Right at the start we get to see Gretchen's best milkmaid's impression, she reminded me of Heidi's Got Milk? add or maybe a German beer girl...
|Gretchen's milkmaid look.|
Also I'm not sure why I never noticed or the show just edited it that way, but come on woman, believe in yourself! Her indecisiveness was driving me nuts...
Moving on to this weeks designs:
I guess I am starting with the worst of the night, what was this about? This was not only not inspired by Jackie O. at all, it was also horrible. I really like most of his stuff but he should have been in the bottom 2 this week.
First it's black, second it has weird fluffy sleeves that are different in a bad way. I'm sorry, I don't like this at all. I really wish that April would branch out, she's cool but it's not reflecting on most of her designs. I'm also having a hard time believing this was inspired by Jackie O.
I actually liked Christopher's design except for that strange extra fabric on her back. It was fine, I wish he would have pushed the envelope a bit more. Also, why, why would he choose a fabric he has never worked with before, I feel that's a recipe for disaster. It happens season after season and designers continue to do it. He was lucky his dress was nice or that could have gone really bad. When Tim Gunn did his assessment of this outfit, he said the word "anemic", leave it to Tim to find the perfect word to describe an unfinished product. When it came to the challenge, I think it met the requirements, it was sleek, classy, something someone like a modern Jackie O. could wear.
Finally, Ivy shows us why she made it to Project Runway. The shirt and pants were very nice, I don't know about that jacket, it was a bit small and I ask myself if she really needed it. She seemed to be concentrating a lot and work extra hard to pull this one off. The design had all these panels that I was not really able to see from my living room, but again the shirt was very nice. She HAD to do well in this challenge, everything she makes it's super simple. The styling made it look even nicer. Maybe I was too harsh on Ivy before, I just don't like mean people, which she is.
Michael C's dress, the jacket was very nice but the dress was not something I thought really stayed with what the challenge. I thought that was a very sexy cocktail dress, I mean, I could almost see a side boob when the model took off the jacket. I have a feeling Michael C's 7 lives in Project Runway are running out. I was utterly shocked that Michael D. was sent home before his namesake.
What can I say about Mondo's design, it was great, stayed true to the challenge and to his style. It was inspired by Jackie O. not just a copy cat. I loved it, he deserved a win finally! Look below to see why he almost outshined his model...