Last week, we had to wait until Friday to get the Project Runway recap up. This week, the episode was not even listed on the Bravo websites There were no previews. I don’t use previews for this show as the important photos are the final looks and they come when they come on NBCU media village. But, I had to go to great lengths to find the episode title. Then, I found the previews from the schedule page rather than the Project Runway page. I had to try a get a sense of the episode to do my blurb for SEO. This show has been nominated for an Emmy 58 times and won twice. The NBCU really needs to do better. I hate that y’all will not see this until whenever it goes up. I always want to get recaps up as quickly as possible.
It’s Project Runway, With No Runway?
We start with a producer coming into the loft immediately after Chasity’s win. They were ready to celebrate and probably fall dead tired into bed. However, they were summoned to meet Christian at an empty warehouse. This is there where they will get their next assignment. Now, they may be up all night sketching now.
At the warehouse, they are shocked to find Coco Rocha, a Canadian editorial supermodel known for being one of the first “digital models.” I doubt there is a single big name designer she has not worked with.
She also teaches modeling. She’s also worked with Project Runway before, and with Zac Posen and Christian Siriano on their collections. She’s a big fucking deal.
The designers are tasked to create an editorial look for a photoshoot. It sounds like they will have to choose one picture to submit to the judges. They will also be picking one prop item to use in their photoshoot after they choose their fabric. Finally, you guys got what you wanted. They are all going to use the same model this week. So you can quit whining every time the person with a plus sized model goes home. This is the best challenge of the season so far!
Who’s In The Mood To Win?
The final five spend the next morning sketching some crazy ideas. And then it’s time to head to Mood to make the critical fabric choices. Aaron literally went home last week because he chose to work with neoprene. Choose carefully everyone! WOW! I just realized Bones is the last man standing! We could literally have an all female final three. But, something tells me it will be Bones, Shantall and…. Chasity? Or not…Kristina is also really good. They have $800 to shop and only thirty minutes. I can’t by anything clothes related in thirty minutes. I like to take my time.
Bones tells Christian that he is thinking something with “tight legs.” Christian makes it clear that is a bad idea. Already, Bones is stalking off laughing nervously. Why do people wait to the last hour to realize they should have listened to Christian? The photo needs to show movement! Come on, Bones! Is Coral the macramé queen? Yes! I just went back to look and answered my own question because I have all the time in the world tonight. She buys the exact same fabric she used last week in black, and the week before that with Leah in “flesh” except this week it is yellow. If I am seeing this the judges will as well. She has to be going home this week. She was in the bottom last week with the same damn fabric!
How Do You Get To Final Five Ignoring Christian Siriano? HOW?
Kristina, who should have learned from last week about her desire to use all the fabrics in the store for one outfit, has not. She’s running around trying to get more employees to come cut her eleventy billion fabrics in the last ten minutes. Shantall is doing a huge all red gown. Christian sees Chasity picking red as well as Shantall and lets her know. She continues on with her plan and also is using black lace. Say it with me, ” FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LISTEN TO CHRISTIAN SIRIANO!” Next, they are off to choose their prop. Chasity will go first and then select the next person and so forth. I already predict she will pick Bones. Because, females in a competition can be catty.
Chasity is an idiot. She chose a wooden pallet like the kind of pallet crap is shipped on. NO. You need something with height. Somebody better pick the damn ladder! As predicted, Bones goes next. He picks some kind of balls. If I figure it out I’m edit it in later. Okay, they are called poi balls. They are two “balls” on the opposite end of a rope. You then light them on fire and swing the around. Alrighty then. He is using fabric instead of fire, because fabric and fire are sort of the same thing. WTF? Kristen chooses a blue container on rollers. Okay. Coral wisely chose the big fan. Shantall wanted it and realizes they are all afraid of her. As she says, they should be. Shantall takes the ladder. So she got the best prop anyway, in my opinion.
Into The Workroom
Bones is making a deep blue furlike dress. I like the material, it could work. Then, he lost me with the huge oversized denim jacket covering up the beautiful blue fabric. At least let there be a reveal? We are thirteen minutes in and I am already at a thousand words. This is what happens when I have too much time. LOL.
Christian comes in and already hates Coral’s look. Her material and look isn’t even something the fan would work well with. Coral is having a breakdown. On to Bones. He loves the blue fabric and is concerned about the denim cocoon as well.
Then, Bones says he wanted to glue some of the blue fringe on her head as bangs. I cannot even describe Christian’s look, but I am sure it is probably similar to yours. He stresses but starts focusing on the beautiful blue dress.
I have no idea what Kristina is doing other than huge sleeves and trousers. All in wildly different colors. Christian seems…amused. She hasn’t done much yet so who knows. Shantall of all people may be in trouble. She’s given herself more work that time may allow. Her giant red dress has nothing on the mannequin yet. She’s doing a lot of unnecessary work with texture. Christian tries to warn her of basically the same thing. I don’t know what Chasity’s red dress is going to be just yet. And Neither does Christian. Bones is starting to worry about his jacket. Coral is going to macramé… something. Because Jesus compels her to every week, apparently.
Back To The Barracks
The Fabulous Five return to the townhouse. Shantall gets a video call with her husband, their son and her sister and brother in law. They are all together in Miami. Her son, a toddler has a speech delay. So, she freaks out when he calls her “mama” for the first time. So sweet. The next day back in the workroom, Chasity tries to tell Bones that the giant denim cocoon is covering up his beautiful dress. He’s not listening. Hopefully Coco will take it off or open it wide, or something. Meanwhile, over in the battle of the red dresses, Shantall realizes that Chasity is now making the same sleeves she was. So she has to come up with new sleeves.
Christian arrives to the workroom with Rocha and they are all star struck by her for the most part. She’s very tall. She is 5’10” with no shoes. Chasity still has no dress! Coral’s Yellow macramé version 4.5 is not working with the draped “sleeves” for lack of a better word. She’s going to make them shorter and fuller. Rocha doesn’t seem optimistic. Kristina’s monstrosity is even worse. She has green paper pans and a GINORMOUS bright blue coat? cocoon? I have no idea what this is. Coco is worried that she is going to be in a blue bin in a blue dress (and green paper pants!) and that it’s too much.
Did I Mention No One Listens To Christian???
Next, we get to Bone’s beautiful dress. He wants to tighten to restrict Coco’s leg movement even more! Coco is concerned about that. Both Christian and Coco AND ME BUT HE NEVER LISTENS TO ME tell him to lose the denim crap. Christian also says Bones needs to work on perfecting the dress. Bones wants to make a “do-rag” for her out of the blue material. Because, that is smarter than listening to CHRISTIAN FUCKING SIRIANO! Shantal has changed the sleeves and added a white train to her red dress. Christian suggests nipping in the sides a bit. AND SHE AGREES! Oh wait, the train is muslin. She still has to make the train! #OldPeopleEyes
Coco likes Chasity’s concept, but the dress seems incomplete to her. She needs to do more to get it up to par. Coco basically says at the moment she has very little to work with during the photo shoot. Chasity needs to get to work! Coco leaves and Christian tells everyone that Coco will take herself to hair and makeup tomorrow. They will go to their shoots one at a time and will not be able to see each other’s shoot. Bones is done so he his helping everyone else. Shouldn’t he be perfecting his own look? Kristina keeps hacking at her paper pants. Coral is also helping Chasity. No one offers to help Shantall. She doesn’t take it well. That must hurt her feelings. She feels like she is not part of the group. 🙁
Photo Shoot Day!
Everyone is feeling the pressure. The judges are there for the photoshoot! I thought they were going to go off one photo. Shantall’s red gown on a red ladder is up first. Even though she got last pick, I still think she has the best prop! And she is FANTASTIC when it comes to instructing Coco and getting the shot she wants. She will have many to choose from. Up next is Coral. Her dress came out great actually. But, she really didn’t get the best photos. She didn’t manage her shoot very well.
Next, we have Chasity. She did great. I love the boots she chose. And the whole pallet choice actually worked. Bones lost his cocoon. But, he is lousy at directing a shoot. Coco Rocha doesn’t need your advice, Bones. The Bones from the beginning of the season comes out at a really bad time. Kristina’s neon green paper pants look great in the photos! She’s not out of this yet! But the ability to choose the right photo is CRUCIAL.
The Judges Give Their Critiques To The Designers
Oh! Elaine says they have all scored their designs that are in front of the runway on display. AND they are also scoring their photos. I thought it would be based solely on the best photo. Apparently it does because, next she says, “ultimately it all comes down to whether you got the shot. The judges liked her choice of the red ladder. See? I am always right. Why don’t they listen to me? Brandon says the fact that every aspect of this competition for her was explained in one word, “passion” was remarkable and it all made sense. She will win. The photo is exceptional, in my opinion.
Coral tries to make the fourth version of the same dress sound new. The judges seem to love it. Again. Coco told her to take more control next time. Coral asked for Coco’s autograph before the shoot, and was star struck during the shoot. Chasity explains her Disney villain theme. Brandon said it looked very 80s costume and that his mother probably has that dress. OUCH! But he LOVES the photo. Nina didn’t get the concept. Elaine doesn’t like it either.
Bones tries to defend restricting Coco’s leg movements. Coco, who has been kind to everyone to this point, says that Bones frustrated her with all of his direction. Elaine says this was the best, most streamlined and conservative look she has seen from him. But it didn’t photograph well. Bones blames the lighting! Oh no! Finally, It’s Kristina’s turn. Oh I get it now. The paper pants represented the paper bag she used in a previous challenge. Nina sums it up, this was a compilation of nods to her greatest hits. She also says that of all the looks it was the most modern, she was the only one who made pants and she was the only one with a contrasting color. But she didn’t like the choice of the photo, or her choice of the prop. I ended up liking the prop with the photo. Nina likes the shot. So do I.
The Judges Deliberate Privately
Shantall and Coral are the top two? CORAL?! How do they not see she uses the same fabric in a different color every week? Shantall is clearly the winner. That said, Coral’s look in the photo was pretty amazing. I can see her winning. Chasity is in the bottom. Coco says that Chasity was the best designer to work with. She’s already hinting that she wants Bones to go home for being such a know-it-all on the shoot. The judges think Chasity is inconsistent. She’s a hero and then a zero. This was NOT a zero. On to Bones, Coco hated working with him at the shoot. She was exhausted by the whole thing. Elaine says that his work has not been refined enough. Nina says it is too late in the game for Bones. They seem to think Kristina pulled it off.
After that, I have no idea what these judges will do. It’s kind of a shock every week at this point. I don’t even know who is going home. I feel like Shantall will win. And she did, for the fourth time. Coral is safe. Bones is out. You don’t treat a supermodel like that, Bones. Chasity and Kristina both cry because Bones is leaving. It’s an all female finale four! Has that ever happened before? Losing any of these girls next week is going to be HARD. Bones give Christian a do-rag as a parting gift.
UPDATE! SORRY FOR THE LONG WAIT. I’VE BEEN CHECKING WITH MEDIA VILLAGE FOR 17 HOURS! Also, these photos are NOT the ones the designers chose to submit to the judges. I just selected one for each of them.
Check out Bones’ exit interview with Christian below.