PR: Comedy Tonight!

Posted on September 24, 2011

Ohhhhh, NOW we get it.

This was Project Runway’s first foray into the brand new COMEDIC reality television genre. Of course. The designers must have been ordered to make the funniest, most ridiculous outfits they could think of. It all makes sense now, right? Because there’s just no way we’re supposed to seriously think that two designers – two highly praised designers, mind you -  in the second half of a Project Runway season would ever make anything like these looks on purpose. That’s nuts. No, clearly Anya and Josh went full-on Sid and Marty Krofft because that’s what they were told to do by unseen production assistants.

That’s why Anya did her little tribute to the brown tabs…

…and that’s why Josh committed fabric bukakke all over his client.

Note: If we’re being too obscure, DO look up “Sid and Marty Krofft.” DON’T look up “bukakke.” Someone will explain the latter to you in the comments section shortly.


HAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, WELL DONE, Anya. This outfit is HILARIOUS! We don’t know how he managed to keep a straight face!

Wait… you want us to analyze this look? Seriously? You mean this wasn’t a joke? Because it sure looks like a joke from where we’re sitting.

Then that means…the judges weren’t fucking with us when they didn’t immediately send her home? Kors was serious when he praised the tailoring on her shitty split jeans? No, kittens. We refuse to believe that. No one could look at these hippy hospital scrubs as anything but a massive joke and the only reason Nina didn’t pull a giant lever that opened a trap door beneath Anya’s feet is because everyone was in on it.

Right? Please tell us we’re right.


And you’re telling us that this tribute to Doug Henning’s World of Magic* was also a serious attempt?

*It’s safe to look it up.






HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Look at all the ugly mismatched fabrics! GENIUS! Hippy Drag Queen!  It’s like the early ’70s Castro exploded all over some kid straight off the bus from Canada! BRILLIANT!

AND THEY ALMOST AWARDED HIM THE WIN! They pretended like it was a “tough decision!” HAHAHAHAHA! Well-played, judges. Comedy GOLD. Everyone should get Emmys!

 

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I was in hysterics over this one.  They HAD to have been kidding. There is simply no other excuse for these two hilariously wrongheaded pieces of work.  And the wink and giggle moment with Josh about the exposed pant zip made me hurl a bit behind my hand.

    • Anonymous

      I think it all started when the caterers served everyone pork chops and applesauce.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        But, GT, I simply cannot picture the Brady boys in exposed crotch zippers!

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for that!  Can never go wrong with a Brady Bunch reference.

      • Anonymous

        OMG, pork chops and apple sauce.  I feel young again.  Why does the exposed zipper on the crotch also need a fabric frame?  So Gotham, we need to meet.  Given your popularity, can you suggest a venue for a final viewing of the last episode in Gotham???  I will leave my suburban life behind just to meet some of these fabulous people and would T-Lo come????  Let’s DO THIS!!!!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        one thing you never ever do is attempt to throw Tim Gunn under the bus.  That’s gonna bite his cute little ass (which they made a particular point of showing us this episode).

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=681180695 Sarah Saltzman

          No, Tim Gunn will scratch your eyes out…then give you a makeover for your new “look”.

        • ALEX WILLIAMS

          Agreed yet Ms. Gunn has often given direction that apparently doesn’t trickle down to the judges.  This week it was , “don’t worry about a cohesive group look,”  and then the judges wondered why there was no cohesive group look.  It also happened in the show where they were to create avant gargde looks: Tim said, don’t think wear-ability, think avant garde! and the judges commented how no one could wear the look —

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Just another example of how the show skews “reality” to their own ends.

  • Tracy Archuleta

    Precious Moments looks like he is watching a car accident.  He just can’t seem to look away.  Or maybe the colors had him hypnotized.  The “clothes” that were “designed?”  I think the expression on the band members’ face says everything.  I think it says “if this is what it takes to get a recording contract, I think we should go indie….”

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      I was wondering if the sponsors might say “Yeah….we said we’d use these for ads in Marie Claire and Rolling stone, but…… these are so bad I don’t see how we can force these guys to wear them….”

      • Anonymous

        Imagine if Josh had won!  How out of place would his guy have looked in the advertorial with the rest of his bandmates?

      • Anonymous

        I wonder if something like that did happen.  Four band members, two design teams of four designers each – seems logical that one team would win and outfit the band for the ad.  Why else make it a team challenge?  Very strange episode.

        I find it amusing that in the ad the guy in the winning outfit is off to one side, like he’s being shunned.

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

          To be fair, some of the problem was the styling for the other guys in the ad.  They should have put at least one of them in a patterned shirt… and cut off the fringe.  It would have been more consistent then.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

          I believe that was the original intention, but I’ll bet a handful of Quaaludes to a baggie of Paraquat-poisoned grass that the rest of the band finally had had enough and refused to appear outfitted in the clown clothes.

          Bert is the only one who came up with a passable band outfit, but you could tell that the yummy Viking lead singer’s last nerve went somewhere between being shoved into Precious moment’s swan blouse and decked out in Garnier Pippi Longstockingt  pig tails.

          • Anonymous

            I love that the Duchess and Adam both dug the braids – yummy Viking indeed!  :)

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

            Nina dug the braids, too.  She said they were “fabulous.”  I thought they were kinds messy.  Ewan’s hot, but he’s hot no matter how you do his hair.

          • Now I am The Bee

            Hmmmm IDK.  I know alot of Vikings–none of them would be caught dead in braids.  That’s for women-folk. 

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

            “I know a lot of Vikings” is not something I read every day. I’d love to know how you came to know a lot of Vikings.

      • Anonymous

        I wonder if something like that did happen.  Four band members, two design teams of four designers each – seems logical that one team would win and outfit the band for the ad.  Why else make it a team challenge?  Very strange episode.

        I find it amusing that in the ad the guy in the winning outfit is off to one side, like he’s being shunned.

  • Anonymous

    I know, right? Terrible. Just terrible. In terms of quality of clothes, I think this was easily, EASILY, the worst episode of any season ever. Not a single one – not a single one! – was acceptable.

    I did find Josh’s response to Tim’s “that zipper puts a lot of focus on the crotch” thing super endearing though.

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      But in terms of quality of unintentional comedic value, this was easily, EASILY the best episode on this season. I haven’t laughed so hard in a Project Runway episode since the Vincent escapades way back in Season  3. 

      • Anonymous

        Hahaha, probably true!

      • Anonymous

        OMG – VINCENT!!! I forgot all about Vincent…so true.  Hysterical all the way around.

      • Anonymous

        Josh’s outfit is the gay rodeo equivalent of Vincent’s trash dress.  After all, it’s pretty damn clear that the crotch zipper “gets [Josh] off.”

        Okay, excuse me; I’m going to go take sixteen showers now.

    • Anonymous

      Were they secretly told to design a shitty community theatre production of HAIR? ‘Cuz that’s sure as hell what this looks like. They all should have been auf’d this week. That would have been a hell of a twist…

      • Anonymous

        LOL!!!! Agreed!

    • Anonymous

       Clearly Anya couldn’t sweet talk anybody into sewing for her this time (hence the abysmal kimono sleeves and the pants with the seam split wide open).   Don’t they put them through any preliminary qualifying tests – setting in a zipper, a sleeve, a welt, a couple of collars, some pleats and darts?   This looked like a really, really bad third grade “make a Thanksgiving Indian tunic.”  And I’ll bet she ends up in the top three along with Anthony and Laura.  Sigh.  

      • Anonymous

        Oh yeah, that wouldn’t surprise me.  The judges are clearly not done mainlining her Kool-Aid. 

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

          I’m waiting for them to get to the last couple regular challenges and then start bitching that she has no range — they’ve done it before.  All of a sudden, something that had been going on the whole season is an issue at the end.

          • Anonymous

            You know what, you are so right!  Watching those judges brings me back to my upbringing in my crazy, dysfunctional family where left is right and right is wrong!!!  I think this show is giving me post traumatic stress disorder – when in one episode Michael Kors completely contradicts himself?  It’s like sitting at the dinner table with all my siblings while my parents did exactly the same thing!!!  How many of these contestants need therapy after this show?  .”But, I thought they liked my crotch…they said they liked my crotch and then, all of a sudden, my crotch was not okay…I’m so confused…I just wanted them to like my crotch…sob…sob….” Kleenex box is handed over by $300 per hour therapist.

          • Anonymous

            That was the case in Season 7, when after passing and/or praising April for most of the season as they approached the final cut, MK and company started talking about her limited range, and I think it’s safe to say that April had much more actual sewing and designing experience than Anya, as April graduated from SCAD, in fashion design. So, it could happen, but I won’t be surprised at all if Anya is inthe final three.

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

        No, there are no sewing tests in advance, though they do ask at the interviews if you sewed the items you’re showing.

      • Anonymous

        Even her cute little accent couldn’t save her this time!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAMNQMUGFM4NNSPAQLZRODSD5I Angela

        please don’t insult the third graders…

  • Sara__B

     The Sheepdogs were such good sports. Maybe that’s because they were in on the joke.

    • jeneria

      I was explaining that to my husband.  I said “Their music doesn’t really stand out, but they seemed like such nice guys and that’s what I’ll remember most.  They were good sports and wore some of the most ridiculous and insulting clothes in the history of both clothes and rock.”

      • Anonymous

        maybe they’re getting a reality series about trying to make it in the music world and this is actually for one of their first episodes: “Manager Missteps.”

      • MilaXX

        They really were good sports, but I wondered if they were just that desperation for a national spotlight that they were willing to go along with pretty much anything,

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

          I’m more inclined to think they had no idea what they were getting into. They assumed they’d go on American television, perform a song, and have some clothes made for them by professional designers. It seems like a harmless proposition, doesn’t it? Oh, if they had only known.

          They deserve major points for being such good sports about it. They could have been assholes over the crappy clothes and I would have been behind them 100%.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think this is about being desperate; what were they going to do? They’d won the contest and this was one of the prizes. They couldn’t have anticipated that they’d be dressed like buffoons. But I don’t think it hurt them in the least, and they probably picked up some new fans. Their music was heard by millions who’d never heard of them, and they came off as nice, good natured guys. 

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

            Yeah, no one is saying that they suck because of the shitty clothes.  In fact, I’ve heard a couple suggestion we should all buy their album as an expression of sympathy.

        • Cautiously Pessimistic

          How were they to know that nearly everyone this season is positively awful?

    • Anonymous

      I liked how lead Sheepdog, he of the viking pigtails, when asked how he felt in PM’s outfit he said “I like that he made a shirt and pants, because that’s really my style.”  As opposed to what?  Being naked?  Chainmail? A caftan?  A kilt?  hahahaha.  Maybe he was being witty since he joked about The Emperor’s New Clothes earlier while he was in his skivvies.  No, the Sheepdogs deserve respect for how respectfully they dealt with being costumed for a “shitty community theater production of Hair”  (kudos to the bitter kitten who came up with that one.)

      • Anonymous

        Adam Lambert said this on the show “High School production of Hair”

    • Now I am The Bee

      Yes they were.  They were very polite while wearing all that crap.  But really–with their sound and look, they could have eaisly walked off the screen in ”Woodstock.”  Is that the image and sound they want to portray?  I suppose there are a huge number of Boomers that may buy their music just to re-create 1969….  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380079551 Marie Dees

    Obviously someone slipped the designers some fun “experimental” drugs from the seventies. It’s the only thing that explains these outfits. Actually, it explains a lot of the 70s, the original version. Even as a middle-aged hippy, I went “huh?” with these two. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

      One of the resulting hallucinations was that they were designing for a dinner show version of Jesus Christ Superstar.

      As for those “suede” pockets on the back of Josh’s pants: excuse me, but aren’t the pockets supposed to sit on the ass cheeks, not sliding half way down and underneath the ass? toward the back of the knees?

      I’d say that he’d gotten the bad acid, but obviously they all had sipped from the koolaid spiked.

    • Anonymous

      I think the same person slipped the judges some fun “experimental” drugs in this episode too.  Come to think of it, they probably have been doing it this whole season.

      • Anonymous

        Unfortunately, the viewers were not provided with suitable hallucinogens!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

          Yeah, where were my magic mushrooms?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve just decided to pretend this never happened and that Anya’s top doesn’t look like the one I made in 6th grade art class and that my favorite show isn’t going down the shit hole.
    -quiet sobs-

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I mean do you SEE the size of the tacking stitches holding the lighter brown layer onto that abortion of a shirt Anya made?  they must be an inch long each.

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

        Yeah, they look the the stitches I use when I’m make alterations to clothes for myself — I don’t pin because it scares me and I can never get the damn things in straight.  So I take ridiculous giant stitches to show me where I want the real ones later.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          In Anya’s case, I think she ran out of time and slapped that placket on the fasted way she could.  It SHOWS.
          I also think they are starting to give her a loser edit on the show.

          • Anonymous

            hopehopehope

          • Anonymous

            She did the same type of slapped-on stitching to attach the stripe embellishment to her maxi dress.

        • Anonymous

          I thought they were big safety pins until the second time I saw it.

      • Anonymous

        Now, didn’t you hear Fat Orange Blob explain to you all about those stitches and Anya’s appalling showing in general?  Didn’t you hear him tell you that she had never made menswear, and she has just learned to sew, and she really has an amazing sense of style, and she developed a zit that very same morning, and she was really, really tired, and she was having her period?  Did you miss all that?  Because, really–doesn’t all that make a difference?

        I remember on the Intro show, when Miss Sex Tape Pageant Queen alleged that she had just learned to sew, like, three hours ago, and the agreement among the judges was that they would put her through but they would never use her lack of experience as an excuse.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  More comedy tonight!

      • Anonymous

        I had to scroll back and take another look at that tunic.WOW-those stitches are huge.  No wonder Anya was so hysterical about her effort. 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Whether or not its true that she has only been sewing for 4 months that was just plain unforgivable.  It looked as though it had been done by a three year old.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cruz.alejandra Alejandra Cruz

      YES!  Anya’s design inspiration: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LL60XoXIhck/TQrCzqFu6_I/AAAAAAAACQE/kxFXS9b22zg/s1600/Cade%2BThanksgiving%2Bplay%2B11-10%2B%25283%2529.JPG

    • Anonymous

      6th grade? You are too kind. I’m thinking kindergarten – 1st grade, tops.

      • Anonymous

        The paper bag indian suit I made in kindergarten for the Thanksgiving festivities looked better than Anya’s pile of yuck.

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

          Yeah, my 4 year old made a paper bag fringe vest at a cowboy party. Looks a lot like Josh’s, only without so much tacky shit. And 4 year old girls LIVE for tacky shit.

    • Anonymous

      I feel you, I really do.  What the hell happened to this cutting edge show with these amazing talented people and cool challenges?  If they keep this up, I’m freaking trying out for this show with my 7th grade home economics apron, which my mom wore for decades. It’s blue gingham with a lame heart embroidered on it by hand. It would kick Anya’s tops ASS!

  • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

    This just shows how low the show has fallen — I cringe when I think of what some of the past designers would have come up with.  Jeffrey, Seth Aaron, even Chris March or Christian who weren’t know for their rock and roll styling would have done a better job than this.  

    I do love the image of a giant trap door beneath the runway stage — they need a giant lever like Graham Norton has when people tell stories from the red chair!  Those band members deserve an Emmy for wearing the clothes with straight faces.  Or a big fat contract.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I long for the seasons when the talent just oozed from the contestants! Seth Aaron could knock something out in a few hours that looked like it took weeks to make.

      I am cautiously optimistic about the all-stars show. I hope it’s fantastic! I want to be amazed again.

      • Anonymous

        I am cautiously optimistic about All-Stars, too. There are a few designers I don’t think qualify as All-Stars, but for the most part, at least we’re guaranteed high-talent – and, on top of that, different judges.

        • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

          Maybe they should do Project Runway Masters and make Michael Kors and Calvin Klein and Dolce and Gabbana get up there and do one day challenges….

          • Anonymous

            And make Heidi and Nina be Models of the Runway, along with Joanna Coles and every other fashion editor and former model who has made cracked out decisions on this show.

            I’d not only watch this, I would PAY to watch this.

          • Anonymous

            Not to put too fine a point on it, but aren’t we already paying to watch this?  Lifetime’s cable where I come from.  That’s the really sad part.

          • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

            Oh, God, yes.   I would donate plasma to watch this.

          • Anonymous

            Does Michael Kors even know how to sew?  Maybe that’s why he has a soft spot for Anya.

          • http://www.chic-steals.com Carly J. Cais

            By his own admission, he can’t sew.  From a Marie Claire interview conducted by Nina Garcia in 2009: (http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/trends/michael-kors-nina-garcia-interview)

            “NG: Would you have auditioned for the show had it existed when you started out?

            “MK:
            Oh God, no! I’m a terrible sewer. I can sketch up a storm, and I’m very
            involved in how clothes are constructed, but I have a short attention
            span. In school, we called it hack and sew: I would rip into fabric and
            safety-pin things together.”

            When I read that answer, I lost all respect for him as a designer, and for his opinions/”expert advice” on Project Runway re: sewing and construction.

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

            You lost respect for him because he can’t sew?  Why?  I mean, I can see that knowing how to sew is important because it teaches you certain things about construction that is important when designing — but knowing the principles and doing it well are two different things.  I can tell how to do a perfect dive, but I’m never going to the Olympics in diving.

          • http://www.chic-steals.com Carly J. Cais

            By his own admission, he can’t sew.  From a Marie Claire interview conducted by Nina Garcia in 2009: (http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/trends/michael-kors-nina-garcia-interview)

            “NG: Would you have auditioned for the show had it existed when you started out?

            “MK:
            Oh God, no! I’m a terrible sewer. I can sketch up a storm, and I’m very
            involved in how clothes are constructed, but I have a short attention
            span. In school, we called it hack and sew: I would rip into fabric and
            safety-pin things together.”

            When I read that answer, I lost all respect for him as a designer, and for his opinions/”expert advice” on Project Runway re: sewing and construction.

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

            You could probably get MK to do it, but most designers would have no part of that bullshit:) 

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

        Weeks hell!  A couple of the jackets he made would have taken MONTHS for me and I’m fairly fast!  But getting the patterns lined up so perfectly and fitting it so well — man, I’m still in shock over his sewing skills.  And he’d only been sewing and designing for 5 years.

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Why stop at just the lever.  They need Graham Norton with his hand on the lever and his quips at the ready to really tell these “designers” how well and truly they suck.  He’s already an intentionally tacky dresser so he’d fit right in.

      • MilaXX

        This is a show I would watch

        • Anonymous

          Graham Norton should be one of the guest judges. Priceless!

        • Anonymous

          Absolutely. me too.

        • Anonymous

          I would soooo watch that!

    • Anonymous

      I love PR adopting Graham Norton’s lever! Brilliant idea. Maybe they should also add a revolving chair so Nina can just turn her back if she can’t bear to look at a designer anymore…

    • Anonymous

      I am just shocked that this was a “rock and roll” challenge. I was expecting some kick-ass, weird-ass clothes. Not leftovers from Woodstock.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

        Well, they were definitely weird-ass!  Kick-ass, not so much.

    • Anonymous

      This also highlights the incredibly narrow zone of what these designers can do.  On both the avant garde challenge (where frizzy hair = edgy) and this one (where fringe and contrasting pockets means classic rock), the designers seemed to be at a complete loss as to what to do.  The judges didn’t come down nearly hard enough on the contestants.

    • Anonymous

      I agree —  a lot of past designers would have looked at this challenge as a gift and probably come up with some really great stuff.

    • Anonymous

      I kept thinking of Christian Siriano and Christ March, too.  I would take Christian’s Reese’ s peanut butter cup dress over any of this stuff…is it really just the producers????  What on earth has happened???

  • Kim Sheehan

    IN a season of hot messes, this one takes the hot mess cake for horrific garment construction, too much product placement, odd styling choices (and I’m being kind) and fabrics from bizaro world. Everyone was on mushrooms in this episode. Everyone.

  • Anonymous

    This challenge was one big joke. I thought Anya was gone for sure, but those jeans were “well tailored”, right? Joshua’s “creation” made my eyes hurt. Now, I really am crying because I’m laughing so hard. Good non-analysis, guys!

  • Anonymous

    I do wish I could confiscate these two outfits so that I could donate them to the improv comedy group I saw last evening. Then when someone shouts Fashion Designer from the audience when asked for an occupation, the troupe would be set with their costuming.

    Hilarious, guys!!

  • Anonymous

    That Dicker on Josh’s pants was just the cherry on the sundae. We never laughed so hard during a Project Runway episode as we did at this one. Nina and Kors really whored themselves this week. Have they no dignity left?

    David Cassidy would have totally rocked these looks in his heyday. I think he did. Without splitting his pants.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      Wasn’t there a pants-splitting episode on the Partridge Family??

      • Anonymous

        Gosh, you are right about his pants. I don’t remember an episode on the show (though there may have been) but Cassidy’s pants did split onstage when he was performing on Vancouver Island. I had such a crush on him…..

  • Anonymous

    I hated everything about CC’s look except the crotch zipper. The rest looks like he was time warped into the past, deprived of his Bedazzler and making do with (mostly) natural fabrics. I hadn’t appreciated the full hideousity of it until now looking at the stills. My eyes hurt.

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    Thanks for this, guys! LOL Loved it!

  • http://twitter.com/EBarkenbush Ellen Barkenbush

    Oh my lord, the first thing I thought of when I saw Joshua’s ensemble was that the only thing missing was Jimmy’s Magic Flute from HR Pufnstuf.

  • Ozski

    I got the Sid & Marty Krofft and the Doug Henning references and once again, you have NAILED it. I know they are keeping Anya based on her body of work but the split pants are ridiculous!

    • Anonymous

      Kimberly’s top was bad but her pants fit and were sewn well. Anya should have been bottom two for sure, but I guess they figured it would be less drama because we know they would not have aufed her. So they wanted a little drama to make us think Kimberly could possibly go before Olivier. But OMG Anya’s outfit must be in the Top 10 worst PR garments EVER list.

      And Josh got to do his Village People outfit finally. Village People auditioning for a mashup of Hair/Jesus Christ Superstar.

      • Anonymous

        Is it bad that I am kind of intrigued by that last idea?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

    That’s it. Im rewatching seasons 1, 2, and 3.

    • parissweetheart

      I don’t know if that would be a good plan or make things worse.

      • Anonymous

        Speaking from experience: the latter.

        I’m generally willing to defend recent seasons, but any and all optimism I was holding on to about this season was utterly crushed when I rewatched Seasons 1 and 2 a few weeks ago.

        • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

          I’m wondering why I keep watching since I’m so disappointed every week, and I’ve already seen the final collections and am completely unimpressed. But yet I do…

        • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

          I’m wondering why I keep watching since I’m so disappointed every week, and I’ve already seen the final collections and am completely unimpressed. But yet I do…

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001104834266 Kathleen Ryan

            At this point, I watch because a) it’s hard to look away from the traffic accident, b) so I can read TLo’s posts and get all the jokes, and c) I’m feeling the same kind of nostalgic pity I might for an old friend with whom I no longer had anything in common and whose conversation wasn’t particularly interesting, but their life hasn’t gone too well, so I keep meeting them for lunch to let them talk at me anyway.

          • Anonymous

            THIS.  Exactly.

          • Anonymous

            Yes. Same here.

    • Anonymous

      Season 4 was amazing and season 7 was pretty good, the only good BM production thus far. Jay’s final collection is still my all time favorite.

      • Anonymous

        I stumbled onto the first season of PR very late that season, but still fondly remember seeing Jay’s collection on the runway and just knowing that I’d seen something original, and stunning!

    • Anonymous

      OH YES.  After last week’s episode — which had much better clothes in comparison to this crapwagon — I rewatched a few episodes of S1.  I would’ve watched S4′s “real woman” challenge that Christian won, but one of my friends has bogarted my DVD set.  She’s had it for almost three friggin’ years.  I should just break down and buy it again.

  • Joanna Cornish

    I don’t get the male designers who can’t make clothes for men…I mean, they wear clothes and someone like Josh clearly makes choices about how he presents himself, how he dresses.  A butched up version of what Josh wore to judging would’ve been very hot on that model.  And Anya’s is just sad. Not quite “This swatch of fabric represents a shirt” sad but very, very sad.  And Anya? These guys aren’t playing Woodstock. And they aren’t starring in Hair.

    I think to mix things up, they should have a season just of mens wear designers designing for men. (Plus eye candy from the male models, cause the main audience for this show is women and gay men) New challenges, etc. Cause judging from this season, the design pool for contestants has gotten a little sparse. 

    • Anonymous

      ooooooooooo, I like this idea! Project Runway: Menswear is just as good, if not better, an idea than Project Accessory.

      Also, maybe a Project Runway: Costume Design? They could have a challenge to create a costume for one ensemble member in a Broadway revival of a well known show and share in a costuming credit in the Playbill. Design a ballroom dress for Dancing With the Stars. Design a Cirque de Soliel costume…OH! the possibilities!

  • Anonymous

    This season is testing my limits. These contestants (they’re not all designers in my book) have continually shown dull, narrow-visioned creations. This week is a perfect example. They’re presented with a rock band that showed a bit of earthiness but also some modern elements (musically). THIS IS THE YEAR 2011!!!!!!!! Referencing other time periods is great but MAKE IT MODERN!!!! Bring something NEW to the table. And why did they all pull from the exact same cliche look? eerrrrrghhhgghhh  I’m grinding my teeth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Is there any earthly reason why Anya wasn’t at least in the bottom 2 for this?  The stitches on the collar!  The split in the ass!  The horrible fit!  There was literally nothing right about this outfit.  Not one blessed thing.  This is why I contemplate not watching this show anymore.  The craptacular judging strains my willing suspension of disbelief to the breaking point sometimes.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t she getting paid to be on it?  I wonder if she’s contracted for a minimal number of episodes…

      It boggles my mind.  Heidi couldn’t find 50 other designers who 1) can sew and 2) would be on the show for free?

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

        No, she’s not getting paid!  None of them get paid!

    • Anonymous

      the mind, it boggles. anya definitely should have been there instead of kimberley. kimberley’s was ugly, no doubt about that. but at least her pants weren’t splitting at the ass and the top was finished. and she didn’t tie a piece of yarn around that poor man’s head.

    • Anonymous

      the mind, it boggles. anya definitely should have been there instead of kimberley. kimberley’s was ugly, no doubt about that. but at least her pants weren’t splitting at the ass and the top was finished. and she didn’t tie a piece of yarn around that poor man’s head.

  • http://twitter.com/PaulsVoice Paul Hindemith

    This could have been a good challenge, but the “designs” are some of the biggest WTF moments in PR history. I think the designers were just too misled by the band’s inspiration and couldn’t come up with anything but bad bell-bottoms and hippy wear.

    Kors was serious when he praised the tailoring on [Anya's] shitty
    split jeans? No, kittens. We refuse to believe that. No one could look
    at these hippy hospital scrubs as anything but a massive joke and the
    only reason Nina didn’t pull a giant lever that opened a trap door
    beneath Anya’s feet is because everyone was in on it.

    Well put! Anya staying is proof that judging is now cumulative (as if there was any doubt before).

    • Anonymous

      I think that after Austin Scarlett got auf’ed before Wendy Pepper way back in Season 1 the judging became cumulative. Plus they didn’t let a guest judge choose the winner from the final four anymore. Cumulative judging can only explain how Jeffery made it to the finale for season 3.

      • Anonymous

         I think drama also played a major role in Jeffrey making it to the finale…

  • Anonymous

    This episode further confirms that PR is not the show it once was.  I haven’t liked practically any of the designs/challenges put forth for the entire season.  I caught the tail end of the 2008 season finale last night on some channel, and seeing Kenley, Korto and Leanne’s collections almost made me teary because they were all quite beautiful and serious about fashion.  Please Tim, intervene!!!!!  Help your longtime fans here. 

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

      It’s the Style network that is doing weekly PR marathons. Those shows are a reminder of what hooked us to begin with.

      The show’s decline since moving to Lifetime reminds me of a common occurrence: Your favorite restaurant is sold. The new owners try to maintain the recipes, but change a few of the ingredients. It’s never the same again and you are left mourning the loss of something that once gave you great pleasure.

      • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

         Perfect analogy, Nancy.

        • Anonymous

          Apropos of nothing, Is that Liz Taylor’s eye, Therese?

      • Anonymous

        I watched that marathon too. I laughed so hard at Kenley’s high-waisted hip-hop pants outfit she made Leanne wear.  As ridiculous as those were though, they would have been one of the better things all season if she were on this year.  Her voice still annoyed the crap out me though.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve been trying to figure out a way to depict the Kenley laugh in text but I just don’t know how.

          Oh, hell, here’s what I came up with:

          waugHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHaaaaaaaa(n)

          (Yes, I can still hear it in my head after all these years)

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      I have to say, though, this episode was stellar from the Michael Kors one-liner perspective. 

  • Anonymous

    This episode was hard to watch.  Not only did they bring the cray-cray, the designers also brought the ugg-ugg, and I don’t mean boots.  Poor Sheepdogs — their PR person should be fired for getting them into this.  It is not true that all publicity is good publicity.  this makes the band look kind of dumb.

  • Anonymous

    Fabric bukakke!  Priceless.

    The more I read the recaps the more I’m glad I’m not watching this anymore (Not necessarily by choice.  We canceled our cable months ago).

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t believe how nuts the judges were going over Joshua’s vest. Just terrible, talk about one too many elements thrown on. Printed shirt, striped vest with fringy arms, colored squares on one half (what is this about?) and buckles in the back, laces on the back of the pants…and the back pockets! They go halfway down the back of his thighs. 

    • Anonymous

      One element too many? I’d run out of fingers and toes if I started to add them up!

    • Anonymous

      One element too many? I’d run out of fingers and toes if I started to add them up!

    • http://twitter.com/SetMeOnFYYYYAH Miss World

      remember those white squares he tried to put on his LBD in last week’s challenge but his client flat-out refused to let him do it? yeah, those squares…

      • Anonymous

        Ahahaha! A group of us PR viewers had a lengthy conversation at work on how much of the notions, trim and what-have-you are the designers allowed to hold on to after a challenge. Now I know.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720086455 Sue Shea

        i noticed that too!

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t the first time they declined to send someone home for sending clothes down the runway that were falling apart: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2007/04/this-is-it-2.html

    I was shocked when they praised Josh’s look.  He’s back to his old “throw everything and the kitchen sink at the garment” design style.

  • http://twitter.com/AmyNBryan Amy Bryan

    As much as I was happy to see Olivierererererer go, I think Anya deserved to go for that as well.  I was surprised that she wasn’t even in the bottom 2!  Kimberly’s was hiddy, but at least the back seam of the pants she made were closed.  Anya’s was the definition of “hot mess.”  I know that she will probably not go anywhere anytime soon, because of the heavy handed production staff, but in past seasons, she would be long gone.  *Sigh* – how I miss those days when things like construction mattered…

    I won’t even comment on Ms Clinique because I don’t want to give him more attention than necessary :)

    • Anonymous

      This will probably go ignored but–haha, what? Do you remember Wendy Pepper? Season 1, bitch was hot-gluing candy onto her model. Every season, since the dawn of competitive reality TV, producers have nudged the judges towards keeping interesting characters in the competition for longer. Don’t pretend this show used to be some bastion of truth, justice and the American Way–it has always had drama as its # 1 concern.

      • Anonymous

        Good point.  Beyond Wendy Pepper, though, there was also the borderline Geneva Conventions flouting atrocity that was Santino’s jumpsuit for Kara Janx (thanks, Lilithcat, for reminding me of it in your earlier comment).  That outfit was quite possibly a crime against humananity.

        • Anonymous

          And let us not forget Santino’s “lingerie” collection inspired by Heidi’s Teutonic origins. That led to truly memorable moments between Nina and Santino, and Nina’s comment that the garments weren’t “aesthetically pleasing”

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

          Ack! That jumpsuit. It was a crime against Kara specifically, and fashion in general, along with being an assault on the eyes of viewers.

          I love the idea of The Geneva Conventions for Fashion. Santino could be cited retroactively. The Kardashian clan could be cited for a lifetime of Dubious Achievement. Their collective sentence would be having to wear Gunne Sax dresses for a year. And their ankle bracelets would not be of the jewelry persuasion, but rather ones with monitors on them.

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

          Ack! That jumpsuit. It was a crime against Kara specifically, and fashion in general, along with being an assault on the eyes of viewers.

          I love the idea of The Geneva Conventions for Fashion. Santino could be cited retroactively. The Kardashian clan could be cited for a lifetime of Dubious Achievement. Their collective sentence would be having to wear Gunne Sax dresses for a year. And their ankle bracelets would not be of the jewelry persuasion, but rather ones with monitors on them.

    • Anonymous

      So true that Anya definitely should have been in the bottom two instead of Kimberley!  Anya made TWO hideous pieces, both top and bottom.  Kimberley’s top was equally atrocious but the pants were at least decent.  2 hiddy vs. 1 hiddy?  Arithmetic says Anya should have lost.

  • Anonymous

    Some of the most hideous looks I’ve seen on this runway. Terrible. And those running stitches on Anya’s shirt look like something I could have done…and I suck at sewing! This level of work from a Project Runway contestant? Really???

  • Anonymous

    SPOT ON T/LO!!!!!!!………..

  • Addicted2Glamour

    I just can’t get over how sloppy and shoddy and AMATEURISH Anya’s outfit is. It screams Girl Scout Crafts Project 1971 “Honorable Mention” winner. 

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

    No one’s explained bukkake yet?  Weird…

    • Sara__B

      I looked it up. Wikipedia says…
      Bukkake may refer to:
      A Japanese method of serving various types of noodles, in particular udon 
      A group sex act in pornography
      American Bukkake, a pornographic series by JM Productions 
      Bukkake Ski Trip, a 2006 record by Foreign Beggars

      • http://twitter.com/SetMeOnFYYYYAH Miss World

        i was always under the impression that bukkake was ejaculate…sorry didn’t know how else to phrase it lol

        • Anonymous

          You are on the right track but it involves several men at one time.  And that is the end of the sex-ed portion of the comments.  PLEASE!

          • Anonymous

            I appreciate that someone finally explained it, although just from looking at the outfit, I sort of figured it out…

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

        Oh, I know what it is — I was just surprised it hadn’t been explained yet. 

        And that wikipedia definition is wrong.  Very VERY wrong

    • Anonymous

      Ask Anya, I’ll bet she knows all about it…….

    • Anonymous

      You really don’t want to know.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like the early ’70s Castro exploded all over some kid straight off the bus from Canada! BRILLIANT!

    I agree but I kind of like it…

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Although as a resident of the Castro I bristle at any association of my home place with this smacktasticness.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the closeup of the drummer’s shirt that did me in. It’s even worse than the split pants, because presumably she didn’t split the pants ON PURPOSE. I mean, the visible basting stitches? The corner CURLING UP?

    Holy fucking shit on a sandwich.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, that last phrase will help me stay on my diet today…

      • Anonymous

        Wondering how many Weight Watchers points Holy Fucking Shit on a Sandwich is.

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

          42

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

    What annoys me most about this season is that my mother FINALLY started watching the show last season, just in time to see my two least favorite seasons ever.  Season 7 was great as were Seasons 2 through 4.  (I’m told 1 was great as well, but I never saw it.)

    • Anonymous

      Go watch season 1!  It’s really good.  Jay, Kara Saun, and Austin were freaking fantastic (and I was quite fond of some of Nora’s work, too).

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

        It’s one of those things I always mean to pick up on DVD and yet somehow never do — same reason why I have totally random seasons of various other shows I love.

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

        It’s one of those things I always mean to pick up on DVD and yet somehow never do — same reason why I have totally random seasons of various other shows I love.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OO3AOEUL3EZ3OSKV2MKRCGHCYY KRISTI

    S.E.R.I.O.U.S.L.Y.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OO3AOEUL3EZ3OSKV2MKRCGHCYY KRISTI

    S.E.R.I.O.U.S.L.Y.

  • Anonymous

    What. The. Hell. Did. Josh. Do. To. That. Poor. Man’s. Butt?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know that the guy has that much of a butt.  Perhaps Josh positioned the pockets for strategic butt pad replacement, but the package from international male didn’t come in time for the runway.

      • Anonymous

        You know what? If you are going to applique two large pockets on someones ass to give the appearance they have and ass, DO NOT USE BROWN FABRIC!  *shudder*

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

          And MAKE THEM THE RIGHT FRAKKING SIZE!!!!  Those pockets were ridiculously sized for that man’s ass.

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

          And MAKE THEM THE RIGHT FRAKKING SIZE!!!!  Those pockets were ridiculously sized for that man’s ass.

  • Anonymous

    I feel a conspiracy theory coming on….here it is:

    So I’m supposed to believe that Miss I’m So Gorgeous I Bat My Eyes and Smile and You Just Fall Over has only been sewing for four months, right???

    Fact One:  Dude’s whole ass is pretty much hanging out.  That seems to support what I’m supposed to believe.

    Fact Two:  LOOK AT THAT PERFECTLY-DONE, TINY PIPING…where it doesn’t even show until he lifts the shirt.  Let’s put it this way…I’ve been quilting for sixteen years, with competition finals and major publications in there.  I have trouble with piping THREE TIMES that size.  It’s VERY hard to get it even.

    As far as I can tell, one of two lies is going on here—either she HAS sewn a lot longer, being half-assed at some things and good at others…or someone else did the piping for her.

    I just really don’t understand how ONE person can sew pitty-patty-perfect piping AND not manage a proper ass closure.  I’m just sayin’.

    • Anonymous

      “As far as I can tell, one of two lies is going on here—either she HAS sewn a lot longer, being half-assed at some things and good at others…or someone else did the piping for her.”

      Probably the latter, on the evidence of those ridiculous huge-ass running stitches on that top.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I strongly suspect  that Anya has been getting serious sewing help all along and that this was the first time she was mostly on her own.

        • jeneria

          Well, we know from the edits that Becky helped her out on more than one occasion.  Now that Becky’s gone, she might actually have to do her own work.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            If this past weeks effort is what she is truly capable of, then she’s on the short road to aufdom.

          • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

             No she’s not. The judges adore her. So do the fans, if the polls are any indication. She’s in this for the long haul, I’m afraid.

          • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

            I wonder just who’s voting in those polls. Doesn’t Anya have fans from her beauty pageant win? They can’t be basing their votes on her talent.

          • Anonymous

            From what I understood at the Lifetime website, you have to Twitter it for your vote to register. That skews the voting to folks who are willing and able to tweet. Not feeling it.

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

            Yeah, that’s why I don’t vote in it — I’m not giving in to the Twitter madness and if even TLo don’t entice me to do so, you can be damn sure a PR vote won’t.

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

            Yeah, that’s why I don’t vote in it — I’m not giving in to the Twitter madness and if even TLo don’t entice me to do so, you can be damn sure a PR vote won’t.

      • margaret meyers

        Anthony had some very well-done red piping around the arm holes of the hillbilly shirt he did. It was very out of place and contributed nothing to his look, but it was well done.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I’m not sure it’s ‘proper’ piping, it looks like she just has a folded strip of the red, contrasting fabric peeking out from under the waist band, which isn’t too tricky to do.  

      I’ve only clocked up four years of machine piecing/quilting (before that it was all hand done and too far too long!) and I’ve yet to attempt piping at all!

  • Anonymous

    Okay, judges, you’ve had your fun. But the whole Anya thing is not funny anymore. Why is she still on the show with the pathetic, amateurish quality of her work? It’s not like she’s particularly interesting, and it’s not like her designs are in any way amazing either. She’s gorgeous, yes, but is that it?!

  • Anonymous

    Anya’s is almost as bad as the dreaded Sweet Pea look from Tiki Baraber season 4. That isn’t the same shirt she was working on in the work room either. It was going to have a raglan armhole, this one is a “kimono” . One can only imagine how bad the original must have turned out if she chose to show this.
    The fit on Josh’s pants is very good. Best fit of the bunch. The details are too much. The back patch pockets with flap are awful. The top have busy and awful. I like the exposed zip crotch, but an unfaced men’s zip fly puts me in mind of a terrible scene in “Something About Mary”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

    We laughed SO HARD during thing episode.  That poor drummer kid dressed as Princess Summerfallwinterspring.  Big brown pockets and “Pull tab to blow me” zipper pants.  Oh my God. Hilarious.

    Anya’s mess should have sent her home.  That’s what used to make the show good, the tension that someone really could go home for f’ing up this colossally.

    Although, I’m sure Kors, et al, laid in their beds that night with tears in their ears from laughing at all of that.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      “pull tab to blow me”  BWAH HAH HAH!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      When the Sheep(ish)dogs become famous, they will look back at this as one of the Spinal Tap moments of the their journey.

  • Toto Maya

    I frothed at the mouth when they started making all of those excuses for Anya during judging. “Oh, it was her first time doing menswear! It was really hard and she was nervous! The lights were too bright and she only had two days! She really did try you guys!” Bitch please.

    Josh’s was completely ridiculous and I can’t believe anyone would call it good.

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

      Well, I do think that if you have 2 people who show something awful, and one advertised himself as a menswear designer while the other has no experience with it, the one who has done menswear before should go home.  Menswear is a different thing, and why they insist on taking people with no experience with it at all and thinking the results will be anything but horrifying is beyond me.  But when 1 or 2 designers say that they know how to do it and even use their concentration on menswear as their excuse for turning out shitty clothes during other challenges, then they shouldn’t get as much leeway.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRYUOEZZC2IVUO24TCJMVTDNSU Gianni Rubino

    (Haven’t read through the comments yet.)

    Oh, **GOD!!**   I’m Rose Nyland.  I had to look up boo car key, I’m so embarrassed.  No I’m not, I’m too naive to know I should be.

    However, Sid & Marty Krofft:   Oh, hell, yes, they belong with Jimmy, Freddy the Flute, and Cling & Clang.  Or, maybe the Banana Splits?  Just throw them on either show and they’ll fit right in.

    (Yes, I actually have the DVDs of each.)  (And, while we’re at it, TPF, mais oui.)  If they had performed “Havin’ A Ball (Together)” or “Let The Good Times In” or “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat” instead of “Who” and “I Don’t Know,” then I **REALLY** would have lost it.

    Completely in agreement, as always, and thank you,

    Gianni Rubino

  • Anonymous

    Anya’s was the hospital orderly wearing that outfit, and Josh’s was the mental patient in that hospital.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    OMG, I just noticed how Anya made those sleeves “fit” … look at the tuck on the tops of the guy’s arms in the first picture.  That is truly horrendous.  None of the judges mention that? What fashion atrocity did she commit with her first attempt at a shirt that THIS is the shirt that she chose to show? 

    • Anonymous

      I hadn’t seen that so I scrolled up…and went: oh! OOOOOOHHHHH!!!!  good catch!

  • Anonymous

    Enh, at least Josh’s has some visual…uh…let’s say “interest.” Anya’s is just sad (and coming apart, quite literally, at the seams). Thank you, TLo, for letting me know how little I missed Thursday night!

  • Audrey Mozdzen

    Doug Henning, what a blast from the past! I wondered if anyone remembered him but me. That outfit is definitely his style.

    • Anonymous

      Though actually I think Doug was more about happy rainbow colors…..I remember a lot of purple and blue.

  • http://inkblotphotography.blogspot.com/ Cate

    i DID think anya’s was awful, but i actually kind of liked josh’s. i’m crazy? :S

    • Anonymous

      i’m crazy too.  i kind of liked the whole crazy acid look, like he was tripping and just kept putting more stuff on.  but i’m not buying the back of the vest (really awkward) and all the brown crap on the pants is pretty ugly.  still, i think i saw him at winterland in 1971.

    • http://pissiechrissie.tumblr.com/ Chrissie

      I kind of liked Josh’s too. He needed some editing, but it was interesting, had a vision, couldn’t be found in stores, etc. Kinda too costumey for that guy though (maybe he was getting his Village People inspiration in?)

  • jeneria

    I thought Josh’s pants were very rock n roll (if you remove the ridiculous back pockets or at least put them in the right place). 

    I recently watched seasons 4 and 5 of PR and to me, there’s been a steady decline since Christian won cycle 4.  I am awfully fond of Seth Aaron and Mondo, but in general the quality of designers (people with true vision and initiative) has really gone down (I know Althea has some serious fans but I don’t get it at all –her stuff was pretty fugly in my book). And the winners prove it, Leanne Noodles, The Mean Girl, Wretched Gretchen.  All terribly bland.

    • Anonymous

      I think Leanne is talented and I thought her clothes were beautiful, even breathtaking. I’m not saying you are doing this, but I think sometimes people confuse her personal style with her collection, which I thought was amazing. Although my best friend and I almost came to blows over whether she or Korto should have won. Those were the days, sigh.

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

      I think you could argue that Korto had real talent and vision, as did Kenley to a degree.  And S7 was an excellent bunch — Jay Sario, Mila and Seth Aaron were all great, and some of the others weren’t bad either, like Emilio, Maya, and Anthony. 

      • Anonymous

        My favourite in S7 was actually Amy, because I’m weird like that, but I think S7 was one of the highest talent level seasons of the show (the problems it had, and it did have quite a few, were in bad challenges and bad judging).

        As for S5, I think Korto did have talent and vision and I was inordinately fond of Kenley’s work – and I think Leanne’s final collection was superb, as do many others (if I recall correctly, our dear blog hosts consider it the second best in the history of the show). For that matter, I even think Irina in S6 was truly talented (I quite liked her final collection, and even if one didn’t, I still recommend checking out her work after the show – I know TLo have posted some of her post-PR collections).

        Oh, and S1 is fabulous and you should definitely watch it if you get the chance, but it doesn’t have a particularly large number of designers with real vision, either. It only had 12 designers at all, of which maybe three or four really stand out for their work.

        But in my opinion, while the number of decent-to-good designers varies, there’s rarely more than three in a season who genuinely earn a show at Fashion Week (and, sometimes, not the ones who get it).

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

          I really wasn’t a fan of Leanne’s final collection, but that was a personal taste thing more than anything else.  I could see the appeal, though.

          Irina’s collection bored me.  I didn’t see anything really new in it — and I felt that too much of the impact was in the styling. 

          S7 I LOVED.  Yes, some of it was that I have an irrational attachment to Seth Aaron, because he was both great and really nice, but I also felt like the cast was genius. 

          S2, however, had final collections from: Daniel V, who I liked but his final collection was disappointing, Chloe, who’s whole collection seemed like a bad 80′s retread to me, and Santino, who confused me all season long.  And it has always struck me as a fine example of cracktastic judging — I thought both Kara Janx and Uncle Nick should have been in the finals instead. 

          Everyone talks about how the judging is so bad since Lifetime, but S2 wasn’t good either.  And that the casts are so bad, leaving S7 out because it doesn’t support that idea.  I think the seasons have to be judged on their merits (you’ll get no argument from me that this season sucks) rather than the channel.

          • Anonymous

            Responding in reverse order:
            I agree – and I’ve said the same thing several times. The Lifetime-era seasons are not uniformly worse than the Bravo-era seasons, except as a television show – the Bravo seasons just average out better. And the judging has never made sense (even in S1), but, I do have to say, it makes even less sense since S8.

            I also agree, and have said as much before, about S2. I love S2 (S1 and 2 are actually my favourites, as television), but, with all due respect to the designers, it had, heretofore, probably the weakest set of final collections in the show’s history. Kara Janx’s decoy collection, on the other hand, was absolutely fantastic.

            (On the subject of earlier seasons, personally, I am not that fond of S3, but I’m not going to say much about that.)

            S7, again, was fabulous and had an extremely talented cast. I said the other day that Seth Aaron’s work was never quite to my taste, but he won me over personality-wise in the first team challenge when Nina told him to blame everything on Anthony and he refused to do it.

            I can understand why some people didn’t respond to Irina’s collection (I said I liked it, but it would probably be fairer to say I respected it), but I don’t really regard seeing something new as a sine qua non – seeing something new in a collection is just such a rarity, even amongst established designers.

            And Leanne’s work was not to my taste, either, actually. I didn’t care for her pre-show portfolio or most of her work on the show – I am not in general a fan of that kind of architectualism – but her final collection was such a successful implementation of her design ideas that I can’t fault it. It’s not my style, but it was coh

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

            I don’t expect to see anything totally NEW and out of left-field — for one thing, there’s only so many ways to make pants, dress, etc, while still being even slightly wearable.  But I do want to see something that is different in some way — a little variation on the standard.  With Irina’s I really didn’t see it.  Everything seemed very very done, and done in the same way. 

          • Anonymous

            I understand what you meant, I just don’t necessarily agree. It wasn’t particularly innovative, and certainly the theme had been done to death, but I think there were variations, subtle details, and various elements – more to the point, combinations of those elements – that made it interesting.

            In my opinion, anyway.

            Though it actually wasn’t until I looked at the pictures TLo posted that I had much of a response to it. My initial thoughts were, “Didn’t Jillian’s collection have the same inspiration – and hats – two seasons ago?”

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

          Admittedly, I had to think a minute to remember who Amy was, but now that I do– yeah I really liked her. She was eliminated for something 20x better than any of these looks… I am depressed now.

          • Anonymous

            To most people, for some reason, I don’t think she was much of a stand out. She created some of the craziest things that have ever been sent down the Parsons runway, but I appreciated her conceptual designing and willingness to take risks – and I loved the bizarre juxtaposition of that with her personality.

            You know what’s sad? She became my favourite by the second episode: we’re nine episodes into this season and no one has really stood out to me.

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

            Oh, how do they forget the hair bowl outfit?  It was so weird!  Or the ugly coral/teal/white fish pants? 

            I approved of her willingness to make something seriously ugly — there are a lot of designs that have the potential for greatness or madness and nothing in between.

  • Anonymous

    These look like Halloween costumes for “Stoner Dude Hippie,” even more than they look like straight throwbacks. The cheapness and shoddy execution is drugstore-costume level, but more than that is the way these “designs” are more like representations of 70s hippie gear than actual 70s hippie gear. They’re like full-body versions of the vinyl cuffs you can buy at halloween to make it look like you’re wearing go-go boots. GROSS.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly! They remind me of a most excellent hippy costume I made for my son.   He grew his hair out for a year in anticipation.  I can barely sew, but I managed to make a dashiki, a felt vest with an awesome godspell-inspired applique on the back, and added panels to jeans to make them into bell-bottoms.  It was fabulous.  It was gorgeous.

      It was a halloween costume for a 7 year old.

      And it looked better than this crap.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t seen the episode yet but I have read both postings and looked at the pictures and I still can’t imagine why any of these clothes were made.  If these men are musicians presumably they appear in public.  Why would they want to be seen in these clothes?  What kind of music would go with these looks?  Why is Anya still on the show?  What medications are the judges taking and where can I get some?

    • Anonymous

      “What medications are the judges taking and where can I get some?”
       I know, right. If we’ve gotta watch the cracktastic judging we should be at least as high as the judges, you know just so it all makes sense.

    • Anonymous

      “What medications are the judges taking and where can I get some?”
       I know, right. If we’ve gotta watch the cracktastic judging we should be at least as high as the judges, you know just so it all makes sense.

    • Anonymous

      “What medications are the judges taking and where can I get some?”
       I know, right. If we’ve gotta watch the cracktastic judging we should be at least as high as the judges, you know just so it all makes sense.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

        Clearly, the judges were taking meds without FDA warnings.  “In rare cases, use of this medication can lead to impaired fashion judgement, verbal incontinence, and rock singer humiliation.  Ask your doctor about these and other side effects.  Do not smoke crack or drink alcohol or spend any time under hot lights while taking this medication.”

  • Anonymous

    If this is how PR is rolling, shit, I could be on that show next season.  Bad designs and bad sewing, I’m kinda over it.

  • Anonymous

    OMG! I’m thinking Puff n Stuff! Doug Henning! hahahahahahahahahahaha! All we need is Jimmy and his flute to fight the witch!

    You guys are comedy genius, for sure!

    And wouldn’t it be AWESOME if Nina really did have a lever? A lever out of producer control so when the crack starts flying, she can just say, with a straight face: “I’m sorry.” CRANK, down the contestant goes just like Veruca Salt.

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

      They also need a gong. So, Nina hits the gong, says “I’m sorry”, pulls the lever, and down goes the designer. Or they could go all the way back to Vaudeville and have someone off stage grab the designer by the neck with a cane. I can picture Anya’s earrings flapping around as she’s dragged off stage, never to be seen by the viewers again.

  • Anonymous

    This stuff is so awful to look at, I’m not sure I can even read the remaining recaps. Forget about catching the episode online.

  • Anonymous

    This season has been entirely “the best of the worst” – nothing memorable, nothing fashionable. None of them act excited or creative EVER – just whiny about whatever the challenge is. And this episode clinched it. Scooby Doo clothes for everyone. 

    • Anonymous

      I would edit that to “the WORST of the worst.” I think they jumped the shark with this episode.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously.  The number of garments that someone could actually LIKE (vs. just thinking it’s better than the rest of the shit-train the runway was) has been appallingly small.  In past seasons, there was almost always at least one outfit that I adored per episode, and episodes where everything sucked were few and far between.  Sigh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

    How many joints do you think the producers rolled for the Sheepdogs in order to keep them so chill with the mediocrity of what they were being presented with?

  • Anonymous

    This band was wrong for the show.  That’s not a knock at their music or their appearance, but they just aren’t an image  heavy band IMO.   For them, I don’t think we could have gotten anythig other than what looked like thrift  store goods.   It would have been a much better challenge with a group that was more fashion forward.

    • Anonymous

      good point about it not being an image-heavy band. That, plus the Garnier factor, shows how contrived the whole challenge was.

      • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

        Their Rolling Stone YouTube videos are loaded with Garnier placement.

    • Anonymous

      “… but they just aren’t an image  heavy band”

      Maybe that’s why they needed a new, updated look. Didn’t happen here. though.

  • Anonymous

    Doug Henning — BWAHAHHA — I saw The Magic Show on Broadway in 1975….it included such amazing tunes as Solid Silver Platform Shoes…and David Ogden Steirs (Charles Emerson Winchester on MASH) as an evil magician.

    That said — how the hell did they even think to praise Josh…..? 

  • Anonymous

    Michael Kors praised those pants. Michael Kors praised these pants: http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/ProjectRunway/RS9Episode9_Part%202/PRS9E9+Anya+9.jpg !

    Anya would have been my choice for the auf. I actually think she’s one of the better designers this season (I know), but this was absolutely awful and her construction skills have been consistently terrible. But the truly annoying thing is how much the judges have been bending over backward for her.Josh’s look is just ridiculous – completely and utterly ridiculous. Yet, somehow, in the top, and the truly damning part is not even entirely undeservedly. How sad.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, if the director who did “best in show”andd “for your consideration” (Christopher Guest?) was going to do a send up of fashion reality shows, this might be what it would look like.

    Unfortunately – for us – this isn’t the case and we are stuck with this load of nonsense that is trying to pass itself off as “judging.”.

    Another kitten commented on the low caliber of the contestants, pointing out it is hard to call them designers. This episode confirmed this and then some. Biggest reason to keep watching at this point is for the TLo and bitter kitten comments.

    srq

    • Anonymous

      Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!  What a great idea for Guest and Company!  Corky St. Clair for the win!

      • Anonymous

        The boys have already made a Corky St. Clair reference, so it’s only a
        matter of time before Guest and company tackle the assignment.

    • Anonymous

      The boys have already made a Corky St. Clair reference, so it’s only a matter of time before Guest and company tackle the assignment.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    Anya was all over the drummer when she heard he like dashikis or tunics. Because how hard could that be. Front the front her jeans do look ok, but we can’t see the fly, and I bet it looks as bad as the back. I think those basting stitches on the front were meant to be decorative, but only because she didn’t know how else to construct it. I’m being generous here. She definitely should have been in the bottom 2 if not actually gone (which I was SOOOO hoping for). 

  • Anonymous

    I think the look Anya’s client was looking for was a early 1970′s Jack Casady “caftan” style.  This was a textural look either Anya or Kimberley should have been able to do in their sleep, especially Kimberley who loves texture and brocade looks.  

    Most of these designers (or whatever we want to call them) spent most of their time making jeans, which they did not have the time or budget to do properly. 

    The only time I have seen jeans made properly on this show was when Jeffrey Sabelia made himself a pair.  Of course jeffrey used his own pants for the pattern and Jeffrey made clothes for rock stars for a living.

    • Anonymous

      jack casady , that’s it.  i was a big fan of his.  he used to slip in for a guest jam at the old sf ballrooms, and you would hear his distinctive bass line rumbling before he would amble out in his caftan style top.  but i don’t think he ever wore anything this ugly.

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

      I was really confused about why Anya and Kimberly had such a hard time making a tunic. I can barely sew a button on, so maybe there’s a huge difference in constructing a tunic for a man, and I just don’t know what it is. But isn’t it kind of like making a shift, except shorter?

      I can’t even discuss those pants Anya made. And the less said the better about the crotch zipper on Josh’s.

    • Anonymous

      I watched season 5 this weekend and Korto make a great pair of punk rock jeans for the “take inspiration from a music genre” challenge. I don’t like that style of acid-washed jeans but she did a beautiful job and they fit Suede perfectly.

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

    Let me guess, Anya never made pants for a person who had to sit before, right? The top looks like something that Shaggy from Scooby Doo wears. I made a nicer running stitch when I was in Girl Scouts.

    Josh did the best job of updating Greg Brady’s Johnny Bravo costume. This poor Sheepdog looked like the forgotten Tumbleweed Banker member of the Village People. Cannot believe how much praise was heaped on a tank top made from a print fabric. I so busy laughing/screaming at this outfit, that I didn’t notice that the fringe on the vest was connected to a cuff on the bottom (jealous, Olivier?). It does look like Josh borrowed Oliver’s pocket pattern for his backseat rock pockets.

  • MilaXX

    Awful all around, but it was Oliver’s time to go so unless Anya sent someone out butt naked she wasn’t going anywhere.  Apparently Josh immediately forgot that he got his second win bu editing and keeping things simple. I would have liked those jean if they were all cream. The back pockets are especially awful as they not only look dumb, but they give the guy the flattest most unappealing butt ever. lastly either the shirt or the vest, certainly not both and if it’s the vest leave the orange square off and for goodness sake loose the cuff thingy.

    • Anonymous

      Apparently Anya isn’t going to go even if she sends someone out buck naked.   It will be like Emilio’s swim suit.   The judges will just coo about her bravery and edginess and say that it’s A-mazing that she could have someone walk out naked when she only learned to sew 4 seconds ago.

      • Anonymous

        I think that Emilio survived that atrocious bathing suit only because the judges had already given him at least one win and top three placements before the hardware store challenge in that season, but he was definitely on thin ice over that mess…and I say that as someone who actually liked Emilio.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

    For once I was simpatico with Precious Moments as we both looked on.  As Tracy stated below, “Precious Moments looks like he is watching a car accident” and I was right there with him. 

  • http://twitter.com/SetMeOnFYYYYAH Miss World

    josh’s behavior on the runway in relation to adam lambert was ridiculous imo

    • Anonymous

      Right, was he overtly flirting, or what? Pathetic.

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

        Sorry, I can’t get upset about that.  If it was Robert Downey Jr up there and I was a designer (and he wasn’t married — I warned my husband long before I married him that marriage was only sacred as long as I didn’t have the chance to sleep with RDJ) you bet your ass I’d be hitting on him if at all possible.  Some chances you only get once.

    • Anonymous

      At least Adam gave Josh a more reasoned critique than the judges.   He pointed out what was wrong with the pants even if you overlooked the zipper. 

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

      Oh I know! Really hoping for JudgeCaps this week!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    *blinks*

    Whatever they’re giving those poor band kids to be good sports about this isn’t remotely enough.

  • Anonymous

    I could have sworn I heard people PRAISING the fabric Miss Clinique Counter choose for her shirt.  All I could see was a faded 80′s ski sweater that wasn’t sure if it wanted to be a nordic print or a native American print.  There was some strange-ass judging going on…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    Remember Suede’s RNR outfit for Jerrell?!

    That was GENIUS compared to this (actually it was pretty good anyway).  And by the fact that I’m missing Suede’s designs shows how bad this show has gotten.  I really think the talent pool is pretty emptied by now.

    Thank God for Top Shot and Top Chef.

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

      Top Shot?

      • http://profiles.google.com/basedow.maureen Maureen Basedow

        an AMAZING marksmanship reality show. No kidding. Unbelievably good.

        • Anonymous

          Not a fan of weaponry, but I love Top Shot for the variety of equipment and the design of the challenges.

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

          I’m learning a lot here. Top Shot, Hillbilly Hand Fishing, Doug Henning’s World of Magic… I’m sure I can fill the void left by PR next season. I will NOT be watching PR next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1663121863 Donna DeVore Metler

    In fairness to Anya (not that it’s much of an excuse), but a drummer in a rock band is going to put quite a bit of strain on their pants, and therefore, work that might have sufficed to walk a runway or even stand and play guitar may not stand up.  However, SHE picked the drummer (I notice that poor Ewan got left behind to the person who didn’t speak up quickly in both groups-Olivier and Bert. At least Bert listened to him!)

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

      Yet my husband’s pants have never split…

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I think she picked the drummer because he said he wanted a dashiki, and that is probably the closest thing to her beach dresses. I wasn’t surprised she couldn’t make jeans, but I was blown away by how badly her top turned out. She should have been able to pull that off.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the stilt contest was the low but each week they just get worse. I am serious the production people should be fired and the judges should be embarrassed to be associated with the trash that PR is this season. Seriously.

  • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

    You know when someone goes out of their way to say, ‘Don’t look such and such up…’, I have to look such and such up. I was NOT expecting that definition when I googled “bukakke”. *chuckles*

  • Anonymous

    Hilarious.

    I’d been thinking Godspell, but  Doug Henning is perfect!

  • Helen C

    I might get shot for this, but I think Anya should have gone home instead of Olivier.  Then again, she has a better sense of color than he does.  I think his idea of using a lighter, more feminine fabric for a large macho lead singer can be interesting, but it was poor executed.  Anya really loves v-neck doesn’t she, she even used it here. 

    • Anonymous

      She should have gotten the auf in my opinion. I have liked some of her stuff this year but none of these designers are great. Not one. If you based it on this challenge alone, she needed to go. It was terrible. Precious deserved to go too, don’t get me wrong. If it was up to me we would just cancel the season right now, auf all of the remaining contestants and cancel the fashion week show LOL.

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Appalling outfits. Somewhere in some production writer’s conference, this challenge was a good idea. Rock Concert on the Project Runway stage!! First time evarr! Hopefully the last!!

    These designs tell me that the talent depth with this group of people is pretty damn shallow…. 

  • Anonymous

    The idea behind this episode had so much potential but was instead, a big disappointment. I was expecting cool-ass leather pants, boldly colored tailored jackets ‘ala’ Jimmy Page and so much more. Instead, we got scooby-doo. ps: what was up with all the cream colored pants. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions rock star. Jeffrey Sebelia would have whipped up something awesome…I still remember the cool outfit he made for himself for the jet-setting episode.

    • Anonymous

      I could see Seth Aaron coming up with something cool for the band.  They were totally good sports for not just ripping the designs to shreds.  

    • margaret meyers

      The band had all that modern Victorian facial hair – I was waiting for someone to give them some hippie civil war flavored stuff.  These guys would have looked nice in some grungey, up-dated 19th century clothes. 

      Ewan had a good body.  We saw him in the studio wearing a tight henley tucked into his pants:  he was big, but not fat.

  • mrspeel2

    Great critique of another dismal episode, and I learn another new word in the process! Thank you for cutting thru all the crap PR has decided to feed us this cycle. It’s so soothing to know I’m not alone in my disgust and I thank you for that!

  • Anonymous

    The pants Josh made look like Keith Partridge attire.  I don’t get where the designers were coming from.  They really seemed completely out of touch with this challenge, which is puzzling, since most of them are fairly young.  The band wasn’t glamrock or club oriented, so maybe that was what threw off the designs for this challenge.  I can’t figure it out.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

      I think the designers were out of touch with the challenge *because* they’re fairly young (except for Bert).  The band has a late 60s/early 70s vibe, and most of those designers were born in the 80s.  They’re probably most familiar with the late 60s/early 70s through….”Scooby-Doo,” “The Brady Bunch,” and “The Partridge Family.”  I doubt they listen to much classic rock, except on TV commercials.  Geez, I sound harsh, but there you go.

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    By the way, love the Doug Henning reference. 

    I think that Anya was given credit for previous challenges and not auf’ed, although Oliver was pretty pathetic this week. Hard call. 

    • Anonymous

      Of course she got credit for past work, but shouldn’t she at least have been in the bottom two instead of Kimberly?   And should she have gotten credit for making a pair of “well tailored” pants?    Rhetorical questions, I know.

  • Susan Crawford

    Oh, Anya, Anya, Anya – I hope when you got back to the Atlas you sacrificed something to the deities of design that protected you from being vaporized by NinahGahcia’s Light Saber of Doom. Because your design (NOT Kimberly’s – which was dreadful beyond measure, I admit) should have been in the bottom two. Girl, you finally got a little wake-up call: you can only get away with those boho, flowy two-seam beach dresses for just so long before your true lack of ability will do you in.  (Seriously, Anya? You sent your client out in pants that weren’t sewn together and a basted-on bib blouse?)

    Josh, the only thing that saved YOU, my upper-body manscaped little pal, was that for some reason the judges didn’t notice how truly tacky your “design” was. And that Adam Lambert liked that porno-zip crotch effect you were trying to work. I will say, though, that despite being almost completely overwhelmed by all the other fug you put together, that  printed tank was actually attractive.

    Why in the name of the Summer of Love everybody thought that the Sheepdogs had to go back to some assmode version of the 1960′s/70′s era I just don’t know. OK, this is a sort of country/grungy group, maybe, but they DO live and plan to work in THIS century, and there was not one single design up there that was remotely contemporary, let alone well thought out and sewn with the level of expertise that should be a BASIC REQUIREMENT for PR contestants. Oh, but wait – I for got. It isn’t about designing this season, is it? It’s about cracked-out challenges, product placements, and an almost total lack of real talent.

    • Anonymous

      Kimberly will get the aug before Anya.  Anya’s solid for the finale if she can evade the bottom two with split pants.  

      *sob

      • Susan Crawford

        Sadly, ChristinaRi, I believe you are right. There has been some serious Anyaness this season: she’s tall, elegant, has a great back story and . . . oh, why bother trying to say it indirectly: she’s great TV. Can’t sew; no real design skills; couldn’t figure out a pattern if she had the ghost of Coco Chanel to guide her, but by Gad, she is great Bunim/Murray fodder.

        • Anonymous

          *sob   Kimberly is even taller and more gorgeous, but she doesn’t have that pageant charm and languid sensuality. I’m not sold on Kimberly’s designs, but she can sew.    Plus, she’s funny!    I’m gonna miss her.

          • margaret meyers

            Anthony will be the next one off. 

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

            No, I think it’s gonna be Laura… Please be Laura…..

  • Anonymous

    When Kors praised Anya’s pants as well tailored I literally screamed at the television “THEY HAVE A BIG SPLIT IN THE ASS!!! PANTS WITH A BIG ASS SPLIT ARE NOT WELL TAILORED YOU LYING WHORE!!!!”

    I know there are different (no?) standards for the beautiful people, but c’mon man, this is getting ridiculous!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVAJNOUIUXRFJA627JMU2YLWSY ana

    IMO a double auf was in order this week. However, it’s not the first the judges keep something who sent ripping-apart outfits down the runway (Santino, dress a fellow contestant challenge, anyone?)… It was just SAD.

  • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

    I only began watching PR at the end of last season, when awful Gretchen won over Mondo.  After seeing this episode, I have no doubt that the earlier episodes must have been much, much better. I’ll have to find them.
    Josh’s fly strip made me cringe.  He said he designs for mostly Gay men (no surprise, there) but didn’t he notice these guys weren’t gay? I give both of these cute musicians kudos for putting up with this crap — especially the drummer who was forced do wear TWO hideous grade school Thanksgiving pageant costumes.  Thank God these guys didn’t have to wear these for their photo shoot.
     

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone remember “leather” designer? I can’t recall her name. She lived in the South but I believe she was from New York. All I can say she missed her challenge. These poor guys deserve a free design from someone who knows what they are doing after suffering through this mess. I am working on total recall here but didn’t she already design for some well known rock celebrities. Honestly, all of these designs look like store bought Halloween costumes that I see in circulars from Party City this time of year.

    • Anonymous

      Stelluh!

      • Anonymous

        How could I forget!

        Stella was the throw away contestant that season. You know she wouldn’t make to the final but she was better than this bunch.

      • Anonymous

        That would have been a perfect lineup of designers for this challenge.  Even if these guys aren’t glam or punk, they still could have had fantastic look!

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

      Stella.  I think you could have gotten an awesome band look if you would have gone with Jeffery, Stella, and Seth Aaron.  We need one more person to round it out though…

      • Anonymous

        What about that guy who had to leave because of illness?  Was his name Jack?   He could be the eye candy with no shirt on under the leather jacket.     Also that guy who hooked up with Carol Ann.  He was pretty cute too.

      • Anonymous

        Yes Seth Aaron would have pulled it off. Thats what these poor guys deserve a team of talented designers. It was tragic hot mess. Heidi and crew should be shunned and sent to fashion Siberia  for allowing this episode to air.

        • Anonymous

          I think the Sheepdogs themselves deserve a little bit of the blame for having terrible taste. They DID have consultations with all of the contestants before they sketched. It’s not like all 8 contestants coincidentally chose this very strange, very ugly 70s vibe by themselves. They were given some direction. Like, dude told Anthony Ryan he wanted a floral print shirt. Then they got mad because he made a floral-ish print shirt and it looked like a woman’s blouse. The whole episode was a gong show, and yes, the designers deserve the majority of the blame for utterly failing to make anything cool, but also, Sheepdogs. OMG. Could they have chosen a more fashion-handicapable group of people.  

          • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

            If you watch their videos on YouTube, you’ll see how retro they really are. I watched a few after the show aired, and I swear a couple of them were wearing clothes from vintage shop.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe April Johnston? I think she could have pulled it off. Or Totally Straight Joe? He worked with leather & hetero-guy-wear.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, yeah! Detroit Joe Faris would have killed in this challenge.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Margaret-Carlson-Nikoleit/100002490979930 Margaret Carlson Nikoleit

            Yes, April and Joe were the other two that my husband and I added to our “dream team” list of designers for this challenge last night.

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

            I’d rather see Joe than April — I think April was a little too conceptual for the Sheepdogs.

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

            That man knows his way around some leather!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

    Bert having spent his 20s in the ’70s, had built up some immunity to the bad acid, so his trip wasn’t quite as trippy.

  • Anonymous

    The more I think about this episode, the more bummed I get. This episode is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the season.

  • Anonymous

    So… My thought is this one : the Sheepdogs’ guys lost a bet and had to go through this without winking and punching someone in the face.
    Too bad for you guys.
    Anyway, let’s take a quick time trip in the future : The Sheepdogs are now superstars. The Rolling Stones are nobodies. The Beatles ? Insects. The Who ? Err… Excuse me, who ? Just the good time to dig that priceless piece of fashion.
    Darlings, don’t do real TV in an attempt to launch your carrier. It will only bite you in the ass.
    Anyway, nice and funny episode. Now, no one can tell me to hush when I say that Josh and Anya are both the pet designers of the season.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

      With all the fringe on display, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Roger Daltrey at Woodstock. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh, my GOD!  Roger Daltrey at Woodstock looked hot as hell!  And his pants fit him like a coat of paint!

        • Anonymous

          And those curls….He was one hot dude.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

          One of the all-time best rock and roll asses!  Yum!

  • Anonymous

    “It’s like the early ’70s Castro exploded all over some kid straight off the bus from Canada!”

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Snort!
    Oh, TLo, I love you. You nailed it. I’m wiping the tears from my eyes as I type…

    • Anonymous

      It’s true!   Tom and Lorenzo, Lorenzo and Tom, you are truly fucking brilliant.  I really needed that laugh.  Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      “Fabric Bukkake” almost sent me over the edge – not that it takes much down here in Austin with the ridiculous drought – but that line finally did it.  I think I’ll go have a cocktail now…

  • Anonymous

    On the other hand, their hairs are fantastics. So shiny !
    OK, I’m out…

  • Anonymous

    I’m suspicious that this episode was a secret taping of a new Comedy Improv Show.

    *Audience, give me an occupation*

    FASHION DESIGNER!!

  • Anonymous

    The only thing wrong with Precious Moments being aufed this week is that the judges missed a perfect opportunity to auf Anya, who they’ve been pampering and over-estimating all along. Her fake-ethnic top and terrible pants were the worst things I’ve ever seen on any contest show. When you think that judges have aufed contestants for “bad styling” e.g., the wrong shoes, hair, etc., letting her stay another week after making this pos is inexcusable.

    It should have been a double elimination, at the very least.

  • Geno Boggiatto

    I seriously did not get this episode at ALL. It was a hot mess from the second Rolling Stone decided to have a CONTEST to see who would go on the cover of their magazine. Really? You’re turning a long-respected accomplishment into a mini Peoples’ Choice Awards?

  • Anonymous

    The thing about Anya’s is that not only was it poorly sewn,  it was also a poor design.  Horrible.  

    Josh’s was overdone.   I know putting overdone in the same sentence with Josh is redundant, but at least he did something no matter how horribly it turned out.   It was at least put together well, although I agree putting vomitus together well still adds up to vomitus.

    WHY did the designers go for such a horrible color pallet?   Orange, gold, brown?   Nearly all of them.  Yuck.  Bert’s was a design for a 60 year old woman, but at least it wasn’t brown.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Careful–I’m an almost 60 yr old woman and I would not wear that thing that Burt designed.  I can’t believe they liked it!

      • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

        Bert’s would have been much better if he’d been able to dye the top some color other than purple.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and folks, just one more thing —  THIS is why we need a Tim blog.   REALLY need a Tim blog.  

  • Anonymous

    Truly, this must have been some sort of joke.  EVERYTHING, including the “winning” outfit, was horrible in design, executiion and taste.  I just cannot understand what is going on at Bunim/Murray, truly, deeply a sad mystery.

    And I WILL NOT be the one to explain the term “bukkake” to anyone.  DO NOT Google it, you will either get a computer virus or arrested.  Ask Anya, I hear she knows……

    • Anonymous

      Ha!

  • David Albright

    Josh’s pants are truly terrible but, I feel some nostalgia for them, not because I am a child of the 70s but because as a young gay developing an interest in the male form I fondly remember the International Male catalogue and the truly tacky clothes that it contained. Thank you Josh for bringing that moment of my sexual awakening back to me. 

    • margaret meyers

      Josh has been SO International Male all season, from the moment he wheeled in his clothing rack of tank tops, s/m vests, and look-at-me jackets.  It was all Rent Boy wear.

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

        Not to mention his own wardrobe.

  • Anonymous

    I think it unfair that Olivier went home.  His outfit, at least to me, didnt look as ridiculous as these.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it’s unfair. I know the judges swear they have no idea what happens behind the scenes, but there is no way they could keep Olivier after his complete and utter failure to deal with people, and after all of the RIDICULOUS excuses he made up for himself. In his exit interview, he kept harping on the fact that “he couldn’t get a mannequin the size of the client.” … Are you serious? None of the other designers got client-sized mannequins and they didn’t fall apart, meaning Olivier is not as good as they are, nor is he experienced enough to be on the show. NO clue how to deal with people without being disgustingly offensive.

      And just because you stare blankly at someone after you call then a heifer doesn’t mean it wasn’t mean. 

  • Anonymous

    I was all like, hey I bet Josh will be good at this since stagewear is one area where it’s okay to be over the top! But then he was ridiculous anyway, so I guess not. If he learns how to edit himself he’d be a good designer. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    I want whatever they were smoking

  • Anonymous

    I just checked the programme guide for next week’s episode of Project Runway. It actually says the following:
    “Designers are asked to seek inspiration from the 70′s”

    So wait, maybe this was a warm up?! YIKES!!!

    • Anonymous

      no. please, no. (whimper)

  • Anonymous

    I think Josh’s is far better Anya’s. I don’t see how they are being lumped together like this.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      They are being lumped together because hers was third worst and his was third best, in the judging.

      • Anonymous

        I meant in the sense that the commentary for them both was exactly the same, but thanks…I guess.

  • Anonymous

    I had a Brush with Fame in the Airport.  It was Doug Henning.  He looked exactly like a very cheerful rabbit.  He was dressed almost exactly like Josh’s creation, above, except his was mostly primary colors.  

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

      The first ever show I saw in New York (on Broadway? Off?) was Merlin with Doug Henning. Good times!

  • Anonymous

    WORST PR CHALLENGE EVER!

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

      it’s not the challenge, it’s the challengers.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. It might still have been comedic with Austin Scarlett, Santino, and Mondo, but at least the clothes would have been well made and had a few original ideas.

        • Anonymous

          Besides, Stiltstown still take the prize for worst challenge ever.

        • Anonymous

          Santino?  Are you forgetting the jumpsuit he made for Kara Janx?  The one with the sleeve falling off on the runway?

          • Anonymous

            Oops. Yes, I forgot. 

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

            Good god, that jumpsuit. It was one of the top five worst things ever shown on PR. It was poorly constructed, poorly fitted, and ugly as hell. I mostly love Santino, but he should have been sent home for that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    Nina tweeted back that she was internally weeping during the whole runway show.

  • Anonymous

    I watched a couple episodes of Project Runway Philippines on YouTube recently.  One grand prize for the winner was a scholarship to a fashion school in Milan. 

    It is apparent that the U.S. Project Runway has run out of quality contestants who are ready to be launched and will deign to compete in a reality show.  I think it is time to differentiate between tailoring skill and design skill and admit the possibility that the show needs to be retooled to develop sewing amateurs and students into decent novice designers. 

    Just look at this season’s design portfolios, it is very sparse in photos of actual realized product and liberal in conceptual drawings.  Except Anya, who had other people do her sewing for her portfolio.  I appreciated the Fashion Show because the designer had a seamstress, but I loved Project Runway in the past because contestants had to think on their feet and construct their designs. And they were rewarded for quality.  To be, or not to be, Project Runway?  The show is broken, time to fix it.

    • Anonymous

      I appreciated the Fashion Show because the designer had a seamstress

      Not The Fashion Show. You’re thinking of Launch My Line.

  • http://twitter.com/heatherb84 heather b

    After seeing all of the TLo write ups for this latest episode, I’m kind of glad Time Warner decided not to show Lifetime that night. Seems I didn’t really miss anything worth while! lol. 

    • Anonymous

      Right.   Because as laughable as the outfits were, the episode itself was not comedic.   Boring in fact.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVAJNOUIUXRFJA627JMU2YLWSY ana

    Since this topic refers to the two people who clearly are the judges’ pets of this season, allow me to launch a question for discussion: if the judges were in a situation were Josh and Anya were in the chopping block, which one would they keep?

    • Anonymous

      Anya, hands down.  Josh would be aufed for “taste issues.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4AZYKFDGYZTFQJML25GU4RJBUQ Anh-Thu

      Definitely Anya. She’s been on the chopping block only once, and when she was, they STILL praised her during her judgment.

    • Anonymous

      They won’t put them both up until they’ve decided to ditch one.

  • margaret meyers

    Can you believe Anya spent two days on that and she couldn’t finish the pants or do anything but baste the placket on the shirt?  What was she doing for 2 days?  Viktor made 3 pieces (and good pieces, though I hated the jacket that made the wearer look all humpy) and we didn’t see him dashing around.
    What did she spend $300 on?  If it was blow, that would explain the cheap, nasty fabrics and the lack of finish.

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

      it’s the first time i actually believed anya learned to sew four months previous.

      i still think she learned to sew so she could get on PR & get exposure for herself & whichever showbiz career she actually wants, however.

  • Anonymous

    those poor poor sheepdogs.  god bless them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

    I miss past seasons and designers, too, but nostalgia is selective. I got to thinking about some of the not-so-great designers of yore. Remember Zulema? Vincent? Angela? With them, we would have gotten a pair of men’s Daisy Dukes (Zulema), a chartreuse Elton John outfit with straw trim and a hat made from a wastebasket (Vincent), and a shirt made entirely of calico granny circles (Angela).  And even from better designers, how would Kaynebow have done menswear?  Well, remember the reedeeculous “jet set” outfit he made for himself? Just sayin’

    • Anonymous

      True.

      BUT — Angela & Kayne could at least sew well! 

    • Anonymous

      Yes–but this season is like having most of those not-so-great designers together in one room. Project Runway No Stars. I can’t remember a season when half the episodes featured “winners” whose work was simply the least unappealing on the runway.

      I’m currently watching S3. Aside from Vincent, whose self delusion reached a clinically diagnosable level, the poorer designers’ work was uneven (Kayne’s Marilyn Monroe and pageant dress versus his recycled materials and jet setter looks; Angela’s Audrey Hepburn and INC look versus her jet setter and everyday woman outfits). “Uneven” would be high praise for some of this year’s crop.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

        Desertwind and mskgb: your points are taken. Kayne and Angela could both sew up a storm, but their taste level was rightly questioned.  This Season 3 with and entire cast of Angelas and Vincents…and a couple of Bradleys, but no Jeffreys, Lauras or Ulis. 

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I really miss my old PR.  Judges who gave a shit, contestants who could knock your socks off or take your breath away with a garment(Andre’s gutter water dress anyone?  Geordana’s inspiration dress?), us getting to see the process a bit more.  I don’t have a favorite this season.  Simply could not care less who wins it.  That has NEVER happened before, especially when we’re down to the final 7.  I has a sad.  :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Misfor-Moose/100001978210849 Misfor Moose

    Jesus Christ Superstar!  

    • Anonymous

      All the Jesus, with twice the fringe!

  • Anonymous

    I said it on the other post, I applaud Sheepdog for falling on the sword for these “designers”, who took four attractive men and made them look just plain silly.  Shame on you designers!

  • Anonymous

    To borrow a phrase from Laura Bennett, there was some serious ugly on the runway this week. It’s a sad statement on the show’s diminishing quality when the rock star look Jeffrey produced for the jet-setter challenge in S3 is light years more fashion forward than anything presented in this challenge. Come to think of it, even Suede’s crappy rock look for Jerrell was better than most of the garments on Thursday’s show.

  • Anonymous

    I can hardly wait to read the chapter in The Sheepdogs autobiography about their time on Project Runway.  I’ll bet it makes playing in dive clubs with no audience look like a cake walk.

  • Anonymous

    Ya know, dressing Graham Norton might make an interesting challenge.

    • Anonymous

      I used to watch him all the time when I had BBC.

    • Anonymous

      I used to watch him all the time when I had BBC.

  • Anonymous

    Doug Henning!!!!!  EggggggggggZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKly! 

    I guess if you look at the judges’ reactions–especially the Great Pumpkin’s–as comedy, you might be able to keep the cynicism and, well, fury at bay for a while.

    OK–the “while” is over.  Nina seemed pissed off throughout the runway session.  But Kors and Klum?  Shame on both of you.  Like, the two of you don’t have enough money already?  You can’t tell those fucking BM producers where to go and what to do with their absurd and, frankly, insulting remarks about shit like this?  Money is *that* importannt to you?

    Fuck you.  Fuck you both.  It’s like a giant FUCK meets a giant YOU, Michael Kors!

  • narita_rayna

    oh how i love you boys <3

  • Anonymous

    I can’t even get over how bad it all is!

  • Anonymous

    At the start of the season Heidi went on more than one talk show going on and on about how she saved Anya from being cut in the first episode and how she dared the judges to give Anya a try and see how well she could do.  I guess we now know how much power Frau Seal has over this competition.  The horrifically sad thing is that the season is halfway over and by this time the ones with no talent are usually long gone.   Viktor is the ONLY one who seems to be NEAR the caliber of the average contestant from past seasons.  And that’s not saying much.  My God.  Anya’s monstrosity is in my list of the top 5 worst looks on Project Runway Ever!

    • margaret meyers

      And as we are seeing during sidebars on the show, she is not a nice person.  It was comical how everyone hissed about being with Burt.  Don’t they remember that it was Josh who was the problem on the one team, and that Burt is not the leader of the teams he is on?  They were pinning their own failings on Burt like it was his leadership that was the problem.  I’m looking forward to his cleaning their clocks next week.

  • Anonymous

    Josh was going for “granola straitjacket” right?

    Holy wow this season is a joke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Clements/100000941516003 Patricia Clements

    Absolutely the worst season of PR ever.  And the worst collection of designer wannabes ever.  EVER.   

  • Anonymous

    Disqus keeps screwing up my comments…

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

      Mine two. Yesterday I posted at least three comments earlier in this thread and so far they’re no where to be seen. I expect they’ll show up as orphans somewhere close to the end.

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for the band, but worse for TLo- who have more looks to ‘analyze’.  I’d be in the corner blubbering if it were me.

    • Anonymous

      Good point.   We should all sign a petition saying they don’t have to do any of that this week.   The kittens are fine.  

      • Anonymous

        I will do no such thing. The worse PR is, the more hilarious is TLo! It almost makes me happy that this season is so tragic.

      • Anonymous

        I hear they are curled in fetal position right this moment with thumbs in their mouths and hands over their ears (don’t ask how they do that) singing lalalalalalalala. Poor babies.

  • Anonymous

    What’s bukakke?

    • Anonymous

      I just can’t bring myself to describe it on this board, but I advise you to go to The Urban Dictionary and all will be revealed.

      • Anonymous

        From urban dictionary (related but not a definition):  Bukakke is a dish in Japan with fine white noodles with a splash of
        topping in liquid not at all unlike loads of semen. It comes from the
        verb bukakkeru which means to splash some liquid (usually water).

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

          you have to take that definition &, like, multiply it. in terms of people. of one gender. onto person. most often of the other.

          okay?

        • Anonymous

          If I ever find myself in Japan I know what I WON’T be ordering for dinner.

          • Anonymous

            I’m with you–even the real Japanese meaning of the word would get all messed up if I were to ask for it in Japan and I’d be faced with the other (ewwwwww! pun was NOT intended)

      • Anonymous

         Wow, you’re right, that’s awful.  And degrading.

        • Anonymous

          ewwwww! I’m to old to know that word. There are days I’m sorry I’m so curious. I can feel what my face looks like right now as I say ewwwww again and it ain’t pretty! ewwwwwww!!!

  • margaret meyers

    Josh’s pants are so typical of his work.  He had a nice pair of pants, and then he ruined them with several embellishments that were too high contrast,badly proportioned, too costumey for this band, and not attractive. I had to laugh at what happened to the zipper:  the first time we saw the pants the zipper was set into the pants, then when we saw the pants next, the zipper was set in a patch of fabric added to the crotch of the pants.  I figure he had to scrap the first pair of pants for some reason but was too lazy to pick-out a well-set zipper — or he had only bought one zipper and feared wrecking it by picking it out and resetting it.

  • Anonymous

     These kids watched too many cartoons. Utterly awful on second viewing.

  • Anonymous

    I want Sheepdog caps. Pretty please, please, please, please????

  • Anonymous

    Project Runway  has devolved into an unfunny version of the Three Stooges  …with sewing.

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

      In that case, I want to see all the designers line up and bop Josh on the head with a heavy object.

  • http://twitter.com/AileenBartels Aileen Bartels

    If the guidance counselor at my son’s middle school came to school dressed as a rock star because it was “wacky pants day” this is what she would wear.

  • Anonymous

    You hear that?

    It’s the sound of PRs credibility going down the crapper.

  • Anonymous

    It seems painfully obvious that they put together the cross promotions and product placement without worrying about the actual challenge until later.  Can’t wait for next season’s Garnier/HP/Intel/MarieClaire/People Magazine challenge!

    • Anonymous

      You forgot Hawaiian Tropics

  • MilaXX

    As if they couldn’t pimp this show hard enough. There’s a PR makeup collection coming out. Now I want to look at the finale collections to see who’s models are wearing these colors. I have to admit though, the red lipstick in pretty.

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

      is that why the makeup is so bad this season? did they tell them to make the models {& the “real people”, for heavens sake} look no more glamorous than the average officeworker on an average day? so they could sell their makeup collection? have they no sense at all?

      • MilaXX

        I don’t think so. The L’Oreal team has been fairly competent before this season. I think it”s simply the designers not giving the makeup team good instructions. I think this is likely just part of their contract with L’Oreal

        • Anonymous

          Is it just me, or have the styling sessions become *particularly* infomercially lately? Don’t they realize that when it becomes that clumsy, it doesn’t WORK anymore? Once I’m noticing how much they’re pushing the product, the show feels cheap; and then the product feels cheap by association.

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

            it’s not just you, it’s absolute.

            theyre destroying what was once one of the only intelligent programs on television, crumb by pointless crumb.

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

          I’m with you re: the designers not give good instructions to the make-up artists. I think that can happen sometimes, and I don’t necessarily expect the designers to be make-up experts. But a good make-up artist should be able to interpret the instructions and create something decent. Instead, even the application is kind of crappy. Not enough blending, no subtlety, no cohesion. I’m seeing a whole lot of badly done smokey eyes this year.

          • http://twitter.com/KathleenGillies Kathleen Gillies

            This show is getting more Jerseylicious than ever in taste level, trumped up drama and talent.

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

            I think that’s it exactly.

            Probably every season of PR has had its tacky designers, but there seem to be more of them popping up in the past few seasons. And I’ll say this again (and will continue to bitch about it until Tom and Lorenzo tell me to shut up :-)  ) because I believe it’s a huge, glaring problem – I think a lot of this season’s designers work in a vacuum. They don’t seem to have any connection to art, music, or pop culture in general, and I think they really suffer for it.

      • MilaXX

        Temptalia has better pictures of the collection. Loving the lipsticks. The collection as a whole looks pretty nice.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a sad day when the entire output of a PR challenge looks like it could threaten to become a 4chan meme.

  • Anonymous

    They clearly just decided to off whoever was next on their list because Oliver was absolutely hiddy but Anya, omg, there is nothing redeeming about that. Oliver must have been like, WTF? And they were praising Josh? Ya’ know, I watch this show with my kids and son said after the runway show, ‘I don’t think that any of these designers actually have seen any rock stars…lately.’  The mind reels.

  • Anonymous

    They clearly just decided to off whoever was next on their list because Oliver was absolutely hiddy but Anya, omg, there is nothing redeeming about that. Oliver must have been like, WTF? And they were praising Josh? Ya’ know, I watch this show with my kids and son said after the runway show, ‘I don’t think that any of these designers actually have seen any rock stars…lately.’  The mind reels.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    I thought Josh said he learned his lesson about bedazzling everything… and then he added a bazillion too many details to his design. Wow. I do like the print of the tee shirt, though.

    And Anya? Should have been a double elimination. Just awful.

    • Anonymous

      And as mean as he was to Becky, he sure did add her Etsy touches with those little squares of color, didn’t he?  (Hey, I just realized that’s why some of us have been calling her Betsy! Etsy-Betsy!)

      • http://pissiechrissie.tumblr.com/ Chrissie

        Also because her last name is Ross.
        I think that’s why he praised her avant garde dress. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    I thought Josh said he learned his lesson about bedazzling everything… and then he added a bazillion too many details to his design. Wow. I do like the print of the tee shirt, though.

    And Anya? Should have been a double elimination. Just awful.

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

    didnt the producers learn anything from last season? people dont like seeing untalented contestants on PR. they dont wanna see people win for making the least worst out of a field of bad. they didnt quite abandon the show in hordes but teetered on the brink. i can guarantee that more teeter every episode this season, myself included. are they trying to close down production in the most odious &, in truth, most unhappy way possible?

  • Anonymous

    I had to make Anya’s shirt as a project in 5th grade art class, and then I had to wear it to school. I had to good sense to be embarrassed about it, though.

    I’m following this season strictly through TLo and even at this level of remove, it’s pretty obvious that this show is hurting.

  • Anonymous

    The Doug Henning reference? Love it. Am I the only person who still plays the cast album of The Magic Show? At least that show was much more entertaining than PR.

    • Anonymous

      Hell no — Solid Silver Platform shoes is my favorite….although during my early adolescence I did mope to West End Avenue.  My sister bought the the DVD….unfortunately it was some made for Canada version — not good at all.

  • Anonymous

    The Doug Henning reference? Love it. Am I the only person who still plays the cast album of The Magic Show? At least that show was much more entertaining than PR.

  • Anonymous

    You guys are great! ;) I learned something new today and had a great laugh! bukakke indeed….I was glad to see Oliver go home, he was very rude to his clients and too rigid in his clothing design….I was glad Viktor won, but this challenge was a poor one, for sure. I get the impression that the producers are going for “outrageous” challenges and end up forcing people to turn out terrible clothes, i.e. the wife challenge with the husband’s “input”, the stilt challenge, and this one….I would prefer challenges that allow people to show their true talents (where they exist) and less production value, I swear I was waiting for the laugh track on that last one….

  • Anonymous

    First the clothes made me laugh, now your reaction to it made me laugh harder.  Oh my stomach hurts!  Stop with the funny.  Don’t both of these look like they came in a plastic bag at the drug store?  Or costumes for a high school production of Hair or Godspell if none of the mothers had ever sewed before, and there was no home ec class, and no one who had ever put needle to fabric was available anywhere?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, there was something – especially with Josh’s – that really said “cheap fabric Halloween costume”!

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope the Sheepdogs are getting compensated really well. They were good sports about the whole thing. These are suppose to be the top 8 designers of the season. The all failed. How the Duchess or the Kluminator could praise any of this stuff is beyond me. Thank you TLo for clarifying that this was suppose to be comedy. I was suppose to be in tears of laughter, not despair.

  • Anonymous

    Got to see this last night–I don’t know how Adam Lambert sings or performs, but I agree with you, he was the best guest judge this season (and dare I say, several seasons?). He actually made some intelligent statements. This whole “challenge” was a farce–pure product placement including the Sheep Dogs (altho’ I have to say, they did a pretty good job of presenting themselves).
    Yay, Olivierio is gone, wish it could have been a double auf (or triple)!

  • Anonymous

    The funniest moment of the night was when Josh thought a “look at me I have a penis!” pant was a totally reasonable and sensible thing to do and couldn’t understand why Tim might object.

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

      okay, you’ve finally convinced me to watch this episode. i wasnt going to, i’ve had enough of bad design, bad judging of bad design & the bad judgment of rocker guys to last me methuselah’s lifetime. but i cant imagine how penis pants would not be r&r. i’m thinking, for some reason, of a combo of the scandal mick jagger & keith richards created sometime mid-60s by not wearing underpants to court when they were on trial for what is now, at least in california, medication available in shops on every other corner {lots of sick people in LA, apparently}. either that or the fabulous wonderments created by eldridge cleaver in his post-political-pre-evangelical career {tho these werent precisely r&r pants, they were, indeed & in/famously, advertised in rolling stone}.

      but i can see josh make a pair of penis pants that were so tacky, so bad, that they nearly negated an approximately half-century’s worth of previous penis pants. so i will watch this for the everlovin, how you say, lulz. the zipper seemed okay, but i can certainly see josh go for something that had more, say, bejangled clarity even on international television. people keep saying international male but i raise that w/ ah! men in the catalog sweepstakes every time.

      • Anonymous

        It was more a bit of Sticky Fingers style suggestion than outright putting the fine sausage in the store window – and the look was basically what we see now – so you might be disappointed if you watch anyway.

      • Anonymous

        We just kept saying, “We’ve got armadillos in our troussers” in Nigel Tufnel’s voice during Josh’s Tim critique.

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

          Hahahahaha! A Spinal Tap reference always makes things better.

  • Anonymous

    This episode is proof that if you’re pretty enough you can have your clients pants literally splitting up the back and still be a contender.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

    Are y’all still wondering why Seal didn’t want any part of this?

  • Anonymous

    Anya’s reminded me of the costume I wore when I was in Indian Maidens in the 60′s LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou.    I could not *believe* that Kors praised the tailoring of pants that were (A) falling apart on stage and (B) had creases in new places.  Also your footnotes make me giggle a lot.

  • Anonymous

    Oops!  Missed the small print and did the research.  Oh dear!

    Re these garments, if Jimi were alive today, these offerings would take him out.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you…thank you T&LO…this made watching the episode SOOOO worth it

  • taodon

    Every episode – another death knell…

  • Anonymous

    I love the PR posts have become a bukakke with all the “designers.” I like Josh’s tank and was glad Nina spoke up about not letting Josh win. Also Pseudolus would deem this season a tragedy.  *former theatre design major/musical theatre geek*

  • Anonymous

    God, seriously. The ridiculous judging is just exaggerated by the fact that they really don’t seem to have any stars, design-wise, this season. Maybe Victor, but the rest of them are just not particularly good. Other seasons, when they gush over something mediocre early on, there’s a reasonable chance it’ll pan out for them later in the seasons if the designer finds their stride and rises to the challenge. These guys are not so much rising.

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

      viktor is not particularly good either.
      think of all the people who were runners up to the runners up in the previous seasons, the fourth placers. is viktor really as good as many of these?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t necessarily think Viktor is a clear winner if he were in a stronger season, but I think he’d at least be a *competitor*, unlike… everyone else this season.

        • Anonymous

          I agree. He may be stuck in a sucky season, but I think he has shown enough construction skill and design creativity to be a contender in any of the other seasons, where he would have been up against better designers than the ones he’s currently up against, and doing better challenges than the ones he has to do now.

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

            I agree with this. While Viktor might not be particularly innovative, he has good ideas, a good sense of color, and can put a garment together so that it actually stays together. He can make multiple pieces when other designers can barely put one out. And he’s worked well with his clients. He even warmed up to his art student in the inspiration/avant-garde challenge. To top it all off, I think his work has grown throughout the season.

            I think Viktor is real, live, actual designer. Even if he never works for a big designer, I can see him being a success working for himself. And that’s not a bad thing anyway. I’m not so sure about any of the others, and I’m including Anthony Ryan, who I love to pieces. The boy has too unhealthy a relationship with the glue gun for my tastes.

            Viktor should be the clear winner this year. But for a lot of viewers,
            Mondo was the clear winner last season, and we all know how that turned
            out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOM6YR4RJ53AF77MUUZ62J33WY Anonymous

    TLo I’ve been waiting for your play by play critique of Bryce’s final collection, have I missed it? Please tell me you’re gonna critique each final collection as the designers are auf’d! Pleeeeeeeas!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Ash2046 Ashley Wu

    I am having my lunch reading this and laughed so hard when I read “fabric bukakke” that I nearly spit the food out. Such a brilliant use of words!

  • Anonymous

    My guess is they were trying very hard not to laugh.  Nina however was SO over all of it; her contempt for all of it was palpable.

  • margaret meyers

    TLo could do a whole post composed only of mean and foolish things Josh and Laura have said about the other designers.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t watch the episode, and now I am sorry I didn’t. This looks like it was as much fun as Carmen and Sweetpea’s mens’ outfit, where Carmen had no shirt at all, and Sweetpea had the worst shirt ever made. I still laugh my head off at that episode!!! Damn!!! I will have to catch it online!! 

    • Anonymous

      You might actually be disappointed…for me it was an exercise in frustration: frustration at the cluelessness of the designers, frustration at Oliviovaries inability to work with actual human beings, frustration at the utter lack of talent and spark this season. Although, I did laugh hysterically and rewound the Tivo when the band started playing and we saw Oliviovarie’s reaction. PRICELESS!

      • Susan Crawford

        OMG! “Oliviovaries”! Priceless. #snortingcoffeefromnosefromlaughter

  • Anonymous

    I actually think Kors *was* being sarcastic when he made the comment about Anya’s pants being well-tailored.  It was when he was listing all the things wrong with the outfit.  

    I don’t mind that Precious Moments went home, but I think Anya should have been in the bottom over Kimberly who made wearable pants.  I suppose Kimberly went to the bottom because she actually chose to add those damn buttons.

    • Susan Crawford

      Agree, Glammie. Big buttons are apparently a greater sin in the cracked-out world of PR than complete lack of sewing and construction skills. I didn’t love Kimberly’s stuff, either, but it was SO much better than Anya’s, wasn’t it? Somehow, I would desperately like to blame this awful season on the toxic combination of Bunim/Murray and the bitter aftertaste of the Wretchen debacle. But let’s face it, this crop of designers is pretty uninspiring. None of them packs what St. Tim of Gunn would call “WOW factor”, and the interpersonal dramas all seem manufactured and generic.

      • Anonymous

        It is funny how things stick with a person. When my mom was teaching me to sew, she always told warned me that using buttons that are too big or to small or placing them incorrectly will immediately make clothes look really home-sewn and dorky, no matter how great everything else looks. I ALWAYS think about that, 35-40 years later!!

      • Anonymous

        Yep.  I actually feel sort of sorry for Gretchen.  She’s actually going to have to overcome her win to succeed as a designer.  

        I hate Bunim/Murray.  I don’t know how they do it, but every season since they took over has had real issues.  This year, it’s just plain old lack of talent.  I just keep thinking of season four and how every one of the top six, except for crying lingerie boy could have easily taken first place among this group.  In season Five any one of the top four.  At least Kenley sewed on the feathers when she knocked stuff off. 

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

    What

  • Anonymous

    “Kors was serious when he praised the tailoring on her shitty split jeans?”

    It’s crazy that Kors said the pants showed how she has been sewing for only 4 months at first, and how well tailored it was just moments later in private judging. They can’t even bothered to keep the craziness consistent.

    • Anonymous

      That’s why I think Kors was being sarcastic–he said it while they were running down Anya’s crappy sewing skills.

  • Tiffany Hindman

    My dad is a magician and I used to watch VHS’ of Doug Henning’s specials non stop. It was all I could think of when I saw this episode, so thank you for the reference.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=681180695 Sarah Saltzman

    I think they were most definitely smoking crack.  A ton of it.

    • margaret meyers

      That would explain where everyone’s $300 went to. Only Viktor had a look that said he had spent some money.  I don’t know what Laura spent $450 on because we did not see that money on the Runway.

  • Anne Slovin

    It’s like costumes for a production of Hair!

  • Anonymous

    The quality of the designs the contestants are sending down the runway this season is horribly low.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t fault the designs. The quality of the designers is horribly low.

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

    The more I look at it, and why I keep looking at it can only be explained by train wreck phenomenon, the more I’m sure Josh’s craft project felt patches on the vest and arm band are where he hid the tabs of acid he was tripping on. There is no other explanation.

  • Judy_J

    I’m guessing Josh and Anya are big Brady Bunch fans, because it appears that Josh thought he was dressing Johnny Bravo, and Anya thought she was dressing Peter Brady to perform inr the school talent show.

  • tripletmom96

    my first reaction to anya’s was “3rd grade thanksgiving play”…. i’m kind of glad to see that her lack of sewing skills are finally coming back to bite her in the butt….even the duchess mentioned it.  it truly was the worst thing on that runway, although i don’t have a big problem with them sending precious moments home instead — this was one of several things he had done poorly, along with the fact that he supposedly should have known what to do with menswear….but i am sick and tired of the judges praising anya for her work “considering her limited sewing experience”.  is it good or not????  stop giving her a pass.  my husband made the comment that someone who is good looking and charming always gets away with more than us “normal” people, and that’s clearly happened with anya. 

    as for josh’s — once again — way overdesigned.  too many gee-gaws.  i almost choked when i saw that it was in the top 3.  i can only hope they were messing with him (and us) by keeping him up there to make it look like he might have won.  after all the praise they heaped on bert and the criticism leveled at josh (fringe, orange crap) could they really have been considering it for the win????

    i just hope that neither of these two make it to the top 3, although i have a sinking feeling that anya might just win it all the way the judges was rhapsodic about her…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002673395871 Roadkill Writer’s Camp

    Where’s Pete Townsend when you need him? I’m all for civility and good manners, but there should have been some guitar-smashing going on here.  Anya’s contribution would be cringe-worthy even if she could sew. And Josh’s…seriously. Some judge actually praised the turkey frills he turned into sleeves.   

    • margaret meyers

      THAT’S what those hidesous sleeves reminded me of, too.  Josh has a real taste issue.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

      Only instead of smashing their instruments, the Sheepdogs should have shredded their clothes until they were down to their skivvies, and not just in the workroom. 

    • Anonymous

      That’s a beautiful image!  The poor Sheepdogs standing there in their ridiculous clothes while being critiqued…and all of a sudden Pete Townshend runs in and starts busting the place up. 

      That would have turned it into the very best Project Runway episode that ever was or will be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mandy-Mathieu/100001107217202 Mandy Mathieu

    TLo’s snark was predictably hilarious this week!  I couldn’t wait to see how they would roast Oliverieirr.  I haven’t wanted someone off PR as much since Wretchen!  Talk about a male chauvinist bitch!  As a theatrical entertainer, I am open-minded and definitely NOT homophobic, but Oliverrr gives effeminate gays a bad name!  I can deal with a moody queen like Josh, who at least has the gonads to survive a reality TV show, but Oliveierei  was a huge casting mistake!  He was insulting to real women with breasts, “big” men with testosterone, (well, that’s just about everyone except mannequins!)   I just wanted to slap him when he covered his ears in front of the band!!!  Rude!  I think all the designers made these manly, good-looking rockers with great hair look horrendous.  TLO you are my weekend ritual of decompression at the end of a long week!  I’d love to see a roster of the top-hated designers vs. the most-loved.  I still love Seth-Aaron and Ulli.  

    • Anonymous

      I’ve seen nothing to suggest that Olivier is a male chauvinist.  He just has issues with anyone of normal size, male or female. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

      Olivierere is a plain old jerk, regardless of sexual orientation.

    • Anonymous

      You’ve got Olivier’s problems wrong. He’s merely afraid of human beings. Go look at his decoy collection, and how the models are styled like citizens of Beigica Alpha Five, the planet where everyone’s shaped like a dress form and nobody can speak. This is where Olivier lives in his mind.

    • Anonymous

      Olivierieri-ole didn’t cover his ears when the music started–that would have been too decisive. Instead he fluttered his little precious hands around his ears as if he couldn’t quite bear to touch even himself all the while wearing the most hilarious look of panic and pain on his dear wee face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mandy-Mathieu/100001107217202 Mandy Mathieu

    Ok just read TLo’s brilliant comment that Oliver is not an insensitive woman hater because he’s gay, but because he’s an IDIOT!  and a child.  Totally agree.  Thanks for the clarity.  I was really impressed, also, with how you defended heterosexual men last week.  It was horrible the way the producers portrayed the husbands as cavemen douchebags.  Insulting.  What is happening to PR??!

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was interesting that Nina did not want to boot Olivier on this challenge.  She said she fought “tooth and nail” to keep him.  

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

      I’m curious as to why she fought so hard for him. Maybe she wanted to boot Anya instead? I suppose it’s more likely she wanted to boot Kimberly.

      • Anonymous

        She didn’t say.  It’s on the judges video on the Lifetime website.   

  • Judy_J

    Johnny Bravo and Peter Brady.

  • Now I am The Bee

    I  just keep thinking about Santino’s jumpsuit for Kara that was falling apart–and he wasn’t aufed either.  With both of these outfits (Santino’s and Anya’s)–they were saved becasue there was something even more awful on the Runway. While I agree with Olivieriereir’s aufing, it’s too bad they could kick Anya off as well. 
    An apparantly they are keeping Josh around for comic relief, as you said.  What a sad state of affairs….

  • Judy Raddue

    When Heidi said that Josh’s guy looked hot, I lived in fear of Clinique Counter getting the win.  Someone really needs to slap the producers until they realize that he’s not nearly as interesting as he/they believe he is… His taste level is gawd-awful and the ensemble above is Exhibit 1.  All I can hope for is that he goes down in major flames.

    • Anonymous

      I think “flames/flaming” is his middle name.

  • Judy Raddue

    Oh, and I had to look up bukakke.  Thank God, my breakfast was fully digested.  That was so gross that I had to Google “Santorum” in order to recover!

    • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

      I must confess, I did not have to google “bukakke,” but I did for (Rick) Santorum. >.<

  • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

    Sid and Marty Krofft!  That’s it!  I’ve been beating my head against a wall trying to think of the proper reference.  Brilliant!  Loved me some Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, BTW.

  • vmcdanie

    I certainly wasn’t complaining that they kept Anya and sent Precious Moments home (so obvious that he was a non-starter weeks ago) but…well, I guess I just channeled the judges’ reasoning. Surely.

    As usual, the judge love for Josh is a mystery. Ok, the top was ok, the vest might have been with 50% less gewgaws and the pants were well-made. Those pockets. My God. It reminds me of when I had dysentery.

    But there’s always room for beauty in the world of magic, Joe. (<–Old person tripping on the Doug Henning and Krofft references.

  • Rand Ortega

    This challenge had the densest concentration of ugly I’ve ever experienced on PR. 
    & that’s just not funny.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPPCA5BEYZ5DJTLZIP7HWFIXLY johnny

    PR Puffinstuff.

  • Anonymous

    High school theme day dressing. Break out the fabric remnants, the glue guns and make a trip to Goodwill, girls!

  • Anonymous

    These were better.

  • Anonymous

    Well, it’s VERY obvious that the producers decided at a production meeting early in the pre-season, after casting, that Anya was going to be a “star” of the season despite her shitty, shitty clothes. 

    That outfit looks like it was made by an 11 year old, mentally challenged 4H’er…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEV2WB3MZRJHA4KD5DK4QY6FQQ Dinah

    If Anya would have accessorized the drummer with a huge brown dog and some Scooby Snacks I would have really liked her look.  Without Scooby though, it’s totally fail. I would have sent her home but I’m glad Olivier is gone too. 

    As for Josh, Doug Henning, yes!  I could not think of who that guy reminded me of.  This outfit is way over the top to the point of being a joke.  The best thing there are the snakeskin boots which the guy owned to begin with.  How could this look have been praised???  How did Josh look at snakeskin boots and think this guy was all about being a fringed hippy from 50 years ago?  I’d assume the guy wanted to have a unique modern rockstar style but just didn’t now how quite to pull that together himself.  

  • http://bunnymcfoo.livejournal.com/ bunnymcfoo

    See, I totally listen to the genre of music The Sheepdogs represent — Americana/Modern Folk-rock, for the record, and bands like Mumford & Sons fall into the same category — and I dig their sound and personal styles.   That, right there, is what made this episode such a train-wreck for me.  Like, yes, they’re heavily influenced by the 70s, but sweet fanny on a tricycle, that doesn’t mean everyone needs to drop acid before designing!

  • Lisa

    “Full on Sid and Marty Krofft” – I love you guys!

  • Anonymous

    TLo Kors was being sarcastic. Adam got it.
    YOU GUYS!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYKK5LDOSRAPJXINSD253PYMIA Kathryn

    I think someone else said this already, but really…I think Rob Reiner is doing a remake of “Spinal Tap,” and this was an outtake.  Except I liked the Sheepdogs too much to relegate them to “Spinal Tap” territory.  OTOH, I do like Spinal Tap, too.

  • Anonymous

    Can we have a discussion about the utter crappiness of the the challenges?  Also the lack of time to design, drape and tape?  and execute?

    Please let’s see some good challenges from the past revisited and give the designers more time to work.

    PS  Also less Real World:  Parsons

  • Anonymous

    I’m shocked that Josh’s was in the top three.  It was reasonably well-made but he threw everything but the kitchen sink on that outfit.  It was hideous.  As bad as Laura’s was, it was better than this mess.  He has some serious taste issues.

    Anya’s look was ugly and really demonstrated her lack of sewing skills.  But I still think it was better than Kimberely’s.  Anya’s top was at least recognizable as an attempt at a dashiki but Kim’s looked like an elf’s jacket, with those enorous buttons and the scalloped collar.  Ridiculous! 

  • Anonymous

    Fabric bukakke! Hippy hospital scrubs!

    It’s the new and improved Korsatron. Now with less Kors!

  • Anonymous

    I thought Bert made a nice pair o’ pants…

  • Jessica Rowe

    haha. I was in a pub once and a guy was wearing a shirt that said, “Bukkake ruined my carpet.”  I didn’t know what bukkake was so I looked it up.  Wikipedia has a very graphic image of it.  Anyway, the next day stupid me let my father borrow my phone to google something and that lovely picture came up.  Awwwkward.

  • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Beth G

    You referenced Sid & Marty AND Doug Henning all in one post?  My love for you is now complete!!!!!

    And in regards to the judging… um…. I don’t even have words.

  • Artis Diggins

    I saw Josh at a bar last nite…up close his makeup is REALLY harsh. 
    I hope this week’s episode will be good but I have my doubts.

  • Anonymous

    The still shots in TLo’s post have me laughing til tears stream down my cheeks. All your scathing 70′s references are spot on. It is truly fashion for Scooby’s Shaggy.

  • Anonymous

    As I read these posts, I am SO glad I chose not to watch this episode.  What total crap!

  • Anonymous

    They call this design

  • Anonymous

    First time poster so forgive my first post that got cut off.  Flipping Nora where do I start.  I have to agree with just about everyone.  This show was like a bad acid trip.  It was awful and so laughable.  Anytime I think I could do better is not a good sign for PR. 
    I am older than Bert and an ex-hippie and no one would have worn this stuff back in the day.  this is like some bad Halloween costume gone off the rails.  And I loved the comparison to the kindergarten pageant.  Yes yes my son wore something like that in 4K (only much more refined).  And Olivier please……….that lead singer was not fat/huge whatever.  He is just a tall man with the appropriate size.  No 60s rock musician would ever have worn anything like that.  Think Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, even Jerry Garcia. Good thing Olivier didn’t have to design for someone like Bob “The Bear” Hite.

  • Anonymous

    Look, I know these folks don’t have menswear experience, but I thought designers were supposed to be creative people with a finger on the pulse of what people want to wear, yadda yadda, wank wank. Maybe this only applies for fashionable people, which these guys are clearly not, but come on! They’re a bunch of hairy guys in a band. Where’s the mystery? I’m not even talking about execution; I’m just talking about the design aspect of these outfits. I’m sorry, but some of these “designers” need to rethink their career choices. 

  • AMartel

    Bachman Turner Overdrive has seen better days.

  • fragileindustries

    I was really hoping this episode wasn’t as cringe-worthy as it seemed at the time.  Maybe I spent far too much time in the TLo lounge before the show with Dana Delaney, I thought, and my memory (along with my speech and coordination) was impaired.  Maybe I was throwing the empty bottles at the screen out of inebriated abandon, not because the runway was a careening derailed train wreck.  I come to you guys for a recap after my last nightcap, and the screencaps tell me, no, it was far far worse. 

    Plus, the Sheepdogs sound like Creedence meets Nirvana.  In a bad way.

  • Anonymous

    I felt so sorry for the guys in the band! They actually had to pretend they liked this crap. I could NOT believe how they were praising all the effing Fringe! Seriously?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1052062518 Megan Moore

    There is precedence for the ripped pants – Santino wasn’t eliminated when his outfit for Kara ripped, and I recall lots of pins in the Tiki Barber challenge. 
    And for once an “alternative” runway worked, at least I thought. Having them play actually showed how the clothes would work. Definitely should have picked another more fashion-forward or at least a band with a different less derivative style. Why not design for judge Adam Lambert?? The challenge wouldn’t have been lame except for that.

  • Anonymous

    Pure comedy is right!  I laughed from start to finish!  Every look on the runway was indefensible but surely the pilgrim thanksgiving play (Anya) and bowling champ (Kimberly) were the worse.  The band themselves could have done better if they were given $50, a trip to mood and a sewing machine and I bet none of these guys have sewn in their lifetimes!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713709401 Randy Noak

    Fabric bukkake is now my favorite phrase like ever.