HP Project Runway Designer Reunion

Posted on September 13, 2011

Darlings, a fabulous time was had by all at the HP Project Runway Designer Reunion at the Empire Hotel in New York City. How do we know? Well, thanks to our fabulous new besties at NotMartha, we got invited, but because the Monique Lhuillier show across the street at Lincoln Center ran so late, we didn’t get there until about 40 minutes before it ended. We never saw so many drunk reality show contestants in our life. We’d love to say we have all kinds of insider-y information, but aside from chatting with Kara Janx, Emmett, the gals at NotMartha, Jay, and Peach, we didn’t have enough time to make the rounds. Still, it was the biggest, loudest Project Runway party we’ve ever attended. Thanks to HP for putting it together and a big thanks to Megan at NotMartha for making us her Plus-One.

Josh, Olivier, Laura, Bryce

Betsey Johnson

Becky, Bert

April

Becky, Michael Costello

Anya

Anya, Mondo

Althea

Mondo

Nicholas

Danielle, Olivier

Betsey Johnson, Ping

Peach, April, Mila

L’Wren Scott

Michael Costello

Peach

Ping

Fallene, Danielle

Jack, Sherry Vine, Josh, Suede

L’Wren Scott, Betsey Johnson

Joe Faris

Bert, Laura, Anthony

Jay

Bert, Mondo

Anya, Josh, Viktor, Anthony, Kimberley

Don’t forget we’ll be on the Derek and Romaine show on Sirius OutQ satellite radio tonight at 9 PM, eastern. Minions are ordered to call in  (866-305-6887) and ask us all kinds of bitchy questions.

[Photo Credit: Wireimage]

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Aw, Danielle finally managed to get chiffon right:)  That’s so nice.  If she would have shown that much style on PR, she might have stuck around longer.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      And how big are those boots Mila’s wearing?  Because she’s ridiculously tall there.  Either April’s average and Peach is from Oz, or she’s wearing really high boots.

      • Anonymous

        I think both she and April are wearing some rather high shoes and Peach is not, but I’m pretty sure Mila really is that tall. She’s not L’Ren Scott tall (oh, the picture of L’Wren and Betsey Johnson is adorable), but I remember her being about as tall as the models in her season.

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      I didn’t recognize April! so many familiar faces, the friendly and the unfriendly ones as well, Josh and Suede, my new BFFs

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

        I know, I can’t remember her for the life of me.  I’m trying to picture her with different hair, and am drawing a total blank.

        • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

          maybe that’s because she spent the whole season with a hair bum over her head, but aside from that, she looks so much older and if I remember correctly she was the youngest contestant from that season

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

            Wait, wasn’t she the cute blonde who always made things in black?  What’s with the hair and the ‘I don’t know what I’m doing here’ look on her face?

            • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

              the same one, in the print challenge she made something about a tree that represented her broken family cause her parents divorced when she was a teenager, then her mom came in the workroom and she looked like her sister cause she looked too young to be her mom, which brings me back to the fact that she looks older than her mom did back then

            • Anonymous

              She looks like Lilith from Frasier/Cheers aka BeBe Neuwirth with blonde hair in this photo!

            • Anonymous

              She looks like she had some unflattering work done.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

            Wait, wasn’t she the cute blonde who always made things in black?  What’s with the hair and the ‘I don’t know what I’m doing here’ look on her face?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

            Wait, wasn’t she the cute blonde who always made things in black?  What’s with the hair and the ‘I don’t know what I’m doing here’ look on her face?

          • Anonymous

            Ha, when I read “hair bum over her head’ I said “oh, APRIL!” and scrolled back up. Thanks for the visual cue :)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

        I know, I can’t remember her for the life of me.  I’m trying to picture her with different hair, and am drawing a total blank.

      • Anonymous

        She looks much older.  In fact she, Mila  and Peach  look like  contemporaries and that’s not good for April. I heart Mondo!

    • Shaun Turner

      Wow. Did Suede really get cute?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

        No.

      • Anonymous

        No

    • Anonymous

      The picture of Bert & Mondo makes my week.

      • scottyf

        It’s already posted on my wall.

        I’ve just reverted to a sixteen year old queer boy with a Tiger Beat crush.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        It is the only picture in which Bert looks relaxed. He seems so awkward and “I’d rather be anywhere but here” in the others.

        IAMSOBZ

    • Presumptuous Insect

      April looks 20 years older.  Has Jack been doing body building?

    • Anonymous

      Wow. What happened to April?  Althea is so hot, though! Nicholas remains scary.

      • Anonymous

        April looks seriously unhappy to be there, and so does her outfit.

      • Anonymous

        I agree!!  Althea looks fab, but Nicholas looks like some kind of forest-dweller . . . .

      • Anonymous

        I know!  My first thought was ‘oh, I see Nicholas still doesn’t wash his hair.’

      • Anonymous

        Nicholas looks like a headline involving a gun and a public place awaiting to happen! 

    • Anonymous

      How fun! Wow- Peppermint Patty channels his inner Professor Snape. And how fitting is that picture of Jack Mack, Josh and Suede with She…. Jesus H. Christ! How tall is L’Wren Scott??????

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

        is it just me or does Jack look like he could kill someone using only the muscles in his elbow?

      • Anonymous

        Peppermint Patty channels his inner Professor Snape   Bwahahahaha! 

      • Anonymous

        According to my Google-fu, L’Wren Scott is 6’4″. And she’s wearing heels.

        • Anonymous

          Whoa. I knew she was tall, but I didn’t realize she was that tall!

        • Anonymous

          Oh. In the picture of her and Betsey Johnson, I was wondering if the man in blue behind and beside them was Emmett, but then I thought, “No, it couldn’t be. She’s not that tall.” Apparently it could be and she is.

          • Anonymous

            That’s definetly Emmett’s back! Look at the noble head.

            Really fun to see these pix!

          • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

            I had the same exact thought!!

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      The irony is, for all the incessant HP product placement, it appears that PR was responsible for the majority of sales and HP is officially going out of the tablet and computer business.

      They will be focusing on printers from here on out. you know, like the printer Bert couldn’t get to work.

    • Laura Goulding

      That print on Sherry Vine’s dress looks identical to the print that Kaynebow used when he made his own Elvis costume for the Jet Setter challenge, no??  Or am I seeing things?

    • Anonymous

      Jay looks great!

      • Anonymous

        He does doesn’t he? I adore him. I know he hates the business but dammit if the business couldn’t benefit from a the injection of some “for the love of it/artist”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6416893 Jenna Kuhmann

      Good gracious, some of the designers found the more…extreme aspects of their personalities, no?  Mondo looks scary!

      • Anonymous

        His shoes are outrageous.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, Suede looks absolutely horrible! Jack also looking very buff, yummy.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        I think Suede was actually on duty as the valet. But he took some time to pose for pictures. How sweet of him!

    • Lori

      NotMartha gets an invite and an HP and you two get nada?  What is wrong with these bitches?  Okay they’ve ruined the show but knowing they didn’t invite you two, now that makes me REALLY mad.

      • Anonymous

        All the better the less beholden these lovely fellows are to PR the better.

    • Anonymous

      Althea is looking drop dead gorgeous – girlfriend should get into modeling! (If she’s not already!)

      • Phillip Wilde

        And she was really nice to me one time when I tweeted that she was being a bitch on the show.  That made me love her.  Although lately she’s been tweeting a bit too much about how much she love various Rowenta products.

      • Phillip Wilde

        And she was really nice to me one time when I tweeted that she was being a bitch on the show.  That made me love her.  Although lately she’s been tweeting a bit too much about how much she love various Rowenta products.

      • Phillip Wilde

        And she was really nice to me one time when I tweeted that she was being a bitch on the show.  That made me love her.  Although lately she’s been tweeting a bit too much about how much she love various Rowenta products.

      • Phillip Wilde

        And she was really nice to me one time when I tweeted that she was being a bitch on the show.  That made me love her.  Although lately she’s been tweeting a bit too much about how much she love various Rowenta products.

    • Anonymous

      oh april. i love you but judging from these pictures, you are not looking good. i think the hair could have worked but your skin looks aguilera, people standing next to you will have mutant children. and the lipstick isnt helping.

      ping and betsy: fabulosity overload!

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Can you even imagine a conversation between Betsy and Ping? How awesome.

        • Anonymous

          Ping looks gorgeous!

          What a shame TLo couldn’t talk with everyone. ‘Cause your minions wanna know it all!

          • Anonymous

            Ping is gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      Boy, Bert Keller just radiates a sense of discomfort.  The most relaxed he looks is in the pic with Mondo.  And I think he looks uncomfortable most of the time on the air as well.  ScottyF, you will have to encourage your fella to relax… or just fake a sense of ease!

    • Anonymous

      Boy, Bert Keller just radiates a sense of discomfort.  The most relaxed he looks is in the pic with Mondo.  And I think he looks uncomfortable most of the time on the air as well.  ScottyF, you will have to encourage your fella to relax… or just fake a sense of ease!

      • Anonymous

        Yes. I tried hard not to jump to the conclusion that it’s hard being a recovering alcoholic in a room of drunken designers, but I did, indeed, jump there, though I’m sure he had plenty of non-drinking company.

        • Anonymous

          its a reasonable jump. Three years is not so long to be in a room full of drunks.

      • Anonymous

        maybe he looks mad because he made top 3 and lost. i don’t know. just speculating. i’m trying to judge the winner by their facial expressions, and anya looks the happiest… noooooooo. 

    • Anonymous

      L’Wren and Betsey = adorable!
      April and Danielle look sad – except April perks up when around Peach.
      I want to do lunch with Becky and Peach.
      Laura needs to lay off the bronzer.
      Bert finally looks relaxed with Mondo.

    • Anonymous

      L’Wren and Betsey = adorable!
      April and Danielle look sad – except April perks up when around Peach.
      I want to do lunch with Becky and Peach.
      Laura needs to lay off the bronzer.
      Bert finally looks relaxed with Mondo.

    • Anonymous

      Call me old, call me dull, call me midwestern but why do so many fashion designers equate “designer” with “weird, crazy dresser”?  What ever happened to the good old days of elegantly, impeccably turned out proffesionals like Coco Chanel, Halston, YSL, even Ralph Lauren dresses well (except when he is doing his “extreme cowboy drag”).  Now, everybody thinks they are John Galliano or Betsy Johnson.  They were original, everyone else is a dull wannabe copy.  I think the most effective way to make a name these days would be to go the other direction.  Just my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      Call me old, call me dull, call me midwestern but why do so many fashion designers equate “designer” with “weird, crazy dresser”?  What ever happened to the good old days of elegantly, impeccably turned out proffesionals like Coco Chanel, Halston, YSL, even Ralph Lauren dresses well (except when he is doing his “extreme cowboy drag”).  Now, everybody thinks they are John Galliano or Betsy Johnson.  They were original, everyone else is a dull wannabe copy.  I think the most effective way to make a name these days would be to go the other direction.  Just my opinion.

      • Anonymous

        Word.  (But call me a Southerner.)

      • Anonymous

        I call you astute!  When everyone else is going for the crazy, appearing elegant and understated could be the most forward thinking of all.  Either that, or go retro – really retro, like 20′s 30′s or 40′s clothing.  It would be possible to stand out without looking the same kind of different as everyone else.

      • Anonymous

        I haven’t been able to stomach it for a while now, but I’m sure nothing’s changed; on America’s Next Top Model, any time a girl wore something wack-a-doo, Tyra and the panel would be all ‘oh, girl, look at you, you are high fashion.’

        I mean, wear whatever you want, but don’t try to make it seem like you are doing something other than wearing whatever the hell you want.

      • Anonymous

        OTOH, if someone comes by their cray cray and weirdness honestly, they should absolutely embrace it and not have to worry about being labeled a Galliano wannabe.   

      • oohsparkley!

        I think so many dress with the crazy because it takes money to be elegantly, impreccably dressed and they also don’t want to dress “old” they want to express their creativity, personality and identity.  They might grow into a more elegant style eventually.  Most young creative types express themselves with their dress.  They don’t want to follow the crowd or what fashion dictates.

        • Anonymous

          I guess that is a little bit of my point: it has become almost that the crowd and “fashion” dictate that they dress crazy.  It feels less authentic these days and more of an act of trying too hard to be a part of something.  I have been told by many frineds and clients that I am a very good dresser, always neat and stylish when out.  I buy a great deal of my clothes at Target, TJMaxx and marshalss and then fill in with a few carefully chosen key peices that make the statement.  It really doesn’t take a great deal of money to look great.

          • Anonymous

            Indeed.  I was told yesterday that I dressed “elegantly and stylishly”.   My entire outfit (trousers, blouse, jacket, shoes and earrings) probably cost less than $150.

            • Anonymous

              Good for you!  I got raves for an outfit at an event in CA last weekend.  Jeans – Target $20.00, shirt – TJMaxx $18.00, tie – TJM $9.99, hat – vintage from Goodwill – $10.00.  Oh, the Burberry cashmere hoodie might have sealed the deal.  I would be embarassed to reveal that price but I think it all balances out…. :)

        • Anonymous

          I guess that is a little bit of my point: it has become almost that the crowd and “fashion” dictate that they dress crazy.  It feels less authentic these days and more of an act of trying too hard to be a part of something.  I have been told by many frineds and clients that I am a very good dresser, always neat and stylish when out.  I buy a great deal of my clothes at Target, TJMaxx and marshalss and then fill in with a few carefully chosen key peices that make the statement.  It really doesn’t take a great deal of money to look great.

        • Anonymous

          .  .  .   it takes money to be elegantly, impreccably [sic] dressed

          No, actually, it doesn’t.  All it takes is a willingness to invest a bit of time and effort in the selection and care of ones wardrobe.  Even if one can’t afford designer clothes, it is possible to find garments that are affordable and elegant.  And to be impeccably dressed, one need only make sure that one’s clothing is clean, pressed, and fits properly, with buttons in place and no falling hems, and that one’s shoes are polished and the heels aren’t run down. 

          Most young creative types express themselves with their dress.  They
          don’t want to follow the crowd or what fashion dictates.

          Most young people, creative or not, use dress to “express themselves”, by which they generally mean épater la bourgeoisie.  The truth is, however, that they are following a crowd, a crowd of young people just like themselves.

      • Toto Maya

        I agree with you, though I make an exception for Mondo, because he just looks better that way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Mondo and Anya look adorable, they should always be forced to stand next to each other.

      • Anonymous

        The have the same hairdo!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Mondo and Anya look adorable, they should always be forced to stand next to each other.

    • Anonymous

      Ahh, Mondo, you’re a crazy little man. A critter-skull corsage?? 

    • Anonymous

      Ahh, Mondo, you’re a crazy little man. A critter-skull corsage?? 

    • Christine Wilson

      The girl in the photo with Michael Costello looks like Parker Posey…

    • Anonymous

      Mondo, you look like an evil Hobbit. 

    • Anonymous

      Peach looks amazing.

      I hope Althea had a little talk with Laura about how she can be a pretty blond, look hot and be a decent human being all at the same time, even when the camera is rolling.

    • Lori

      Love the pics with Betsy Johnson.  Her and Ping, their fringe, and La’Wren Scott, terrific.
      I love Jay but he needs to quit the cute; it’s past time for him to stop giving the finger in photos.
      Bert looks like a congressional aide.  To a Tea Party candidate.
      Anya’s exuding “winner” but maybe it’s just her pageant training.

      • Anonymous

        I reference to Anya, I thought the same thing.

    • Phillip Wilde

      Okay, so here’s what I blurted out as I scrolled through these pictures:
      -Becky and Bert look awfully chummy.  I wonder if it’s real or fake.
      -I didn’t even recognize April.  Probably because her hair is fixed and she’s not wearing all black.
      -I had forgotten how short Michael C is.
      -I would love to see a collaboration between Anya and Mondo.
      -I want to steal Mondo’s shoes.
      -Nicholas scares the bejeezus out of me.
      -Jack looks a bit gaunt.  I hope he’s healthy.
      -Josh M and Sherry Vine are wearing about the same amount of makeup.
      -Has Suede lost weight?  He looks…better…somehow.
      -Betsey looks adorable as she motorboats L’Wren.
      -I want to steal Jay’s shoes too.  He can keep the rest of the look.
      -Kimberley is a total Amazon, and she WERQs the hell out of it.

      • Anonymous

        And Sherry wears it better!

    • http://profiles.google.com/argiebear Gustavo Casals

      Kimberley is FIERCE!

    • http://profiles.google.com/argiebear Gustavo Casals

      Kimberley is FIERCE!

    • http://profiles.google.com/argiebear Gustavo Casals

      Kimberley is FIERCE!

    • http://profiles.google.com/argiebear Gustavo Casals

      Kimberley is FIERCE!

    • MilaXX

      Not like the hair or orange tan on April. Mondo looks good with the facial hair. Glad to see Jay keeping the weight off.

    • MilaXX

      Not like the hair or orange tan on April. Mondo looks good with the facial hair. Glad to see Jay keeping the weight off.

    • MilaXX

      Not like the hair or orange tan on April. Mondo looks good with the facial hair. Glad to see Jay keeping the weight off.

    • MilaXX

      Not like the hair or orange tan on April. Mondo looks good with the facial hair. Glad to see Jay keeping the weight off.

    • Aly Light

      wow, everyone looks great! Becky especially– is it just me, or does she looks 15 years younger than she did on the show? I think getting away from that work room has been good for her. Also, man, Peach is tiny! I met her at a PR event at Woodfield Mall one time, and I didn’t notice then, but she’s getting dwarfed by Milla, isn’t she! She also looks great.

    • Aly Light

      wow, everyone looks great! Becky especially– is it just me, or does she looks 15 years younger than she did on the show? I think getting away from that work room has been good for her. Also, man, Peach is tiny! I met her at a PR event at Woodfield Mall one time, and I didn’t notice then, but she’s getting dwarfed by Milla, isn’t she! She also looks great.

    • aussiegal77

      Peach looks HOT.  Hot Grandma Peach. I like it. 

      I love that Mondo – who is the only person on Earth who can pull off silver shoes and a mouse on his shoulder.

      Did everyone go on a massive diet cuz damn, the PR Alums and Currents are all looking svelte and sexy! Love Jay and loved Josh M and Jack were in the same shot. 

      Who is April??? I’m drawing blanks……Ping is channeling Bai Ling and Joe Faris is channeling Jersey Shore by way of The Fonz. 

      Betsey Johnson is either super tiny or L’Wren Scott is a giant.

      Olivier – thank heaven you found a hair colour that is appropriate for us Asians! You look HAWT kiddo – represent.

      • Anonymous

        Betsey Johnson is either super tiny or L’Wren Scott is a giant.
        Or both!

      • Anonymous

        april is the one who wore all black, with her hair in the bun on top of her head, she and Peach were really close.

    • aussiegal77

      Peach looks HOT.  Hot Grandma Peach. I like it. 

      I love that Mondo – who is the only person on Earth who can pull off silver shoes and a mouse on his shoulder.

      Did everyone go on a massive diet cuz damn, the PR Alums and Currents are all looking svelte and sexy! Love Jay and loved Josh M and Jack were in the same shot. 

      Who is April??? I’m drawing blanks……Ping is channeling Bai Ling and Joe Faris is channeling Jersey Shore by way of The Fonz. 

      Betsey Johnson is either super tiny or L’Wren Scott is a giant.

      Olivier – thank heaven you found a hair colour that is appropriate for us Asians! You look HAWT kiddo – represent.

    • aussiegal77

      Peach looks HOT.  Hot Grandma Peach. I like it. 

      I love that Mondo – who is the only person on Earth who can pull off silver shoes and a mouse on his shoulder.

      Did everyone go on a massive diet cuz damn, the PR Alums and Currents are all looking svelte and sexy! Love Jay and loved Josh M and Jack were in the same shot. 

      Who is April??? I’m drawing blanks……Ping is channeling Bai Ling and Joe Faris is channeling Jersey Shore by way of The Fonz. 

      Betsey Johnson is either super tiny or L’Wren Scott is a giant.

      Olivier – thank heaven you found a hair colour that is appropriate for us Asians! You look HAWT kiddo – represent.

    • aussiegal77

      Peach looks HOT.  Hot Grandma Peach. I like it. 

      I love that Mondo – who is the only person on Earth who can pull off silver shoes and a mouse on his shoulder.

      Did everyone go on a massive diet cuz damn, the PR Alums and Currents are all looking svelte and sexy! Love Jay and loved Josh M and Jack were in the same shot. 

      Who is April??? I’m drawing blanks……Ping is channeling Bai Ling and Joe Faris is channeling Jersey Shore by way of The Fonz. 

      Betsey Johnson is either super tiny or L’Wren Scott is a giant.

      Olivier – thank heaven you found a hair colour that is appropriate for us Asians! You look HAWT kiddo – represent.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      aww, Becky and Bert looks so cute. And that is a very good look for Jay. L’Wren Scott is a giantess.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      aww, Becky and Bert looks so cute. And that is a very good look for Jay. L’Wren Scott is a giantess.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      aww, Becky and Bert looks so cute. And that is a very good look for Jay. L’Wren Scott is a giantess.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      aww, Becky and Bert looks so cute. And that is a very good look for Jay. L’Wren Scott is a giantess.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I think Becky found her very own gay uncle.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I think Becky found her very own gay uncle.

      • Anonymous

        Ms. Holroyd, I take this opportunity to tell you that every time I see your screen name, it makes me a little bit happy.

        My annual Christmas double feature (Bell, Book & Candle & White Christmas) is a never-fail highlight of the season. (In a bad year, I’ve been know to repeat it at frequent intervals.)

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      OLIVIER!!!!!!!!!!!!! He looks so healthy and happy!

    • Anonymous

      Wow–so odd seeing these pictures.

      April looks a lot older; maybe it’s her hairstyle or the typing pool outfit. Peach looks great.

      Mondo’s shoes are hysterical; I think he looks a bit like Prince did back in the ’80s/90s.

      Becky looks ten years younger. I hope she got that vacation she wanted after Project Runway.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

      I have those Ted Baker’s Mondo is wearing. I feel closer to him already.

      • Anonymous

        What do you wear them with?  I love them!

      • Anonymous

        Those are some great shoes right there!

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I’m jealous. Those are some awesome-ass shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Oh Nicholas, I come from flat, stringy hair land too. It’s a bummer, but there is a cure. See: L’Oreal hair wall. 

    • scottyf

      Where’s Gretchen?

      I never in a million years thought I would be saying this:

      It has GOT to feel awful to not be able to revel in your success. I definitely feel that Mondo deserved the win. But he didn’t get it. She did. And while I definitely believe that Karma is a bitch, I pray that she has had a lot of incredible experiences that make up for not being able to feel comfortable around the PR crowd.

      Of course, if she WAS there and just couldn’t be bothered to take group pics…forget what I just said. Fuck her.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        “Of course, if she WAS there and just couldn’t be bothered to take group pics…forget what I just said. Fuck her.”

        Well, I think that says it all. ;-)

        I agree with you re: how it must feel to not be able to publicly enjoy your success. I was never a Gretchen fan. Her clothes were mostly awful and she was really annoying. But I’ve always believed she’s more clueless than she is evil.  I think she was the target of some truly over the top venom. It wasn’t her fault that she won. The judges deserve any derision that was put out there.

        I also hope she does well in whatever she pursues. I’ve liked a lot of the jewelry she’s made, and I think that’s a more natural talent for her than fashion design.

        Maybe she’s decided to stay away from PR functions, and that living well is the best revenge.

    • Anonymous

      Peach looks great.
      With the exeption of Oliver, everyone had some good pieces in their final collections. Over all, I still liked Bert’s best.

    • Anonymous

      Ohhhhhh, Mondooooooo!  He looks like Prince’s evil twin!  Have to love the silver shoes and the chartreuse shirt and the…little skull thingy. 

      Love seeing Jay–and still at his fighting weight!  Honey, you look fabulous!

      I would not have recognized April.  I would not have recognized Suede who, when he was on the show, looked like he was about 13 years old. I guess it’s the facial hair but it’s the eyebrows too. I dunno–he looks older and…scarier!  Ping, Peach, Mila, and Joe Faris all look like they’re doing just fine. 

      I couldn’t care less about any of this season’s constestants, and I can’t imagine being in a room filled with them.  Ew.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      Bert looks sharp.

      What is going on with Laura’s forehead? Did she burn the sides of her head or go overboard with contour?

      • Anonymous

        That was the first thing I noticed as well – girl went overboard with the bronzer!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

        Maybe she stood too close to Josh.

        • Anonymous

          HA!

        • Anonymous

          HA!

    • Anonymous

      From the looks of April I figure there is something going on in her day to day life that is weighing on her but she came so she could see Peach and a couple others.

      • Anonymous

        I think she just got engaged and she was also just on “Project Runway:  All Stars”

      • Anonymous

        I think she just got engaged and she was also just on “Project Runway:  All Stars”

      • Anonymous

        I think she just got engaged and she was also just on “Project Runway:  All Stars”

    • Anonymous

      Betsy Johnson and Ping – match made in heaven right there.

    • Anonymous

      I have no memory of this april person. Which season was she on?

      And btw, the fact that Jack, Sherry, Josh and Suede all had the pleasure of each other’s company is quite perfect, isn’t it?–GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        April was last season (PR8): her finale show was the one with the models looking like they had escaped from an asylum and/or had been in an accident with the headbands…

        • Anonymous

          I thought she was season 6. The one that Irina (or somebody) won.

          • Anonymous

            Nope, that was Althea and Carol Hannah. I think.

            • Anonymous

              Oh, I think you’re right. 

        • Anonymous

          She was on last season, with Peach, Gretchen, Mondo.  She always wore black, was young (like just out of design school), and always wore her hair in a bun.  I think all the clothes she made were black, also.  She and Peach became really close.

      • Anonymous

        April Johnston, Season Eight. Lots of dark, more sophisticated-than-goth-but-still-gothy stuff. She’s just a young tadpole, like 22 or 23. Also has a line of fabric at Joann Fabrics.  April’s bio: http://dft.ba/-VXl

        • Anonymous

          She looks completely different.

          –GothamTomato

    • Anonymous

      bert looks dashing!  peach is just a wee thing isnt she?  mondo, you never disappoint!  april looks so different as well as some of the others.  jay looks great too.  boys did our beloved Laura not attend?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Suede looks like he let Josh do his makeup.

      • Anonymous

        and I’m pretty sure Gretchen did April’s.

      • Helen C

        I think Josh did Laura’s makeup too.  She’s so orange. 

    • Anonymous

      Man… I love that Jay McCarroll. I love his vibe, his outfit. He is one of a kind. 

      Oliverio looks much healthier and Kimberly and Althea are bringing it.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Mondo is amazing.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Love the forced smile on Laura.

    • Anonymous

      Prince showed up!!!
      What? That’s ….Mondo???

    • Anonymous

      Mondo looks exactly like Duckie from Pretty in Pink.  I love it.

    • Caitlin Gozdecki

      April looks TERRIBLE! And Jack looks strange… Has Suede had work done?! Fallene needs to hem her damn pants too.

      Love the Betsey Jonhson/ L Wren picture :)

    • Anonymous

      I was happiest scrolling down and seeing Jay!

    • Anonymous

      Laura MUST lay off the bronzer for contouring her face! *winces*

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Josh + Suede = I’m annoyed.

      • Anonymous

        Josh + Suede = run for your life.

        • Anonymous

          Talk about a match made in hell.

        • Anonymous

          Talk about a match made in hell.

          • Anonymous

            I liked Suede and he was NOTHING like Josh the ahole

    • Anonymous

      Mondo looks like Prince’s offspring!

    • suzq

      Peach looks a-ma-zing!  And I’ve been loving Jay 2.0 for months now.  So fab!

      L’Wren Scott is so TALL!

    • Anonymous

      Looks like lil Peach has lost some weight.  She looks great!

    • Anonymous

      It is great to see so many of the past contestants. Mondo looks amazing and I’m happy Jay has kept the weight off!

      April was completely unrecognizable to me at first – I wonder what that is all about?

      I’m not watching this season of PR, so the current contestants garner a shrug from me. I’m sure my disinterest is keeping them awake at night :)

    • Judy_J

      Love the photo of Ping and Betsey Johnson!  Also Mondo and Bert!  I bet this was one swell party! 

    • Anonymous

      Those pictures are priceless.. in fact they render me speechless…. except….
      PING and PEACH!!!

    • http://twitter.com/RothJen Jen Roth

      Bert looks like a wax statue in all of these pictures.

    • Anonymous

      Love the outcasts photo, Becky and Michael Costello.  Peach looks 10 years younger and April 10 years older.  Bert looks good; as though he got some rest.

    • pdobiel

      Nicholas STILL has not figured out how to wash his hair =(

      Bert looks very debonair & Mondo is great as usual but I’m trying to figure out what is on his lapel.  A dead bird??

      • Anonymous

        Bahaha, I said the same thing about Nicholas!

    • Anonymous

      Becky looks cute!

    • Anonymous

      Becky looks cute!

    • Anonymous

      April?! That’s April?!

      PS: I’m jelly.

    • Anonymous

      April?! That’s April?!

      PS: I’m jelly.

    • Kim Sheehan

      Battle of the High Hair between Anya and Mondo!

      • Anonymous

        I want a new reality show of Anya and Mondo as roommates. They could share clothes and hairstyles.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

      Yay, Mondo! Yay, Jay!
      Thanks for posting these, guys. It’s like a virtual “old home week.”

      • Anonymous

        Yay Mondo, yay Jay was my first reaction too.  :D  Now if we could just get them to pose together…

      • Anonymous

        Yay Mondo, yay Jay was my first reaction too.  :D  Now if we could just get them to pose together…

    • Anonymous

      PLEASE keep Clinique and Suede separate — it might just set off the latest Rapture.

      PS — Scottyf — Bert looks amazing!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Petrison/1022054303 David Petrison

      April’s what, 24?  She easily looks 60.  What is going on there?

      Nice to see a lot of these designers’ faces again, although I’d rather see them actually designing even more.

      • Anonymous

        Seriously. In that picture with Peach, April could easily be 10 years older than Peach. She just looks so…tired.

    • Anonymous

      I was going to comment on who was looking good, but there were so many that it’d be tedious. Suffice to say *many* of the designers are looking not just better than on their season, but better than I’ve seen them in any other subsequent photos.

      Glad Mondo apparently got a genuine smile out of Bert.

      Someone noted on yesterday’s post that L’Wren Scott’s hair is too dark (or at least too monochromatically so) & it’s aging. These pictures brought that to mind. (Though her dress is fab, as is her smile.)

    • Margot Brose

      Mondo is beyond fabulous.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      Bert looks so handsome.

      Project Runway did not justice to Althea. She’s just fucking beautiful.

      Becky looks really good. I bet she and Michael Costello had a lot to talk about.

      Olivier looks adorable and, more important, healthy. April looks tired, but at least she got to hang out with Mama Peach. The photo of Peach, April, and Mila, arranged by height, is hilarious. Also, Peach looks fabulous.

      Thanks for the photos boys. What fun.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Even this picture doesn’t do Althea justice. She’s a total BOMBSHELL in person.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          That’s incredible. She must radiate some special kind of light. She’s breathtaking.

    • Anonymous

      Betsey Johnson and Ping . . . would love to be a fly on they wall when they party together!

      • Anonymous

        I know, right? First thing I thought when I saw their snap was “match made in heaven”!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      Everyone from the past seasons has lost weight! 

      • Anonymous

        Peach looks peachykeen!!

      • Anonymous

        Peach looks peachykeen!!

    • Anonymous

      I have to say: I like April’s grayish, longer hair. 

      • Anonymous

        Me, too! I think it actually compliments her looks. The blonde seemed to wash her out. She’s already beautiful, but looks even better now.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      So, why no Gretchen?  She was the last season winner, after all.  You’d think she’d be there to pass the baton or whatever.  

      Not that I care too much.  Just curious.  I’d rather see Mondo anyway.

      • Anonymous

        I heard she has been busy working on a designer line for Depends.

    • Anonymous

      damn kimberley, work that body girl.

      are we sure that is april from last season?  holy moly she does not look good at all.  i’ve spent the last 5 minutes staring at her picture trying to see even a glimpse of the person i recall.  she looks like she spent some time in that asylum her models from her finale collection escaped from.

      mondo puts a smile on my face every time i see him.  he and anya would make the most adorable of couples.  if he liked girls and all.

      that picture of l’wren scott and betsey johnson is hysterical.  betsey johnson in general is hysterical, she looks like a lot of fun to be around.

      what the hell is mila wearing?  honey that is not your dress.  set it free.

    • Anonymous

      Tell me Mondo does not have a rat on his shoulder. Damn his shoes are something fierce.

    • Anonymous

      Tell me Mondo does not have a rat on his shoulder. Damn his shoes are something fierce.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Roo17 Sarah Harris

      ooooh Suede is looking hawt!  and I’m with everyone else on all the crazy height differentials.  Somehow on the actual show that doesn’t come across….

    • http://www.facebook.com/Roo17 Sarah Harris

      ooooh Suede is looking hawt!  and I’m with everyone else on all the crazy height differentials.  Somehow on the actual show that doesn’t come across….

    • Anonymous

      Oh Ping, how I’ve missed you.

    • Anonymous

      Oh Ping, how I’ve missed you.

    • Anonymous

      Danielle is so pretty and it’s a shame she wasn’t quite suited for PR. LUV her personal style + portfolio.

      What’s April up to? Her decoy collection last season was my fave (even beating out Mondo!) Have they finished shooting PR All-Stars?Suede… Michael Costello… Josh M… All that’s needed to complete my list of PR horrors I also fast-forward(ed) through is to add Daniel Franco.

    • Anonymous

      Danielle is so pretty and it’s a shame she wasn’t quite suited for PR. LUV her personal style + portfolio.

      What’s April up to? Her decoy collection last season was my fave (even beating out Mondo!) Have they finished shooting PR All-Stars?Suede… Michael Costello… Josh M… All that’s needed to complete my list of PR horrors I also fast-forward(ed) through is to add Daniel Franco.

    • Anonymous

      I think Josh almost had on more makeup than Sherry Vine.

    • Anonymous

      I think Josh almost had on more makeup than Sherry Vine.

    • Anonymous

      I was wondering why Karen’s (from Will & Grace) maid was there with a rat on her shoulder.. oh that is Mondo with hiddy shoes as well. 

      Suede   !!  RUNN! and take a shower after Josh germs ick.

      Why is April’s hair gray?

      Peach looks great.

      Nicholas take a shower and cut that hair!

      Fallene looks adorable

      When Jay become a lesbian?

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      Wow, it looks like Sherry Vine, Josh, and Suede were having a contest to see who could slather on the most eye make-up.  I bet Sherry’s pissed she lost.

    • Anonymous

      Oh dear.  Jay looks as though he came to party right after he had Mr. Tally Mon tally his bananas.  He looks thinner tho.

    • Anonymous

      These photos are fabulous! I especially love the images of Betsey, Ping, Jay and Mondo. And despite what most think from his appearance, Suede is actually a really sweet, kind and personable guy. Josh C looks really good. But, where are Cecelia and Rafael?

    • Anonymous

      These photos are fabulous! I especially love the images of Betsey, Ping, Jay and Mondo. And despite what most think from his appearance, Suede is actually a really sweet, kind and personable guy. Josh C looks really good. But, where are Cecelia and Rafael?

    • Anonymous

      I hope someone told Mondo he had a crawfish on his shoulder.  : /

    • Anonymous

      anthony. ryan. smokeshow. auld.

      that is all.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      it’s nice to see becky & bert looking happy.
      i just never could get on the bash bert bandwagon. i’ve known a lot of people like him, the HIV wars were horrible, it’s impossible to explain to anyone younger, in fact, it’s impossible to explain to anyone younger than me–i’m not young & i’m at the very cut-off age for that experience. if everyone i knew wasnt older…..

      anyway– to me bert was, at worst, crotchety & being a crotchet, if you will, doesnt approach being a creep. we all know who was a creep, i dont need to remind us. & being merely a crotchet after all those deaths….. the creep w/ his histrionic yowling could learn something, in my tired but never humble opinion. about design, too– but i yak too much.

      onward:
      april, my hair has been every color from white to black except for yellow. i like the grey, it’s interesting, but i promise you sixty will come soon enough.

      speaking of sixty, betsey is about seventy. impossibly, i mustve never seen her in person til now cos now is the first time i ever knew she was littler than i am.

      &, of course, mondo is doing 1979 better than anyone.

    • ALEX WILLIAMS

      Oh my Gawd.  First photo, first person — JOSH.  How quickly was he voted out of the party?

    • Anonymous

      It’s like Bert’s life-size cardboard cutout…

      I don’t mean that as a criticism. He has clearly worked out that he looks best if he stands straight, faces the camera, and smiles with dignity. You go, Bert.

    • Anonymous

      It’s like Bert’s life-size cardboard cutout…

      I don’t mean that as a criticism. He has clearly worked out that he looks best if he stands straight, faces the camera, and smiles with dignity. You go, Bert.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Wow, Althea looks great.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Wow, Althea looks great.

      • Anonymous

        Althea is crazy sexy. I especially like how she manages to out-sexy a former Miss Universe contestant.

      • Anonymous

        Althea is crazy sexy. I especially like how she manages to out-sexy a former Miss Universe contestant.

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather see Josh and Laura with pies in their faces.

    • Anonymous

      Mondo looks like Prince.  Fallene is wearing shit (really Fallene? really?).  And Josh C is looking gay as ever.  I wish someone would do a before and after of him.  That mormon boy got turned out on PR!   And who the f is Joe Faris?  I have no recollection of him whatsoever!

    • Anonymous

      First impressions:

      Why has April colored her hair gray?  And is that coral lipstick?

      How adorable are Becky and Peach!  I want to have margaritas with them.

      What the heck is that on Mondo’s shoulder?  He looks like an evil elf but in a good way.
      (Who knew that was possible?)

      Nicholas looks like he kills people and keeps them in his
      refrigerator.

      Suede has lunch at Nicholas’ house.

      In the Bert-Laura-Anthony picture, Laura’s expression made
      me giggle.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t understand all the “where was [some previous contestant]?” comments.

      There are dozens (literally) of former contestants whose pictures are not here.  As we have no list of attendees, why make assumptions about who was or wasn’t there, or who could or couldn’t be “bothered” to have their picture taken?

    • http://www.nahuli.blogspot.com Anonymous

      Becky is unrecognizable — I don’t think she looked at all bad on the show, but she looks so much more relaxed and happy here.  And can someone please tell Laura that grimaces do not equal smiles? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      April looks like my grandma

    • Anonymous

      a) Anya and Mondo look fabulous together. 
      b) Wow, how wee is Peach? And I knew April was tall but I didn’t know Mila was taller. All designers should be photographed next to Tim so we can have a consistent sense of size/scale!
      c) Didn’t recognize Jack or Suede. Wow. They’ve done … something to themselves. 

    • Anonymous

      I guess I’m alone in absolutely loving April’s new look, especially her hair. So unique, and those are gorgeous colors. I think she took those colors straight from her final collection: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2010/10/pr-ripping-the-collections-april-2.html

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i like it too, there just must be some way to finagle it so she doesnt look like her own mother.
        some dark on the first top layer would probably do it. the underlayer color is really beautiful.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i like it too, there just must be some way to finagle it so she doesnt look like her own mother.
        some dark on the first top layer would probably do it. the underlayer color is really beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      Quick thought:  Mondo is looking like His Purple Badness ca. 1985 to me.  Sosume, I like Peach’s outfit the best– something I would and could actually wear.  So that must mean it’s suburban housewife?

      • Anonymous

        Oh, and Laura appears to have something on her forehead.  Is that supposed to be contouring?  

    • http://profiles.google.com/mrs.krause314 Mrs. Krause

      I love every pic that includes Betsey Johnson. 

    • Anonymous

      OMG Jay looks AWESOME. Love that outfit.

      • Lisa

        I know!  He lost a TON of weight!  He looks really good!

    • Lisa

      Peach looks AWESOME!  I love what she’s wearing!

    • Anonymous

      Ok, the second picture of Olivier.. that is the smile of his I love.  :D

      • Helen C

        There are some photos of Olivier doing pouty faces to the camera.  I think he probably was drunk by that point.  

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          Well, I’m sure it doesn’t take much! :)

        • Anonymous

          I certainly don’t blame him if he was!  I know that would likely be my response to some of the people in that room.  Regardless, away from all the stress he seems so much more relaxed, and that makes me happy.  He is so adorable when he smiles, I haven’t been this giggly over a Project Runway designer since Nick Verreos.

    • Helen C

      I always thought Mila is a striking woman, but she just looks so beautiful here, much better than when she was on the show!  I don’t know if it’s the less severe hair, or the blush, but she almost looks like a model here.  

      And I always thought Althea is sexy, but she’s actually quite breath-taking here.  You would think she’s one of the movie star guests.  

      Olivier looks pretty cute and less wane.  He really does have an Asian-boy-band-ish pretty face.  

      Did Josh do Laura’s make-up?  Her forehead is orange!  

      Ping looks pretty nice.  She apparently doesn’t age. 

      Jack’s muscles just got bigger.  

      Kimberly’s got a killer body. 

    • http://twitter.com/vintagesewing VFL Miss Helenes

      Does anyone else think Mondo is rockin a Prince vibe?  Cause that’s all I see when I look at him.  Except Prince never grins like that.

    • Anonymous

      Glad to see Anya and Mondo are hair-bonding. April’s hair, meanwhile, is freaking me out, but I still miss her and hope she keeps doing well. I loved her clothes. And Peach looks HOT these days.

    • Anonymous

      Glad to see Anya and Mondo are hair-bonding. April’s hair, meanwhile, is freaking me out, but I still miss her and hope she keeps doing well. I loved her clothes. And Peach looks HOT these days.

    • Anonymous

      Glad to see Anya and Mondo are hair-bonding. April’s hair, meanwhile, is freaking me out, but I still miss her and hope she keeps doing well. I loved her clothes. And Peach looks HOT these days.

    • Anonymous

      Everyone looks great! Jay looks like he’s lost a bunch of weight.
      What is that on Mondo’s shoulder?

      • Logo Girl

        It’s a cat skull brooch by Denver artist Paul Moschell. 

    • Toto Maya

      Omg Mondo, WERK IT BRO. Fantastic. Also, Becky and Bert look really adorable here.

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      Mondo looks like he has an alien on his shoulder – and yes, he does seem to be channeling Prince.  ???  I’m agog (which I expect is the reaction he was going for).  Bit too funerary for my taste.  Kind of creeps me out, actually.  Wearing something like that would give me nightmares. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

      Joe Faris.. so nice to see him!   Where was our friend Laura Bennett? 

    • Candice Richardson

      I heart Mondo and that outfit he’s wearing. LOL

    • Candice Richardson

      I heart Mondo and that outfit he’s wearing. LOL

    • Candice Richardson

      I heart Mondo and that outfit he’s wearing. LOL

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      I love that pic of L’Wren Scott and Betsey Johnson. So cute.

      Maybe its the fact that it’s not up in her signature bun, but I would not have recognized that as April without the label. Crazy.

      Mondo looks awesome.

      Laura looks like she got in a fight with her bronzer and the bronzer won. Maybe that’s why she’s finding it so hard to smile.

      Althea is soooooo pretty.

    • vmcdanie

      Good grief, proof that being a designer does not mean you have personal style. The outfits! The hair! Not quirky ugly just ugly ugly.

      (also, April looks great but I don’t like the new hair.)

      The mere sight of Josh almost ruins the picture of Sherry Vine. If that dickhead is in the finale, I will eat my sweatpants.

      Is Mondo morphing into Prince?

    • Anonymous

      Althea looks beautiful! and a bit thinner! Has she lost a little weight?

    • Anonymous

      Fallene looks a lot like Paige Davis of the tv show Trading Places on tlc.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Jay!! I would have totally been with him all night.  Still my favorite of all time.

    • Arcy Silver

      Does the last photo means they are the top 5? 

      I couldn’t see anyone who looked like a “winner.” This year’s cast has lost it’s stars. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/ILoveYouSoSmile Natalie Claire Davis

      Anya and Mondo should totally do a collection together. 

    • Anonymous

      MONDO looking SEXY! Jay looking FANTASTIC! W T F did Laura do to her face????!!!!  I did not think I could love Betsy Johnson more but that pic with L’Wrenn! Althea looks fantastical…April looks done. Anya looks like a winner.

    • Anonymous

      Okay… Danielle looks like Chris Rock doing a JenHud impression there.

    • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

      Ok, first thing’s first:

      PIIIIIIIIIING!

      Now that that’s out of the way, do they all look a little odd? Maybe it’s the lighting at the event, but I can only barely recognize any of them.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      <>  Becky still looks kind of dowdy, even with the matching necklace and hair.

    • Anonymous

      Some faces don’t look like they’ve quite settled yet *cough* Suede *cough*

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3MD2KJCFAPQJTYHVT5GBHCCXQ RachelB

      What the fuck is on Mondo’s shoulder? It looks like a rat skeleton, or something…