A while back, when this show was merely an announcement, a couple of Project Runway alums asked us if we thought they should do the All-Stars show. We said it was up to them, but that the great risk will be that they come off looking worse than they did the first time around. Neither of them wound up in the cast and we don’t know if that’s because they heeded our advice, but here’s a couple examples of what we’re talking about. Two very talented designers put out two very shitty looks and if either of them had been shmauf’d for it, it would have looked pretty bad for them.
Austin, we think we speak for the rest of Project Runway fandom when we say, “Girl, what the fuck?”
We thought the original idea of using the transparent plastic was fabulous. We liked the color he was using as well. We really were expecting something completely different from this – cleaner and more mid-sixties mod fabulous – and we were almost ridiculously disappointed when it walked out. The shape is HORRIBLE. She looks like her stomach is exploding. And designers? Potscrubbers aren’t as fabulous as some of you seemed to think this week. Austin had a great “make it work” moment when he burned through the plastic, but in the end, he really didn’t make it work at all.
About the only thing that would indicate this is a Kenley creation is the fascinator-like shower scrubbie in the hair, which is pretty sad because that’s about the most obvious style choice one could make with dollar store finds.
We were never huge fans of her aesthetic, but the little cat-thrower was always able to produce dramatic outfits, well (if not perfectly) executed. This is so boring and half-assed we’re a little shocked. In fact, the more we look at this the more we think it should have been in the bottom simply for lack of effort.
We hate to say it, but if either of them produce work on this level next week, we’ll be calling for their shmauf’ing.
Okay, in all honesty, we don’t really hate to say it about Kenley.
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