PR: It’s the Groovy, Far Out Rockstar Challenge!

Posted on September 23, 2011

Here’s what we don’t get.

 

Corky St. Clair here. We REALLY don’t get him. But that’s not our point.

Our point is, if you wanted to do a rock and roll-style challenge, why didn’t they just do “Dress My Husband, The Recording Artist known as Seal?” In a show dripping with product placement and cross-promotion, that one seems like a no-brainer. Granted, Seal’s not technically a rock singer but at least he’s stylish.
Nothing against The Sheepdogs (except maybe the name), but these aren’t guys who seem particularly interested in fashion. Or even stagewear, for that matter. Anything the designers did outside of henley collars and jeans was going to look wrong on these guys. So the designers, in a panic, somehow got it in their heads that “rock and roll” style was determined by Saturday morning cartoons in 1972. Every outfit was a combination of Shaggy and the Fat Albert Kids. You might have expected that from someone like Bert, but why were all these 20-somethings stuck on paisley and headbands and bell-bottom jeans? Why would you look at this band and determine that what they really want is to dress like the Brady Bunch? Sure, some of them mentioned Hendrix, but you’re supposed to update that look, not replicate it.

The real entertainment value was in watching a whispy, wifty, personality-less, inexperienced waif deal with the dirty, horrible loud world outside his conch shell, where people he doesn’t want to know speak to him and clothing doesn’t live as it should: forever on a dress form. Placed on a pedestal. A tall pedestal. Far away from dirty hands and the disgusting people who have the nerve to not have the proportions of a fashion illustration.  Goodbye, Olivier, you precious, precious thing. The world of reality television was not for you. The world, period, for that matter. Go and be among your own kind, where blonde waifs built exactly like you are thrilled to wear your designs and stand perfectly still while doing so because clothing shouldn’t move once it’s put on.

 

We guess that would explain why you dressed your guy in a tablecloth. Because when anyone thinks “lead singer in a band,” toile is always going to be the first thing that pops up, amirite?


Ignoring the roses and swans and pretty little bows, why is this shirt so short? Why does it have no tailoring at all? He’s, to use Olivier’s oft-referenced term “big,” but he isn’t shapeless. He could have tailored that shirt to be a little more fitted and flattering. Then again, he obviously didn’t have enough time to give it cuffs, so tailoring was not an option for Olivier.
And the gigantic pockets were just odd.
The pants were not horrible. That’s about as much praise as we can muster. They seemed to fit fairly well. But the choice of white pants and a toile shirt with swans on it just doesn’t read “rock singer” in any way whatsoever. Had this been a “dress a flamboyant middle-aged florist” challenge, then Olivier would be taking a victory lap right now.

It was time for the precious little poser to go anyway, but this challenge was (pun unintended) practically tailor-made to highlight every one of his deficiencies. He’s terrible working with clients (constantly referring to his size disparagingly right in front of him and making him sit around for an hour in his underwear), terrible with time management, terrible with any challenge where minimalist clothes for ultra-skinny people rendered in shades of grey and beige aren’t going to work, terrible with finishing, and after the last two episodes, just all-around terrible. This boy needs dirty sex with a fat, sweaty trucker to slap him out of his bubble. Go make that happen, Olivier. You’ll be a better designer for it.

 

And congratulations to Viktor! Your outfit was the least horrible out of all of them! Hooray!
Dude. We REALLY hope you got something out of this. A recording contract, a groupie, some coke- whatever.

All things considered (fringe), he did manage to make a pleather fringe jacket that looked a little unique. We’ll give him that. The braiding made it work.

But we’re of the opinion that if you can’t use leather for what really should be a leather jacket, then don’t. Because the vinyl looked crappy and every hem and edge looked unfinished.


We did like the shirt. It was the only thing on him that looked remotely modern. As always with the menswear challenge, we have to deal with the Horror of the Collapsing Placket and Limp Collar, which always sets off one nerve in our eyelids.

And while the jeans were fitted pretty well, that was pure Sears Tuffskins material he was using. It’s bad enough you put him in a pleather fringe jacket, Viktor. Did you have to give him Sears jeans on top of it?

We’re being a little mean, we know. But there’s been way to much “Yours is the least worst! Congratulations!” this season. Sure, Viktor deserved the win, but can you honestly say there’s a vast difference between this look and Olivier’s?  They both look unfinished and cheap and they both represent a very odd, very dated view of rock band stagewear.

We’re glad Viktor got the win because he hasn’t been getting enough recognition for his consistently good work, and it’s nice that he got to style his Sheepdog for a photo shoot.

But we think it’s kind of hilarious how much he stands out in the picture. He’s the kid at school whose mom still picks out his clothes.

[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke/MyLifetime.com - Screencaps: tomandlorenzo.com]

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    • Anonymous

      A miracle happened, two people got what they deserved last night and one didn’t. The judges were smoking a lower grade of crack and were able to at last do some decent judging. They got one wrong. They were still licking on Anya somewhat and then proclaimed her fugs safe. Whateves.
      Finally, the planets/stars aligned and Viktor got what he deserved after being passed over so many times, a WIN!! His jacket was great! And…*DRUM ROLL*  that, Fake Accent Boob Phobic Women Talking Hater Kray Obsession With Weight  Fried Hair With Roots Needing A Touch-Up Tiny Pouty Lips Precious Delicate Flower (take a breath), Went Home!!!! Drinks on me!! 

      • BuffaloBarbara

         I’m not sure why people are complaining about Anya being safe–she was in the bottom three, but both Kimberly and Olivier produced worse garments.  It seems like a fairly logical choice there.

        • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

          Both Kimberly and Olivier produced garments that weren’t split all the way up the backside.  That was an automatic out for Anya for me.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

            I also disagree. In my mind, you have 3 horrible looks. 2 didn’t know how to do menswear, and 1 apparently calls it his specialty. i don’t believe that, because that brat can’t seem to do anything but beige shit for size 0 women, but if it’s true, then his outcome is the worst.

            • Anonymous

              Not to mention that Kim and Anya owned their mistakes and knew they weren’t good. Oliv[i]er, on the other hand, really thought he made something good. Self-delusion was enough to auf him.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

            Remember they judge on the contestants’ previous work: of course if someone who has consistently impressed the judges (Anya) is in the bottom 3, she’s not getting picked for the auf. Olivier has been in a downward spiral for several episodes and the judges took that into consideration and (rightly) determined that he just can’t cut it. I’ve been wanting to slap him and say, “Snap out of it!” à la Moonstruck for weeks now.

            • Anonymous

              Not according to Heidi “One week you;re in and the next week you are out” Remember Anthony Ryan’s sad gym outfit….however that being said OLIVER DESERVED THAT LOSE.

          • Anonymous

            I SO agree! It’s amazing how quickly the judges “forgot” about the seam split, cuz ya know, she just learned to sew yesterday.  

        • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

          Both Kimberly and Olivier produced garments that weren’t split all the way up the backside.  That was an automatic out for Anya for me.

        • Anonymous

          I disagree.   I don’t mind them keeping Anya based on her previous work and the fact that she only learned to sew 2 days ago so should be given leeway, but Anya’s pants didn’t have a back seam!!   They were unfinished and probably wouldn’t have fit if she had closed the back seam because you can always tack that together.    Also there was some strange hole in the front of the blouse or whatever that was.   I thought Kimberley’s was better — well make that less worse, than Anya’s by far.

          • Anonymous

            I’ll give Anya credit for knowing it was a bad job and not pretending otherwise.  That said, I knew Olivier was going to go home right away.  He was going to get nailed if he screwed up in his wheelhouse and it was inevitable he wouldn’t be able to dress a shaggy rocker.

            Next week, Bert is going to need to nail his retro challenge.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

              I’m going to be waiting for that episode impatiently all week.

            • Anonymous

              The difference between Bert and Olivier is that Bert might actually nail a challenge in his wheelhouse.  Bert’s really strong on fabric movement and cutting a clean line.  

            • Anonymous

              And that Seventies tie-dye number Bert did was pretty good for what it was, so I have hopes he’ll do well in the retro challenge.

              From what I’ve seen, I don’t think Bert deserves to win the season by any means – but I like most of what he’s done more than the judges have as a rule. It’s solid Eighties work, done well – though I find his idea of “fashion-forward” laughable (and I’m about Bert’s age!), when he just does stuff that fits the period he was working in he’s pretty good. I could see him designing outfits for stylish middle-aged women, no problem – and I hope that’s he’s doing now.

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

              I’m starting to wonder if Olivier has a wheelhouse, or if he just pretends he does.  I went back and checked out his Meet the Designers page again. Since I don’t sew and know nothing about tailoring, it’s hard for me to judge the quality of his work based on a few photos and what he took to his audition. It looks good to me, but I don’t have a trained eye. There had to be something there for the judges to put him through, right? But he really lost it throughout his time on the show. Maybe it’s just that he doesn’t work quickly, but it seems as though there are huge chunks of information missing in his knowledge of fashion design.

              Also, check this out. The designers’ ability to either delude themselves or flat-out lie never ceases to amaze me.

              Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
              I have potential to grow and adapt to challenges.

            • Anonymous

              What’s hilarious is that Olivier clearly thinks that’s true, accidental housewife!

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

              I believe you’re right about that. It’s mind boggling.

            • Anonymous

              I can’t give Anya credit for knowing it was a bad job, because that’s basically like giving her credit for being able to brush her teeth and dress herself. Yes, there have been some clueless designers on the show past and present, but if she had thought that what she made in this episode was good, it wouldn’t be delusional à la Vincent or Gretchen, it would be delusional à la thinking she is Napoleon.

              I agree, though, about Bert in the upcoming challenge: he has to make something amazing or he’s in trouble. I am inclined to think he will succeed, but we’ll see.

          • Anonymous

            Why should Anya be given “leeway” for just having learned to sew? No other designer gets leeway for their deficiancies. They either meet the requirements or they don’t. That’s why they’re there.

            • Anonymous

              I agree.   I was just being snarky about the judges.

            • Anonymous

              This is the first time Anya’s been tripped up by her just learning to sew, so I’d say that deserves some leeway. If she starts screwing up like that regularly, though, then it’ll be clear she’s hit  the wall as a designer – but I’ve loved everything else she’s done so far (even if it is clearly “Clothes Anya Would Wear”, it’s also clear she’s got great taste and an intriguing aesthetic), and she’s managed to work around any limitations she has as a seamstress and do amazingly good work with fabrics she shouldn’t be nearly that good with.

              So – yeah, I don’t get the Anya Hate on this board….

            • MilaXX

              Me neither, in fact I kinda dig her.

            • BuffaloBarbara

              Me, too.  The Anya-hate seems to come from absolutely nothing that’s actually happened on the screen, just a lot of assumptions of what happens when we’re not looking.

            • Anonymous

              Thank you.  I had to log in just to say that it has been perplexing to me how much hate folks seem to have for Anya. I think she has done some exceptional work for this show and I really hope to see her, Kimberly and Vikktor (sp) in the top 3.  I have NOT looked at the fashion week shots…

          • Terri M

            Agreed. Anya should have been sweating it out with Olivier instead of Kimberley.

        • Anonymous

          My issue wasn’t that Anya was safe because the right person was auf’d. But, imo I felt Kimberly’s garment (it was bad) was the least awful out of the three. And even as awful as Anya’s garment (it was beyond hiddy) was, the judges lavished her with undeserved praised.  The judges act like Anya Groupies. Her voodoo is going strong! 

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Ah–see, my opinion was that, while it was bad, at least she didn’t compound the design flaws with the row of awful buttons down the front.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

              Plus, Anya was hysterical.  I rewound it just to hear her say again “I created something that is ill fitting and poorly designed.”  Plus, she knew her and Kimberly were going to be in the bottom and was just hoping that hers was more creative.  Although I also loved Kimberly’s response to Nina as to WHY she used those buttons:  “I don’t know, Nina.”  Both of those ladies were quite funny last night.  The last time Precious was ever funny was when he said he was a bitch for falling during the run.  Oh, and his outfit was awful.

            • Anonymous

              Ohmygod remember when he got the vapors from listening to the loud music? Ahahahahahah!

        • MilaXX

          I think Anya & Kimberley were pretty much equal levels of badness, but neither was at any risk of going home if Oliver was in the bottom as well. If the judges ask themselves at the end of the day * “who do they want to see more from”, at this point they had seen all the tricks in Oliver’s bag and they were all this same, sad griege.

          *In my mind they always ask this.  A consistent bottom feeder who bores the judges is going home no matter how awful the other designers work may be. In Anya’s case they still like her work and they haven’t truly hated Kimberly’s stuff.

          • BuffaloBarbara

            Yeah… and in terms of which order (third or second worst), they may just have thought that, aside from the Nina win, they hadn’t talked to Kimberly much on the runway.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314915676 Harvard Bridges

      Ah, Precious Moments. Your last moments here were not so precious.

      Yay, Viktor! The jacket looks really unique, best look on the runway by far this week.

      • Leslie Streeter

        I’m just sorry we won’t get any more Accentpalooza with Precious Moments. Yesterday’s veered between Proper English School Girl Drunk on Jamaican Spring Break, and Russian Mobster “Law and Order” Extra in space.

        Farewell, little one. Hope you get to design tiny clothes for people who don’t have boobs, hips, feet or any extremities of any kind. 

        • Anonymous

          Oliv[i]er’s personal Hell would be a lifetime designing for Lane Bryant.

          • Leslie Streeter

            I want to go to there.

    • Anonymous

      “Had this been a “dress a flamboyant middle-aged florist” challenge, then Olivier would be taking a victory lap right now.”
      …and would then trip over his own feet and fall “like a bitch.”

      • Anonymous

        I will remember that comment, and the mumbled ‘ishouldbethewinner’ response, as Precious Moments’ two shining seconds on PR.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I laughed my ass off when the judges started saying that Viktor’s jacket looked expensive.  BWAH hah hah hah!!!!
      I’m glad to see Precious Moments go.  He was way out of his league.  And he once again ignored the wishes, shape and requirements of his client within the constraints of the challenge.  Bad Boy!  No donut!

      • Terence Ng

        Even the strips, though not awful, looked so cheap. WTF?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Well Viktor admitted it was pleather.  I’ve worked with pleather many times as a costume maker, and it CAN be made to look great, but it takes a lot of extra time and effort to get it there.

          • scottyf

            I agree that pleather can work for costuming. But you’re usually talking about certain lighting conditions, and distance from the garment if it’s for the stage. The more I look at Viktor’s work, the less impressed I am. While I think the braid detail was very smart, the sleeves on the jacket seem awfully short to me; the pants are too big in the waist, and the fly placket doesn’t seem to be very well made. I’ll have to wait and see the screencaps of my Honey Bunny’s look, but right now I think Bert or Joshua may have been robbed.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              Though I agree that Viktor has been robbed repeatedly, I didn’t think his look was the win today.  I was in Bert’s camp for that. He brought a subtle, easy look that had a real vibe to it that worked for his client.

              And vis a vis your comments about pleather and costume. you’re totally right on.  The only time it looks good in the real, world is if no attempt is made to disguise its being fake.

            • BuffaloBarbara

              I think what cost Bert was his sheepdog saying it wasn’ t really his style.

              I think the judges sometimes squint and think, “If that had been done in a proper material, it’d be awesome.”

            • Anonymous

              Bert’s outfit was purple–a little too femme for a 6’3″ hirsute guy.  Bert made the best of it, but that and the softness of the cardigan made it just a bit off.  Though I don’t know that Viktor’s was any better.

              Mess of a challenge, though I kind of enjoyed it.

            • Anonymous

              I thought Bert’s outer shirt looked like a cardigan I might bring to the office on a warm day when the office is a little cool from the AC.

            • Anonymous

              I know.  I think that’s how I knew it was just too darn girly–it fits right in with my wardrobe.

              Every single outfit was too girly in some way.  Oh those poor Saskatoon guys.

            • Anonymous

              I know.  I think that’s how I knew it was just too darn girly–it fits right in with my wardrobe.

              Every single outfit was too girly in some way.  Oh those poor Saskatoon guys.

            • Anonymous

              Too girly and too costumey.  Why so much fringe?  Why so many headbands?  Those two things pushed it from “bad retro” to “Halloween costume.”  All around.

            • Anonymous

              I know.  I think that’s how I knew it was just too darn girly–it fits right in with my wardrobe.

              Every single outfit was too girly in some way.  Oh those poor Saskatoon guys.

            • Anonymous

              I know.  I think that’s how I knew it was just too darn girly–it fits right in with my wardrobe.

              Every single outfit was too girly in some way.  Oh those poor Saskatoon guys.

            • Anonymous

              Bert’s looked a tad Bea Arthur to me, which didn’t do his big rock dude any favors. And the braids? WTH? No way that guy would ever wear braids. Ever.

            • Anonymous

              Yes, I think Bert’s stuff was actually decent here. It didn’t look costumey, and everyone else’s really did. The pleather jacket would have been good in leather, and I did like the braiding.

              Seeya, Olivier. Good grief. Also, “plus size” — since when is that term used for men? If he wanted a euphemism for “not a waif” he could have gone with Big&Tall. Husky? 

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

              I like pleather — for anything.  But I prefer when it doesn’t try to pretend it’s real leather, because then it looks cheap and fake.  (Which it is, but that’s fine when it’s deliberate)  And it gets my undying affection because there is NOTHING warmer than pleather pants! 

            • oohsparkley!

              I agree with allyour critiques of Victor’s look and was going to say the same.  Tlo hit it right on with the Sear’s Tuffskins.  But in his defence he wanted to use leather but the budjet didn’t allow it and he didn’t have time to stonewash or somehow wear the tuffskin finish off that denim.  I’ve tried to find denim in a fabric store, and it is usually limited to something like this.  The sleeves being too short bothers me more than the rest. 

            • Anonymous

              We do have to remember that this is for someone playing a guitar/bass (forgot which he played).  Sleeves that are the right real-world length can get in the way a bit.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

              Of all the denim available at Mood, that was the one he went with – the stiffest one there? Seriously. In the real world we wash fabric before we use it; they don’t have that luxury, as far as I am aware. I never work with denim until I’ve washed and dried it at least once. That alone would have made the denim softer and less ‘Tuffskins’. However looking at the Mood website right now there are at least 2 dozen + types of denim and several of them are softer and more distressed-looking. 

            • Anonymous

              Agreed. I always find it hilarious when the judges call out a design for looking “rushed”, “unfinished’ and “cheap”. Ok then give your minions more time and more money. Throw in a clear directive once or twice as a bonus!

              I’d love to see the hissy fit Queen Tangerine would throw if his business manager was all “Now Micheal that cashmere bathing suit with the endangered tiger clutch has to be finished in 24 hours and for $200. Go!”

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

              Ah, but MK is a name brand — he doesn’t have to do that kind of shit for exposure and money. :)

            • Anonymous

              Joshua’s wasn’t awful in comparison to many of the others, but I thought it was over-designed. AGAIN. His lack of editing may prove to be his downfall. If he had nixed all of the crap hanging from and tacked onto that vest, I would have liked it more, and I think he might have had a better chance.

            • MilaXX

              I actually like Bert’s striped pants. I wasn’t 100% sold on the top. Josh needed another vocal client. If he had not blinged it to the high heavens it could of been a contender for the win, Just keep the pants all white, no silly back pockets. and leave all the extra doo dads off the vest or even let that shirt stand on it’s own.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, it didn’t look expensive – some dentist is missing his waiting room couch.

        –GothamTomato

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          I love you for that!

      • Anonymous

        He doesn’t eat donuts.  That might make him big.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2Y7F3J3O3OCDZJ6VILTUGUHTX4 Sue

      But Seal has no hair, thus eliminating the need for the over the top Garnier hair product crap.

      • Anonymous

        That’s it! They’d only be able to show off their Garnier Bowling Ball Spray Shine, Garnier Tuft Enhancer, Garnier Hair Aura Gel, but none of the other products in the line.

        • Anonymous

          No, Seal isn’t in on this because forcing him to wear the work of these ‘designers’ would be grounds for divorce and California is a Community Property state and the last thing Seal wants is to own half of Christian Siriano.

          –GothamTomato

          • Anonymous

            the last thing Seal wants is to own half of Christian Siriano.

            Dang.  Tea all over the keyboard.  Again!

          • Anonymous

            the last thing Seal wants is to own half of Christian Siriano.

            Dang.  Tea all over the keyboard.  Again!

      • Anonymous

        Well spotted!

      • Anonymous

        EXACTLY! This wasn’t a 90-minute reality show, it was a 90-minute commercial for Garnier, Rolling Stone and Marie Clare (and Glambert, I suppose). I was so sick at the nearly 10 minutes of footage of different Garnier hair goop they were pimping…UGH. I could care less if they used Mega Style Gloop Spritz or Glam Shine Poof It Up, show me the actual design and sewing.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

          Thank god they only used the word ‘advertorial’ once this time.

          • Anonymous

            Check again. I heard it at least twice. Unfortunately.

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

        omg I’d forgotten that. So awkward.

      • mrspeel2

        I just read you comment here and I apologize for saying the same thing WAY after you did! That’ll teach me not to jump the gun when I give my 2-cents on a subject. I also got the product wrong, so I’m batting a big goose-egg!

    • Anonymous

      if i wasnt laughing my ass off during the show i might have been very disappointed with it.  the sheepdogs deserve a medal for just being there.  bye sweet precious moment.

      • Anonymous

        So true.  They were so nice and calm during this nonsense.  What nutjob of a PR flack had the idea that this would be a good cross-promotional opportunity for a band like that?

        I mean, yes, now I know about the Sheepdogs–and while I would be considered Lifetime’s target audience (shudder), I am sure not the Sheepdog’s. (Though I think the big guy’s kinda cute–quite yer effin’ whining Olivier.  You got the lead singer–the guy in front–and all you could do was bitch and moan.  Pad the damn dummy.)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719861742 Cathie Fornssler

          The Sheepdogs are the winners of the Rolling Stone cover contest in September — they’re a rock band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and part of the contest was that they would get a contract with a recording label as well as appearing on the Rolling Stone cover.
          I know about them because I’m from Saskatoon too

        • Anonymous

          I thought they hit the nail on the head when they called Ewan (love that name!) a Viking. He’s adorable and can pillage my village any time. The others can eat a sandwich while I’m busy with Ewan. ;-)

          • Anonymous

            My hubby used to look a bit like him (sans beard) and he digs the old rock n roll style, though always the very toned down version. So I definitely see the appeal. Never the tie dye or fringe sorta guy. But Ewan with braids was just wrong. Just keep the hair down and let it flow. Rowr.

    • Anonymous

      Guys, this is really important: I was watching the news the other day and they interviewed some London School of Economics professor and HE HAS THE SAME ACCENT AS OLIVIER. It was UNCANNY. Maybe it does exist!!!!!!!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzioGABPCe8

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

      The Sheepdogs must REALLY need that big break….I kept feeling embarrassed for them all episode. Also – anyone else think Dogblankets would have torn this shit UP?

      • Anonymous

        When they said “Sheepdogs” I kept thinking Dogstar, Keanu Reeves’ band…anyone? Just me….?

        • Anonymous

          I kept thinking of the Crazy Dogggz (“Doggy Bounce”).

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Right on!  She would have been able to totally bring it for these guys.  Say what you will about her own special brand of cray; the girl has a vision and a style and she works it.

      • Terence Ng

        I remember thinking that it would be so humiliating to have participated during the episode. Weight comments to your face, ugly-ass clothes from designers who don’t get it, Michael telling you how awful you look, especially if by some miracle, you actually like something you’re wearing…

        What a nightmare. Why anyone would choose to be on PR anymore is a mystery.

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

          Actually I would have kind of relished being paired with Olivier so he could trash my weight and body — I would have had such fun chewing his ass in front of national TV cameras.  And I can almost guarantee it wouldn’t have been edited out, because if there is one thing I know, it is how to throw a drama-filled tantrum:)

      • Anonymous

        Didn’t they say the band was voted on by Rolling Stones readers or something like that?  I felt so bad for them throughout the entire episode.  They must have been so proud and excited to get on this Rolling Stones cover and then they find out they have to participate in all this Project Runway crapola…  Like seriously, way to ruin their excitement.

        And I especially felt bad for the drummer cause he was the one that got stuck with TWO hideous outfits (Anya and Kimberley).  Not that the others were better, but still.

        • Anonymous

          This episode was a perfect storm of product placement-a band voted on the cover of Rolling Stone by fans, Garnier Fructis whoring their haircare products, Adam Lambert as guest judge.

          As for the outfits, I thought Bert’s comment about Kimberley’s top was 100% on target: Would you like fries with that?
          It must have pained the judges to criticize their girl crush, Anya, but she richly deserved it for that misfire.

          Liked Josh’s design, except for the pockets on the jeans-WTF?  Happy for VIktor’s win.
          Finally, after listening to Heidi’s talk about Josh’s look being more sexy than Viktor’s, and seeing her giddy grin about sexy performers, I now have an image of Heidi humping Seal’s leg…..

          • Anonymous

            while I understand that PR has become a product placement behemoth I do not understand how ROLLING STONE and LIFETIME (Sorry for the caps but it is an insane combo) come together. Let’s watch the sheepdogs and then have some maxipad and lady-problem medication ads. One of these things is not like the other.

        • Anonymous

          I know he looked like such a nice guy, and he got saddled with not one but TWO spectacularly shitty outfits.

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

            I’m just hoping that the guys knew what they were in for.  Either because at least one of them had watched the show previously or because a friend let them in on how this show works.  ‘Cause I wouldn’t care if I had a shitty outfit made because that’s part of PR — but if I didn’t know that going in, it would suck.

        • Anonymous

          did you SEE their faces as they came out? I could tell they were wondering what “winning” really meant…

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

        viktor’s model was hot.  HOT.  really hot.  and his design was silly. :)

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

          Yes, this. Definitely the hottest in the band.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, TLo!!!  I just narrowly missed my keyboard with a mouth full of coffee after the “dirty sex with a truck driver”  comment.  YES!

      • Terence Ng

        Boy just needs a Daddy.

        • Anonymous

          Or a Mommy. Preferably one with massive, milk-filled mammaries.

    • Anonymous

      It seemed to me with Anya, Kimberly and Precious,wh it was a very close race for who was to be tossed. The judges even acknowledged this I believe. At least Anya and Kimberly knew they were sending crap down and were praying for mercy. I think it all came down to 1) Olivier being so inflexible in his design approach and 2) the fact he had the least excuse for tailoring and fit

      More over he and Bert and the same guy. Yet Bert managed a reasonable outfit in terms of fit and he tried to accommodate his client

      • Anonymous

        Oftern, not always, but often,  it helps to acknowledge you screwed up.  Yes Kenley and Santino got away with BSing their way through; but generally contestants get further with the judges if they don’t try to hide and deny their screw ups. 

        • Anonymous

          I’ve noticed that on PR, and also on  Top Chef. Whenever a contestant says they don’t know why they’re in the bottom, the judges never like that.  They apparently see it as arrogance, or ignorance about their work, or a bad combination of both.

          • Anonymous

            During one of Carla’s times on the chopping block in season 5 of TC, she not only acknowledged the issues with her dish, she actually offered a solution as to what would have made it work. That is the kind of class that gives you another chance with the judges.

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

              And with the fans. There’s a reason she has a network TV show now.

            • Anonymous

              She does?  What show?  What network?

              I stopped watching Top Chef a couple of seasons ago, but I remember Carla well.  I liked her a lot.  (Oddly, I like the women chefs generally better than the men.  I think it’s because they tend to be less frantic and macho in the kitchen.)

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

              The Chew. On ABC (?) I think. It either just started or is about to start. 

            • Anonymous

              Thank you!  I will look for it.

            • Anonymous

              She does?  What show?  What network?

              I stopped watching Top Chef a couple of seasons ago, but I remember Carla well.  I liked her a lot.  (Oddly, I like the women chefs generally better than the men.  I think it’s because they tend to be less frantic and macho in the kitchen.)

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

          As long as you can defend and admit your mistakes — they didn’t like it when Fallene just rolled over for them either.  You have to be able to say, “Yeah, this isn’t what I wanted and it kinda sucks.  But I had this in mind, and here’s why I think it would have worked if I’d had more time/bigger budget/whatever.”  That shows you can see your mistakes but that you believe in yourself enough to stick around.

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

          As long as you can defend and admit your mistakes — they didn’t like it when Fallene just rolled over for them either.  You have to be able to say, “Yeah, this isn’t what I wanted and it kinda sucks.  But I had this in mind, and here’s why I think it would have worked if I’d had more time/bigger budget/whatever.”  That shows you can see your mistakes but that you believe in yourself enough to stick around.

      • Anonymous

        I think Olivier got the can because he failed to even have a good idea in the first place. At least Kimberly and Anya were trying, no matter how hard they crashed and burned. Olivieieir’s entire concept was just awful.

        • Anonymous

          He was also a menswear designer–so he didn’t have the first-time excuse.  In fact, he still complained about his model.

          Hell, the only singer that I think Olivier would be happy dressing is David Bowie in his Thin White Duke period.  Male heroin chic.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for commenting on Viktor’s shirt!  As much as he deserved the win–at least over the others–the hi-rise yoke and limp collar made me want to scream.  The jacket looked better on tv than in your stills, but MK sure gushed about it anyhow.

      I will have to disagree with you re PM’s white pants.  I thought they were horrible.  On tv last nite, it kind of looked like the cuffs were elasticized.  And that dude (the client, not that you’d ever call PM a “dude”), for all of his being 6’3″, is actually pretty proportionate in build to height.  That shirt, particularly from someone with menswear experience, is abysmal on every count.

      That’s all.

      • Anonymous

        I agree–I didn’t think he was “plus-sized” at all…he was just a *big* dude.  A Viking, like they said.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I thought PM’s comments on Ewan’s size were bizarre, not all rockers have Mick Jagger’s scrawny physique. Bert got the idea by styling him Viking like and it worked far better.

          Adios, PM, you will not be missed. Your trucker is waiting for you somewhere.

          And thanks to TLO and the bitter kittens for my laughs this morning, I’ve been reading the comments, laughing til I ’bout cried. Best part of this seasons PR, no lie.

          srq

        • Anonymous

          And did you notice how much Nina liked the Viking styling?  Thought the girl was going to jump on Mr. lead singer!

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

            Yes!  That DID crack me up.  I thought Nina Garcia was going to end her marriage right then & there, to throw herself at the braided lead singer.  Is this the first time we’ve seen NG not bored or repulsed?

            Gianni Rubino

            • Anonymous

              Rather makes me wonder if Nina might gift her spouse with some Viking duds for some fantasy time!

        • Anonymous

          I was screaming at the TV… he is not big asswipe… you are just little!

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

        I didn’t notice Oliver actually use the word “fat.” He kept saying “big.” His official complaint was that he didn’t have a mannequin that big, and I can see wishing that you had that. But Oliver appeared to be blaming the Viking for being bigger than the mannequin…. The man (Ewan?) was actually pretty gorgeous IMO, and awfully good-natured about it all.

        • Anonymous

          He called him “plus-sized” at one point.  In the workroom with Tim?

          • Anonymous

            I kept waiting for Tim to call PM out on his behavior.  I hope he did and that it was edited out.  At one point I thought Ewan?.. was gonna give him hell for it too.  Shouldve.  Wouldve made for good tv.  :/

        • Anonymous

          He was pretty gorgeous.

        • Anonymous

          Good god, he was hooooootttttttt. :D

          • Pam Winters

            Mm. Getting all warm at my desk all of a sudden.

        • Anonymous

          he just would not. shut. up. about it! Yes, the guy was big, but PM could have been saying “leper” and it would be with the same inflection. It was wrong, and if I weren’t married I’d be all OVER that guy. Ewen, dude–if you are reading this, you are hot with a capital H and sad that PM didn’t notice this, but man…I would have chosen him for myself if I’d have been on the show as a designer.

        • Anonymous

          he just would not. shut. up. about it! Yes, the guy was big, but PM could have been saying “leper” and it would be with the same inflection. It was wrong, and if I weren’t married I’d be all OVER that guy. Ewen, dude–if you are reading this, you are hot with a capital H and sad that PM didn’t notice this, but man…I would have chosen him for myself if I’d have been on the show as a designer.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t sew so forgive my ignorance, but is it really that hard to design if your customer doesn’t have the same measurements as the mannequin?

          • Anonymous

            Because this guy was fairly proportional, just bigger in most dimensions, it didn’t seem to me that designing for him should be all that hard to do.

            Now going from a design to a pattern (if you can make patterns) and then to the garment is something else. (This is where you need  Shannon or Sewing Siren or some of the other pro/semi-pro designer/dressmaker people on here for correct terminology) but when you translate the design into a garment you have to be able to scale things up (from the basic sample size pattern which I would think a menswear designer would be able to draft pretty easily for a button down shirt or a pair of jeans) to make a pattern that will fit the guy. If you don’t have a big enough mannequin your pattern has to be pretty good – you can’t just make the mannequin match the person and mess around with your seams and darts until the garment fits.

            In other words, it is if you’re not trained and/or have no experience it’s harder. But Olivier supposedly has training and specializes in menswear. 

            • Anonymous

              Tim actually tried to course-correct Olivier by mentioning that he could have used the largest-sized mannequin and just left a generous seam allowance, which would have given him more options during the fitting and tailoring.

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

              Josh said something similar, that any good flat pattern maker should be able to draft a pattern for Ewan’s outfit, no problem.  And presumably Olivier took a pattern-making class or two, right?  And passed?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Oh and by the way,…. I would never let that over-groomed scarf wearing metro man anywhere near my hair or face for any reason.
      Corky St Clair indeed!
      (snorting my coffee)

      • Anonymous

        Especially one who incredibly seemed to have more layers of “tan” than Clinique!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          He really is just a walking product counter.  What really bites is he’s actually a very handsome guy, he just needs to back off a bit.  But then he IS the Garnier go to guy.

    • http://twitter.com/kouredios SKF

      Why did they all style them in straight seventies-wear? Because that music was straight seventies-style. The Sheepdogs sound like a CCR cover band, straight-up.

      • Anonymous

        You beat me to it – I said the same thing. Nothing at all modern about that band.

      • Anonymous

        I said the same thing later down the comments (apparently we were all typing furiously, LMAO, because when I started there was ONE comment!).  They sounded (and looked) like the clothes that were made for them, period.

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

        I was thinking more along the lines of Allman Brothers Lite, but yeah, straight 70s retro.

      • tripletmom96

        my husband commented that they reminded him of CCR….   you got that one right!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

          CCR
          CSNY
          Blood, Sweat & Tears
          Allman Bros.

          I could go on. But… yeah.

      • tripletmom96

        my husband commented that they reminded him of CCR….   you got that one right!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

      I watch PR for escape. I am in grad school, have elder care issues, and work is getting more demanding, and no one else can be hired! This clothes  was so interesting that I fell asleep for the last 10 minutes of the show. When I woke up, I had to check the TLo comments on the previous post to find out who won. Sad.

      • Anonymous

        I was also falling asleep & turned off the TV right before the final judging session.  But I knew I could count on TLo in the morning!

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

      Do they not sell fusible interfacing at Mood?  Those collars are starting to bug me!

      • Anonymous

        Why would you waste your precious dollars on such trifles as interfacing when you could buy the shittiest fabric in the whole place???

      • Anonymous

        Thank you!  As I said in a previous post, fusible interfacing has improved greatly since the 80′s when it produced lumpy, stiff results and sewing freak outs.  There is no excuse for limp collars and cuffs.  The new stuff is not bad.  This is cutting and ironing for heaven’s sakes – maybe 15 minutes of work if the PR contestants are careful!  Nothing couturier about it, but very effective for eliminating the sag.

    • Anonymous

      Oliviers looked so 50 cent bargain bin special to me.

      I’d like to see them update the looks for “Kiss” instead of a generic hillbilly rock band.

    • scottyf

      T&Lo said…
      “This boy needs dirty sex with a fat, sweaty trucker to slap him out of his bubble.”

      Why are you rewarding him?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I think our saintly T + Lo are trying to create a place where PM can get past his childhood and become a real boy!

      • Terence Ng

        Hands down. You just won the Internet.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, thank you for saying that out loud!  I thought the same thing……

    • S RR

      Those poor guys, having to wear those clothes.  They were being good sports about it.  The runway show was downright embarassing.  All the outfits had me groaning AND laughing.  If you notice in the “advertorial”, he’s not wearing the jeans. As you said, Viktor’s was the least worst.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EBJQZEPZLVNWMBG36JQADY6DRI K

        He’s wearing them.  They just lit him with a spotlight between his legs so you can barely seen the jeans.

    • Anonymous

      Because when anyone thinks “lead singer in a band,” toile is always going to be the first thing that pops up, amirite? Yes, toile, the first choice for rock ‘n roll, especially if it includes swans. 

      And, adieu to Olivierieire, and this is the last time I will add extra letters to his name.  He can return to his comfort zone, or perhaps venture a bit farther into the world which he now knows includes actual people, who have real bodies and move. 

    • MilaXX

      Am I the only one who wanted Oliver’s guy to smash him into the floor? Also am I the only one who’s mother not only bought the Sears tough skins, but then sewed patched into them as if I could somehow rip those stiff jeans?

      • Anonymous

        My mom bought them for my brother and would return them when he blew through the double knees.

      • Anonymous

        You’re not alone, MilaXX.  I was SO waiting for Ewan to invite Precious Moments to ‘step outside,’ then for PM to go ask someone else what that meant.  Poor, clueless little flower.

        The main thing I remember about my toughskins was the hard, plastic patch on the back pocket.  We had those weird molded 70s school chairs (which for some ungodly reason they still make and use), and the stupid thing was always catching on the chair’s openings.

      • Anonymous

        Wow – with the patches I am surprised you could bend your knees.

        • MilaXX

          I couldn’t, I walked like a 4 ft Frankenstein.

          • Anonymous

            OMG – snorted cocoa up my nose.

          • Anonymous

            **Love** the image of 4 ft Frankenstein!!

          • Anonymous

            Oh honey, I feel for you.  How our well meaning mothers made us into the well adjusted individuals we are now is just mind boggling.  My psych scars come from the hugh white oxfords that I was required to wear.  They looked like pontoons supporting my skinny, hairy legs.

            • Anonymous

              My mother dressed me as if I were Beaver’s mom….I still have a nightmare vision of myself dressed for junior high in a yellow shirtwaist with faux pearls….

            • Anonymous

              My nightmares involve knit pantsuits in various colors and styles. 

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

              Oh my lord, you poor thing. That’s cruel and unusual punishment.

              As I’ve mentioned before, my mother had excellent taste. She would come home from work with great clothes for me about once a month. She worked downtown and would shop at the department stores near her office.

              My mom had her issues, but she knew how to dress a teenage girl.

            • Anonymous

              I also have photographic proof of myself ‘styled’ for Easter in a Jackie Kennedy style knock-off pink suit complete with pillbox, which really doesn’t work with a round face.
              Is it any wonder I ended up in therapy/ ;)

      • Anonymous

        MilaXX, I was not familiar with the toughskins until my mother bought them for my son AND sewed the patches into the knees.  My husband groaned “Oh no, not sears toughskins!  My son will not wear those!”  Apparently, there is universal hatred of these dowdy, practical choices mothers have made over the years!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

          They were particularly hated by boys who were “husky” because toughskins were one of the few brands that made a husky size range…… A few boys in my elementary class wore them and people made constant fun of themmmmmmmm.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

          They were particularly hated by boys who were “husky” because toughskins were one of the few brands that made a husky size range…… A few boys in my elementary class wore them and people made constant fun of themmmmmmmm.

      • Anonymous

        My sister and I did rip those jeans. We were camping every summer weekend in the Pacific Northwest, skiing in the winter. We were hard on those jeans! She would use iron-on patches that weren’t quite the same color, oh the shame! (The rest of my family is still super athletic; I have scaled it back several notches.)

      • Anonymous

        My sister and I did rip those jeans. We were camping every summer weekend in the Pacific Northwest, skiing in the winter. We were hard on those jeans! She would use iron-on patches that weren’t quite the same color, oh the shame! (The rest of my family is still super athletic; I have scaled it back several notches.)

      • Anonymous

        No Milaxx…. you are not the only one!  I mentioned it in another post.  I thought Tim would call PM out for the crap he was saying to Ewan.  When he didnt, I started rooting for Ewan to talk smack right back to that puny punk.  Ewan was not plus sized at all…. just a gorgeous brawny man. 

        • Anonymous

          There was a moment where Tim just LOOKED at PM, as if he was trying to decide if he was for real. Makes me wonder if he did call out PM and it was edited out.

      • Anonymous

        Because I am and have always been an apple shape, back in 1975 BB (Before Boobs) when I had a thick waist but no hips or ass to speak of, and a long inseam, my mom got my Toughskins jeans in the boys’ department because they fit better (and were cheaper). So I had to go jeans shopping with my two younger brothers. Oh, the horror….

    • Anonymous

      As if I needed one more thing for Precious Moments to piss me off about…the swan fabric.  Really?  I COLLECT swans, am a quilter, and look for anything remotely to do with swans all the time.  I have ONE piece of swan fabric in my stash, and that is less than a year old. 

      And this turd walks into Mood, with a million fabrics (750,000 of them better for a rocker than this), and he finds TOILE with SWANS on it.  And uses it.  On a lead singer.

      GROAN on his clueless self.  It’s funny, hubby and I had exactly what sounds to be your discussion about this–that he thinks clothes should be on a hanger or dress form and never worn.  And how incredibly UN-self-aware to keep saying you don’t have a time management issue!!!!

      Ugh, I’m through talking about his stupid self…I wave him away.  Let’s talk about Viktor!  He FINALLY won…should have won twice already, IMO…and he won for, well, this.  Definitely ‘least worst,’ and he didn’t seem particularly proud of it himself, even.  Yay Viktor!!!

      (and I hope Anya realized that her abomination was worse than Kimberley’s abomination.  I mean, his ass was falling out, for heaven’s sake.  Gah, she is SUCH the pet this year.)

      • Anonymous

        I think Kimberley’s pants were the best. They were like designer thrifted cords, which is sooo what these dudes would wear. I think with a modern denim shirt over a colored tee, she would have been top 3.

        • Anonymous

          Other than that awful denim, I actually thought Viktor’s pants FIT the best.  They showed off dude’s, ahem, assets (front and back) better than anyone else did.

          • Anonymous

            The ass looked good, but I couldn’t figure out what was going on in the front. The jeans looked pleated, like Viktor had pulled the belt in tight because the waist was too big.

      • Toto Maya

        Seriously. Kimberly’s was bad, but at least it wasn’t falling apart. And it wasn’t as ugly, it looked like something someone would actually wear – even if that someone was a pizza delivery man.

        • Anonymous

          Kimberly was saved by those pants. If it had been just the shirt, she could easily be history by now. That shirt is one of the most hideous garments in PR history.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know. Anya’s “You can spot the stitches from ten feet away” top was so badly constructed that it would have come down to the question of which the judges cared more about that day — design or basic skill.

      • Anonymous

        …..Definitely ‘least worst,’ and he didn’t seem particularly proud of it himself, even……

        It was like when Denzel won the Best Actor Oscar for Training Day after being passed over for Malcolm X and The Hurricane!
        imjustsayin

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

          Oh, yes. The Denzel Award. Also known as the Russell-Crowe-Winning-For-Gladiator-Instead-Of-The-Insider Award.

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

          Oh, yes. The Denzel Award. Also known as the Russell-Crowe-Winning-For-Gladiator-Instead-Of-The-Insider Award.

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

          Oh, yes. The Denzel Award. Also known as the Russell-Crowe-Winning-For-Gladiator-Instead-Of-The-Insider Award.

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

          Oh, yes. The Denzel Award. Also known as the Russell-Crowe-Winning-For-Gladiator-Instead-Of-The-Insider Award.

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

          Oh, yes. The Denzel Award. Also known as the Russell-Crowe-Winning-For-Gladiator-Instead-Of-The-Insider Award.

    • Anonymous

      That little thing Olivierererer did when the band started playing and hurting his delicate little ears was the last straw for me. He’s is just plain weird. 

      And I loved when Nina called that guy a Viking! That was my favorite Nina-ism in a long time. I kind of dug the braids on him.

      • Anonymous

        I told my hubby it would have been sexy as hell if they had put him in a kilt (a la Axl in the early 90s) with those braids.  Mmmm.

      • JM Z

        There have been comments hypothesizing that Olivier might be on the Autism spectrum, and that moment when he covered his ears and Bert, I think, commented that he doesn’t like loud noises, indicating that Olivier had mentioned it as an issue before, that kind of convinced me. Not so much weird, I think. This is possibly clinical. Asperger’s, maybe.

    • Anonymous

      Forgot to mention, yes the Sheepdogs did seem like an odd choice but I wonder if they had set up this challenge before Rolling Stone knew who was the final winner of their poll to feature in this advertorial. Still the guys good sports and they were getting free publicity. Plus I like that they were honest but respectful in their comments about the “finished” garments.

      • Terence Ng

        I was impressed that the guys were more likely to say “It’s good, but I didn’t like this” or “It’s not my style”. Good on them.

      • Anonymous

        I wondered that too — was it a coincidence that they were all forced to do menswear? After all, there are one or two women in rock bands, now. :-)  Can you imagine the drama that would have commenced if women’s wear was up for grabs?

    • Judy_J

      I thought Viktor’s jacket looked OK last night, but seeing the still photos changes my mind.  It does look cheap, and it doesn’t fit his client.  I absolutely hate those jeans.  The shirt is the only interesting thing about Viktor’s look.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he won, but only because he’s been robbed so often in the past.  Those Sheepdogs were good sports about the whole thing, but to tell you the truth, I wasn’t very impressed with them, either.  The whole episode was kind of “let’s get together and put on a show!” Oh, and by the way, one of my cats is named after Corky St. Clair.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688150598 Elizabeth Siegel

      Forcing an “up-and-coming” band to be the models on Project Runway has got to be a form of hazing.

      • Anonymous

        I hope it’s something they can laugh about someday when they are playing a big stadium tour.

      • Judy_J

        Too bad “Spinal Tap” predates Project Runway.  Can’t you just see David, Nigel, and Derek modeling fashions made by PR contestants?  It would have fit perfectly with Spinal Tap’s storyline.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

          Now THAT would be an episode to watch – kind of like the wrestling challenge from Season 4.

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

          That’s both awesome and hilarious, and it would be worth seeing even if I had to pay for it.

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

          That’s both awesome and hilarious, and it would be worth seeing even if I had to pay for it.

        • Anonymous

          And nobody knew who they were, or where they came from….Stonehenge, where the demons dwell
          come to think of it, there had to be some fashion demons loose in that workroom in this episode!

    • Anonymous

      “But we think it’s kind of hilarious how much he stands out in the picture. He’s the kid at school whose mom still picks out his clothes”So true!!!  It was so time for Oliveoiloreo to leave…. I think he will be happy to go home to his very special place and dream happy thought of wee liddle waifs!

      • Anonymous

        Truth be told, anyone who wasn’t wearing denim jacket, work shirt and jeans would stand out in this group’s final photo. These guys did not need or want a new style of clothes.  Their hair seems to be their most distinctive style — sheepdogs indeed.

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

      That. Was amazing. Amazingly bad. I’ve seen better “rock” fashions on that punk rock episode of Quincy ME.

      Fringe! Headbands! Tie dye! I’m so glad that no one picked up some acid to wash their denim in this week.

      Congrats to Viktor whose look contained enough style to overcome outdated cliches while sorta still looked like clothes. I hope you take it all this season.

      Olivier was long past his expiration date. If you’re going to dress your rock star in business casual neutral pants, you best also make a David Byrne-style oversized jacket. Of course, with Ewan being so LARGE, the jacket might resemble something Britney Spears wears to court. Poor large Ewan… I was relieved that the Project Runway stage didn’t collapse underneath him.

      That shirt was a travesty when it was uncut fabric on the bolt. I don’t think even Liberace would make a tuxedo shirt out of that material. Sure it was laughably short and the sleeves were short and unfinished, but the material did meet up straight and nice in the front. That’s the nice things I’ll say for his entry.

      • Anonymous

        You get 50,000 points for the punk rock ep of “Quincy ME” reference!

    • Anonymous

      I swear, at one point I thought they were going to give the win to Ms. Clinique Counter AGAIN, and I almost lept through the screen to strangle the judges.  Victor deserved the win, but it really was a case of the best of a bunch of “meh”.

      Was it just me, or was Nina close to spitting nails the entire time?

      • Anonymous

        They couldn’t give it to Josh b/c he won last week (I didn’t think he deserved it anyay) but this means that Viktor will make something truly spectacular next week, and not win just b/c he won this week.  Is this the new PR formula?

        • Anonymous

          They couldn’t give it to Josh b/c he won last week

          There’s no rule that you can’t win two challenges in a row.  It’s been done.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry–I didn’t mean couldn’t–I should have said “wouldn’t”

      • Anonymous

        I too afraid Josh was going to win. 

        Nina may have been speechless I don’t remember her saying much about anyone except Bert’s Viking.

        • Anonymous

          Nina surprised me last night.  She was like the old, pre-BM Nina.  After Michael and Heidi had finished praising Ozark Barbie’s bloody sheet shirt, she pursed her pretty lips and said, “I don’t like it at all.”  I cheered so loudly I was almost bitten a a formerly sleeping dog.

          • Anonymous

            I loved it when Heidi was gushing about how hot the guy in Josh’s outfit looked, and Nina turned to her and just said, “You’re crazy,” in her vintage Nina deadpan voice.  Heehee.

            • Anonymous

              That’s the Nina we all know and fear!

          • Anonymous

            I read this as you were almost bitten by a sheepdog. Hee!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

            Nina seemed so pissed yesterday.  Just pissy and mean.  Awesome!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

            Nina seemed so pissed yesterday.  Just pissy and mean.  Awesome!

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I kept thinking, “Nina is BACK!” She roundly (and correctly) criticized several pieces that the others either praised or gave a pass to.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Oh you could totally tell she was ready to spew flames out her mouth she was so pissed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

        Ms.Clinique Counter’s look was actually quite dreadful!  Those fringy balloon sleeves looked like a crafts project in Cub Scouts. Yeah, I think Nina hated all of them. It was a matter of choosing which was the least dreadful, but I can’t imagine she was very pleased over the final photo. The rest of the guys looked so much more pulled together.

        • Anonymous

          I saw CC’s look and just started laughing. Did the judges seriously say the liked the vest? I might have gone with the pants, but for the horrid pockets and the unnecessary detailing at the ankle that turned it into a postmodern referencing of “rock star” as envisioned by New Directions.

      • Anonymous

        Yes–Nina critiqued the entire group for their unimaginative, literal interpretation of “rock star.” She responded positively to Bert’s styling choice because it represented a metaphoric take on a rock singer’s power and allure. Nina wasn’t attracted to the man himself; the image he projected was simply the only one that didn’t leave her despairing over the designer’s conceptual abilities.

        Applause for Ms. G’s return to displeased form as she threw a word-bucket of cold water over the slavering Heidi. That moment deserves some Nina caps: “SERIOUSLY, YOU WOULD FUCK THAT? I WOULDN’T BRING MY HANDS WITHIN TEN FEET OF THOSE GREG BRADY PANTS.”

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

        I’d say she was close to throwing knives, but either way, she was not happy with what she saw on that runway.

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

        I’d say she was close to throwing knives, but either way, she was not happy with what she saw on that runway.

    • Anonymous

      I hope the Sheepdogs are successful despite the humiliation of last night.   

      Olivier really is in his own world  I was amazed at how long he seemed to run around with nothing but the beginning of a pocket (a large boring pocket at that).  Luckily he now has time to sit and ponder fashion for unreal people…

    • Anonymous

      “Dress a flamboyant middle-aged florist” made me laugh out loud!

      So happy Victor won. I’ll leave my comments about Josh’s outfit for when you post about him…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      Did anyone notice how much Tim disliked Oliver?  He was really upset that Oliver was telling the client that he was fat, as he should have been.  And WTF was that???.  How do you not understand that you do not say this to the client, or about the client in his presence, or 50 times on camera for that matter?
      In the end Tim came in and pretty much said “Yeah, Oliver, it’s time for you to go” and then gave him a quick non-emotional hug and sent him on his way.  He looked like he wanted nothing to do with Oliver and didn’t want to be touched by Oliver.Oh man, I realized from the beginning that Oliver was getting a loser’s edit, but the end couldn’t come soon enough for me.  

      • Alice Tanner

        i noticed that too – i’ve never seen tim so un-sad to see a designer go! 

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

          Even Vincent?  Yeah, maybe.  Vincent was a PITA, but a least his clothes were horrible in an entertaining way, and he himself was entertainingly crazy.  Oliviereeu is a walking migraine. And blah.

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

          Nope, still not the best Tim Gunn send off:  remember S6?  The former addict who was also a compulsive liar?  He went home on the newspaper challenge after standing in front of the judges defending his entirely bland shitty dress by claiming he’d made another Dior-worthy dress that was ruined by a steamer (when the truth was that he’d made an even shittier dress earlier that Tim told him sucked so he scraped it)? And after Tim told him to go clean up his space (with a tone that was way more “Get the fuck out” than “Clean up your space”), he looked at the other designers and said how he couldn’t believe the blatant lies the guy had been telling. 

          • Anonymous

            Oh yeah…Johnny!  I think Tim would gladly have strangled that turd.

      • Anonymous

         Totally –

        What he (Olivereuwoereir) could have said if he wanted to complaing – was that the Manny Quinn was too slight and he wished he had a realistic manly one.    Makes the point and blames THE INANIMATE object not blame the human!  

        But he is such a BIGOT to anyone who is not a stick.   As a LARGE person I find him exceedingly obnoxious.    (As should anyone who cannot stand bigotry and prejudiced insults)    

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

          But honestly, I didn’t find Ewan to be that large, so I couldn’t understand what Olivievievier was talking about.  Seriously.  And I am a size 4 woman.  He was a big man all around, a Viking as someone correctly called him, but not fat, like Precious Moments seemed to insist.

    • Anonymous

      is CCR “Creedence Clearwater Revivial”?

      • Judy_J

        Yes.

      • Anonymous

        Yes.

    • Joe J

      Viktor’s is well-made for what it is and deserving of the win.  And if that’s the best thing I can say about the winning garment in a PR challenge where they are down to eight designers, something has gone seriously wrong with the season.

    • Anonymous

      As always, you hit the nail on the head… I wake up early just to read your commentary!

    • Aaron Blair

      I was glad that Olivier got the boot.  Not even so much because of the actual clothes, because they were all pretty horrifying, but, after the last two episodes, I pretty much hate him.  His completely disdainful attitude toward anyone who isn’t stick-thin has been really off-putting.  I was so happy when Tim called him on it.  I also found it kind of amusing the extent to which Anya crashed and burned.  You could tell that she thought she would be able to get by with just putting a masculine spin on her tendency to design for herself when she picked the band member who said he liked caftans and dashikis.  The end result was just unbelievably bad.  But, like I said, they all were. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh yes, as soon as I heard “caftan,” I knew Anya would try to get this client come hell or high water. Since it’s so right up her alley, why was the product so shoddy?

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

          Because it required sleeves.

          • Anonymous

            And straight hems.

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

              And more than two seams. 

    • Anonymous

      Goodbye, Precious.

      And that truck driver liaison prescription sounds spot-on, TLo. Good call.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, and BTW guys…I totally got the Southern Rock-with-a-bit-of-Black-Crowes vibe from these guys.  Unfortunately, I think the Saturday morning cartoon looks from my childhood were what they WANTED.

      It was incredibly incongruous that Adam Lambert’s glam self was guest judge…these guys look like the Seth Rogens of Southern Rock.  Adam was funny…and it seemed that having some competition in that arena made the Duchess funnier than usual.

      • JM Z

        I think both Michael and Nina enjoyed having such a receptive audience in Adam. He got such a kick out of their comments, and I don’t know if it was the editing or what, but all three of the mainstay judges seemed to snark at more length than usual. How many similes did Michael make about Kimberly’s awful outfit? I stopped counting after like five.

        • Anonymous

          The judges’ feedback was especially funny this week. I love when Michael Kors gets snarky.

    • Terence Ng

      SO glad you said so. I had this weird feeling like, “Why is everything so cheap looking?” I missed the main part of the episode, so i also figured that the challenge was designing for a retro-70′s band, which is why everyone went in this direction. Hasn’t rock changed in 30 years? WTF? Is this what everyone thinks rockstars wear? Do they watch TV? Like, ever?

      It was all horrible and weird. Why everyone had those cheap looking tear-off pocket rectangles in contrast was a mystery to me. And did Bert’s really deserve so much praise? I wonder if the judges sat back and thought: Really? Nobody could do this challenge? How many seasons have we been doing this? How many seasons had a menswear challenge or might involve designing for another contestant…who could be a man?

      Anyway, glad Oliver is gone. This was his challenge and he couldn’t even get it right because of his rigidity (and trying to hide those non-cuffs was an embarrassment).

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

        I liked what Bert did with the striped pants…but then I’m a fan of striped pants.  They remind me of “Yellow Submarine.”

        • Anonymous

          I liked them, too, but please to note that you are referencing a cartoon.

          • Anonymous

            of a rock band. ;)

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

            George Harrison also wore striped pants IRL.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the cartoon pants were inspired by the real ones.

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

      Does Mood not sell stripes… or plaid… or solid colors… or ANYTHING REMOTELY APPROPRIATE TO MENSWEAR?!?

      • Anonymous

        Or PAISLEY? Vintage paisley shirts are popular amongst my rock and roll male friends. None of them would wear any of the shirts from last night. Ick.

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

          Well, I admit to having a prejudice against what my best friend calls “sperm wear”, so I would never suggest that.  But there had to be SOMETHING better in that store!

    • Anonymous

      Oh man, I love your prescription for mending Olivieier’s psychic wounds.

    • Anonymous

      “We’re being a little mean, we know. But there’s been way to much “Yours is the least worst! Congratulations!” this season.”

      There’s really no other way to deal with this season’s lack of talent and bs judging extreme other than being “a little mean.” I feel embarrassed for PR and even more embarrassed for the Sheep Dogs. They seemed like a nice group of guys, but to have to endure what they did and then listen to the judge’s crap on the runway is just a sin and a shame.

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

        They were remarkably nice and good-natured.  Oh, yeah, they’re Canadian, too. 

    • Anonymous

      As bad as Olivier was (bad personality & bad clothes) When are we going to talk about Anya?  Her outfit has to be in the top 5 worst looks EVER on the show.   

      • Anonymous

        AGREED. And I couldn’t believe it when Michael Kors said her pants were well-made. They were tearing apart for goodness sake!

        • Anonymous

          Weren’t they literally coming apart at the back center seam?  All of the judges seem to have fallen in love with Anya.

    • Anonymous

      soooo glad Olivieiiiierrr went home. He’s such a useless tool.

    • Anonymous

      “why were all these 20-somethings stuck on paisley and headbands and bell-bottom jeans? Why would you look at this band and determine that what they really want is to dress like the Brady Bunch? Sure, some of them mentioned Hendrix, but you’re supposed to update that look, not replicate it.”

      Well, I can tell you why. Because the Sheepdogs (who deserve a lot of credit for being good sports) are a totally retro band. They sound exactly like some of the bands that were big in the 1970s, so I can’t exactly blame the designers for putting them in ’70s looks.

      • Aaron Blair

        There are plenty of bands who make heavily retro-influenced music and don’t dress like they’re trying to visually evoke the era, as well.  The White Stripes only dressed in three colors and even they never looked this costume-y.

        • Anonymous

          Right, but I don’t think the Sheepdogs are heavily influenced; I think they sound EXACTLY like a ’70s band, and w/o any originality. The designers would have done them a service if they’d modernized their looks, for sure, but I can understand that looking at how they dressed and hearing how they sound they got stuck thinking rocker stereotypes.

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

            It seems to me what they really needed to do was look at what they guys were already wearing and take it to a higher level – better quality fabric, a little more flair and style, good detailing, etc. That doesn’t even require a lot of imagination. It mostly calls for an understanding and command of design. These guys aren’t Poison. They’re rocker dudes.

            I mean, maybe I’m wrong, but the thing that struck me just this second is how monumentally lazy everything seemed. And WTF was up with some of the fabric? Swans? Flowers? Blouses. Not shirts. Blouses. Pants with pockets the size of New Jersey. I just don’t get it.

            What a clusterfuck.

    • Anonymous

      “Had this been a ‘dress a flamboyant middle-aged florist’ challenge, then Olivier would be taking a victory lap right now.”  Coffee spit-take! 

      This (silly) episode was almost designed to take Precious Moments down. His plain disgust at having to look at his model, much less touch him, was outright insulting. How on earth does he function outside the Parsons work room?  Does he ever have to take the subway?  Does he ever have to eat food that has been touched by human hands? And speaking of human hands, has he ever been to a doctor? He actually thinks that the lead singer (I thought he was cute!) is a “plus-size person.” Has he ever been to a grocery store or a mall?  He is not of this world. It’s like Monk meets a pair or latex gloves.

      You’re so right about “Congratulations! Yours was the least-horrible outfit!” And Viktor’s was the least horrible. I’m glad he finally got a win, but so many of his earlier designs were actually good.  It’s kind of a shame. But a win’s a win, so…

      One scene in the show I could have done without: seeing Clinique in his underwear and his unwaxed thighs.  It’s like “Playgirl” meets upset stomach.

      • Anonymous

        “This (silly) episode was almost designed to take Precious Moments down.”

        Funny, I was thinking the same thing.  Maybe it really was?

        • Anonymous

          Except as a self-professed menswear designer, it should have been his chance to shine.

          • Anonymous

            Ah, but The Producers would have know full well that faced with the challenge of designing clothes for real men rather than fleshless, genital-less clothes forms he would crash and burn.

      • Catherine Houston

        I’m pretty sure that most, if not all, of the challenges were in place before filming began…  the contest to determine the winner of the Rolling Stone unsigned band, as well as BM working with Rolling Stone to create the challenge, had to have happened long before Precious Moments set foot in a work room…  I think that this challenge just presented itself at the least opportune time for him and it bit him in the butt.  These challenges happen in quick succession and I don’t believe that there would have been enough time for the producers to manipulate this so quickly.

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

          Yes, but once the season starts they can manipulate which designers are present for the challenge…

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t intend to imply that the producers created this project in order to eliminate Olivier.  When I said the projected seemed “almost to have been designed to take him down,” what I meant was that it was exactly the kind of challenge that was going to get him eliminated, in every single way.  I know that the schedule is set before the season begins.

      • Anonymous

        I’m convinced that TLo nailed it on first glance…Precious Moments really DOES sleep on a bed of excelsior, wrapped in tissue paper.  And he apparently only got to get out of his plastic bubble to be on the show, and now has to get the Silkwood treatment and be put back in.

    • Anonymous

      As for Precious Moments, his disorientation around “large” people has me thinking he really might be a Hobbit (bolstering my theory that his accent is pure Middle Earth).

      • Anonymous

        but hobbits are supposed to be jolly and fat, right? they’ve only got like a million meals throughout the day.

        • Anonymous

          And hairy feet would probably kill the poor wee thing. No, Hobbits are too good for him.

          • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

            OMG, that was the first thing I thought – the hairy feet would kill him.  He’d gnaw off his own feet, probably.

        • Anonymous

          Now I am picturing an anorexic hobbit.  

          • Anonymous

            And that’s not good

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

            So… Gollum? 

            • Anonymous

              “colorsss? whatsss colorssss, precioussss [moments]?”

            • Anonymous

              Breastes, Gollum doesn’t like nasty brestses, does it,precioussss,  Noooooo, it doesn’t…..it likeses nice straight lineses….

      • Helen C

        He must be the tallest hobbit there is then. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      Can they please do a “dress a flamboyant middle-aged gay florist” challenge? Just the workroom cattiness would be worth it!

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

         They could bring Austen Scarlett on as guest judge! He’s not middle aged, but really, who better to judge that challenge?

    • Anonymous

      “This boy needs dirty sex with a fat, sweaty trucker to slap him out of his bubble. Go make that happen, Olivier. You’ll be a better designer for it.”

      Hilarious!

    • Anonymous

      It was an odd challenge, but I was thoroughly entertained. I was rolling on the floor with all of Kors’ quips. Because the clothes were just hilariously awful.

      I was even liking Josh this episode. His exchange with Tim regarding the crotch of the jeans was cracking me up.

      • Anonymous

        Tim was horrified! about accentuating the crotch. I laughed so hard when Josh told him that was the point.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly. I thought this episode was the funniest and most entertaining
        in weeks. Because of its very bizarreness. The insanity, rudeness and
        cluelessness of Oliverieriouaeiouere. The crotchosity of Josh. The
        reveal of Anya’s true *skills*. The hideousness of fabric choices by
        everyone. The attempts of Bert over and over and over and
        over again to dye his fabric. The plenitude of quips
        by Kors. The truth-telling by Nina of Laura’s blood-spattered top.

        Hooray
        for Viktor. Pleather/leather—pickett/schmickett. The best of the worst.
        And bye-bye PM. Go have a tea party with some mannequins or something.
        First time this season I cheered for both the win and the auf. Olivier
        badly needs a good friend who can help him navigate the real world. I
        have a feeling there’s a lot more to his backstory than we would want to
        know. Rather sad, really.

        One of the oddest challenges ever, in a
        season riddled with odd challenges. I doubt if this will haunt the
        Sheepdogs career, though it might give them nightmares!

    • JimMcC

      I actually didn’t agree with the judging on this one. I thought Kimberly deserved the auf for that crazypants shirt. And I actually hated Bert’s more than I hate Olivier’s. But was there a happy little squeal when Olivier got the boot? Ab-so-lutely.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to defend Olivier’s “design” a bit here. I actually really liked the fabrics he chose. The juxtaposition of the feminine-print fabric of the shirt with the really burly, Viking-type guy produced a very interesting effect, in my opinion. And I liked the light-colored pants! It was unexpected. Why do musicians have to be dark and grungy? This guy can carry it off. And I think the lightness of the look would set him off on stage, him being the lead singer. Yes, the shirt was too short and too bulky. It should have been better tailored to his build, which I for one would like to see more of, thank you very much, Olivier. And I think the pants could have better set off those nice meaty thighs!

      Do I think this design should have been in the top? No. Am I sad to see Olivier go? Good God, no. But I am defending the use of those fabrics.

      However, I will allow you all to disagree :)

      • Anonymous

        There is so much Oliver-hate going around.  I believe Oliver was overrated in his sawdust chip “ombre” win and it was time for him to go.  But I don’t think he intentionally tried to offend his clients and I think he is just innocent enough to verbalize clueless stream of consciousness remarks that are politically incorrect size-isms on camera. 

        What he unfortunately took away from the previous husband’s challenge is that it is safer to not listen to your client (example: Anthony Ryan’s cheerleader uniform and Bert’s short, tight and shiny).  The light colored feminine print fabric choices are mocked as too David Cassidy, but I agree with MaryWorthless that our Viking could pull off the unexpected colors and print to keep Oliver safe on several techniques alone if the fit and finish were more polished.  Pants: well sewn; collar and placket: crisp; patch pockets: placed precisely;  placket: fabric sides match to meet at closure perfectly;  back print placement centered.  And the crisp cotton fabric choice kept our really attractive Viking’s man boobies from bouncing, unlike Bert’s fabric choice.

        I love you, TLo, the sweaty trucker joke was funny but a stereotype of truckers and harsh to the rare species of fragile hothouse flower that Oliver appears to be. May you always be handled with respect and care, Oliver.

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

          Now here’s where I think we differ:  I don’t give a shit if he MEANT to offend his clients or the viewers.  It doesn’t matter — he’s a grown man, albeit a young one, trying to break into an industry that requires a giant amount of work and determination and most definitely the ability to work with PEOPLE.  Every designer in the world relies on celebrities for publicity and what’s he going to do?  Tell Meryl Streep (Chris March’s client) that she’s too heavy?  Or tell Angelina Jolie that her boobs are too big?  Yeah, good luck with that, sunshine! 

          By the time you are old enough to go on PR, you are old enough to have figured out that most people don’t like to be called fat.  I don’t care if you’re only 21, that is WELL PAST the age where those comments are acceptable — that age being about 8, by the way.  If I heard either of my children, the oldest of whom is 7, talking to someone the way Olivier talked to his clients, I’d have their damn heads and they know it.

          • Helen C

            Did he call either of his clients “fat” though?  Ewan is a big guy and way bigger than the standard male model. He complained about his female model’s curves but he never said she was fat.

            I think some people are really too sensitive.  

            • Anonymous

              When they were choosing last week’s clients, he complained that “everyone left is fat”. 

              Frankly, I don’t care if he calls them “fat” or “big” or “bigger than a model”.  When he gets all upset that he can’t design for someone who is bigger than the mannequin, he’s declaring himself to be incompetent.

            • Anonymous

              He used the word “fat” to refer to the male clients last week, and the words “big” (which, for him means fat, let’s face it) and “plus size” to refer to Ewan. Three strikes, my friends….

          • Anonymous

            I think (hope) it’s just more experience (and intelligent feedback) he needs.  Whether he is or is not on the autism spectrum, someone who wants to be successful can learn much better behavior. I know two Asperger’s adults who, by dint of a LOT of effort and unremitting hard work on their part, along with some knowledgeable coaching, went from waaaaay worse than Olivier to waaaaay better at interpersonal interactions in a work setting (though it took, literally years – not an easy process at all).  Sometimes their interactions are a little stilted or scripted or approach a potentially sensitive subject circuitously, because they learned by rote how to avoid being blatantly offensive when they think they’re just being factual and logical. But they generally don’t walk around offending people, probably they do so less often than those of us who don’t have their challenges to social interaction.

            If he is on the spectrum, Olivier has a lot less of a challenge than either of these admirable individuals did, and if he isn’t he probably will figure things out pretty quickly once he’s lost a few jobs.

          • Anonymous

            I think (hope) it’s just more experience (and intelligent feedback) he needs.  Whether he is or is not on the autism spectrum, someone who wants to be successful can learn much better behavior. I know two Asperger’s adults who, by dint of a LOT of effort and unremitting hard work on their part, along with some knowledgeable coaching, went from waaaaay worse than Olivier to waaaaay better at interpersonal interactions in a work setting (though it took, literally years – not an easy process at all).  Sometimes their interactions are a little stilted or scripted or approach a potentially sensitive subject circuitously, because they learned by rote how to avoid being blatantly offensive when they think they’re just being factual and logical. But they generally don’t walk around offending people, probably they do so less often than those of us who don’t have their challenges to social interaction.

            If he is on the spectrum, Olivier has a lot less of a challenge than either of these admirable individuals did, and if he isn’t he probably will figure things out pretty quickly once he’s lost a few jobs.

            • Anonymous

              Come on “I think (hope) it’s just more experience (and intelligent feedback) he
              needs. ”

              do/would you say this if he was disdainful of the clients color (hear it in an accent – or several)
                I wish this .. person were not so dark.  I only want to (cam) design for light (beige) quiet people.  Dark people clash with my color scheme.  It is so hard.

              pretty consistent if you think about it.

            • Anonymous

              I don’t know, I might say this if it came off as if he were complaining about skin tone as an abstract barrier to his desired aesthetic effect. (I’ve mentioned more than once here that designers miss a bet by not using darker skinned models to set off their clothing. It’s not a plea for racial equality nor a slam on we pasty people, it’s an aesthetic judgment, though maybe doesn’t come across that way.)

              I’m not arguing that his comments are o.k. or that they aren’t going to offend. I just don’t think he gets that they’re personally offensive because he doesn’t seem to get that clients are not models who are routinely treated as if they were objects (rightly or wrongly).  He doesn’t have a clue about handling clients, he seems to react to them as if they were a different brand of mannequin, a brand with many unfortunate drawbacks.

              The point I was trying to make, maybe unsuccessfully is that since he obviously doesn’t “get it,” I hope he will and that he’ll be able to learn to change. Otherwise, his career is over before it really starts.

              (And yes, I could totally see him making such remarks about skin tone.)

               

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

          Yup, I came here to fess up that I *liked* Oliver’s print and the light-colored pants. Huge problems with the length and shape and those blasted misplaced pockets of course. And the attitude.

          I *am* disgusted with the producers that this band was chosen. Nice guys, don’t get me wrong, but they flat out did not want anything other than a t shirt the color of mud and a pair of jeans. Last week, designers got blasted for listening to the client too much. Or not listening to what the client wants. It’s lose-lose. This episode rivals the stilt-walkers’ for disaster.

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

          Yup, I came here to fess up that I *liked* Oliver’s print and the light-colored pants. Huge problems with the length and shape and those blasted misplaced pockets of course. And the attitude.

          I *am* disgusted with the producers that this band was chosen. Nice guys, don’t get me wrong, but they flat out did not want anything other than a t shirt the color of mud and a pair of jeans. Last week, designers got blasted for listening to the client too much. Or not listening to what the client wants. It’s lose-lose. This episode rivals the stilt-walkers’ for disaster.

      • Anonymous

        I think that masculine/feminine combo works sometimes, and I actually think it has more of an impact on a more masculine guy (as opposed to someone like David Bowie or Prince). But A) that’s not who this band is, and B) there’s feminine, there’s androgynous, and then there’s flat-out women’s wear, like Laura’s jacket and Olivier’s shirt.

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t gotten around to watching the last 3 episodes and I’m not sure I would be able to stand this hackneyed stuff.  Usually I’m in the “design, not drama, dammit!” camp, but if I watch it online it will be for the workroom dynamics.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        Be prepared for listening to Olivier’s bizarre comments on real people – it can make you crazy.

    • Anonymous

      In a season of trying to find the least bad outfit, this challenge turned it up to eleven.

      Olivier definitely deserved to go (and congratulations to the producers for making it obvious he was going to within the first 5 minutes of the show – quality editing, that), but I’m not sure he deserved it more than about five of the other designers.

      They should have just sent them all home and replaced the remaining episodes with the judges apologizing profusely and Tim chasing Swatch around Mood.

      • Anonymous

        I would totally watch that show.

      • Anonymous

        is Swatch the dog? because yeah, I’d totally watch Tim chase around that dog!

      • Anonymous

        I think Swatch could have made better garments. At least he knows his way around Mood.

      • Anonymous

        My DVR is already set for that show!  And instead of the final runway show critique, Tim can just sit on the runway and tell each of the judges how pathetic they were all season long.

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

        How about a Swatch challenge?  They’d get a bunch of different breeds as models and style them all to look like Swatch.

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

        After last week, maybe they re-edited the episode to make it totally clear so people wouldn’t turn it off in disgust at having to watch Olivier.

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

        After last week, maybe they re-edited the episode to make it totally clear so people wouldn’t turn it off in disgust at having to watch Olivier.

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

        Indovina, that sounds like the greatest show ever.

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      I just thought that when Kors went for a comparison of what made Viktor’s look “modern” he said it was a combination of Jimi Hendrix and Neal Young.  Yes, modern indeed.

      • Anonymous

        Ha! I thought I must have heard that wrong.

      • Anonymous

        Right, I almost forgot that!  Oh well, at least one of them hasn’t been dead for 40 years . . .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7JMAFJGRETO2ZRETWOH6LGH52Y Aaron

      I loved it when they called him out on his unfinished sleeves. I think that Oliver was not that liked by anybody involved in the competition. Most of them were kind of, “do not let the door hit you on the way out.”

      • Anonymous

        And not only unfinished but about six inches too short!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

      Sheepdogs were such good sports. I guess for them their first shot at fame was lined with walls of pleather.
      Ewan gave me the best laughs all season, and the things he was saying about Olivier going for the Emperor has no clothes style was spot on. His Little Debbie braids had better garner him a Groupie or two.
      It seemed to me that none of the designers have been to a rock concert –ever.
      As for Olivier, your comments are hilarious. There’s something about the way he behaves, from his comments on body image, to his little hippity hop, his fake dyed hair that scream coddled and indulged for way too long.

      • Anonymous

        That should be “Garnier” him a groupie or two.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I’m still trying to recover from the fact that Nina went into raptures over pigtails. 

      • Anonymous

         Especially since he was a Viking woman, not a Viking man.

        • oohsparkley!

          Oh, I happen to disagree.  I think he was all Viking man.  (with some Willie Nelson thrown in for flavor).

          • Anonymous

            that’s what I said in the TLounge! Willie Nelson vibe.

      • S. Jenna Lutz

        Oh, I don’t know. I’ve worked (and played) at several few Ren Faires and have to admit the whole braided pig tail thing IS actually pretty common with at least a good 1/4 of the Viking boys. There is something about being built like a brick s#$T house and striding around the grounds with a dozen or so busty wenches fawning over them to make it easy to equate the braids to “Manly Man” and not “Pippi Longstocking”

        Granted. Those guys tend to have several live blade battle axes strapped about their person as well…. that might help the macho esthetic.

        So really, I think that after spending so much time in the High Art (snicker) of the fashion world… Nina was simply having her “You massive Viking, come storm my keep and take me away!” moment in her reaction to the braids.

        In my experience, the tighter wound and professional the woman? The bigger the desire to let it all hang loose as a wonton wench at least ONCE in a while. (Also vice versa – I’ve spent enough time in ‘professional wench wear’ that I get a real kick out of occasionally dressing like a modern day business woman. A change is as good as a rest, sometimes!)

        • Anonymous

          I kinda felt like he needed a bigger and bushier beard to balance the braids, though. 

        • Anonymous

          Ding-ding-ding! Lots of high-powered and/or dominant-by-day women have fantasies about being submissive to a burly, manly-man. Don’t ask me how I know this…..

    • Anonymous

      Tim was also rolling his eyes at Mood when PM seemed to forget there was a time limit for shopping, too, or at least it was edited that way. Rolling his eyes AND shaking his head, as only Tim can do.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        I also noticed a less heartfelt goodbye from Tim, when it was time to tell Olivier to clean up his workspace.  No “We’re going to miss you” this time!  OMG, and how about PM leaping around and covering his ears at the loud music?  Bwahahahahahaha – that was hysterical.  He reminded me of my crazy neurotic rescue golden doodle, who pees herself if you make direct eye contact with her.

    • Anonymous

      I like the name Sheepdog. But then, I own a Border Collie.

      Oliver really needed to go last night. The poor singer looked all “I’m not getting paid enough to wear this shit.” And yes, it was nice to see Victor win, even if it was because his was the best of a bad lot. His shirt reminds me of one I saw last time I was at Daffy’s.

      • tripletmom96

        hey, gorgeous things — i’ve got a border collie too — what great dogs (although mine’s a little ocd as only a border collie can be).  so the sheepdog name gave me a bit of a chuckle! 

    • Anonymous

      Oliverierre put his guy in a pair of Dockers. 

      If the shirt would have been longer and sharply tailored I can see the swan song cowboy shirt being a subversive counterpoint to some really kickass jeans on this guy. Alas.

      I thought Victor’s jeans fit his guy really well, especially in back. Didn’t care for the shredded knees. The jacket was a bit too much, in my eyes. Surprised no one thought to make a hat of some sort. And yes, as some commenters have mentioned fusible interfacing – super easy to use and makes such a difference. 

    • tripletmom96

      does anyone find it ironic that the most feminine thing precious moments designed this season was for a guy?????  i am so glad he’s gone.  i just couldn’t take another episode of his offensive remarks about people having real bodies, and opinions, etc.  and he’s supposedly a menswear designer.  could’ve fooled me based on what he sent out there last night!  oh, yeah — his client was a real guy and PM can’t handle fitting a non-mannequin.

      as for viktor — i was glad to see him win this one – i do believe he deserved it, although it’s really pretty pathetic that too many wins this season have been for mediocre work that just happens to not be as bad as the rest of the field. 

      i’ll save my commentary on little miss teacher’s pet for when you post the critique on her…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

      I thought Nina was great. It did look like Ryan had put on his grandmother’s purple jacket and scarf and run out the door after butchering a cow!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M2PXKBMV7NJBBEXEL2KHAO2UU4 Martha Stickle

      This show may have represented the continental-shelf nadir of Project Runway for me.  Thanks for a deeply cathartic postmortem.  Just a lot of suck all around, from the ridonculous challenge to the Hanna-Barbera wardrobe.  I really, really hope Oliiiviiieeerrre takes your advice!

    • Phillip Wilde

      When Oliviaeiour called his client “plus-sized,” I literally yelled at my TV screen: “He’s not freaking ‘plus-sized.’  He’s big and tall.  Learn the difference.”

      I was pretty meh about Olivier until last week, but I knew things were taking a turn for the worse when I realized he was all I could tweet about.  I just wanted to wring his skinny little neck to pull him out of his little fantasy world.

      And I am so glad they didn’t give the win to Clinique again.  He didn’t deserve either of his wins, and both were at Viktor’s expense.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        OMG, me too!  He made me VIOLENT!!!

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

        THREE wins! You forgot the first “win”– that he shared with Viktor. Josh better sleep with one eye open when he moves in with Viktor and Bert…

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

          TWO wins!! The one he shared with Victor for (Anya’s)  grey maxi dress and the second win for the LBD on the wives/gfs episode. Actually, I think that should prolly only be counted as 1.5 wins :P

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

            Avant Garde. I know, I tried to forget it too.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Colleen-Robinson/48606025 Colleen Robinson

              Josh didn’t win for the Avant Garde challenge. That was Anthony Ryan.

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

              I stand corrected.

    • Anonymous

      We should all go to iTunes and download The Sheepdogs’ album just to make up for the hideous crap they were forced to wear in this episode.  The guys in the band – man, I felt for them.  You could just see “we just want to play music” scrolling across their foreheads.

      • Mary McClelland

        I kinda actually liked the music when I heard it on the show.  I felt so bad for them too! You could tell they hated being there and had no idea why they were being subjected to this torture as part of their contest “win.” And Garnier sucks – no real hairstylist uses that schlock!

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

          No, no real stylist uses Garnier.  In fact, a friend of mine manages a high-end salon, and she won’t even let clients use it at home.

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

            Yep. That would be true. If I walked into a salon and saw Garnier on the shelves or at the stations, I’d turn around and leave.

      • Anonymous

        They were really good sports, and they sounded pretty good. Possibly good promotion for them if the folks who watch Project Runway buy blues-based rock records. Hello? Is anyone out there? Wait, am I the only one?

    • Anonymous

      Corky St. Clair?  SERIOUSLY? You just know that isn’t even close to the name on his birth certificate.  Thank all the fashion gods little Precious Moments is gone.  Too annoying to ignore, too boring to care about, too uproffessional to be there.  Vicktor’s look was the least of the worst so he did deserve the in but he really deserved ot last week.  As to the 70′s vibe everybody feel back too – these guys basically asked for that with the hair, the sound and the vibe they brought with them.  Personally, I thought they sounded awful and I love retro 70′s rock.  Viktors guy did at least have a sweet ass that was shown nicely in the jeans.  Poor “big man” was so trashed by PM, I felt really bad for him.  And i want to publicly say, send the big men to me if this is what they llok like.  Other than a bad hair cut, he was very cute.

      • Anonymous

        I thought he was really cute too! Except that he needed a trim, both of his hair and his beard. But you saw his reaction to Bert’s suggestion of the beard trim. He would NOT. have it!

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

        Re: Corky. You might want to google that one.

        • Anonymous

          Duh… that is why is sounded so familiar as well as stupid, I had forgotten all about that in Guffman.  I did also find out there is a jewelry/clothing line in Australia by the name Corky Saint Clair.  What is the oddball from PR last night again?  Collier? something like that. Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Wait – the designers (and I use the term advisedly) each had $300 to spend at Mood?  Really?  I could have made the poor Sheepdogs look cheap and tacky for a lot less than that.  Are the designers allowed to keep the change or something?

      I was in college in the late 60′s and early 70′s.  While that may have been several centuries ago, I don’t remember any rocker styling such pathetic looks as came down the runway last night.  Yes, I know, limited time….menswear…blah, blah, blah.  If you are going to try out for Project Runway, get a pattern and practice making a pair of men’s pants or two.  And here is a thought – do a little preliminary research on the fashion trends of the last few decades.

      Meanwhile, glad Viktor won.  His body of work shows well in comparison with his competition, and as others have said, his offering this week was not as bad as the competition. 

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

        So with you on the practice and research.  Come on, people!  Don’t you watch the show?  There’s always at least one challenge involving menswear.  And who was it who was paired with Bert for the stilt challenge and didn’t know the difference between Elizabethan and Victorian?  We’re talking fashion history, for Pete’s sake.  How hard can it be to recognize silhouettes and what not and remember what time period they belong to?

        • Anonymous

          That was Viktor.

      • Anonymous

        Remember, somehow the blonde one managed to spend $450! To make someone look like $20.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, certainly didn’t see that much mooloo in her look, and don’t think it was fair that she got to spend more (even if Bert was being nice).

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

        Men’s pants aren’t that hard to fit — if you know how to make pants and you know what men are supposed to look like, you can make them for either gender.  It’s not like they had to make suits for god’s sake!  They were making friggin’ jeans!

        • Anonymous

          I am no menswear expert, but I would think that tight jeans (in stiff denim) would be more difficult than flat-front dress pants in something that hangs better, like wool gabardine. No?

      • Anonymous

        Actually, Bert only spent $150 and turned out one of the better looks. He gave Laura his extra $150.

    • Anonymous

      OMG
      This boy needs dirty sex with a fat, sweaty trucker to slap him out of
      his bubble. Go make that happen, Olivier

      You want to see him die of a  stroke?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think he does sex. It’s icky.

        • Anonymous

          he’s probably asexual, but in the “people are disgusting, ugh.” sense

        • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

          That’s exactly what I thought.  He’s an asexual aesthete.

        • Anonymous

          He didn’t even want people to hug him.

    • Anonymous

      They all frankly looked like extras from the Sonny Bono Rock-n-Rollapalooza dinner show. I think those sheep dudes should fire their manager immediately. All credit goes to them for managing to walk out there with a straight face because I was in hysterics with my husband and teenager watching them. LOlliePop needs to get back into his egg and do a little soul searching about life in general. Having real people as clients is the least of his worries.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHLSUVX3NCPB4OSS5BM7GZIXUE P. Capet

      i survived the ’70s and really, the musical uniform for this type of band (much more blues or blues-rock than rock) is still jeans and a shirt.  all these curlicues looked silly on them.  and the hair bands were ridiculous.  it is always acceptable for a blues player to look like he just fell out of bed.  or an ambulance.  so the “challenge” this week was kind of doomed from the start.  it probably looked good on product placement paper, though.

      • Anonymous

        You are so right. I spent several years working on a newspaper and part of my beat was to interview all the bands that came though town  – the majority of them were travelling in a van cross-country, did get their shirts from Goodwill, and would wear them for a couple weeks or so and then toss them.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, which is why the disgusted reference to Salvation Army was met on my end by an “And? …”

      • Anonymous

        “It is always acceptable or a blues player to look like he just fell out of bed. Or an ambulance.”  Excellent, P. Capet!

        And you’re so right about the absolutely numbing product placement. Those scenes of the hair stylists holding up green bottles and jars and saying, “I’m going to use some Garnier Shit in a Jar to make his hair glow like a glow worm!” were endless.  And honestly–on the final runway, was there any difference whatsoever in the way the guys’ hair looked?  With the exception of the braids and headbands, I mean.

        It was like Garnier meets total bullshit.

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

      It is sad how boring this season is.  At least the most boring contestant is now gone too.  Goodbye, Precious Moments.  Thanks for your references to 70s shows and how much these guys look like they are from the Brady Bunch/Fat Albert/Scooby Doo.  They look like kids who want to be rock stars when they grow up and they got mom to buy them the 70s rocker halloween costume at Walmart.

    • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

      On what planet is Ewan “plus-sized?” “Big, healthy, man-sized” is what he looked like to me…

      But then again, I live on Earth, unlike Olivier. 

      • Anonymous

        Ooohhh, Katy–your description of Ewan just made me a little warm!  I have to loosen my collar!  :)  I liked him in his own tight jeans.

        • Mary McClelland

          ditto! They all looked waaay hotter before the PR catastrophe crew got their hands on them.  I kept thinking Sam is the only lucky one, because at least he got Anya and Kimberly to feel him up incidentally in the design process!  

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739505579 Amanda Aziyade

          I don’t know how old Ewan is (probably too young for me) but he is HOT!  Love that body and that hair!!  I hated the braids, but I think he’s the kind of guy who probably could have rocked them. The whole band were just such good sports about the whole disaster that I wanted to buy all their CDs just to support them.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        He had a belly, but as a single gal I would have been happy to romp off to the back of the tour bus with him.  Olivier actually kind of scares me because I just don’t how he made it to 22 years of age with this bizarre outlook.

        • Anonymous

          Oliver certainly came across as someone who has been very,very sheltered. Even saying that, though, just walking around any community, or watching five minutes of maintstream TV would clue him into the reality that people come in different shapes and sizes.

          • Helen C

            I don’t think he minds bigger people, as he is the only designer here who got along with Bert, who’s certainly not skinny.  I think Olivier has a very Euro-waif Asian-boy-band aesthetic, both from his pre-show portfolio and how he dresses himself.  With that aesthetic, even the man is tall (as Olivier himself is tall), but broad shoulders, beer bellies, and especially his beards and general hairy-ness, is the opposite of his Euro-waif Asian boyband aesthetic.  

            I know we all complain about how Anya only dresses herself, but Olivier also only dresses himself.  Even his well-made jacket from a few episodes ago is like things he wears in everyday life.  

    • Anonymous

      watched the video blogs this morning and Nina was talking about how hard she fought to keep Olivier 9(sp?) in the competition.  WTF?  Seriously?

      • Anonymous

         If she was going on body of work (and considering the judges don’t see the workroom) I can *almost* see it. I think he shows the germ of a design aesthetic, but between his slow pace and his shitty execution, it never really got any play. Now, in a *good* season, slow pace & shitty execution would have bounced him out a while back, but there’s sooo much shitty execution going on this season that I can *almost* see that Nina might have been hoping he’d bust out with something interesting, even if he couldn’t actually make it up into a finished garment that fit.

    • Anonymous

      The paragraph using the words “wifty,” “waif,” and “conch shell” was brilliantly written. Also, it makes me think there’s a future for Olivier in the field of sculpture with fabric. Immoveable, static fabric. There is such a field, isn’t there?

      • Anonymous

        Agreed on the writing!   Wonderful phrases at perfectly sum up our precious dewy cheeked Olivier.  

        Remember that art exhibit of the clothes made from paper?   They were exquisite.   Unfortunately, too colorful and too elaborate for our precious one.   

        I’m the only one, apparently, who will miss him.  

        • Anonymous

          Ummm, I think it’s just you and Bert.

          • Anonymous

            Me and Bert.

            That’s so sadly ironic.  Maybe we’re the only two who are so old we can be indulgent with such preciosity.  :)

          • Anonymous

            Me and Bert.

            That’s so sadly ironic.  Maybe we’re the only two who are so old we can be indulgent with such preciosity.  :)

        • Helen C

          I’ll miss him too.  He actually has quite a few fans outside this board too.  

    • Anonymous

      Lane Kim would have loved these clothes.

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

        Even Lane would know to avoid most of them…or keep them hidden under the floorboards.

        • Anonymous

          Ahaha! I love a good shout-out to the Gilmore Girls!

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            For my last birthday I spent a few days in LA and we went on a tour of the Warner Bros back lot.  I got to sit on Lorelai’s porch!  Best Birthday Ever.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Don’t forget – the Cookie Monster is gluttony!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Ahhhh – Hep Alien!  Watching Sebastian Bach sing Hollaback Girl at the Bat Mitzvah is one of my favourite moments of TV ever.

      • Anonymous

        Bite your tongue! Hep Alien dressed way more stylishly (and with more individuality) than those poor guys last night.

    • Anonymous

      TLo, this is truly one of your Greatest Hits.

      Roses and swans and pretty little bows
      dirty sex with a fat, sweaty trucker
      Sears toughskins jeans

      There’s just too much goodness in one post here.  
       

    • Anonymous

      Too little time and too little money to make an outfit that was going to be jeans and a top.  The jeans the Sheepdogs were wearing were fine and there was too much time spent making a pair of jeans. 

      The focus should have been with shirts, jackets and accessories, not with remaking a pair of jeans that were just going to end up looking cheap.

    • Anonymous

      I was just HORRIFIED at how rude Olivier was to his client. That guy is big and tall but not in a fat way. Olivier spoke of him and to him as if the guy was obese. It was just terrible.

      I have to say, I didn’t like anyone’s look really. I am tired of “everything” being new for Anya. Bitch, please. The Great Orange One was pretty funny with his comments though or maybe it was just funny to watch Adam Lambert giggle at them. I thought AL did a great job as  judge. I thought a runway walk would have been a much better way of judging the clothes than the stage show. I know they wanted to do something different, but I didn’t think it worked as a way to really see the clothes. 

      • Anonymous

        I could not agree more, he is a brawny, manly man, not a big fat dude. Learn the difference, Precious Moments.

      • Anonymous

        He was a hunky man which where I come from is a good thing! It’s fine if that is not your thing but Oliviererie was dressing him not dating him.

      • Ella B. Mudge

        It reminds me of a gay friend, who once dreamily said, when gazing at a man of a similar stature:  “If you had your arms around him, you’d know you had a hold of a MAN.”  

    • http://aintbaroque.wordpress.com/ Ain’t Baroque

      Wait, when did Santino join a rock band?

      • Anonymous

        haha I thought the same thing.

      • Anonymous

        THAT’S IT!  Last night, I told hubby that guy looked like a combo of Chris Cornell (hubba hubba) and someone…but couldn’t come up with it.  It is, indeed, Santino!

    • Anonymous

      These looks were both ridiculous.  How could they  not come up with a more flattering way of dressing these guys?

      • Anonymous

        I just watched the extended judging for Viktor’s outfit, and the shirt is short sleeve and it looks quite good with the jacket off.

    • Anonymous

      Love the post! Thank goodness Oliver is gone, but I guess he DID get to do a “collection”. The still photos in the post made the outfit look even worse than it did on the runway.

    • Anonymous

      Buy bye Olivererere, can’t say I’m sad to see you go.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      In the designers’ defense, the Sheepdogs Whose Name Sucks really did say explicitly, and more than once, that they wanted a 70s retro rocker look.  To me, they were crying out for cowboy hats, from their existing look to their sound, so tie-dye and headbands weren’t untoward.

      But the designers fell apart and the looks were all pretty crappy.

      There were elements I liked. Victor’s painful attempt to distress the jeans didn’t work, but I loved that he had the time to finish the back pockets. The pleather looked very pleathery, but he made three good pieces and that jacket had some real beauty.

      Oliver has been driving me to distraction for many weeks. This is a happy dance elimination for me. I think Ewan is a total hottie–he is 100% my type and I would like to order up a dozen of him. To dress him like that makes me cry. I don’t understand why Oliver didn’t notice that a “big” person also has long arms. I don’t understand why the patch pockets make him look like his nipples are on his collarbone. I don’t understand why a gay boy makes a pair of pants that seem to imply he’s afraid to touch ass or crotch. It’s all very sad.

    • Anonymous

      Someone last night mentioned Jeffery, and it was SO TRUE.    He could have made something wonderful.    And what about that woman who always said LEATHAH?    And remember that woman who was a finalist on Christian’s season?   She could make a lined coat and a dress plus a hat in 2 days!   I exaggerate, but the time of the swift talented sewers/tailors seems to be past us.

      • Anonymous

        Stellah!  And Jillian was the amazing coat-maker…her and Victorya in their avant-garde challenge?  Made that incredible jacket lined with pink plaid (?)…soooo much better than this crappy “’60s guy!” Halloween costume crap.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, Jeffrey, Stellahhhhhh and Jillian could have rocked the hell out of this challenge.

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

        Jeffrey would have kicked ass.  Doesn’t he actually design for rock musicians?  And remember the outfit he made for himself for the jet set challenge? He won with that!

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

          That was the story they gave us during the show anyway… I don’t know as I’d never heard of him before or after the show.

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

        Seth Aaron too

        • Anonymous

          YES!!

          I’m ashamed to have forgotten him.

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

            He was my favorite — he did the rock clothes, while still managing to be a very nice guy.  I love me a nice guy — the rest of the world can keep the edgy ones and the alpha males.

            • Anonymous

              Aesthetically, I was never that fond of his work, because I am just not a fan of the “rock” look, but on a personality level, he won me over in the first team challenge when Nina told him to blame everything on his teammate and he refused to do it.

              But I don’t think Jeffrey, or Stella, or Seth Aaron would have been in their element in this challenge. When asked about their style, the clients, amongst other things, mentioned corduroy bell bottoms and a dashiki. Rockers they may have been, but oh so very much not in a style sense. There’s a reason everyone made something straight out of 1970…

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

              Seth Aaron was also really good at time management — he churned out three or four stylish AND beautifully finished pieces, every single time.  This challenge would have been perfect for him.  

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t think of Seth Aaron either, but he probably would have enjoyed this challenge immensely.

      • Anonymous

        For all the crap Suede gets here, he did a good job dressing Jerrell – where the criticism was it was TOO REAListic?  And not Stage wear – when they weren’t told that Stage Wear was a requirement

    • Anonymous

      God, I hope they go on to do well after suffering through PR!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527150091 Pat Biswanger

      I think I am going to buy some of the Sheepdogs’ music just because they were such good sports about this horrible challenge.

      • Anonymous

        Me too.  They seemed like nice guys. 

    • Anonymous

      “Tlo said: Ignoring the roses and swans and pretty little bows, why is this shirt so short?”

      The shirt is not too short – the model is too tall you silly, dirty bloggers. 

      It’s right that Olive boy finally be eliminated; he was never a designer, he’s just space junk that fell to earth, so abhorrent of human touch that I’d bet he brushes his teeth while wearing a dental dam. 

      –GothamTomato

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527150091 Pat Biswanger

      P.S.  Let’s not be too harsh on Olivier.  He’s a textbook case of Asperger’s, whether he knows it or not, and he can’t help saying rude things to people (because he lacks empathy), spending too much time on tiny details, etc.  It’s all classic Asperger’s.

    • Ella B. Mudge

      I don’t know if anyone remembers Conan O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” finale, where Will Ferrell came out at the end to sing “Free Bird” with Conan, but I kept flashing back to that last night.  With the exception of Bert’s outfit & styling, they all looked like Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert participants.

    • Anonymous

      Great post, I haven’t stopped laughing since the line about Saturday morning cartoons!  Nice to see Adam Lambert, who knows a thing or two about being a “rock star” (well, he’s sort of a parody of a rock star, but close enough for 2011). The band were really good sports. I hope we will speak further about Burt’s “Viking” look that Nina was so gaga for, but at the moment, I am still speechless.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for calling out Corky St. Clair.  As soon as Tim introduced him, my first thought was, “THIS GUY is going to talk about image?!”  Because the only image he evoked was “Desperately Clinging To Youth.”

    • Anonymous

      Another terrible challenge. A band like this is by definition “anti-fashion” — it was clear from the start that they’d look ridiculous in anything but jeans. When Adam Lambert appeared in the judges’ panel, I practically shouted, “THAT”S the guy they should’ve been designing for!” Not so fab as Seal, but he does have that all-so-crucial Garnier ingredient…

      • Anonymous

        lol lol   “Garnier ingredient”    Perfect.    And the things he would say to the designahs!   I want it.

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

      I would have started by asking them which bands or musicians the were inspired by and used that as a starting point.  Of course, I’m a fan of 60s music and actually remember 70s music, so I’d know what they were talking about.  I’m still at a loss as to how to modernize some of those looks, though.  Which is reason #4253 I’m not a designer.  The main thing is pants that highlight their assets, front and back.  I didn’t like Josh’s pants because of those huge contrasting back pockets.  Can’t see the ass with those things in the way.  A kilt would have been awesome, but I don’t know if the band would have been into that.

      • Anonymous

        I lived through the Jimi Hendrix era, and these were no Jimi Hendrix clothes.  More like bad Salvation Army donations.  Was surprised that the judges, while knocking the outfits for being too literal, didn’t use the ‘costume’ label, ’cause these certainly were that.  Jimi would have walked off the stage!

    • Anonymous

      I think TLo needs to do Band Caps for what the band must have been thinking while they were wearing the various designs!

      • Anonymous

        though Ewan managed some great lines while sitting in his underwear. What did he say, he’d be going out in a sock? hahahahahahaha!
        But yeah, TLo caps are always good.

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha Ewan looks like he’s going to punch someone if he has to wear that shirt for a moment longer.

    • Katy Carroll

      As the mom of a kid on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, I’ve got to say that I’m uncomfortable with how “Autism!” and “Asperger’s!” are sometimes tossed around as quasi-insults in the comment sections. I’m not bothered when it’s a casual observation, but I do really hate when it’s sneered at someone. 

      I’m not discounting a spectrum disorder in Oliver — his reaction to the band’s loudness was typical of a sensory processing issue, and he’s definitely lacking a filter on his mouth — but you know, sometimes a person is just a clueless dolt.  Or a jerk.  My son is not tremendously socially savvy, and he’s is more likely to design skyscrapers than haute couture, but he’s a sweet, goofy extrovert.  As they say, if you’ve met one person with autism…you’re met ONE person with autism.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for speaking up.   I’m always uncomfortable with internet diagnosis. 

        People come in all varieties, and Olivier, to me, is just an awkward, artsy, quasi-snoby, idealistic kid.   

        • Anonymous

          I am a licensed psychotherapist, and “internet diagnosis” is unfair and misleading to folks who don’t know all the facets of a comprehensive diagnostic interview.  That said, some folks are just not nice and painfully unselfaware.  And that’s not in the DSM.

        • Katy Carroll

          I think language and cultural differences are at play here, too — Olivier really CANNOT seem to comprehend why people are bothered by his frequent use of “big” and “fat”.

          • Helen C

            THANK YOU !

          • Helen C

            THANK YOU !

          • Helen C

            THANK YOU !

          • Anonymous

            I kind of agree with you.  I think he grew up in Taiwain, right?  I’m Chinese and it’s not uncommon for Chinese people (anyone… family members, friends, sometimes even strangers) to point out physical characteristics and flaws to your face.  “Wow, you got fatter!”  “Oh, look at all your acne!” etc etc etc.  And it’s never actually meant to be offensive, per se.  More just pointing something out or showing concern.  And the recipient of these kinds of comments doesn’t really take it personally, either.  So I think there are definitely cultural differences at play here.  However, he seems like he’s spent enough time in Europe and the US and wherever else to have picked up at least SOME idea of how people might react to things like this.

            Anyway, whether he has Autism or Aspbergers or anything else, I have no idea.  I just think he’s clueless.

      • Ella B. Mudge

        I agree, and the people with Asperger’s that I have met manifest a lot more personality, intelligence and sweetness than Oliver ever exhibited. If you get them started on a subject matter that they are fascinated with, they get very talkative and excited — Oliver’s affect never seemed anything but flat.  I’m hardly an expert, but is seems that if he was afflicted with a mild form of Asperger’s, he would have become an overanimated little bunny about the design process. 

      • Toto Maya

        Thank you. I am always wary of claiming that someone is on the spectrum unless they have been formally diagnosed and claim that they are. Otherwise it is just rude. You are taking negative traits and assuming that they have asbergers, because people with asbergers are assholes and hate loud noises! It’s offensive. If you are not Olivier’s doctor, you can’t diagnose him with anything.

        I almost expected to see comments saying, “Olivier likes BEIGE, and I know a guy with asbergers who wears beige a lot! SEE!!!”

      • Toto Maya

        Thank you. I am always wary of claiming that someone is on the spectrum unless they have been formally diagnosed and claim that they are. Otherwise it is just rude. You are taking negative traits and assuming that they have asbergers, because people with asbergers are assholes and hate loud noises! It’s offensive. If you are not Olivier’s doctor, you can’t diagnose him with anything.

        I almost expected to see comments saying, “Olivier likes BEIGE, and I know a guy with asbergers who wears beige a lot! SEE!!!”

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        My son’s diagnosis is something I’m still getting my head around.  The one thing that makes sense to me is the thought that EVERYONE is on the spectrum!  Just to greater and lesser extents.

        • Katy Carroll

          Oh, completely!  When my son was younger and I was reading books on sensory processing and such to try to figure him out, I came to the conclusion that hey!  We’re all wacky!  Just in varying degrees.  ;)

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

          Well, and everyone screaming Asperger’s about Olivier — there are a lot of Asperger’s signs that are signs of a MULTITUDE of disorders.  My sister-in-law, for instance, is constantly teasing my brother and I about being “Asperger’s children” because of some of our shared personality traits (her brother has Asperger’s, so it’s not a slam — we just mock everything in my family as a coping mechanism). 

          We both are uncomfortable with crowds, don’t like to be touched overly much, dislike too much noise because of the chaos, are blunt to the point of rudeness at points, tend to be inflexible in many things, and have high IQ’s with very little patience.  All signs that would get us diagnosed on the internet as Asperger’s.

          But since we’ve both been seen by SEVERAL mental health professionals,
          and have never been diagnosed with Asperger’s, I think we can safely
          discount it.  Instead, we’ve both been diagnosed with clinical depression (in my case, exceptionally severe), social anxiety, insomnia, and PTSD.  Turns out those account for all of our quirks instead. 

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

        I am totally there with you. Can we please call a moratorium on Internet Diagnoses??? 

        Also BTW- sensory processing disorder and autism are not one & the same. People can have one or the other or both. Which you probably know but I felt the need to clear it up. ((My son has SPD but does not have autism.))

        • Anonymous

          Yes, there’s a whole HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) movement, also known as SPS (Sensory-Processing Sensitivity), supposedly found in 15-20% of the population. HSPs are more easily overwhelmed and overstimulated than others.

    • Anonymous

      Plus, Micheal Kors and Nina have, over the years, demonstrated an almost embarrassing ignorance of the concept of “”rock and roll”.

    • Anonymous

      It’s ironic that the lead singer’s outfit in the band photo is not much off from what Olivier was attempting to do. It’s just finished, fitted and doesn’t have any swans on it.

      I thought the lead singer was totally sexy as well as the quiet guy to his left.

    • G Spencer

      I just realized that the only reason I enjoyed watching PR so much, is because of the TLo’s review afterwards and the comments from other viewers. They are hilarious! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NBI6646QJBKNCFEZNCHXUCBGE thatgirl

      However badly the designers may have fared, I think that this challenge speaks well of PR– the challenge was pure design-based vs. “make a pretty dress” and that’s what I’ve been looking for. Say what you will about the judging and this seasons crop of designers, but the judging decisions were, at worst, inoffensive, this episode wasn’t nearly as heavy on the drama as past episodes have been (which was utterly refreshing), and it was an entertaining watch. Yay for PR… there’s hope yet.

    • http://twitter.com/mchinlee3 Michelle Lee

      Couldn’t agree more – Viktor’s model looks like a ringer for Santino Rice, albeit happier. 

      I think I’ve figured it out why the judges are giving Viktor the short-shrift. Viktor reminds me of Raul Esparza, the Broadway actor/singer, and his clothing are kind of like Sondheim’s musicals. Great technical skills, a little bit smarmy, not too much of a show-off. The Lifetime version of this show, especially this season, rewards drama queens and it’s frustrating to see how much it has affected the quality of the work. Most of the clothes shown this time around would barely pass muster in prior years, and this challenge, which could have been loads of fun, ended up looking like some sort of first-year student project with almost every design being wrong, wrong, wrong. 

      So kudos to Viktor for finally edging out a win, although he’s done better work before. The only other piece that was vaguely decent was Bert’s outfit. And thank goodness Nina talked some sense into that panel – rewarding Josh yet again for his overwrought, tacky, pattern-clashing mess would have been a travesty. I used to love this show, but not in the weak, watered-down version its become. Mondo got robbed the last go-around, and I fear this season has totally torn the franchise up in shreds. 

       

      • Anonymous

        My theory for why Viktor gets short shrift is because he’s not particularly attractive and he doesn’t flirt with the judges.   Josh and Anya work the judges for all they can and it pays off for them.   Even when Anya made something craptastic and unfinished, the judges praised her work even when they put her in the bottom three.  She should have been in the bottom two instead of Kimberley, but in that case there would have been no suspense at all.   It’s looksism.   That’s my new word for it.  :p

        • margaret meyers

          Absolutely.  I think Anya gets a pass because she looks like she is in the business — tall, slim, attractive, pretending to be edgy (tattoss and shave head) while really being beauty pageant.

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

            Is it just me, or does Anya look EXACTLY like the lead singer from Bow Wow Wow?

        • margaret meyers

          Absolutely.  I think Anya gets a pass because she looks like she is in the business — tall, slim, attractive, pretending to be edgy (tattoss and shave head) while really being beauty pageant.

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

          See, I don’t get that.  Viktor’s not a bad looking guy — he’s just a normal guy who doesn’t wear 40 pounds of Clinique on his face!

          • Anonymous

            Viktor certainly is not ugly, but he’s not a beauty queen like Anya or Josh.   Kimberley — who is, imo, more beautiful than Anya — also doesn’t get the interest because she’s not working it with the smile and the body language and the sass.  

            I dunno, maybe it isn’t looks but the whole charm/charisma thing.

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

              Kimberley is beautiful and she has AMAZING legs — did you notice them during the New Balance challenge?  I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s done some modeling herself.  

            • Anonymous

              oh my god, yes!   I did notice her legs.    I think Kimberley is gorgeous.     But she doesn’t do that pageant smile and gaze with limpid eyes.   She is more wry and ironic.     The hair could use some styling, but other than that, I have no fault to find with her.   She’s my favorite woman on the show.   Sadly, I think she will be a goner soon.    

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

              Kimberley is beautiful and she has AMAZING legs — did you notice them during the New Balance challenge?  I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s done some modeling herself.  

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

              Kimberley is beautiful and she has AMAZING legs — did you notice them during the New Balance challenge?  I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s done some modeling herself.  

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

              Kimberley is beautiful and she has AMAZING legs — did you notice them during the New Balance challenge?  I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s done some modeling herself.  

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

              Kimberley is beautiful and she has AMAZING legs — did you notice them during the New Balance challenge?  I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s done some modeling herself.  

        • Helen C

          Well, I think it’s actually charisma more than looks.  Like Rami or Jack are probably more attractive than Christian Siriano for many people, but PPS gets the typical fashion designer “charisma” and one-liners.  

          Another example:  Laura and Kimberly are both pretty women, but neither are “eye-catching” per se, as they are people you see everyday, but Anya is more “edgy”.  

          TLo said in the first episode how well the judges, especially Heidi, were responding to Anya and Olivier, because both have very distinctive personal styles.  

        • Helen C

          Well, I think it’s actually charisma more than looks.  Like Rami or Jack are probably more attractive than Christian Siriano for many people, but PPS gets the typical fashion designer “charisma” and one-liners.  

          Another example:  Laura and Kimberly are both pretty women, but neither are “eye-catching” per se, as they are people you see everyday, but Anya is more “edgy”.  

          TLo said in the first episode how well the judges, especially Heidi, were responding to Anya and Olivier, because both have very distinctive personal styles.  

        • Helen C

          Well, I think it’s actually charisma more than looks.  Like Rami or Jack are probably more attractive than Christian Siriano for many people, but PPS gets the typical fashion designer “charisma” and one-liners.  

          Another example:  Laura and Kimberly are both pretty women, but neither are “eye-catching” per se, as they are people you see everyday, but Anya is more “edgy”.  

          TLo said in the first episode how well the judges, especially Heidi, were responding to Anya and Olivier, because both have very distinctive personal styles.  

        • Helen C

          Well, I think it’s actually charisma more than looks.  Like Rami or Jack are probably more attractive than Christian Siriano for many people, but PPS gets the typical fashion designer “charisma” and one-liners.  

          Another example:  Laura and Kimberly are both pretty women, but neither are “eye-catching” per se, as they are people you see everyday, but Anya is more “edgy”.  

          TLo said in the first episode how well the judges, especially Heidi, were responding to Anya and Olivier, because both have very distinctive personal styles.  

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  I “saw” Santino in Viktor’s musician, too.

    • G Spencer

      I am also embarrassed for the Sheepdogs….if anything, after last night’s show, they should rename their band “The Cheapdolls”

    • Anonymous

      Ohmygod, that lead singer looks PISSED as hell about what he was wearing! He was probably thinking of how he’s going to punch the guy who convinced the band this was going to be a great, career-making move. Hahaha 

    • Anonymous

      Ohmygod, that lead singer looks PISSED as hell about what he was wearing! He was probably thinking of how he’s going to punch the guy who convinced the band this was going to be a great, career-making move. Hahaha 

    • Susan Crawford

      I was thrilled to bid adieu to Oliviereriere, who may even now be lurking wistfully in a stall at a Rte. 66 truck stop if he has taken T Lo’s advice. What a disaster – I think what finally did in my last molecule of tolerance for Oliviereriere is his passive-aggressive flat-out pedal-to-the-metal rudeness to his client. This was a big hunk of man, but he had great posture, terrific shoulders and – hello-o-o-o there, Oliviereriere – a SHAPE. So the Little Tailor of Elvinland puts him in a boxy, too-short shirt that had raw sleeves. (And thank you Ms. Klum, for pushing for a roll-down!) And keeping the dude in his jockey shorts on a stool for an hour? I don’t think so.

      Congrats to Viktor, who was the best of a pretty bad lot – at least his look had some style to it, and his client looked happy.

      But once again, is there a special section at Mood for ugly fabric? Because this season in particular, it seems as though EVERY contestant has had more than one moment with material from hell: awful, limp textures, ridiculous prints, dreadful colors. I know they have very limited time and funds for selection, but by now, surely they know their way around Mood well enough to avoid the “Ugly remnants we found in the warehouse” section?

      Looking forward to T Lo’s assessment of Bert, whose design – although far from great – at least had something of a cool vibe. And I would definitely wear that top that Miss Clinique made – THAT was excellent!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I agree on the hideous fabric throughout this season. And, looking at the final collections on here a few weeks ago, it seems like almost all of them carried that through to the final challenge.

    • Susan Crawford

      I was thrilled to bid adieu to Oliviereriere, who may even now be lurking wistfully in a stall at a Rte. 66 truck stop if he has taken T Lo’s advice. What a disaster – I think what finally did in my last molecule of tolerance for Oliviereriere is his passive-aggressive flat-out pedal-to-the-metal rudeness to his client. This was a big hunk of man, but he had great posture, terrific shoulders and – hello-o-o-o there, Oliviereriere – a SHAPE. So the Little Tailor of Elvinland puts him in a boxy, too-short shirt that had raw sleeves. (And thank you Ms. Klum, for pushing for a roll-down!) And keeping the dude in his jockey shorts on a stool for an hour? I don’t think so.

      Congrats to Viktor, who was the best of a pretty bad lot – at least his look had some style to it, and his client looked happy.

      But once again, is there a special section at Mood for ugly fabric? Because this season in particular, it seems as though EVERY contestant has had more than one moment with material from hell: awful, limp textures, ridiculous prints, dreadful colors. I know they have very limited time and funds for selection, but by now, surely they know their way around Mood well enough to avoid the “Ugly remnants we found in the warehouse” section?

      Looking forward to T Lo’s assessment of Bert, whose design – although far from great – at least had something of a cool vibe. And I would definitely wear that top that Miss Clinique made – THAT was excellent!

    • Anonymous

      Love kilts, so manly and hot.

    • Anonymous

      Love kilts, so manly and hot.

    • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

      This is one of the only episodes I actually enjoyed watching, because of that whole Adam Lambert Loves Michael Kors witticisms thing that was going on.  Plus Obnoxious Olivier got auf’d.  I agreew ith SteveKl below, about the witty waif conch shell brilliancy in writing and I almost peed (which is like getting the oscar from me) when I read: 

      This boy needs dirty sex with a fat, sweaty trucker to slap him out of his bubble. Go make that happen, Olivier. You’ll be a better designer for it.

      • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

        Wait, I forgot something:  SEARS TOUGH SKIN JEANS – god, I love you two.  I thought I was the only person on earth who remembered those.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BC7QJMCQBTG5HNTKRGWOVOH4SY Kathryn

      Wouldn’t tight leather pants have worked for these guys?  And who needs a shirt–just a good jacket over bare chest.  Have the designers no imagination?

      • Anonymous

        Fringed vest over bare chest à la Roger Daltrey in 1969? Yum!

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

          The designers did bring the fringe, gotta give ‘em that. 

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

            …or maybe not.

    • Toto Maya

      Olivier pissed me off so much last night. Reality is going to kick his ass.

      Also, sorry, but Viktor’s was ugly. Yes, it was the best design out of 8 extremely hideous designs, but it was still ugly. His client looked like a cartoon character.

      • margaret meyers

        That’s a nice jacket if you wanted to look like humpback.

    • Anonymous

      I am always interested to see how Tim sends off the losing designer. While he always sends them to workroom to clean up their space, sometimes he seems sad to see them go (there are extra words and hugs) and sometimes he doesn’t.  Tim did not seem that sad to see PM go.  I think he was a bit embarrassed by what an ass PM was being in front of his sheepdog.  Tim seemed a bit exasperated when he said all designers have to deal with clients who don’t match dress forms.   Even Josh could manage not to say snarky things about a client while standing right in front of the client.

    • oohsparkley!

      I really enjoyed the episode even though the designs were mostly Kmart clothes.  At least the band, the Sheepdogs got their name out there and got to perform two songs.  It worked on me, now I know their name and music and I’ll watch for their cd.  I thought they were adorable and such good sports to put up with the humiliation of those costumes with tact and grace.  I was a teenager and young adult throught the late sixties and seventies and still have a fondness for all the hippie and mod styles.  My youngest son has the long hair and a lot of the retro stuff is popular again.  I have a crush on that viking lead singer now.  I’m glad precious moments is gone.  I’m pertty sure he has some form of autism/aspbergers (spelling?), with his aversion to stimuli and social awkwardness.

    • Toto Maya

      Oh, and I thought that Olivier’s fabric looked familiar, so I checked my parents’ linen closet, and yep – we have bedsheets using that EXACT pattern. Everything. And we don’t use them even as bedsheets because they are hideous.

    • Anonymous

      Precious Moments wincing at the music was priceless. But trying to pretend that those dudes cared at all about clothes was a bigger joke.

      • Anonymous

        I loved that!  lol lol

        There should be an Olivier Meets the World reality show.    We’ll introduce him to mashed potatoes and baseball games and yes, Kmart  and deer hunting and *gasp* COLORS!   It will be the best show ever.

        • Anonymous

          Mashed potatoes-HAHAHAHAH!!! 

        • Anonymous

          I would eat that shit up

    • Anonymous

      OMFG, “Corky St Clair” is a perfect description for that Garnier guy.. “I bought her a dress and some pantyhose and, well, that’s not important right now” lol

      Oliviviveier had two days to make a shirt & a pair of pants and he managed to do both so poorly that I actually felt sorry for him (not really).  Christ dude, get your fwoppy-haired head outta your tight ass and get to work!!

    • margaret meyers

      Ewan’s totally got a Viking in his background somewhere.  Those Vikings really got around back in the day.

    • Anonymous

      I could have strangled Olivioeuer last night for talking so obnoxiously about how “big” Ewan was. Yeah, the guy’s tall and burly. And SMOKING HOT. Plus-size, my ass. If I weren’t married, I would grab that man by the beard and take him somewhere dark and private and…well, let’s just leave it at that. I couldn’t believe what they dressed these poor dudes in, especially the drummer. And also Ewan – I will never accept Bert’s tie-dyed PJs as anything even approaching “not bad.” Ugh, and the winning design. I don’t care about the braiding, I still think that jacket looks dated and the headband is just horrendous.

      • Anonymous

        I liked your comment, but I do disagree about Viktor! And his short-sleeve shirt looked really cool without the jacket.

      • Anonymous

        Ewan definitely was eye candy for me. I like a solid man with a beard. Wonder how many woman are offering to braid his hair today. ;)

    • Amanda in Austin

      I wonder if Olivier has Asperger’s Syndrome.

    • Amanda in Austin

      I wonder if Olivier has Asperger’s Syndrome.

      • Anonymous

        I thought the same thing. He covered his ears when the band played and he doesn’t like to be touched.  He can’t seem to break out of his bubble, or he doesn’t want to. And the whole lack of empathy while telling everyone they’re too fat for his designs.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000020870811 Joe Murphy

          It drives me nuts when viewers paste an Aspberger’s label on everyone on TV who’s socially awkward or insensitive  and stuff, but I admit, my eyebrows went up when he covered his ears, and again at the end when the others were mentioning that he didn’t like to be hugged (although he hugged everyone without showing clear displeasure).

          Maybe he doesn’t fall within the autism spectrum, but he can see the pot of gold from where he’s standing?

          • Anonymous

            I hate being hugged and I dislike loud noises. am I suddenly autistic?

    • Anonymous

      Someone seems to be a bit bitter about being eliminated…

      This is what Olivier posted on his facebook wall:

      I
      have so much passion in high fashion and I didn’t really understand how
      to translate that into aspects like commercial fashion, custom design
      which I don’t really care for to be honest. and I was just really
      annoyed about all these things that was done for the purpose of TV…I
      thought project runway brings the designers to fashion week, not some
      other events…and I wish I could’ve just work my way through without
      being disturb by production and all the other bullshit…I guess that
      was stupid of me Anyways fashion to me is about pushing limits,
      brining inspiration, making your mind spin, and just make you curious
      and excited. Fashion is an expression, a statement. I don’t want to make
      something that make you fit in the rest of the prettiness, that makes
      your figure looks more sexy, that makes you look like a hollywood star. I
      want to make something that empowers you and make you feel strong,
      confident and unique

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

        What a load of horseshit!  Let’s break it down:

        “I have so much passion in high fashion and I didn’t really understand how to translate that into aspects like commercial fashion, custom design which I don’t really care for to be honest.”

        Well, a good place to start, Olivier, would be doing ANYTHING  that is high fashion then.  ‘Cause I didn’t see anything out of you that met that artistic standard.  McQueen was an artist, you’re a whiny ass who can’t hack it in the real world of fashion…  And EVERY designer, no matter how successful and talented, still has to make stuff that’s commercial as well — how do you think they pay for the fabric for those art pieces?

        “I was just really annoyed about all these things that was done for the purpose of TV…I thought project runway brings the designers to fashion week, not some other events…and I wish I could’ve just work my way through without being disturb by production and all the other bullshit…I guess that was stupid of me”

        So what you’re saying here is that you are such a special little snowflake that they should have just given you money to make a collection and bought you tent space at Fashion Week without you doing one damn thing to show them you were worth the expense and effort?  Jesus Christ on a cracker, that has got to be one of the most irritating statements to come out of anyone’s mouth in a long damn time!  The friggin’ entitlement there! 

        “I don’t want to make something that make you fit in the rest of the prettiness, that makes your figure looks more sexy, that makes you look like a hollywood star. I want to make something that empowers you and make you feel strong, confident and unique”

        Congratulations then, Olivier, because you succeed in the first — nothing you designed made anyone feel pretty, sexy or like a star.  What you FAILED at epically was making anything empowering or unique or confidence-inspiring.  BTW, just a tip for the future: if you want to make people feel empowered and confident, TELLING THEM REPEATEDLY HOW THEIR BODY IS HORRIBLE IS PROBABLY NOT THE WAY TO DO SO, YOU IRRITATING LITTLE TROLL!!!

        You know, I never liked the kid, and as the season went on I liked him less and less.  But thank God he’s off the show because after reading this drivel there is no way I could have watched another episode with him in it without throwing something through my TV screen.

        • Anonymous

          His facebook wall is hilarious. He keeps trying to defend himself and suggests that his apparent rudeness from last episode was the result of footage editing. 

          Here are some other gems from his wall: 

          In Europe Owen(my client for the last challenge) would be 5 sizes larger than XL.

          I don’t know how you can call that “not big”Leave a suggestion on how I should’ve described a man who is 6″3′ tall, with very large bone structure, wide shoulder, broad and thick chest and a man tummy.

          I’m just saying european sizing system is what I’m used to.

          I guess being on this reality tv show you have to be versatile and willing to compromise and work well in so many different situations…for the purpose of tv and drama I guess. You have to work in a way no other designers work in the real world.

          • Anonymous

            Ahahaha, oh man is he clueless. 

            My favorite is “I guess being on this reality tv show you have to be versatile and
            willing to compromise and work well in so many different
            situations…for the purpose of tv and drama I guess. You have to work
            in a way no other designers work in the real world.”

            You have to be versatile and willing to compromise **for the purpose of tv and drama**.  Yes, that is EXACTLY why you must be versatile, for the tv drama.  I can’t roll my eyes hard enough.

      • Anonymous

        Lets see NOT Commercial   NOT Custom,

        does NOT require doing any other events except FW

        But his “goal: of making your figure
        More Sexy – FAIL
        Pretty   – FAIL
        Empowered – FAIL
        Strong – FAIL (unless you can be strong, while weighing 85 lbs with no muscles or breasts, and dresses in a mess)
        Unique  – well I guess he has that one!
        Like a Hollywood Star – FAIL unless you are Bai Ling (or Paz)

        Like someone else posted last week (?) he only wants to make what HE finds “pretty”  the hell with anyone wearing (or buying) it

        SoOOO glad to have my opinion of this bigoted little jerk-off validated and for him to be gone

      • Anonymous

        this post is so interesting.  i agree with someone in an earlier post who remarked about english possibly being precious olive’s second language.  many things in his grammar and sentence structure sound ESL.  “all these things that was done” “pr brings the designers to fashion week, not some other events” “being disturb by production” “something that make you fit in the rest of the prettiness”.  and all his other lingual influence are filtered through the idiom of facebook.  i have a whole multi-cultural backstory in my mind about oliverier not oh-live-vee-yay but perhaps that’s off topic.  i will just say that he never  (on the show) mentioned any asian influence or inspiration, but his clothes look very japanese haute couture and he looks, well, asian.  i find him quite odd and interesting, and i will miss him just for that.

        and did he really mean “brining inspiration”, or is that just a typo?  quite a concept.  

        • Toto Maya

          I’ve honestly seen a lot of native English speakers typing like that on facebook though. I don’t know what it is about the internet that causes grammar to go out the window.

          • Anonymous

            Spelling and punctuation, too.  It makes me crazy.

        • Helen C

          He grew up in Taiwan and then went to Europe.  It’s just interesting how people just make up their minds about his background (He’s born in Ohio!  He must have an Ohio accent or else he’s faking!) and throw their own ideals on them, very much like the very behavior they are trashing. 

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

          Sorry, but half my family are ESL speakers and not an excuse.  My husband, who was born in Chicago, learned
          Cantonese long before he learned English and he can manage.  My mother-in-law, who was born in China and moved to the US in childhood, where she continued to live in a Chinese-only home in Chinatown, manages, though sometimes her word choices are a bit unusual. 

          He spoke well enough to know what he was saying.

      • Toto Maya

        There’s nothing that makes a big burly man more confident than dressing him up in blue and yellow swans.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F6TQLGJQFA5RRQJX5WN3P2JCP4 Nick

          That’s truly a man not lacking in self confidence.

        • Anonymous

          Man walks down the street in a shirt like that, people know he’s not afraid of anything. 

      • Anonymous

        I was just really annoyed about all these things that was done for the purpose of TV

        Seriously?  What, exactly, did he expect from a TV show?

        I thought project runway brings the designers to fashion week, not some other events

        If he’d watched PR before (or read anything about it), he’s lying.  If he hadn’t watched it or read about it, then he’s an idiot, because who applies for something like this without checking it out first?

        I want to make something that empowers you and make you feel strong, confident and unique

        Lord knows beige does that for me every time.

      • Anonymous

        please, oh please, mdme precious, how has anything you shown us been exciting?

      • Anonymous

        please, oh please, mdme precious, how has anything you shown us been exciting?

      • Anonymous

        He wants to make textile art in the form of haute couture clothing. Shout out to Terence Ng who called it first, I think.

        I find it naive that he didn’t want to be “disturb by production and all the other bullshit,” but in line with the general impression that he was naive and younger than his years.

        I get the distinct impression that a lot of his vocabulary in the above, especially “I want to make something that empowers you” is him trying to use the jargon of the fashion/design industry to express his real feelings, but that there is a mismatch – he doesn’t really want to function in the fashion/design industry, it’s just the only ‘career goal’ he could think of that he could shoehorn his actual interests into. 

      • Anonymous

        He wants to make textile art in the form of haute couture clothing. Shout out to Terence Ng who called it first, I think.

        I find it naive that he didn’t want to be “disturb by production and all the other bullshit,” but in line with the general impression that he was naive and younger than his years.

        I get the distinct impression that a lot of his vocabulary in the above, especially “I want to make something that empowers you” is him trying to use the jargon of the fashion/design industry to express his real feelings, but that there is a mismatch – he doesn’t really want to function in the fashion/design industry, it’s just the only ‘career goal’ he could think of that he could shoehorn his actual interests into. 

    • Anonymous

      Little Olivier sitting under his cabbage leaf — so cute.

      I can see what he wants, and I don’t think it’s wrong.  It’s even admirable.  But, it’s NOT Project Runway, and he must have know that when he applied for the show.

    • Anonymous

      Most likely, he does not.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      yeah, olivieireiei was pissing me off the whole episode. he is so thoroughly unrealistic, and disparaging of anyone above a size 0. i wanted to punch him.

    • Anonymous

      Jesus H, I keep thinking this show can’t get any more boring.  Why do they have to prove me wrong?  If they were going to do a rock-n-roll challenge, why pick a band that clearly has no interest in dressing up?  I have a hard time figuring how anyone would have made anything interesting in this challenge.  And, of course, no one did.

      And Adam Freaking Lambert as guest judge?   What could be more bizarre than watching a bunch of hippie retro-rockers being judged by a Corporate Pop icon/personality?  This whole thing was just a big, confusing mess that made absolutely no sense at all.  I was starting to think the squishy judging was deliberate in order to edit however they pleased, but this weird mish-mash just reeks of cluelessness.  Either the producers are phoning it in or they still, after three seasons, have no idea how to run a skill-based competition show.

      Anyway, Olivier needed to go.  But really, who deserves to stay at this point?

    • http://youresomartha.wordpress.com Justine

      i wanted to slap precious moments. so glad he’s gone. in other news, i don’t hate bert as much anymore. he must have had his period that one week.

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

      I’m just relieved that a team challenge was free of producer-induced drama for once….

      • Anonymous

        I loved it that the designers just said “screw the team. It’s every designer for him/her self.”    That was great.

        • Anonymous

          Well, that’s just the thing.  It was labeled a group challenge, but it really wasn’t at all.  The two opposing teammates for each band member worked together more than the “teams” did.  They were told cohesion wasn’t an issue.  (Of course, one of the first comments out of Nina’s mouth was that they “lacked cohesion”.)  

          So good for the designers, I guess, for not even trying to parse the challenge.

          • Toto Maya

            I knew the moment that Tim said that cohesion wasn’t an issue, cohesion would then become one of the judge’s criteria. They don’t tend to share much with Tim methinks.

    • p. clementine

      In Olivier’s defense–and yes, I know this is reality television–but The Sheepdogs would never have been his clients even if he did have a successful line. Sure, he has a very narrow perspective, but I mean, where do you draw the line between that and having a definite point of view? He’s very young, he prefers doing editorial vs. commercial, and he has a shitty brain-to-mouth filter. [shrugs] I’m not that offended by his existence, sorry.

      • Anonymous

        so true

      • Anonymous

        But he signed on for this show, not to open a private boutique where he could hand-pick his clients! Did he not watch ANY of the previous season before applying and/or accepting?!?

    • AMartel

      It’s really quite simple: Anti-fashion IS fashion.  And they still want to look good.  Mission Not Accomplished.

    • AMartel

      Ooooooh.  AAAHhhh.  Precious Moments. 
      We will no longer see you, again. 
      We will no longer share Precious Moments.  
      We are not in love, nor are we just friends,
      this is not the beginning, but it is the end.  
      (10 minute drum solo.)

      • Anonymous

        And my version:

        When will we see you and your fake orange hair?
        When will mock your accent, your fear of color, boobs and flair?
        Are you a hater or just out there?
        Is this the end of your career before it began?
        When will we see you again?

        Not on any runway on this planet…that’s for damn sure….

        Thank you, thank you…and for my next number…

    • Anonymous

      I must confess to being confused by this entire challenge. Why did they call it a “team” challenge when they weren’t going to be judged as a team, did not require any cohesion in the looks and no overarching team theme? Made absolutely no sense to me. Perhaps it was just to give us a glimpse into the totality of the bitchiness of Blenley – accept money graciously offered to you by Bert and then completely trash him…sweet – bitch. I wish they’d do away with the menswear challenge altogether. Or give them more time to complete it. Menswear is really about details and construction and is completely different that designing for women. And I’m SO tired of seeing such ugyass menswear march down that runway. GUH. I guess I just totally hate this season. Yeah. I guess that’s it. I can hardly wait for it to be over. Sad really.

      Oh yes…the clothes. I hated them both – Viktors with less white hot heat of hate – guess that’s why he won.

      • Anonymous

        It’s a team challenge in that four of them had to get together and figure out who was designing for whom and that the looks from each team would be presented together.  So there was some vague, vague unity of theme.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly.  It was a “team” challenge because there were eight of them and four clients.

          I actually think the overall setup makes sense.  It’s a fun idea to dress a rock band that usually dresses as lumberjacks/hippies, and have them perform on the runway instead of walking.  Too bad they were all so literal about it– and I usually don’t have a problem with literal.  I mean, they didn’t have to dress them in costumes like KISS or the Village People, but they could have brought them out of a stoner vibe.  

          What’s sad is that the other three all looked better for the photoshoot than any of the looks produced by the designers.  I think
          Viktor’s
          look would have been improved by the removal of the floral print.  

          Yellow and blue floral/toile = loser and yellow and black floral = winner.  Go figure.  

      • Lynn Landry

        I agree. It was pointless to make this a team challenge. We didn’t get the viewer “raw meat” that usually spews out of other team challenges. Where was the Josh drama? The fights with Bert? All we got was some cafeteria under-the-breath gossip. Sad that the most boring of the group was the one creating all the tension.

    • Anonymous

      Viktor’s jeans look like Trouser Jean material to me.

      SOOO happy to see Olivier the bigot gone!

    • Addicted2Glamour

      I am SO glad Precious and his Land of a Thousand Accents is gone. I understand (but don’t agree with) the Producers’ apparent need to cast and showcase Drama Queens and Pageant Girls with design talent, but this kid apparently has some real deep seated issues that reality TV only seemed to amplify. As far as Viktor’s win, it reaffirms my belief that a garment can be well-made but still hideously ugly (that pleather jacket – uugh) and get all sorts of praise heaped on it by the PR judges. And on a completely unrelated (?) note, I am now officially obsessed with the braided-haired Viking yumminess Ewan. 

    • Anonymous

      Agreed re their politeness.  I thought they exercised amazing restraint.

      • Anonymous

        they did. I want to buy their music for their personalities alone!

      • Toto Maya

        Heehee, of course they’re nice, they’re from Canada! Nicest rockers EVER.

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

      Poor Viktor. He’s been putting out consistently great work, and THIS is what he wins for. 

      • Anonymous

        I guess I don’t think it’s so bad as everyone else says. He had really neat details on the jeans–grommets, and red stitching, and even had a “V” on the back pockets (for Viktor, ha!). His shirt, once the jacket was off, was a really cool short-sleeve shirt that reminded me of the things my dad wore in the 70s but with a more modern vibe. And really, I was not as offended by his jacket as everyone else seems to be. I thought, given the parameters of budget and time, he did remarkably well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZXOGTLATZDJVGUY7WOQBL74XDI Daliah

      It was time for Precious Moment to go, absolutely!  But watching him this episode clapping his hands over his ears and resisting the hugs, the thought crossed my mind that he might have more than a touch of Asperger’s.  I say it as a proud parent of a talented Aspie. Just an observation.

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

      I must also say that I love Viktor’s look. He’s so adorable. Those SHOES! 

      • Anonymous

        I agree!

    • Lynn Landry

      have they ever not picked a winner? I think it would have been great to say, “hmmm, well, unfortunately there is no winner for this challenge.” I happened to like Bert’s purple striped pants. But the shit-stained shirt made me gag. This was ridiculous. It’s sad that 20-somethings in fashion wouldn’t know what’s current or hip in rock-and-roll fashion. But, the fact that the Sheepdogs, with their 70s thrownback music were picked by readers may mean that 20 somethings don’t have any new ideas. I hope not.

      • Anonymous

        or it means that twenty-somethings don’t read Rolling Stone and the audience is my age (35-45 bracket)

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

        Yes! They should all have been on the chopping block!

    • Anonymous

      If nothing else, thank you TLo for the Waiting for Guffman reference and also Tuffskins from Sears.  Nothing like fake denim.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y73VNX2QZNJVE5MR5KAIMQYKME Kathryn

      Shark, meet Runway. Consider yourself jumped.

      The challenges are L.A.M.E. and the designers are boring. Missed last week. Didn’t care. Tuned in to the end of this week. Bleah.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2A3RYQVKJZKZNKS5W2ASCAKSI Lynne

      I totally lost interest on watching this season….. the best they can come up with were mediocre mid-way fashion… sigh… I miss the first 5 seasons…. it seemed to me when the PR got  moved to Lifetime… the show just took a nose-dive and never came back up….   I am done with it.  

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I’m done, too. I just wait and read the TLo rundowns. It’s just ridiculous, now. 

    • Anonymous

      Amazing that these designers had no clue regarding what rock musicians might wear.  Are they all living in a bubble?  It was hilarious to see Olivieir (whatever) trip all over himself on this one.  The band members were good sports, as was Adam Lambert.  All of these designs were sooooo bad.  Menswear aside, it should not have been this difficult to present something wearable for these guys.  Kimberly’s shirt…I don’t even know what to say. 

    • Anonymous

      The expression on the guys’ faces looked so familiar last night, particularly that of the lead singer.  Then, in the middle of the night (of course) it hit me…

      In the second grade my best friend and I dressed our dogs up in baby clothes–and took pictures!  The expression on my poor dog’s face was exactly the same as the band last night!  (her dog was a pomeranian, so it didn’t really care…)

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  Poor Ewan!

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

      sad because i’m trying to watch this on mylifetime.com and it just keeps stalling halfway through. oh well, the pics here at t-lo will help.  so sad i can’t see precious moment’s last moments.

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

        Same here. But I don’t think I really need to see it.

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

        Same here. But I don’t think I really need to see it.

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

        Same here. But I don’t think I really need to see it.

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

        Same here. But I don’t think I really need to see it.

    • Debby Ruth

      Just grateful the song “When will I see you again” will stop entering my brain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6fVDAjs9f0

      • scottyf

        All right…since you brought the song up….

        When Will He See Boobs Again? (sung to the tune of “When Will I See You Again?” by the fabulous Three Degrees)

        When will he see boobs again?
        When will they scare Precious Moments?
        Will those double d’s still haunt him?
        Will he have to sufferAnd cry the whole night through?

        When will he see boobs again?
        Where are the flat-chested women?
        Why not sew for girls built like men?
        Is this just beginning, or is it a trend?

        When will he see boobs again?
        When will he see boobs again?

        (Repeat until nauseated)

      • scottyf

        All right…since you brought the song up….

        When Will He See Boobs Again? (sung to the tune of “When Will I See You Again?” by the fabulous Three Degrees)

        When will he see boobs again?
        When will they scare Precious Moments?
        Will those double d’s still haunt him?
        Will he have to sufferAnd cry the whole night through?

        When will he see boobs again?
        Where are the flat-chested women?
        Why not sew for girls built like men?
        Is this just beginning, or is it a trend?

        When will he see boobs again?
        When will he see boobs again?

        (Repeat until nauseated)

    • Anonymous

      I literally laughed so hard I disturbed my working from home husband who normally wouldn’t hear a bomb explode through his noise canceling headphones. He just didn’t understand the reason I found PM’s geese and roses shirt so hilarious. Thank you for the close ups. I didn’t realize it had geese on it. Poor Ewan has probably been the receiving end of many a joke by his bandmates and now will get plenty more from friends and fans(and strangers) who watched the show.

      • Tamara Hogan

        Geese and roses? Dang it, this phrase got all twisted in my head, producing a massive “Blood and Roses” earworm…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H5XXOQYC6DXH2M5OPPHSBTHTTI andrea

      seriously, i made dinning room curtains out of the same material in my old house. really. that was just HORRIBLE. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F6TQLGJQFA5RRQJX5WN3P2JCP4 Nick

      Was it just me, or did Tim Gunn kick Olivewhogivesacr*p out of the kiss and cry room with just a little bit of gusto?

      • Anonymous

        Definitely. Tim was pretty perfunctory in getting the boy out of there.

      • Anonymous

        Definitely. Tim was pretty perfunctory in getting the boy out of there.

      • Anonymous

        Definitely. Tim was pretty perfunctory in getting the boy out of there.

      • Anonymous

        Definitely. Tim was pretty perfunctory in getting the boy out of there.

      • Anonymous

        if he could have physically kicked him he would have…

      • Anonymous

        YOU ARE SO RIGHT!  I noticed that too.  Probably glad to be free of Mr. Time Management Issue, not to mention his persnickety attitude.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

      Maybe it’s because I identified their musical influences, but I can’t figure out how they didn’t find a way to reference CCR, CSNY and BS&T and still keep it modern. Not a difficult thing. At points watching these clothes come into being, I was having 70′s childhood flashbacks to things my mom made, particularly with suede or faux-suede yokes and/or pockets.

      I liked Bert’s look, especially the striped pant. Adam Lambert talked to Josh about breaking up the leg-line with the suede on the pants and how leaving the leg plain would have made the guy look taller. Same with the stripes, so good on ya, Bert. My only problem was that it was too quiet – if he had gone slightly further with the “modern viking” look, I think he could have had the win. After all, Nina was in love with the idea. If this group had had a slightly different sound, I’d have slapped that lead singer in a kilt; he had the look for it. 

      Josh was a shoo-in for the top 3 in this challenge because of his experience in stage clothing and his more flamboyant taste. Rock and Roll is always over the top and the things you wear on stage need to be seen by people who are further away from you than 6 feet. His problem is that he didn’t think about some of the smaller details that would be lost onstage, like the orange details on the vest. The fringe was enough. As for the pants, the dark pockets against the white were too stark. 

      Laura Kathleen should have thought a minute longer. Denim is expected. If I were her I’d have made those jeans out of a no-rib cord or a velveteen and maybe gone slightly more Jimmy Page than Steven Tyler. But I agree with MK – that tie-dye looked like a (literal) bloody mess. Pick a different color or use more than one! And be super-nice to Bert, since he saved your ass money-wise at Mood. She certainly didn’t look like she’d spent $450 on that stuff.

      VIktor’s look was the most put-together but I personally hated the print. Do they not let them use interfacing? Get a stiffer interfacing for the stupid placket and collar! And I didn’t think the jacket looked expensive at all. I have some faux suede that looks better than that pleather and that’s what Viktor should have used.

      I wanted to slap Olivier the entire time – he was so rude to Ewan. And I don’t know how highly edited the end scene was but I’ll point out that Tim’s hug was perfunctory and it seemed like he could hardly wait to send Olivier on his way. Also when they were in Mood TIm kept telling Olivier to hurry and finally seemed to give up and shake his head in disbelief. I think even Tim had come to the conclusion that Olivier was doomed.

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

      Not your imagination at all. We were surprised that he didn’t say, “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Wait… No, go ahead let it hit you a couple of times.”
       

    • Toto Maya

      Oh, and I HATE fringe. Fringe ruins everything. Every single outfit that used it here was ten times uglier because of it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

      One thing I wanted to mention – how come no one knows how to sew a dashiki? It’s the easiest shape in the world. I’m kind of surprised that Kimberley didn’t know what shape to go with – not because she’s African-American but because she lives in Brooklyn and as a resident of metro NY she’s got to have seen tons of them. They don’t involve buttons.

      • Anonymous

        Kimberly’s shirt looks like a walking panic attack.  She just freaked out over the menswear aspect of the challenge.  Her model was such a good sport for wearing it and trying to say something positive about the outfit overall. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

      victors jeans are aweful. the “distressed” look couldn’t look more fake, it is not hard to make jeans look old! i expect more technique next time young man. 

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

        Indeed. Two razor cuts at the knees do not distressed jeans make.

        I think distressed clothes would give Viktor an aneurysm if he had to wear them. He looks like he irons his jeans.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

      victors jeans are aweful. the “distressed” look couldn’t look more fake, it is not hard to make jeans look old! i expect more technique next time young man. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/Cookie.Taz Aisa Ginger Jake Psenicnik

      victors jeans are aweful. the “distressed” look couldn’t look more fake, it is not hard to make jeans look old! i expect more technique next time young man. 

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      This show needs rehab stat ’cause watching it is like witnessing the downward spiral of a crack whore! The idea of the challenge is not totally bad and it actually had potential to be outrageous in a good way just like the rock and roll inspiration it aimed to achieve. I think either the designers on this season are just clueless or they are not receiving the appropriate guidance in the workroom from Tim. The designers pretty much took a very literal approach to the band’s requests for styling without thinking about what current trends in rock and roll fashion are.

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      This show needs rehab stat ’cause watching it is like witnessing the downward spiral of a crack whore! The idea of the challenge is not totally bad and it actually had potential to be outrageous in a good way just like the rock and roll inspiration it aimed to achieve. I think either the designers on this season are just clueless or they are not receiving the appropriate guidance in the workroom from Tim. The designers pretty much took a very literal approach to the band’s requests for styling without thinking about what current trends in rock and roll fashion are.

      • Anonymous

        How about PR meets “Intervention” – now that would be cracktastic reality TV.

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

          Some of these designers could use a fashion intervention. Tim and Swatch to the rescue!

      • Anonymous

        I honestly don’t think it’s that Tim’s suddenly giving bad advice. I think it’s that almost none of the recent few years’ worth of PR contestants understand the critique process and what you do with it. I mentioned this on the boards last week, and I’m even more convinced now than ever, that none of them have ever really been through a critique process and learned how to glean the information you should take away from one.

        I’m an editor, and I often work with n00b writers who have never workshopped or been in critique groups, and don’t understand how to sift through the commentary to take the things they need and make changes. When Tim says something these “designers” (yes, scare quotes because some of them I have a hard time taking seriously) take as a negative, they throw up their hands and say, I can’t do that now! Instead of looking at their work, thinking of why Tim might say that, and re-examining. 

        And that was Becky’s biggest issue — I wondered how much of that was her background being in the religious cult, because boy, would that be an environment where you’re not encouraged to think for yourself and think critically about anything. She didn’t understand how to sift through the comments, and stand firm on what she wanted to do based on what Tim and others in the workroom thought.

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      This show needs rehab stat ’cause watching it is like witnessing the downward spiral of a crack whore! The idea of the challenge is not totally bad and it actually had potential to be outrageous in a good way just like the rock and roll inspiration it aimed to achieve. I think either the designers on this season are just clueless or they are not receiving the appropriate guidance in the workroom from Tim. The designers pretty much took a very literal approach to the band’s requests for styling without thinking about what current trends in rock and roll fashion are.

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      This show needs rehab stat ’cause watching it is like witnessing the downward spiral of a crack whore! The idea of the challenge is not totally bad and it actually had potential to be outrageous in a good way just like the rock and roll inspiration it aimed to achieve. I think either the designers on this season are just clueless or they are not receiving the appropriate guidance in the workroom from Tim. The designers pretty much took a very literal approach to the band’s requests for styling without thinking about what current trends in rock and roll fashion are.

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      This show needs rehab stat ’cause watching it is like witnessing the downward spiral of a crack whore! The idea of the challenge is not totally bad and it actually had potential to be outrageous in a good way just like the rock and roll inspiration it aimed to achieve. I think either the designers on this season are just clueless or they are not receiving the appropriate guidance in the workroom from Tim. The designers pretty much took a very literal approach to the band’s requests for styling without thinking about what current trends in rock and roll fashion are.

    • Maggie Muellner

      I was so pleased to see Bert and Viktor have what seemed to be a sincere “moment” when Viktor came back to the lounge after winning. Way to let bygones be bygones.

      • margaret meyers

        The snitty moments get so pumped up in the editing it’s hard to anticipate who is actually being mean to who, or who is just huffing and puffing for the camera.  Ths lunch room vignettes have let us see who is a concern troll, who loves the drama and who will suck up to who.  Josh, Laura and Anya come off pretty badly.

      • margaret meyers

        The snitty moments get so pumped up in the editing it’s hard to anticipate who is actually being mean to who, or who is just huffing and puffing for the camera.  Ths lunch room vignettes have let us see who is a concern troll, who loves the drama and who will suck up to who.  Josh, Laura and Anya come off pretty badly.

    • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

      Could they at least have paid an industry expert in the workroom to guide the designers in making the looks happen? maybe someone like John Varvatos or even freaking P Diddy for Pete’s sake.

    • mrspeel2

      “Dress My Husband, The Recording Artist known as Seal?” I may be wrong but wasn’t it a L’Oreal Challenge? Seal has no hair.

      • Anonymous

        Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier - Garnier !

        There was so much product placement and blatant advertising, how could you miss it?

    • Helen C

      I, for one, would actually miss Olivier.  He definitely is one of the few designers who have a POV.  It’s sad he can’t venture out of his own comfort zone and has to talk everything out.  He really lacks in the charisma department.  PPS actually told his models “not to eat” for the runway and put them in 8-inches heels.  But he has enough charisma to come off as being funny without being offensive.  

      • Anonymous

        See, I won’t miss him at all, because his designs themselves lacked charisma!  Too much beige and too much of the same thing over and over again.  

    • vmcdanie

      I haven’t watched yet and I may not. I’m doing a long teeter on the edge of giving this show up, save for the T Lo recaps.But digressions aside, that is the winning look? No, you aren’t being mean. Viktor’s is clearly better (God those pockets are weird and now I am drawn to stare at his man bosom) but both are at various ranges of adequate. Viktor has a great model though.

      It never seems quite fair to me when they spring a menswear challenge on contestants. Also, really over the team challenges. REALLY.

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

      The red jeans were better.  But that’s not saying much this week.  Everything sucked.  And I’m glad Ollie’s gone ’cause I’m tired of his complaining and excuses.

    • Anonymous

      Well, I still think Viktor sadly won by default : out of the last 7 designers on the game, he didn’t win any challenge. So, I can’t help but think the judges (and producers) were only to happy to throw him a win to make the bunch of them even.

      • margaret meyers

        This was Viktor’s second win, and should have been his third.

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

          Fourth, IMO: The one which he shared with Clinique (argh!!!), the HP print challenge (but one can argue since he didn’t use the a computer generated pattern on a product placement challenge, he couldn’t win despite clearly having the best outfit) and the one from last episode, in which he got completely robbed….

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

            i think he should have won the avant-garde challenge too tbh or at least been top 3. josh shouldn’t have been anywhere near top 3 with his wizard of oz crab apple tree outfit. :/

        • Anonymous

          Like I told Siriuslover, I didn’t register that win. Maybe because it was a co-win, maybe because of Josh’s obnoxious behavior.
          Still, I agree. He should have won the “dress my wife” challenge.

      • margaret meyers

        This was Viktor’s second win, and should have been his third.

      • margaret meyers

        This was Viktor’s second win, and should have been his third.

      • margaret meyers

        This was Viktor’s second win, and should have been his third.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      If Olivier hadn’t have been auf’d last night, I would not watch another second of this season.  He is OBNOXIOUS.

    • Anonymous

      In a season of sucky challenges, thist had to be the most sucky ever. Watching the band in those outfits was painful – I actually had to turn it off at one point. The only thing that made it bearable was knowing I would be laughing my ass of over your posts, which is exactly what happened.

      And I am totally over Heidi. You have access to the most beautiful clothes on the planet, and you wear the same rat-shit dress of jump-suit or whatever every episode.

      Going to finish out this season, and then I am pulling the plug.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739505579 Amanda Aziyade

      I always love your wit, but this post takes the cake. :)

    • Anonymous

      TLo – I know sometimes you throw a bone (no pun intended) to the more prurient interests of your readers, so is there any chance we could get a screencap of that guy sitting around in his underwear? 

      • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

        that was cute…he’s almost curled up like a fetus trying to be modest.

      • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

        that was cute…he’s almost curled up like a fetus trying to be modest.

      • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

        that was cute…he’s almost curled up like a fetus trying to be modest.

      • http://twitter.com/evergreen_g G and G

        that was cute…he’s almost curled up like a fetus trying to be modest.

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

      Someone probably already said this, but Victor’s guy looks like Santino in these pictures!

    • Anonymous

      With all the stupid, crappy challenges this season, this one MIGHT have been a really great one — dress a rock musician! Come on, this would have been a dream-come-true for designers of past seasons. This bunch is so mediocre, so without imagination or originality, so lacking in skills, etc.

      I think PR jumped the shark with this show. I wouldn’t be surprised is it’s cancelled next season, or the one following at best.

      I’ve never seen such garbage in my life.

    • Anonymous

      At this point the show needs to be watched as a camptastic train wreck – so bad it’s good.  If you look at it that way, last night’s episode was classic!

      From the point of view of being a serious fashion show it’s a joke.  You could find more fashionable clothing than what they had on the runway last night in my elementary school class pictures from the mid to late 70s.

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

      You know guys, Olivier is only 22 years old. You know who he reminds me of most in the PR world? April, maybe with a touch of Maya. These are all three very, very young designers with a very clear, conceptual point of view and some major tailoring skills. And, like a lot of artists at age 22, all three had bad attitudes. Olivier’s was no worse than April’s, or Maya’s (she actually left because the show wasn’t letting her be true to herself). Olivier’s staying uber-treu to his minimalist concept was actually a lot more palatable than what Kors memorably referred to as April’s “pregnant witch.” Had the older designers in the room had as much raw talent, or for that matter, any success since, one might consider that they too might have been a little arrogant at the very start, particularly if they found themselves in a room, trapped in what has become a bit of ridiculous game show, with their older selves. Yeah, he sucked with the clients. How many has he had in his young career so far? Experience is a big teacher, and Olivier was damned by the edit, mainly, one suspects, to being a poster child for what is a pretty natural phase of development for anyone in a creative field. 

      Meanwhile, Anya keeps getting moved on for no good reason but her charm and beauty – she is a cruise wear designer at best, and there are a dozen shops in any port of call that have similar patten-heavy flow-y halter dresses. She designed and stitched an outfit this week that truly, truly was bettered by my son’s 5th grade Squanto costume in both style and execution. She gets to stay – Olivier goes. How frustrating must that be? Olivier was the most interesting character on the show this season and maybe the only artist. I’ll miss him. 

      • Anonymous

        I’m 23 and I know damn well not to call someone fat, repeatedly to their face. so no, idgaf if he’s young and inexperienced, he’s still an asshole

      • Anonymous

        I’m 23 and I know damn well not to call someone fat, repeatedly to their face. so no, idgaf if he’s young and inexperienced, he’s still an asshole

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

           No worse than April and she was never called on her bad attitude, not, at least, that we saw – understand that it is a TV show. It is all in the edit. It’s also a fashion show, not a personality contest where  Miss Congeniality can play the piano with her elbows and win. Ever worked in fashion or the art world? Never met a snotty young (or old) designer or artist before? Either they grow out of it or they don’t. I’m not saying make Olivier king of the world here, just that Anya’s design was much, much worse this week, and she should have been out. 

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

            And I bitched about her attitude and her inability to think outside of her little box too.  Yes, maybe Olivier will grow out of it.  In which case, I will be happy to re-evaluate then.  But it doesn’t make his behavior now okay now.

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

            And I bitched about her attitude and her inability to think outside of her little box too.  Yes, maybe Olivier will grow out of it.  In which case, I will be happy to re-evaluate then.  But it doesn’t make his behavior now okay now.

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

           No worse than April and she was never called on her bad attitude, not, at least, that we saw – understand that it is a TV show. It is all in the edit. It’s also a fashion show, not a personality contest where  Miss Congeniality can play the piano with her elbows and win. Ever worked in fashion or the art world? Never met a snotty young (or old) designer or artist before? Either they grow out of it or they don’t. I’m not saying make Olivier king of the world here, just that Anya’s design was much, much worse this week, and she should have been out. 

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

          Damn straight!  I’d really like to know at what age are people expected to grow the fuck up now?  It’s always “He’s only 22″ or “She’s only 25″… Yeah, and that’s old enough to know better!  Some stupid mistakes you’re allowed when you’re young, but too many people cut way too much slack because of youth.  In my house, you were expected to own your shit by the time you were 18.  In fact, I cannot count the number of times I heard “You’re not a child anymore, you should know better” when I was still in high school! 

          By 19, my mother was married and had a baby, and not once was she told that she was allowed to act like a spoiled child because of her age.  In fact, she was told by her mother not to come crying every time she had a fight with her husband because she was an adult now and she made her bed.  And she was by far not the only one.

          Half the people I know in their LATE 20′s are still living with mommy and daddy and still taking no responsibility for themselves.  They don’t buy their own food, they don’t pay rent, they don’t even do their own laundry.  And it’s waved away with “He’s only…” When did childhood get extended to 30?!?

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

          Damn straight!  I’d really like to know at what age are people expected to grow the fuck up now?  It’s always “He’s only 22″ or “She’s only 25″… Yeah, and that’s old enough to know better!  Some stupid mistakes you’re allowed when you’re young, but too many people cut way too much slack because of youth.  In my house, you were expected to own your shit by the time you were 18.  In fact, I cannot count the number of times I heard “You’re not a child anymore, you should know better” when I was still in high school! 

          By 19, my mother was married and had a baby, and not once was she told that she was allowed to act like a spoiled child because of her age.  In fact, she was told by her mother not to come crying every time she had a fight with her husband because she was an adult now and she made her bed.  And she was by far not the only one.

          Half the people I know in their LATE 20′s are still living with mommy and daddy and still taking no responsibility for themselves.  They don’t buy their own food, they don’t pay rent, they don’t even do their own laundry.  And it’s waved away with “He’s only…” When did childhood get extended to 30?!?

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

            mary katrantzou is 27.

      • Anonymous

        And don’t forget the baby with the worst attitude of them all:  21-year-old Christian Siriano.  Frankly he and Olivier have been the worst.  I don’t think Maya and April were ever as snotty and arrogant as C & O, and certainly were never as mean to clients.

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

          There were many times I thought Christian went too far.  But I also thought he did show some flexibility.  (And I would have strangled his prom client, so I’ll give him a pass on that)  And Tim said that of all the designers on the show, Christian was the most responsive to critique and the most willing to listen to advice — in fact, that was a big part of why he’s been successful post-show.  When he was told that doing down-market deals with Payless would help fund his high-end line, he sucked it up and did it.  When he won the show, he jumped at the chance to get the management deal in place and worked with everyone he knew from the show to maximize possible connections. 

          Yeah, he was arrogant at times, in part because it made him memorable.  But just like with Broadway Joe (Google it), arrogance is often forgivable if you’ve got the goods.  And he NEVER let his arrogance get in the way.

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

            Broadway Joe! And his panyhose!

            Christian’s prom client was begging for sedation and traction. That was a bad match-up if I’ve ever seen one. I would have lost my cool too if I had to deal with her.

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

          You don’t have to like him personally – I don’t know the man, neither do you. He was an interesting character. He did better work than at least two of the others on last night’s show.  Given the way the show has gone this year so far, I think it is a reasonable possibility, if not supposition, that the edit trashed him, maybe, just maybe,  because otherwise there is no excuse whatsoever for letting Anya stay this long. None. Not one of you Olivier-haters can say his work was worse than hers last week. No work I’ve ever seen on this show was as bad as hers this week, and that’s saying something. 

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

          You don’t have to like him personally – I don’t know the man, neither do you. He was an interesting character. He did better work than at least two of the others on last night’s show.  Given the way the show has gone this year so far, I think it is a reasonable possibility, if not supposition, that the edit trashed him, maybe, just maybe,  because otherwise there is no excuse whatsoever for letting Anya stay this long. None. Not one of you Olivier-haters can say his work was worse than hers last week. No work I’ve ever seen on this show was as bad as hers this week, and that’s saying something. 

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

            I can absolutely say his work, over the course of the show, was worse than Anya’s.  I’ve seen NOTHING out of Olivier that showed ANY real creativity.  For instance, he said he wants to do “high fashion” rather than “commercial” or “custom” but the avant-garde challenge threw him completely. 

            What’s the best you can say about Olivier?  He made an ugly beige top and skirt that was unflattering during the UM challenge, out of glue and fabric?  He can make a jacket that wouldn’t have been particularly new or fresh in 1985, though I will give him decently tailored? 

            Anya, while definitely not my favorite, shows a consistent POV with a definite customer base.  She at least tries to do something interesting. 

            You may not like Anya’s style, but she does have one.  And yes, she does seem to be a bit too one-note.  And she does need significantly more experience. 

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

          In fact, I wouldn’t say Maya was ever snotty. She was aloof, and serious about her work. If I recall correctly, she left during the second “Make a Pretty Dress for Heidi” challenge of the season, and I didn’t blame her one bit for it.

          April wasn’t snotty so much as she was cranky. Being a cranky girl myself, I can live with that.

          Christian was impossible. Just watching him on television wore me out. I can’t imagine how annoying it must have been to be in the workroom with him. But I can’t deny that he’s talented, and obviously business savvy.

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

      You know guys, Olivier is only 22 years old. You know who he reminds me of most in the PR world? April, maybe with a touch of Maya. These are all three very, very young designers with a very clear, conceptual point of view and some major tailoring skills. And, like a lot of artists at age 22, all three had bad attitudes. Olivier’s was no worse than April’s, or Maya’s (she actually left because the show wasn’t letting her be true to herself). Olivier’s staying uber-treu to his minimalist concept was actually a lot more palatable than what Kors memorably referred to as April’s “pregnant witch.” Had the older designers in the room had as much raw talent, or for that matter, any success since, one might consider that they too might have been a little arrogant at the very start, particularly if they found themselves in a room, trapped in what has become a bit of ridiculous game show, with their older selves. Yeah, he sucked with the clients. How many has he had in his young career so far? Experience is a big teacher, and Olivier was damned by the edit, mainly, one suspects, to being a poster child for what is a pretty natural phase of development for anyone in a creative field. 

      Meanwhile, Anya keeps getting moved on for no good reason but her charm and beauty – she is a cruise wear designer at best, and there are a dozen shops in any port of call that have similar patten-heavy flow-y halter dresses. She designed and stitched an outfit this week that truly, truly was bettered by my son’s 5th grade Squanto costume in both style and execution. She gets to stay – Olivier goes. How frustrating must that be? Olivier was the most interesting character on the show this season and maybe the only artist. I’ll miss him. 

    • Anonymous

      I just could not get over Olivier last night. I seriously cracked up for a good minute over the music being too loud for his delicate little ears. You have got to be kidding me. How has this kid managed to survive until now? Go back to your bubble, little flower. 

    • Anonymous

      All of them sucked last night. Case closed.

      • Anonymous

        I dare say that some of them blew. 

    • Anonymous

      Odd challenge, given, as stated a million times, the band pretty much showed up in their aesthetic & I’ve seen many, many bands recently who dress pretty much like 70′s country pop or folk-pop bands.  They’re less likely to have bell bottoms or wide headbands, otherwise, the same.  It would have been better if they’d had a band that seemed to really want a big change or refinement.

      Olivier is immature/inexperienced and maybe needs some training in social interaction (whether he’s diagnosable or not). But really as has been said elsewhere by myself and others, I think he wants to make textile art in the form of haute couture and the fashion industry was the closest he could come to a ‘career’ that matches his interests.  He did have a POV, but his execution & slow work pace would have had him booted far earlier if he didn’t have so many compadres with shitty execution and possibly less point of view.

      In chemistry, in the mid 70′s, I sat behind a guy named Ben who owned a country style (yoke, pocket flaps, faux mother of pear snap closures instead of buttons) shirt in those exact colors (more baby blue, less beige) – though it was in a wall paper-ish stripe with small cabbage roses, no birds.  He usually wore it with pale grey-white fine wale corduroy jeans.  So if the shirt had been longer and finished and better tailored, I think O.’s outfit was fine. Not that it was any of those things.

      Victor’s clothes looked cheap, but lit right and airbrushed I guess they would do for an advertorial.  Whoever did Victor’s dude’s hair under-acheived. They didn’t even part it evenly.

    • Anonymous

      The poor Sheepdogs…..I hope they fired their agent for booking them on the show.  I  highly commend them for their bravery.

      • Anonymous

        To their credit, they won a contest with the objective to get them more exposure as an unsigned band. Now, they’re an unsigned band that had some surprisingly good humor about being dressed up in swan prints.

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

      Last I heard of him, he designed a kids clothing line. Tho they do look like little rockstars…..

      http://laminiaturakids.com/

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3HKIK7MIJMBDAQBDWEAQDTXUM theneva

      I missed all but the final judging, so I thought it was some sort of late sixties/early seventies rocker challenge. I didn’t know it was just “dress a rock musician.” Jesus Christ, people. I’d like to get a bunch of female designers in their late twenties and early thirties to see if their idea of “dress a rock musician” means we get a bunch of hairy dudes who look like Jem and Pizzazz. 

      (Oh, god, do I ever want to see that.)

      • margaret meyers

        That was a pretty furry band.

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

          My neighbor is in an up and coming band (Megafaun, if you’ve heard of them). All they guys are furry, or have been at some point and will be in the future.

          Most musicians are not Bowie or Byrne. Rock hasn’t changed much when it comes how musicians dress, especially at the up and coming level.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3HKIK7MIJMBDAQBDWEAQDTXUM theneva

      I missed all but the final judging, so I thought it was some sort of late sixties/early seventies rocker challenge. I didn’t know it was just “dress a rock musician.” Jesus Christ, people. I’d like to get a bunch of female designers in their late twenties and early thirties to see if their idea of “dress a rock musician” means we get a bunch of hairy dudes who look like Jem and Pizzazz. 

      (Oh, god, do I ever want to see that.)

    • Anonymous

      TLo – I hope that you will be critiquing the decoy shows of the auf’d designers, as you have in the past.

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

      I work at the SEars corporate office (little voice).  Though technically I work for KMart.

      I really loved the braiding on the jacket, but the fringe?  Really?

    • Anonymous

      If that man’s big I’m the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

    • Anonymous

      Olivier (or at least, his Project Runway persona) needs to get the hell over himself and his horrible biases about non-model sized people. Every time he saw Ewan, his horror that his client was a larger man renewed itself, and he pointed it out at every opportunity. Did he expect him to magically shrink? No, Olivier could have said to himself, “This is an opportunity to do something different, so I am going to try to dress him like the best 70′s Viking beast of rock he can be,” but instead he whined his way to the bottom. His client was one tough and tactful guy to calmly put up with all the bullshit.

      I also felt bad for Kimberly’s/Anya’s client. It seemed like he was trying not to put down their garments, even though he was clearly uncomfortable wearing them. Poor sexy drummer guy.

    • Anonymous

      :: This boy needs dirty sex with a fat, sweaty trucker to slap him out of his bubble.::

      Why would you do that to my kid brother, anyway?

      Yes, Anya’s was a huge misstep for her – but I like her aesthetic and think she’s generally done some great work, so I’m not ready to see her back of her yet. Josh M., OTOH – can’t see the back of him soon enough! Also, not sure WTF they liked what he did, which I thought was lame….

      I think Bert’s proven what he set out to on PR – he can work well with clients, he can put together decent-looking clothes, and his design sense stopped evolving when Ronald Reagan left office. Within those confines, he does good work – so it’s no surprise this is one of his best outfits so far, since it was probably a throwback to some of the happiest times of his life.  

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

        whoever said anya made a pocahontas costume was correct. altho i would add the word hallowe’en in there. she didnt even make clothes. she made masquerade wear or, even better, something for a very very bad community theater production of, i dont know, hiawatha.

        • margaret meyers

          And it wasn’t even a well-made Pocahontas costume.

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

      oh, for heavens sake, none of them were able to design for this silly challenge, none of them, tho bert & the despicable josh made pairs of pants that worked.

      i would have give the win, probably, to bert–tho that may just be my fondness–still, of all of them, he was the only one who–of all things–updated any look & didnt just simply copy for inspiration not, in fact, the music scene of the 70s, something i know right well, but WOODSTOCK &, you are correct, SHAGGY from scooby doo & other 70s saturday morning cartoons i wouldve watched had i not been so revoltingly & counterculturally precocious. instead i started wandering around the music scene age ten, to my now eternal sorrow, so i know what this stuff looks like. not to mention that i sell it, the actual rockwear vintage, for a living.

      for heavens sake redux, they clearly dont know who jimi hendrix is. not sartorially, certainly. he, of all people, had the very very best clothing sense of anyone in rock & roll, very probably ever. & he wouldnt go near any of this stuff w/ a ten thousand foot barge pole.

      bad, bad, depressingly bad all around.

    • Anonymous

      HAH.  I’m just watching the online version now.  Oliviereieireee is a dick, but his rockstar is HILARIOUS.  

    • Anonymous

      What was that awful knock-off show that was on a year or two ago? It doesn’t need to come back because Project Runway has taken its place.
      This year is AWFUL. I thought surely it’d turn around after last week’s
      horror, but then there was THIS. Pisses me off because I have so very much enjoyed the show and admired the abilities of so many of the
      past contestants — all for presenting a reality show filled with inspiring, creative challenges and people who are way outside the usual ticky-tacky reality world. Ugg, how it’s sunk.

    • Anonymous

      Why does the guy from Garnier look like Win Duffie of the Dixie Mafia from JUSTIFIED? (http://i39.tinypic.com/25s7o7q.jpg )

      I half expected Raylan Givens to come in and badass him, right in the middle of the episode.

      • Anonymous

        That’s exactly who I kept thinking he was. (Although the Corky St. Clair line was good.)

        I would have loved to see Raylan shoot them all just on principle. 

    • Anonymous

      Boys, you never disappoint, but this post had so many LOL moments that I had to take a little pee break*. Bra-vo (slow hand clap).

      (*TMI?)

    • Anonymous

      In my neck of the woods, we have a fast food restaurant called Taco Casa. Their colors, sad to say, are orange, brown, and yellow. When Kimberly’s guy walked out with that shirt, I swore it looked like a Taco Casa cashier. It was hilarious.

      The pants on Anya’s guy had a convenient poop-hole in the back. I guess so he doesn’t have to waste precious time in the bathroom?

      Olivier deserved the auf Wiedersehen. He made Grizzly Adams look like Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (the longish-haired guy from BBC Changing Rooms).

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

      Bahhhhhh! I did not like the pattern of Viktor’s shirt at all. 

      Anyway, out of boredom, I have been watching the older seasons of PR. The lady who was eliminated in the first challenge of season three, who made the sheer skirt with granny panties showing through, do you think she’s pissed off now, considering today’s sheer and granny panty trends?

    • Anonymous

      So glad Olivieieieier is gone finally!

      Didn’t like Bert’s outfit, but 1.  loved his charm offensive; 2.  loved the braids (I thought “Viking” before Nina said it–used to love to date Viking-types);  3.  the pants fit.

    • Joshua Flake

      In Viktor’s defense, good denim is hard to come by at most fabric stores, even Mood. Distressing it so cheaply didn’t help, but it’s probably all he could find.

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

        shoulda used velvet.

      • Anonymous

        Agree with you finding good denim and with Viktor’s distressing taking it from bad to worse. I think Viktor should not have distresses the denim at all, beyond maybe that creasing toward the top. It would have made the look a little more modern and less costume-y

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Everything was horrible.  Gawd, this show has become so very boring, I cannot believe it.  Every single week I muster a little hope that something will engage me.  Hasn’t happened yet!  Olivier being an asshole to the customer is just not enough to carry an episode.  I fear that PR is at its end, just like the American empire.

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

        {shhhh….. i’m pretty sure the american empire is at it’s end too. but dont tell anyone. besides, i’ve been sick four days, i gotta get back to work.}

        ps. my grandparents thought the american empire was at an end maybe eighty years ago {my family is really old & now no longer w/ us} but i think we’re onto something this time.

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

      That’s exactly what I felt the problem with the challenge was. This band wasn’t interested in a new or fashionable look – they gave the designers very little range, basically asking for what they already had. They asked for that Jimi/Stillwater look, but the designers could have at least tried to fashionize or modernize it. It seems like the challenge directions are never clear. OK that’s not new but these people seem especially confused. Is this is a team challenge? Are we supposed to make the clients happy or play to the judges? I’m kind of over this season. There hasn’t been any designer I really loved, and a lot of them are just too psychotic for me to like despite their designs. I’m thrilled for All Stars though!!

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

        none of it looks like jimi hendrix. o contraire! yes, he wore fringe– but so do cowboys & indians. & cowboys & indians on television. & cowboys & indians in cartoons on television. which a lot of this stuff more resembles. particularly if some of those cowboys & indians were working the hallowe’en night shift at, say, dairy queen. this stuff doesnt even look like lenny kravitz doing jimi hendrix. just: no.

        i could write an everlovin treatise about rocker wear from the mid 60s thru maybe 1980 or so. i have, unfortunately, dedicated too much of my life to this ridiculous subject. i wont bore & belabor, tho. here are just a couple links, ones w/ which i am in no way involved but which cover the subject, if in brief:

        jimi hendrix:
        http://ellefrances.blogspot.com/2011/08/jimi-hendrix.html

        jimmy page/robert plant:
        http://rockpopfashion.com/blog/?p=41

        {i’m selling a version of robert plant’s jacket, btw, if anyone is interested.}

        • Anonymous

          Thank you for the wonderful flashback to jimmi hendrix,  jimmy page and robert plant.  I knew I wasn’t just having fond memories of the rockers of my youth when I looked at the “fashions” this week and couldn’t believe my generation had worn anything so lame.

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

          I was thinking about Lenny Kravitz, although I think those poor guys would have fainted if they were dressed in a bad imitation of Lenny. How about Kanye? I mean, the few times I’ve seen him perform, he was dressed head to toe in studded denim, and I think there was a fog machine involved. But at least he has a style.

          Tim was right when he said fashion and music are connected. Think Pat
          Benatar, Madonna, Kurt Cobain. Elvis, for cryin’ out loud. Anyone who
          went to high school in the 70s knows how much rock influenced the way
          guys dressed. I said this a few weeks ago and I’ll say it again. A lot of this season’s designers seem to be working in a vacuum. I see little connection to pop culture in their work. Forget watching movies or television. Do they even look at fashion magazines?

      • Anonymous

        The designers went way more Neil Young, who is more anti-fashion, which of course became a fashion…if you know what I mean.

    • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

      I have to say, all the looks looked ridiculous, but for some reason the moment I saw Viktor’s outfit in its full glory, I literally burst out laughing. It just looks like a parody of ’60s/’70s rocker clothes, as if it’s an outfit put together for a sitcom or something.

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

        the seeds on the mothers in law, c 1966.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhFupMCgv8Y&feature=related

        w/ some embarrassment i must admit that people who were little kids when this was on {in reruns, it has to be, cos i was barely conscious in 1966}– anyway, i dont know any serious punrocker from later in the day who does not remember this w/ some degree of inexplicable fondness.

      • Anonymous

        it’s sort of a bad play on a stephen stills look.  he had this fringed leather jacket that looked liked he’d lived in it for years.

    • Anonymous

      Fat sweaty trucker – best advice EVER. GOOD RIDDANCE Sunshine…get a meds/attitude adjustment.
      PS Oliver: your clothes….before and during Runway  – SUCK

    • Anonymous

      This was Stella Zoltis’ challenge to kick ass.

    • http://twitter.com/MartinDuris Martin Duris

      Dirty sex with a fat, smelly trucker!? LOLOL Great read guys!

    • Anonymous

      I wish they had done this for someone like Lady Gaga; “Design an avant garde stage look for a musical performer.”  That would have been brilliant.

      • Anonymous

        bryce would have a heart attack at the safe house if he missed working with gaga.

    • Anonymous

      Where to start? I didn’t think Olivier deserved to go home. but I suppose it was his time, as they say. He at least made acctual clothes and by my account Kimberly and Anya didn’t.

      I didn’t love this outfit . I hate the contrast  patch pockets on the shirt. And of course it is too short. Every thing  else is just okay. The calling him out over the unfinished sleeve cuff was ridiculous considering some of the other crap on the runway. 

      Viktor’s was okay. the jacket was ambitious but he didn’t have enough time or money to do it like it should have been done. Josh had the best pants by far, but the whole outfit was brought down by the top half.
      Berts was okay too. But I support Viktors win. Just because .

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

        “The calling him out over the unfinished sleeve cuff was ridiculous considering some of the other crap on the runway. ”

        thank you! i thought that was such an over the top moment. 

        • Anonymous

          Yes , a men’s sleeve cuff done properly has a lot of pieces and a lot of operations X 2 . I don’t think any of the designers made sleeve cuffs. Both Viktor and Olivier made proper collars and collar stands on their shirts. Both however made bend back front plackets , which usually is not done on a shirt with a collar stand. It makes match the pattern at cf quite easy though.

          • Anonymous

            did you notice how victor and precious olive were dressed on the runway?  both of them in their little button up collar shirts all starched and pressed perfectly.  but victor was stylin’ with his red suspenders and cuffed dark jeans, and sweet olivia looked like his mommy just dressed him for school and washed his little face with spit on her handkerchief.

    • Anonymous

      I thought Bert’s outfit was horrible! Super surprised the judges liked it, we were laughing and pitying the lead singer the whole way through. Big tails and weird jeans? Sad face.

    • Anonymous

      This episode was sooooo faaaake OMG I was groaning.

      Little Oliver did a good job matching the print across the front though didn’t he. I don’t think this was as bad as Anya’s or Kimberley’s (for reasons detailed by Sewing Siren below).

      I hate Josh but I think I liked his outfit best. However I’m glad Viktor won because he was the best last week when Josh won. And I hate Josh.

      Those rockers was really charming and game, they certainly made the episode a little bearable, but wow it was really fake this week. That scene where Josh and Anya are talking about Oliver over lunch and Oliver walks in the room? Oh please…

      • Anonymous

        i’m learning to like victor better, but did you notice how he started whining again that josh was copying him?  right, victor, you invented leather fringe. and i loved those sheepdogs too. took me back to the summer of love. not exactly fashion icons but real sweet hunks of manhood.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      This was actually a good idea for a challenge–a specific subset of clients, with particular needs, yadda yadda yadda.  But the Sheepdogs, bless their patience-of-saints hearts, were not the right band for it.  They seem to be a band whose image is, essentially, being natural, down-to-earth kinds of guys. Not the sort you make show-stopping fashion for, even if you have the imagination to pull off show-stopping fashion.  The best thing they could have done is send down a parade of jeans, jean-jackets, and t-shirts… you can guess how the judges would have responded to such a thing.  “I don’t see any fashion here!  You’ve just put them in clothes!  How can they create an image that way?”  The only vaguely close to outside-the-box they got were requests for a pair of red jeans and a dashiki (or, as Bert would put it, “one of those shadeekie things”)… oo, daring.  You can still get them at most urban malls.

      The reason I’d give Anya the edge over Kimberly: She covered up the unfinished part of the pants.  In stage-wear, something that’s covered up doesn’t exist.  I’d give Olivier a pass, too, except that the sleeves were too obviously the wrong length–you could tell at a glance that something was screwy.  Better to actually finish, of course, but better a covered-up error than a visible one, like the buttons on Kimberly’s.  (Also, there’s the construction vs. design thing, but they’re so inconsistent about judging that that I’ll ignore it, and neither design was great.)

      All three bottom looks were terrible, though, and Olivier was the right one to go home.  He was obviously cracking, and there’s no way you should look at that band and think, “I know–toile!  With swans and flowers!”  Choosing to by that fabric for this challenge alone should have put him in the bottom.  His outfit didn’t even approach the challenge, meeting neither the needs of the client nor a general idea of “rock and roll clothes.”  Add to that his horrendous behavior with the client and the bad design sense even for regular clothes (what man wants to wear toile and cream, short shirts with no design at all?), then top it off with the unfinished sleeves and the fact that menswear is supposed to be his thing, and yes, a well-deserved aufing.

      Viktor was the best of the bad, but yes, it looks like a parody.  I’d been so shocked by Olivier’s fabric choice that I missed a lot of other weird ones.  Did a single Sheepdog say anything about florals?  Because Anthony Ryan was also deliberately looking for florals, and Viktor picked a floral, too.  Not the first thing that comes to mind, and if the band mentioned it, I missed it entirely.  Were they thinking “flower child” or something?  Anyway, if Viktor had used real leather (and of course, he couldn’t afford that, the jacket would have been pretty cool, in a retro way, and it certainly showed his work.

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

        I watched Tim Gunn’s workroom for this episode and Anthony Ryan’s client apparently asked for a floral jumpsuit. So he at least did request florals.

        • margaret meyers

          I missed that.  The floral jumpsuit would have been awesome.  I think a lot of the designers were thinking of that flamboyant 60s rock look.  I can’t believe no one used paisley, everyone wore it.  And that band, with all the facial hair, was crying for a civil war/military detail/cyber punk influence in their look.  Not full on, but a taste.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Thanks… that’s, um… different.  But at least it didn’t come from nowhere.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dwight.lake Dwight Lake

      Is it just me or do people always fail spectacularly and go home when their “speciality” comes up in a challenge? I can only remember the party store challenge for sure but I could swear he wasn’t the only one.

    • Anonymous

      Well it’s obvious Precious got the boot because the producers were sick and tired of him. I wish they had been sick and tired enough not to pick him from the start but oh well. Honestly, Anya could and should have gone home for that monstrosity she put together. I get it though. The producers want her on because she at least usually produces interesting clothes and they couldn’t stand to have PM there for one more round let alone fashion week. I can’t disagree with them. He is truly horrific and should never have been on the show in the first place.

    • Anonymous

      Well it’s obvious Precious got the boot because the producers were sick and tired of him. I wish they had been sick and tired enough not to pick him from the start but oh well. Honestly, Anya could and should have gone home for that monstrosity she put together. I get it though. The producers want her on because she at least usually produces interesting clothes and they couldn’t stand to have PM there for one more round let alone fashion week. I can’t disagree with them. He is truly horrific and should never have been on the show in the first place.

    • Anonymous

      Bah. From the get go that oblivious little sprite was way out of his league. They cast him cuz they thought he was cute! They said so! I hated everything he did but honestly after last week when he didn’t know what a freaking cup size was and complained that his female client had breasts I was actually fucking OFFENDED by Olivereree. Go back to playing with paper dollies, hon.

      Off topic, sort of-ish, Season-Leanne-wins finales (too lazy to look up number) were playing on some cable channel tonight….remember when the designers had talent?! And vision and innovation?! And you objected to their presence because of their rotten personalities? Ah, the past.

    • Anonymous

      Bah. From the get go that oblivious little sprite was way out of his league. They cast him cuz they thought he was cute! They said so! I hated everything he did but honestly after last week when he didn’t know what a freaking cup size was and complained that his female client had breasts I was actually fucking OFFENDED by Olivereree. Go back to playing with paper dollies, hon.

      Off topic, sort of-ish, Season-Leanne-wins finales (too lazy to look up number) were playing on some cable channel tonight….remember when the designers had talent?! And vision and innovation?! And you objected to their presence because of their rotten personalities? Ah, the past.

    • Damien Washington

      I’m beyond nitpicking at this point: this show just doesn’t work anymore. Beyond the problems of it now being The Real World: Parsons, and of Michael and Nina having held on to their chairs way too long, the biggest problem is that the challenges no longer serve the show. It’s all about overcoming hurdles, and not about inspiring a vision and carrying it out. It’s impossible for present-day contestants to make high fashion looks now. All we see is what they managed to drag onto the runway after crawling on their bloody stumps from the workroom. In teams. Again. This shark has jumped so far, you can’t see it with a telescope.

      • Anonymous

        I love you, Damien Washington.

    • Anonymous

      It was long past time for this pathetic little poser to take his fake-ass accent, his fake-ass hair and eyebrows and his ugly beige clothes and go back to his bubble.  And while he’s got some time on his hands, he should try to determine if he has an actual diagnosable, treatable mental illness.  And assuming he doesn’t and that his fey little dramas were all an act, then someone needs to slap him into next week.  And get him a job working the cash register at a rural Walmart’s.

    • Anonymous

      I just watched online — the whole time I was thinking how pissed I’d be if I was subjected to so much whiny, obnoxious special snowflake if he wasn’t auf’d.   He did not make one single good decision with his outfit.  Not one.  Every ridiculous thing he did was on purpose (expect for not finishing the sleeves) and he didn’t know it was bad.  Bah! 

      Covering his ears when the band played like my 3-year-old niece used to. 

      I can’t believe he used the same “my client isn’t the same size as my mannequin so it’s not my fault I ran out of time and my clothes are bad” excuse two weeks in a row.  Can’t believe he used it on the runway after Tim scolded him about it. I think he was just lost.

      Agree w/everybody else about Scooby-Doo/Brady Bunch outfits.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly not sure why the band didn’t just get up and walk out, with big raised fingers at the designers. Okay yeah, Viktor for the win.  I think this was one of the overall worse episodes, for every designer, they just all sucked.  When people talk about epic failures, they just need to show, a collective picture of Sheepdog, in all their designer glory next to it for reference.  Poor Sheepdog.  At least they gained some fans :)

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHA OH MY GOD I HAVE THAT SWAN FABRIC. ONLY IN A MUCH PRETTIER COLORWAY. It’s not toile, it’s a super-lightweight cotton plainweave! And I made a pretty summer dress out of it, not a fug man shirt. I wonder, though, if this means Mood still has (overpriced) yardage in the colorway I have… 

      • margaret meyers

        You have to wonder about Mood.  $300 and you can’t afford the fabric you want?  Laura dropped $450 and she achieved that look with it?  I’m not seeing $450 worth fabric.  No one had the money to buy a little silk, some actual suede, a great cut velvet?

        No wonder Burt is being so thrifty: he can’t believe the prices. I couldn’t believe that he made pants for the Mountain Man out of a yard and a half of fabric that was going to have to be matched.    

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

          I wondered about this, too. It seems that only a few years ago $200 was the top amount for a red carpet look. Obviously sometimes they buy more than they need, both in terms of yardage and in terms of possible alternatives. But $300 is really an impractical amount to be spending for a jeans-and-shirt look. I mean, it is beyond the range of what you could spend to make clothes you could sell (except of course for Viktor’s supposedly two-thousand-dollar pleather jacket).
          I think Laura’s jacket may have been a heavy silk, though. It was just a boring silk.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think they are calling the fabric “toile” as in French for muslin, but refering to the print “toile de jouy” which is commonly called just toile, regardless if it’s printed on cotton, linen or even porcelain tea pots.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RGWLBR3RZ5O2EFIDIG43IDKDVA ace

      i lol’d so much at the quick hug/push out the door tim offered to oliver.

    • http://twitter.com/ggore Glenn Gore

      They need to give that woofy butch-looking leatherman dude/stud Garnier hair-man his own show, one of the highlights of PR for me is watching him try to make sense of their hair styling suggestions. 

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

      I have been thinking about Oliver (I really think he should get the spelling legally changed if he can’t learn to pronounce it the way he spells it). What is wrong with him? Asperger’s, autistic syndrome, “me an artist” syndrome, need for more experience, need to just grow up, need for medication, need for dirty sex with a truck driver. I guess I am on the side of those who think he needs to identify his weaknesses and strengths, realize he cannot succeed in a business where he has to please anyone but himself, and find another means of self-expression. Also, he needs a day job.

      I noticed that his collar and placket were excellent and evocative of the target period, too. He does know how to use interfacing, and this is where the “menswear” skills came in. In terms of producing something period that was relatively polished, he did better than the others. The problem was that it was just really ugly and had nothing to do with the man–almost aggressively so.

       The cuff situation is mysterious. Either the cuffs were going to be humongous or the sleeves were too short, right?  I am wondering if he may be incompetent with numbers, sort of dyslexic in terms of understanding something he can’t touch, like the mannequin. Clearly he lacks common sense, but maybe  his distress over the d-cup and the size of his client had more to do with an inability to transfer numbers to design. That’s why he wants all models to be the same size.

      If he could see this as a weakness in himself, to be compensated for, rather than a fault of his clients, that would be good…. I don’t think medication or even a truck driver will help him there, though. He needs to work for someone who protects him from clients and appreciates what he actually can do.

      I would like to note that the gorgeous Ewan was the short straw on both teams–Bert could deal with it, Oliver could not, as everyone must have realized since last week. Although there was some give and take among the group (Anya gave Kimberley the orange tie-dye, not subversively I think, Bert gave Laura the money), NOBODY on the team was willing to give up dressing a skinny guy in order to tackle Mr. big-and-tall.Wisely so:  Oliver could have won if he had had a client he felt comfortable with, as the others did.

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

        childishness.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        You may have a point about not being able to translate numbers to shape.  That could explain the “DD” question, which I’d think someone with design school would know… size charts or whatnot.  But even if he knew the number, if he couldn’t “translate” it to a shape, like, “A double-D is about this big” (hand him a grapefruit), then it wouldn’t make a difference, because he wouldn’t have a tactile sense of it.  And if he could understand that weakness, he could maybe compensate by finding things of analogous size and getting a sense of it.  But unfortunately, someone seems to have told him it’s okay to just assume he’s designing for flat-chested waifs.

    • Anonymous

      Wow. Lotsa comments. That’s what I get for waiting a day or so to watch PR. Your summary is so spot on, although I thought Mormon Josh was more of a Corky St. Clair (at least in my head).

      I knew Oliviovaries was in trouble when he flinched and covered his ears like a 2 year old the minute the band started playing. He couldn’t even muster the grace and maturity to behave like he was interested. He was pure childlike reaction.

      There were a plenty of auf-able looks this week, so much so that I can’t take issue with the judging. I think Josh deserved the win. Yes, the jacket looks cheap, but at least he attempted to modernize something and the entire look had a real idea behind it.

      I thought Adam Lambert was good guest judge. He did a good job of parsing the looks.

    • http://twitter.com/FashionFollower FashionFollower.com

      A little late to the party, but I just want to add this. You mention that if you can’t use leather to make a leather jacket, don’t use go the fake route. I agree wholeheartedly. But I’d also like to say that a contestant on PR should never EVER try to make a pair of jeans. They don’t have the right equipment to make them look professional or cool and they don’t have enough time to properly distress and fade them. So just, don’t because I have never seen a pair of jeans on PR that weren’t anything less than totally square.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Ever have the sailor suit variety of these [knit pantsuits]?  I have a second grade picture in a powder-blue polyester sailor suit, with my pigtails tied off with oversized yarn hanks.

      Gosh, yes, I can see why the seventies are coming back. [/sarcasm]

      (Huh. That was supposed to be a reply to the “nightmare clothes” section several pages ago.)

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

      Oh I love you TLo.  Fantastic writing here that matches my thoughts exactly. 

      I just feel so bad for our winner who has to wear his Sears Tuffskins to a Rolling Stone party.  With pleather. 

    • Anonymous

      I felt bad for Ewan for having to sit around in his underwear for an hour. I didn’t feel bad for me for having to watch him sit around in his underwear, however.

    • Anonymous

      Have none of these designers heard of interfacing? It is this miracle stuff that will help your collars and plackets not droop – there by eliminating what has to be an annoying eye tic for T & Lo.

      I am still amazed that Precioius thought swans and hearts said “rock and roll.” He must have had a call from Grandma Precious before the show.

      I disagree wtih Vicktor getting the win. So he made a pleather fringed jacket. Big deal. That thing is going to make that band member sweat under stage lights and that is not going to be pretty! Plus if he was going for distressed jeans, they needed more distressing – should have taken them outside and let a cab or two, a garbage truck and dog run them over and chew them up.

    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      complete aside here…my husband couldn’t remember TLo’s nickname for Olivier and kept referring to him as “Tender Vittles.” Which I think is also a fantastic nickname choice.

      So glad he went home. He seriously gave me the creeps.

      • Anonymous

        “Tender Vittles”, lmao!!

    • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

      Did anybody else think Tim was thisclose to slapping Olivier across the face in the workroom?  And when have we ever EVER seen Tim hands-on help fit and pattern?  I’m thinking the producers told him to step in so that the guy wouldn’t actually be naked.   No “throw six yards of nude chiffon over it and call it a costume”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZQHOM7NNX7IZWRHD3MVFTK4XSE Tamer

      I doubt that, those gusy were awful

    • Now I am The Bee

      I know I’m very late to the party–been driving cross-country and having a fine time.  Anyway–I only caught the last half hour of the episode, but this was the very FIRST TIME I agrred with the judges.  After how many weeks? 

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

      I’m probably too late to comments here, but oh wells… 

      Have none of the designers ever seen a rock band in the last two years?  Bert I can understand being clueless, but not the rest of them.  

      The Sheepdogs all had a cohesive ‘look’ to begin with up on stage. They were good looking too.  What a great starting point.  I got the feeling all of them wanted something a little more rugged looking than what they ended up with.  I would have envisioned them with a subtle rock edge playing up their masculinity and making them a little less generic style-wise.  The styling of these designers not only made them more generic, but made them irrelevant to people who buy new bands/music today.  

      Also, who looks at these guys and thinks ‘florals’?  I just don’t know.  

      It was passed Ollie’s time and Anya should be thankful.  

    • Anonymous

      Viktor should be the winner. I doubt he will be.

    • Anonymous

      That “Who” song is stuck in my head now. Thank you Project Runway/Garnier/Rolling Stone :-(

    • Anonymous

      It was hilarious when Oliver covered his ears when they played their music… and insulting for the musicians…and quiet rude… Karma found him that’s all I can say

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

      Viktor’s model looks like Santino

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5C6HZ4NI3ZNFFOUAV5BC6S2QQQ Joseph

      I agree with all of this except the last. “Stands out as the guy whose Mom picks out his clothes”? Next to the guy who’s wearing a too-short, shiny vest and an untucked, too-big shirt? And the guy who’s wearing denim on denim? Those guys SHOULD have had their Mom’s help dress them.

    • Krandall Kraus

      Too bad this has stopped being a fashion show with designers with potential and has become a reality show with participants chosen for their outrageous, trashy behavior.  This is my last season to watch it and I think I’m not alone