Really, this Project Runway Recap is going to be about coordinating hairstyles with their looks? Don’t they do that every week? Why do we need to bring in hair designers? This hasn’t really been my favorite Project Runway season. I’m mean, it’s good. It’s just not great. I’m sick of the designers being pair with some other sort of designer. Just let the fashion designers make good fashion and put it on the runway. It’s not rocket science. It’s fashion. The final six are all super nervous in there quest to make it to final three. Each designer is matched with a hair designer who gives them a specific hairstyle. They draw for Bones and he gets DD. That’s a leg up for him right off the bat. Has DD even lost a runway she walked?
Lots of the designers are doing gowns or at least something upscale with all the elaborate and gorgeous hair designs. Except for Aaron. His inspiration is a play on a rain coat? Because nothing says beautiful hair like getting you style rained on? Oh Aaron, you really need a win this week. You may need to rethink that.
Aaron Celebrates A Birthday
Back in the designers townhouse, the final six celebrate Aarons birthday with a doughnut birthday cake. You know what would be a great birthday present for Aaron? A win. Next, we are off to Mood. They have thirty minutes and $500. Shantall wants to make a white leather suit for her model. She envisions a rapper going to an MTV event. Oh Lord, here we go. Christian tries to dissuade her. But this is the season of no one listening to Christian. Christian actually likes the raincoat idea. There are a LOT of weird ideas in the work room. Christian is really supporting Aaron. Seems like a lot of editing for an Aaron win.
Kristina has way too many black and white prints happening at once. I’m worried about her. Christian guides her to do less of all the prints with her black pants. Coral doesn’t seem to have a connection between her look and her models pony tails. Bones is doing a huge red carpet dress. Something to do with his father’s death from heart disease. Bones is going full on literal heart with his red dress. There is way too much fabric involved. Even DD can’t walk in this dress. I’m worried. Aaron’s raincoat is not getting done fast enough. It’s only a one day challenge, dude.
Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Execution!
Kristina is going to be in the bottom. Shantall’s white leather pants ripped on the model during fitting. Who even wears white leather pants. Christian is in full on I told you so mode about the leather. The models leave and everyone is sort of in the weeds. This whole challenge is not going well. I haven’t seen one really great look at this point. Chasity’s look is more of a tiger costume. But, she is determined to get it straightened out. I am not sure what Kristina is even trying to do to fix her design. Literally everyone is worried. There is way too much left to do and time is almost up.
Aaron likes his look but he is also running very low on time. We are not seeing much of his look. I am expecting Aaron’s first win. Speaking of Aaron, it’s still Aaron’s birthday and everyone gets their frustrations out on a birthday piñata. It seems like this episode is very short on filming the actual looks. Probably because no one seems close to getting something done to send down the runway.
The final six wake up with three hours until the runway. Chasity gets a facetime home with her kids and we learn that her mental health has been so bad in Covid that she has suicidal thoughts. I hope none of you are that far in the hole. I know things are difficult especially for those of us who are alone. So if you need to talk to someone you can call The national suicide hotline 800-273-8255. They are there to listen. And so are we. Chasity was very brave to share that.
With two hours to go, Aaron is basically starting his jumpsuit over. He’s making new pants. I really think Katrina is goin home. Aaron’s new pants are worse than the first one’s so he ditches them. And now he has yet another hot mess on his hands with twelve minutes to go. So, may even go home. The good news is I haven’t seen the judges do a close up look all season. Have you? Did I just miss that part? I have never seen the designers struggle this much with a challenge. All the looks are bad really. Chasity’s and Aaron’s are sort of coming together last minute. But none of the designs are going to drop the judges jaws in a good way.
Kristina comes out looking like a supermodel. Her look and hair should have been on the runway. Elaine compliments her and asks if that is one of her paddies? patties? I have no clue what that means. Someone is going to have to explain it to me. Model, Precious Lee, a model and advocate for size inclusivity is the guest judge. Her boobs look painful. I am SHOCKED that Bones got the first look. The first and last looks are usually the ones production thinks are best. I mean, it’s red. so there is that but the is A LOT of fabric going on here. But DD makes this look seem like it really does belong at the Met Gala. DD is a queen. There are actually three separate looks with two reveals. So, Bones is probably in the top.
Out next is Coral’s look. It looks a LOT like a black version of what she did for Leah McSweeney last week. Did she just dye the “flesh” tones black and reuse the material? Somehow, Shantall’s white leather look is beautiful! I didn’t see that coming! The pants needs some hemming. But, she could be in the top! OMG! Chasity’s look is AMAZING! How is it that these looks all turned out so well. Chasity could win the whole thing too! It’s not a tiger costume anymore. It’s very elegant! And the hair is AMAZING! Aaron is embarrassed by his design. His model has camel toe. Could the real Aaron edit mean he is going home? How the hell is Kristina’s look closing out the show? Her look is awful! WAY too much fabric.
The Judges Critiques
The judges start with Kristina. Wait, they like her look? I hated everything about it. At least Brandon and Precious Lee point out the poorly constructed bra top on the plus-sized model. How is this one of Elaine and Nina’s favorite looks? Next up is Coral. They are not as impressed with Coral’s look. They don’t think it goes with the hair. Whatever. They LOVE BONES LOOK! He even has yet another way the look can be worn. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this look on the runway. And once again, DD worked it. Oh Nina didn’t like Bones look. She thinks it was trying too hard. These judges are all over the place. Brandon thinks Bones had too many ideas.
Up next is Aaron. They love the coat, but the jumpsuit is “tragic” according to Elaine. This may be the end of the road for Aaron. 🙁 They want to see it without the raincoat. It’s a totally shit show in the back. But the LOVE the raincoat. Precious Lee really wants the raincoat. Up next is Chasity. They LOVE LOVE LOVE her Tiger dress. It is black girl magic and stunning. She is clearly the winner. Or perhaps not, Elaine doesn’t like the print and thinks it overpowers the hair. Good grief, these judges are more all over the place than the looks! Finally, we have Shantall’s look up for critique. The all seem to agree that they liked her outfit. But it is hard to even know who won at this point.
The Judges Decisions
The judges say the middle two are Bones and Shantall and they are both safe. Chasity is in the top. Elaine again refers to the entire look as black girl magic. How the hell is Kristina in the top with that soggy boob tube on a plus sized model? Seriously, that look was a hot mess that should be sending her home! And she is on the top? I don’t think that Precious Lee liked the look either. She only mentioned the beautiful finger waves. Someone make it make sense!
Aaron is on the bottom. The jumpsuit was AWFUL. And so is Coral. Coral’s outfit was chaotic. I agree with sending Coral home. But, I am worried about Aaron. I don’t think he was the worst. THANK GOD CHASITY WON! SHE DESERVED IT! It’s her third win. She’s on her way to the finale.
And sadly it is Aufweidersein for Aaron. Coral is broken hearted that Aaron is gone. Aaron is taking it better than Coral is. Or frankly better than I am. I am really sad that Aaron is out. Next week is the editorial challenge with Coco Rocha as the model. That should be amazing. But right now I have to go watch the exit interview with Aaron. 🙁
The interview has only been up for a hot minute and all the comments were FURIOUS that Aaron went home over Coral. But, did Aaron leave with a new man? Fun fact, pretty much every eliminated designer says the Shantall is going to win the whole thing.
Sorry for the delay, I waited up until 2 am hoping for photos. They didn’t show up until noon today. I’ve been clicking since I woke up. I’m off to the Mexican Drive Thru where you order food, pay for a bag of stuff and go home and see what they actually put in your bag. Hint, it is never what you order. I keep saying never again, but today, I’m feeling lucky!