from her.
Next week: It’s a collaboration with a hair stylist. They have to make a look based on a hairstyle?
WELL THE PHOTOS ARE FINALLY UP! I feel like the reason they were not added last night is because most of them are so bad. The photos of Karen from the rear was the only runway photo of her. If this wasn’t the Housewives episode I wouldn’t have bothered to put them up.