PR All Stars: Aerosol Art! *snort*

Posted on November 09, 2012

This wasn’t a bad episode at all. Granted, that says something about the season that we started off our recap with that sentence, but still. It had some energy and life to it, which is more than we can say about prior All-Star episodes.

 

It helped that this was the first real, original challenge the PR franchise has come up with in quite some time.

 

It also helped that the designers are starting to unsheath their claws. Ivy seems determined to not Hulk out on everyone else (although her struggles to that effect seem to be getting more difficult). Laura Kathleen has no such fear and has been unleashing her not-so-inner bitch left and right. Kayne, little shit-stirrer that he is, seems gleeful at all the whispering and smack-talking going on. Never change, attention whores. Never change.

 

Emilio

So congrats to Emilio! This, to us, was the clear winner. The paint job looked vibrant and eye-catching (instead of plain old ugly, like most of the rest of them). This has a great shape to it, although we were in agreement with the judges that the belt felt like an afterthought.

 

Anthony

We were half-convinced that this was going to win it. We’re glad it didn’t because Emilio’s was clearly superior, to our eyes. Still, it’s not at all bad.

Ivy

Ivy’s going to have to lay off the jackets going forward, because the judges are already bored. At least they recognize that she’s good at them. This was a fine look that could have been greatly improved by removing that sheer and making the skirt slightly more traditional.

 

Kayne

Oh, Kaynebow. God blessya. Kayne’s problem in this competition remains the same as it was in season 3: he’s so insanely fast at whipping these looks together that he has too much time on his hands to embellish them. That flounce was a terrible idea. The rest of the dress isn’t bad, but that neckline is a bit much.

 

Laura

Hideous. The colors were muddy, the fringe hanging off the back was insanely tacky, and the hem was awkward.

 

Andrae

This wasn’t bad, but the look is damaged by that cractastic styling and putting all that … stuff right at her waist is pretty unflattering. The paint job on the skirt is quite pretty. He should’ve kept the design simple.

 

Uli

We don’t know what the hell she was thinking with those shoulders. Remove them and you have a fairly standard dress, but at least it would look better.

 

Casanova

This surprised us. It’s actually quite good. Hate the neckline and the hemline, though.

 

Althea

This is pretty good too, although we hate the neckline here too.

 

Joshua

It’s typically Josh in a lot of ways. The dress isn’t bad and neither are the prints, but he shouldn’t have used so many colors. It’s all a bit much.

 

 Suede

Y’know, we weren’t sure watching it last night that Suede’s was the worst of the bunch, but looking at it in the light of day, it’s pretty awful. Schmauf Wiedersehen, Suede. Take a shower and get some sleep. You clearly need both.

 

 

[Photo Credit: David Russell for Lifetime - Stills: tomandlorenzo.com]

    • Clueless_Jock

      Emilio’s print was fantastic. Great look.

      • cooperalden

        Agreed.  And PR always has a few” top model” girls popping up.  Glad to see his and some others are getting some work.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Ugh – Ivy’s looks the worst to me..

      • Violina23

        Phew, glad I wasn’t the only one!

        • Katie Riley

          Me too! I was convinced Ivy was in the bottom. Thought the print was kinda dumb. 

          • Tracy_Flick

            I thought it would be in the bottom, for sure. The print is so amateurish, it looks like a classic example of a craft project that looked good in your head, but ended up like elementary school art. The cut of the jacket is awkward, the skirt is hiddy. WHY did anyone like it????

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

               Hated the print but the comic thing was the first time she’s ever opened her mouth that I didn’t want to smother her.

            • StillGary

              Nope — still wanted to smother her. Didn’t buy the “Girl Power,” She just a mean girl.

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

              The brewing issues between Laura and Ivy are making me side with Ivy. “side with Ivy” are words I never thought I’d express, even in the deepest recesses of my mind. So, yeah, I didn’t want to smother her either. I, of course, reserve the right to change my mind at any time.

              As for Ivy’s get-up: ugh! The print is terrible, and what is up with her obsession with sheer fabric. It has its place, but just tacking it on the bottom of everything is not a good design decision.

              She was in the top 3, right? I have no idea how or why that’s a thing that really happened.

      • Jessi03

        I didn’t watch the episode, but looking at them here, I definitely thought Ivy or Laura was the auf.

        • MoHub

          I was actually hoping Laura Kathleen—I will not call her Laura; i want to avoid any confusion with the fabulous Laura Bennett—would get the schmauf, even though I agree Suede’s was worse.

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

            I can’t call her just Laura either. Maybe they’re both rich bitches, but LK is not a lovable, witty one.

            • MoHub

               Laura B. went through some very tough times before she moved up in the world. Laura Kathleen: not so much.

            • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

              Aaand that’s why I still call her Blenley.

          • Winter_White

            At the beginning of L-K’s season, before we learned her name, my husband and I called her My Little Pony.  (The wide-set eyes, white-blonde mane…)  Loved her decoy collection; couldn’t stand her personality.

            • http://twitter.com/connectinglines Me Again

              She really did have a fantastic decoy collection.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        I know she was aiming for comic book pop art girl power but all I saw was Carl’s Jr. (Hardee’s for those of you on the East Coast)

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        The judges and I seriously disagree when it comes to Ivy.  That skirt contraption was just weird.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/57DSN5XCR5VONZ2JUMQ5M6EF54 Sabrina

      I wonder what Andrae’s dress would have looked like turned around.  Except for the fit, it might have been better.  Agree on the styling.  

    • Violina23

      I guess I’m probably in the minority, but I thought Ivy’s was awful, mostly because of the juvenile, lazy-looking writing on it. It just looked cheap and trashy to me. The shape wasn’t bad, but not original in any way.  

      Thought Emilio’s was fantastic, it didn’t look gimmicky despite the vibrant colors. Maybe if the belt was black?

      • Pinup Ghoul

         You’re not alone. I thought it looked quite amateur, something a first-year fashion student would make if they were given a ‘graffiti’ assignment.

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

         If you want to do writing on a graffiti challenge, it should be kick ass graffiti art writing, not lazy black scrawl that looks like an afterthought.

      • CarolinLA

        WTF is with the Ivy love????!!!!!!  WTF is that outfit????  The sheer skirt?  Hiddy.

      • MikeW_PHX

         I agree with the black belt idea.  I was thinking that myself last night when I was watching this (finally).    Would really pop on the jacket and make the other colors stand out well.  

      • H3ff

        I found myself agreeing with Isaac Mizrahi about “tenacity” being a cringe-inducingly lame choice of word to use.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Finally the right person won the challenge. Emilio banged it outta the park.  Laura Kathleen’s piece was atrocious.  it looked like a big bruise trying to heal. Andre’ only made it through because there were even WORSE things than that tragic mess he sent down the runway. And as soon as I saw all the fabric paillettes on Suede’s outfit. I knew it was Schmaufweidersehen for him.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        What’s interesting is you could almost see his brain wheels turning on screen. He had these real sort of “dots” in his spray paint design, and he just wasn’t capable of featuring them by piecing the fabric just so, I guess. So he liked the effect, and the best he could come up with was paillettes? I seriously felt like I was watching my 6 year-old nephew solve a problem. ‘Tis best he go home. Andrae had better tighten up for next week…

      • MrsMaxPower

        Now I cannot unsee a bruise when I look at LK’s dress – great comparison! The front of that dress was a bruise, but I don’t even know WHAT to think about the back…aside from completely hideous.

        I’m just glad that this was the first PR episode in a LONG time where I was engaged watching it.  The concept and most of the results were unique, even if the host seemed like she huffed a few cans during taping. ;)

        • Jackie4g

          Agree totally with the parts of the sentence I understand. I am ssuming that “huffing a can” is akin to sniffing some mood altering substance?  I’m kind of a ppop cultural moron, but that’s what it looks like to me.

          • Rachel Painter

            Huffing a can is referring to getting high off the aerosol component of the paint can. People do the same thing to whipped cream cans, there’s a way to inhale the gas, nitrous oxide. They call it doing ‘whippets’ or something similar. 

          • MrsMaxPower

            Like Rachel said, it’s getting high off the fumes. The equivalent of sniffing glue or (going old school) when you used to sniff mimeographs in class before the ink dried. Not that I know anything about that ;)

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Laura Kathleen’s print was so muddy, and that hem was just WTF. 

        • RroseSelavy

          I think this was another challenge ripped off from “Work of Art”

    • Kayceed

      Emilio’s outfit was BAM! Loved it. The belt was no big deal to me, couldn’t believe how the judges went on and on when there was a lot of fug on that runway. I thought Ivy would be in the bottom – the print wasn’t well done, and that chiffon’ed skirt was tragic. I liked Kayne’s dress more than everyone else, I think. There were too many competing patterns/colors, but I loved the velvet trimmed outlining – I thought it gave the dress a fantastic graphic, punchy element.

      • Violina23

        I thought Kayne’s was pretty neat-looking, actually. Maybe a bit costume-y but interesting and used the graffiti in a clever way 

        • Cathy S

           I like Kayne’s, I just thought he went a little overboard. Maybe if the velvet trim at the knees was gone.

          • cooperalden

            I felt if he cut it off at the knee,  it would have been a good cocktail dress.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

          Just needed the flounce off. Cocktail dress would have hit the mark, I think.

          • libraangel

            Yes, i agree, Sarah!

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

          I agree. Kayne’s was kind of cool, if a bit much. I see some genuine creativity in what he made. Ivy, on the other hand, made a tacky-ass suit with graffiti that looked like it had been done by a little kid. Kayne’s and Ivy’s positions should have been switched.

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

        I loved Kayne’s dress.  I actually thought it would be in the top three.  I understand what they were saying about the black trim, though.

        • cooperalden

          Oh and what about the ” She looks like Kate Middleton” line?  Say what now?

          • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

            He tweeted last night that he actually said that about next week’s dress.

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

              Which just proves how much they try to manipulate the audience with the editing. 

            • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

              Here’s what he actually said last night: 

              BTW! Editing nightmare! I said the Kate Middleton comment about next weeks dress. Stay tuned. #imnotstupid

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              So B-M’s editing is even more bizarre than I thought. Now that’s saying’ something.

      • In_Stitches

        Kayne’s made his model look hefty which is always a no-no.  I thought Ivy’s was one of the best. It needed a lot of editing, but the cut of that suit with the a-symmetrical hem and extended sheer layer was so soft and beautiful.  Where sheer overlays often look slutty in a here’s-my-legs-and-clam way, hers gave the look a serenity that really resonated with me.  The back cutout and juvenile print were inexcusable. 

        • Bwin51

          I also liked Ivy’s after a second look. It walked very nicely on the runway, but the sheer needed to be a color, not white.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        The judges can really get their panties in a twist about relatively inconsequential things such as that belt.  Emilio’s print was really well done, loved the jacket and damn, he made a complete look, and they whine about the belt?

    • Frank_821

      You summed up Josh’d look perfectly. He had a good idea to start with and then it turned into a a bad hybrid

      Emilio’s was the clear winner. He embraced the spirit of the challenge better than anyone.

      I actually liked Andrae’s and I love his look of relief as his flew away offstage

      LK is boring me. I forgot how gauche she can be

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         About LK, that is the precise term to use for her. I hadn’t connected it yet. THANKS!

        • tereliz

          She must be forgetting her old mantra, “classy, not assy.”

          • libraangel

            And her dress was riding up in a peculiar way, making it literally assy. Still, I give LK kudos for saying her dress was too short and she worried that she would be in the bottom

      • Violina23

        What Blenely illustrates is that there is a difference between being arrogant but GOOD at what you do, and being arrogant with nothing to back it up.  In the former, you can roll your eyes at the person, and you don’t have to like them, but you might respect their work. In the latter, it just makes you want to throw them out a window.  

        I don’t even think what she made last night was THAT bad, but she is totally acting like a diva without having earned it in the slightest.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           Couldn’t agree more.  Both in her season, and now, I have yet to see her really bring it.  Her work is always, half hearted, bland, and usually, not very well fitted. The back of her dress last night was appallingly bad.

          • MilaXX

             yup, at her very best the most she ever did was make a pretty dress. Not a remarkable one, but an okay look. At her worse, she turns out pure fug,

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              You just know she grew up making dresses for her Barbies. That hasn’t changed at all, has it?

            • MilaXX

              That’s why all her clothes look like Barbe clothes.

            • janiemary

              Wasn’t her decoy collection actually surprisingly good??  Am I remembering some one else’s??

            • MilaXX

              I haven;t looked at it in a while, but I remember thinking it was just okay.

            • tereliz

              It was okay, but it kind of reminded me of Gretchen Jones’s collection that won the season before hers. 

            • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

              Yes, her decoy collection was Gretchen+ and that people were all “this is so good!” just goes to show just how BAD that season was.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              And don’t you just know that LK’s Barbie’s were the meanest dolls whenever she had little friends over…..

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

             I really liked her finale collection

        • Girl_With_a_Pearl

          I suppose they brought her back soley for her bitchiness.  I never remember her producing anything that memorable except for one dress that seemed to be a poor copy of Mondo’s.

      • Janet B

        Gauche.  Perfect.

      • AthenaJ

        During Emilio’s season, he did an ‘ESOS’ print that looked very graffiti-like, so this seemed to be a challenge right up his alley… he definitely ran with it and did a fantastic job.  

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

          That is one of my personal strongest memories from his season-when he made that ESOSA print, I think it had hearts in it, and Tim Gunn was saying that the print looked like it was somehow saying “ES loves SA” (Seth Aron) due to the heart-I found the whole exchange hilarious. Then “ESOSA” (he will always be called that in my mind) did a different Vuitton-esque (in my mind) ESOSA print in his finale collection (which was not done in an interesting manner). I’m just relieved when he doesn’t send his model out in washers and string (lol, another famous “ESOSA” moment)

      • libraangel

        HA HA Andrae flying away! He’s like a little neurotic bird! I love him!

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

      ULI – homage to Vulcans!

      • siriuslover

        ha! I just said the same thing! The eyebrows! The ears! The pointy sleeves!

      • GorgeousThings

        Kalli Fii!

      • MoHub

        If I hadn’t known better, I’d have thought Elena sneaked in a made Uli’s dress.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Or possibly a casual look for Emperor Ming’s flygirls?

    • siriuslover

      oh Kaynebow, the way you can turn from one woman to the other is amazing. Didn’t Anthony Ryan do something remarkably similar to this design in his season and win the challenge (or come close)? So while it was good, I couldn’t really get behind it.  Emilio totally the winner here. He even contextualized it, which is great, rather than spraying a bunch of crap on cloth.  I never minded Laura Kathleen, but damn, girl, take it down a notch. You’re aiming for a fight…and take it easier on the eye makeup please. Althea’s was meh. Andrae, I’m just glad you survived another week. And ULI created a Vulcan!

      • MilaXX

         And ULI created a Vulcan!

        Looking at the screencaps, that’s exactly what she looks like.

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

        “…and take it easier on the eye makeup please. ”

        Yes. I watch the show in HD to see the details of the garments, so I get the details of everything. Her eyebrows are starting to frighten me. And if Suede looked bad in standard definition, it’s ten times worse in HD. 

      • Th_xx

        That’s what I was thinking the whole time! He did the same print he had presented at the HP challenge during his season (but I think Anya won that one). I also never minded Laura Kathleen’s rich little girl gloating, maybe because at least she wasn’t always throwing tantrums like Josh or externalizing her issues towards other people and starting drama for no reason, but it sure is annoying as hell sometimes. I don’t think that, as Kayne is putting it, is super offensive, but I really just want her to shut up and design prettier things at this point. 

      • turtleemily

        Didn’t Anthony Ryan do something remarkably similar to this design in his season and win the challenge (or come close)?

        His avant garde paint stroke dress, which did win that challenge. Josh also painted on his skirt (maybe the top too?) for that same challenge and was also top 3.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      I must like tacky because Kaynes was my second favorite, after Emilo. Speaking of, if Emilo made/used a black belt, I think it would have worked. But yes, clear winner. I HATED Ivys look. I thought the print was clunky and the sheer crap and wonky hemline were just awful. I agree that it was time for 3rd Person Penelope to go.

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

         I love Kayne’s stuff always — it’s never boring.  Sometimes horrifying, but never boring. 

    • Judy_J

      Kayne’s dress had a Mondrian look about it which I liked very much.  But that horrible flounce ruined the dress.  Congratulations to Emilio….he was the clear winner.

    • gsk241

      I do love Suede’s model for serving up that Kate Pierson realness!

      • Susan Collier

        That’s what I thought too!

      • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

        Suede’s model is fierce.  She sashayed down that runway like she was wearing the winning dress even though we all knew it was going home.  I hope one of the other designers snaps her up.

    • kat89

      When I saw Suede’s coming down the runway styled like that, all I could think of was Helena Bonham Carter…

      • PastryGoddess

        on crack

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

        Exact same response from me when I saw it, and I could totally see her ~wearing~ that, as is, on a red carpet somewhere.

    • Sobaika

      Emilio had a great print, but I am NOT about the bright orange/red/yellow combination. It looks garish to me. But still, it was a deserved win.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        I think it looks great on his model of color, but if you put it on a caucasian, it would look like McDonald’s, so you’ve a point there, indeed.

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

           You could do it with any color combos that had the same relationship though. 

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      Althea’s reminds me of those weird liquid filled garments we discussed a few months back, shape-wise.
      I like Emilio’s more now in the light of day.
      I maintain that using a grey foggy print like the one in Suede’s garment almost always means an auf. It always looks like it sat in a truck’s exhaust pipe for days.

    • Janet B

      Emilio is good, very good.  I believe he was inspired by the graffiti of his youth in his season, too.
      Sorry to see Suede go.

      Kayne and Josh: editing is your friend.Laura, please be quiet.  (That hemline is not attractive.)

    • KateWo

      Psyched for an original challenge! BUT again the parameters were a little murky- the judges did not talk about seeing any of the pieces in an art gallery. The way it was originally described I anticipated more fantastical pieces. But it was really make a wearable outfit with a street art vibe which is fine. Happy with the win, Happier with the off.
      Why is Joanna asking designers questions about what else is going on in the workroom? We aren’t dumb producers.
      Why all the Kanye hate? Twice now he’s in bottom two for solid middle pack entry? His was not worse than Althea’s fug. Redemption edit, I hope.
      I actually really like Andrea’s. it had that feminine vibe they liked in Suede’s. Like Kayne, he just needs to edit slightly to be amazing.
      Who the hell says aerosol art?

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        I liked Andrea’s too and that he was so happy that he was safe this week.  That belt however looked like something you’d find around a large bag of floral sachet.   

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

         Because they have to put him in the top or bottom to get him screen time, and who doesn’t want more Kayne screen time?

    • alyce1213

      Emilio’s is a real stunner, clearly the winner, but Anthony’s is a lot more wearable. I like them both.
      I also love the fabric Andrae made — the color combo and the soft print — and wish he’d made a nice garment with it.
      Hate the print Ivy create and that sheer skirt thing is so tired already.
      I liked Josh’s, Uli’s and Casanova’s.
      Althea is coasting.
      Suede needed to go.

    • penn collins

      wow, looking at the dresses straight on (with out the horrible cross cut/editing/lighting the dresses look much better. I didn’t realize how sheer Ivy’s was (and now I ‘get’ all the criticism of it…I was a bit baffled).  Cassanova’s is much better viewed straight on.
      Love Althea’s print- would love to see a line with this used in it (anyone else read ‘giraffe’ in this?) Andraes could be Pretty Woman circa 1980 *sans hair)

      Suede’s looks very B-52ish. (not sure if that is a compliment or insult)

      • l_c_ann

        Yes, to Althea’s print. 
        If the sides had been the same print but with black in between the splotches, it would have been more her dress than Mondos white dot dress (that Heidi ultimately wore.)

        • libraangel

          Check out Stella McCartney. She did a black and white contour dress VERY similar to Althea’s.

    • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

      Did anyone else feel like they were going to drown in pretentiousness anytime someone uttered the phrase “aerosol art”? 

      But congrats to Emilio.  Well deserved win!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Oh yeah!  “aerosol art” really? REALLY?  Not to dispute the undeniable artistry of some of the people who do this as an expression. I just don’t think it needs to get all tony and twee in order to legitimize it.

        • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

           Exactly. 

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

          Yes, because when you think of graffiti artists, you think of snobbery — you just know all of those guys were snickering inside every time they heard “aerosol art”.

      • mjude

        that was on my nerves!

      • MoHub

        Would have made a sterling drinking game if only we’d known about the phrase in advance.

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

        Clearly the designers were coached by the producers to use that phrase over “graffiti.”

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

           Graffiti has this “illegal” connotation which I’m guessing they wanted to avoid for the Lifetime moms.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

          I was thinking that last night-and imagining all the retakes that probably had to be done before they ended up with (nearly) each contestant saying “Aerosol Art”

    • Susan Collier

      These weren’t as bad as I feared they were going to be. I can actually see merit to many of these designs! (I know, I sound surprised.) I was actually impressed with many designers’ handiwork with the spray paint cans. Mine always looks so drippy.
      Emilio’s was great. They harped on the belt, but it’s an easy fix (I think black and wider would be great).
      And I liked Anthony Ryan’s and (mostly) Ivy’s.
      And, yeah, Suede’s, Laura’s, and Kayne’s were pretty bad. I finally agreed with the bottom three! I hated Andrae’s too.

    • cocohall

      I wished Casanova’s had gotten a little more love from the judges – I would have enjoyed hearing him talk about his look on the runway.  It was surprisingly delicate given the starting point of spray paint.  And Andra’s had some HBC vibe going and was at least exuberant compared to some of his previous depressed looks.  Miss Ivy was disappointed she didn’t win with her green dress with sheer skirt the previous week and decided to trot out the sheer WITH the jacket to get the “win.”  She thinks that literally.  I  ADORE Kayne.  He is just true to his pageant self, God Bless Him.  My grandmother would have called him a “puddin’ stick” for stirring up trouble.  Emilio clearly understood the goal of the challenge – to capture the energy of tagging art (Aerosol art? WTF?).  I thought this challenge was a breath of fresh air.  And I’m actually glad Miss Peach wasn’t around because the agita of trying to force spray paint onto her tennis looks would have killed her.

    • MilaXX

      This was the first not only All Stars, but PR episode that I have found interesting. I like Emilio’s and looking at it now, I wonder if a black belt would have been a better choice. I’m not sure what’s causing Andrae’s chiffon OCD, but I hope he finds a cure before he gets auf’d because of it. Once again I completely agree with the win and the auf.

    • tignor

      I LOVED Cassanova’s.

      That is all.

      • silaria

        Me too!  I loved the ornamentation and the way each panel had a different, yer skillfully-done technique.  I thought he deserved to be in the top over Ivy, at least.

      • DeTrop

        I think he should have won.  He made wearable art.  

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I liked this challenge quite a bit.  It’s what I wish the print creation challenges were in the regular season–make something that will make interesting and arresting clothes, not “Reveal your inner self in textile.”

      As much as I disliked Suede’s dress, I hoped for a moment they’d do something nutty, like graduate the winner of the challenge to “host” and Schmauf Schmeidi.  God, she was terrible.

      • Cathy S

        Suede would be a great host. I had trouble getting through the excruciating moments when Schmeidi was talking. I know it was just seconds at a time, but it felt like hours and hours.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

        Funniest thing I’ve read today: “Suede thinks that Suede’s friends are going to have an interesting challenge this week…”
        Thanks for the laugh!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T35HMSKKAKENAUTFI7YHOBDONE Bibiana Beardsley

      Emilio’s looked great on his model. Her skin color was set off perfectly with those bold, vibrant colors. Plus, I love Aminat. I love recognizing the ANTM models. I wish we could still see some of the model drama. I always loved the model selection.

      I just wish the editors didn’t try to throw me into epileptic fits during every runway show.

      • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

        I love Aminat, too!  (I’m glad someone else recognized her!)  And yes, she’s werqing the hell out of those colors.

        • Call me Bee

          Oh yeah.  She’s the best walker of the bunch, as she was on ANTM.  Fierce as hell. 

    • http://www.djplaw.com/ Tadiana

      It WAS nice to have an original challenge and a winner and aufee that I completely agreed with.  Although I do wonder if Suede might have skated through another week if he had just left off all of the extra fabric circles.  They look like construction paper.

      I was surprised at how many muddy prints there were (LK first and foremost, but also Suede and to a lesser extent Uli).  They lost the sharpness and joy of graffiti.  Andrae’s didn’t look like graffiti either, but in the light of day it’s a beautiful print.  I’d love to have seen it with less frippery at the waist.  I have no use for Josh but I thought he captured the spirit of the challenge very well. 

      • l_c_ann

        “sharpness and joy of graffiti”

        Um, no, just no.  Graffiti is what is done to deface my personal property and I have hated to have to buy the chemicals to remove it.  Yes, that makes it personal.  But I am far from the only person who has had to do this.

        • MissMariRose

           I’ve had that experience too. But I can understand and appreciate the difference between tagging and graffiti. Tagging is what you’ve experienced and are so mad about. Graffiti, on the other hand, is what those artists were doing at the beginning of the program and it’s a legitimate art form. The best kind has sharpness and joy, just as Tadiana said. Perhaps you could work on putting aside your frustration and anger at the people who tagged your property and learn to appreciate the beauty of the art that was shown last night.

          • l_c_ann

            If Graffiti is applied to property not belonging to the artist, what is it?

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

               A crime.  However, if Van Gogh brought the TARDIS to your house and painted Starry Night on your garage, that’d be a crime too — any art form can be abused that way.

            • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

              Brilliant.  There’s an episode of Boondocks about this.  No TARDIS, just the Joy of Painting, hehe.

    • sarahmichelef

      The minute Emilio’s turned the corner, I knew it had to win. Stunning.

      There was one thing that I loved on Joshua’s otherwise over-done mess of a dress, and that was that the ‘road’ at the waist continued across the cut-out at the back. It was a witty little detail.

      • Susan Collier

        Really? I hated that road detail that it sunk the otherwise-forgivable look for me. It was too gimicky for my tastes (like the tree carving detail in his “avant garde” circle skirt during his season.

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

          He’s another person who thinks too literally.

    • Kyle Crawford

      I know someone made this point point before, But I did not see half of these until right now – Is the runway editing that much faster ?? I really like Joshua and Cassanova’s dresses and do not remember them at all from last night .

      • guest2visits

        Yes – I feel the RW is being filmed in a different way; the camera does not scan the designs fully and the coverage of the
        looks themselves is even more brief then passed seasons.   And they still haven’t fixed the flash-bulb effect which also
        blocks normal view of the work.   (I would like to conclude with multiple swear words).

    • Cathy S

      Emilio’s was fantastic. I also like Anthony Ryan’s and I thought Casanova should have been the 3rd top pick. Ivy’s did not come out as well as I had hoped. I thought her idea was sound but the execution was awful. Laura Kathleen was so annoying throughout the show and her dress and print were terrible. Of course, Suede was clearly the aufee here, but I thought LK should have been in the bottom 2 instead of Kayne, who at least had prints that looked like graffiti.

    • nannypoo

      Laura’s was clearly the worst of them all, but her cluelessness and bitchiness have only begun to resurface so I’m sure we have several more weeks of her before they cut her loose.

    • SewingSiren

      1. Loved Emilo’s top to bottom. The surface design is superior to the others because it doesn’t look homemade. He took difficult colors and made a design that is wearable and appropriate for an art opening.
      2. I liked Anthony Ryan’s too, but it wasn’t as bold or daring as Emilo’s. Well deserved 2nd place.
      3. Ivy’s was pretty good too. I dislike the sheer length of fabric at the bottom of the skirt. It really looks like an after thought. 
      4. Kayne’s looks exactly like his sketch. Too much train. Too much much.
      5. Laura Kathleen’s , a muddy mess. I would have placed her 2nd to bottom.
      6.I think that Andrea had one of the prettier textile designs. It works very nicely with the dress he designed. I’m not crazy about the fru-fru at the waist. But I may have placed it it the top three anyway. I even like the styling.
      7. I like Uli’s dress, but I hate the way the model is made-up.
      8. Also like textile design Casanova’s. The dress is lacking though.
      9. Althea’s is nicely made but too conservative. 
      10. Josh’s is okay. Too many different prints , in some ways similar to Kaynes.
      11. Sewing Siren is ever so happy that Suede was sent home. His textile design is frightfully ugly. The palettes are lopsided. And the proportions are way off. Truly horrid.

      • Susan Collier

        Yeah, Ivy needs to stop with the sheer. It never looks half as good as she thinks it will be.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The sheer didn’t add anything to Ivy’s look. 

    • stardust462

      I wish that each designer got to work with an “aerosol” artist who helped to create the look, not just explain techniques. I think it could have been way more striking.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

      Emilio’s was awesome, but I can’t believe there wasn’t a belt on that accessories wall that he could have used. Ivy, oh boy. I hated it. I am remembering now that I felt she wasn’t as good as everyone seemed to think on her season, and here it is happening again. I think her skills are good, but she makes bad design decisions. There’s a difference between exploring creativity and just not doing it right. No way did a white chiffon assymetrical flounce belong on that suit. I didn’t even agree it would work in a different color.

    • GorgeousThings

      I didn’t watch the episode, I’ll catch the TIVO tonight. But looking at Suede’s dress, all I can think, with the Adele hair and the things cascading from top to bottom, is “Skyfall”. Or maybe it should be “Falling Skies”

      • SouthernGirlRena

        I was just thinking his model reminds me of Adele.  I think I have liked his looks more than I normally would because of his model.  She is gorgeous and does a great job selling it, even when “it” is hideous.

    • StellaZafella

      I started out thinking “the HP challenge on a budget”…but it really was kinda cool to have them work the paint by hand and then make it into something wearable. The designers really seemed hyped about having Tagger lessons from the street artists.

      Loved Emilio’s and Antony Ryan’s.

      Suede’s is what a Crack Whore sees when she looks in the mirror. Suede should not quit his day job…oh crap, this IS his day job.

      Kaynebow is setting himself up for a fall when the others figure out how he’s playing the drama…that is, if he lasts long enough in the show by cranking out mid-end bar drag.

      • SewingSiren

        I thought Kayne was stirring the shit last night as well.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      I was hoping that TLo was going to say something about the judges.  Gay lumberjacks who wandered onto the set?

      • SewingSiren

        Their personal style was somewhat eccentric and unexpected for fashion designers, but they were excellent judges.

        • Girl_With_a_Pearl

          Oh I agree they were very good judges.  I kind of found them refreshing.

    • marilyn

      I thought it was a tie between Emilio, Casanova and Anthony.  All 3 were great dresses, and could be viewed as art.  The rest were a  mess.  I am surprised Kayne did not go home.  That was just homely home sewing gone made.  You cannot turn boldly spray painted fabric into buttons ‘n bows type clothing by adding ribbon to make stained glass type panels.  He did that in such a way that it was dowdy.  Joshua and Ivy went wrong when they started with one set of color and design, then threw in another totally unrelated one. (Josh-skirt versus top, Ivy- sheer on skirt.)  

      These all-star designers do seem to do better quality work than the regular PR designers, but I suppose that has to do with having a few more years experience.  They remind me of the designers on PR during the first seasons.  In the past few years, the show has consistently used designers who are much less experienced.  And it shows in what they make.  I think PR should go back to having more experienced designers, becausee they can produce better quality designs.  Last season they were making too many GMC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      Mustache & Plaid were the best part of the show, for me.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

        They were “Serving Santa Realness” (Hee)

    • shopgirl716

      Laura Kathleen’s delusional conviction that she is an innovative and talented designer is both puzzling yet entertaining.  The astounding lack of self awareness on her part is almost over the top.  She’s like a sitcom character.  

      • Anathema_Device

        I know. I had forgotten what her “hook” was as a character on the show. This week, I remembered, “Oh yeeeaaah…the rich girl who likes to shop so she thinks she can design.”

        • MoHub

          And she is proof that money doesn’t buy class.

        • shopgirl716

          And she has a crass habit of discussing exactly how much money she has.  And no idea how off-putting and ill mannered it is to discuss these things.

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

             And I find it boggling how she referenced that her clothes were expensive.  If you expect me to wear your work, shouldn’t you want to wear your own work?

    • libraangel

      T&L – snort! LOL!
      Um, yeh, Emilio’s was the best, but I couldn’t get past what Joanna said about blood dripping on the lapel of the jacket and I kept staring at it. Ivy- “tenacity”, eh?! What can I say, except her model stepped in a whole big PILE of toilet paper. Uli, where are you? Come back! I actually like Joshie-poo’s, and Casanova’s (very imaginative print, but I agree with the wonky neckline) and thought they should have been up there in the faves. Even little Andrae done good. Anthony Ryan – O.k., we get that you went to school for graphic design, and while the dress was nice, the print kinda weird bird scratching and Rorschach blobs. Poor Kayne: ugly dress, but I did see that his print had a pretty good Mondrian/Kandinsky thing going on and right for the challenge. Althea- didn’t Stella McCartney do this shape already??!!! And while you are right, T&L, last night Suede’s skirt looked o.k., now in your photo, no no.
      Still, I think Laura Kathleen’s was worse. The color looked as if it was smeared in shit, and rape (sorry!) hemline – all wrong!

    • Anathema_Device

      I actually liked this episode. It felt way more like the PR of old. Although the number of times they said “aerosol” made my eye twitch. The judging was sane, the workroom scenes were entertaining, the challenge was fun and interesting, and the win and auf didn’t piss me off! The guest judges were fantastic. Never heard of them before, but I’ll have to search out their work.

    • Kate4queen

      I loved Emilio’s and I’m so glad it won. I think the judges were all good last night, especially the two designers. 

    • ShivaDiva

      Emilio had about the only design that actually fulfilled all aspects of the challenge.  Ivy’s is pure FUG!  It looks like the dress was vandalized after she finished it — to quote ex-Frau Samuel from so many episodes, “but not in a good way.” But Suede was the clear loser here – and the styling didn’t help.  His model looks like Medusa.  (That’s the Marvel Inhumans Medusa, not the mythological one… though I wouldn’t be too surprised if this turned anyone to stone.)

    • Imasewsure

      Wow Suede… total B52’s prom dress…. what a nut. He will be missed

    • Citric

      Producers: “So, Laura Kathleen, you want to be the bitch this episode? We had high hopes for Wendy but she didn’t deliver.”
      LK: “I dunno…”
      Producers: “We’ll keep you around longer.”
      LK: “Okay! I invented purple and yellow! I’m super rich! Ivy smells like butts! Whahahaha!”

    • http://twitter.com/GaraStJames Gara St. James

      Glad he’s gone, Gara can’t bear anyone (else) talking about themselves in the third person.

      I thought the win was going to go to Anthony. The print didn’t look impressive in the workroom, but when the dress moved on the runway, it really popped, and looked fantastic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

      I liked the top half of Josh’s – it was like the skyline was on fire, which was such a neat effect

    • guest2visits

      The stills show how good Josh’s really was, I think his design rivals Emilio’s for the win. Josh’s, Emilio’s and even Kayne’s have a kind
      of Peter Max feel to them.  I also see how the stills do not favor Andre’s look; it was actually very pretty moving on the RW, I thought
      the styling added to the mood; and it was a whole different aesthetic from the others.
      My top 3 were Emilio, Josh, and Andre.  The bottom 3 were Suede’s, Ivy’s and either LK’s, or Casanova’s.  There were a few nice
      elements to LK’s and Casanovas, but there were several icky features on both, imo.
      Suede’s was an unattractive, craft-project design. It looked very primitive compared to all the rest; an obvious auf.
      Ivy’s stills don’t show it but I recall seeing both the FRONT and the back of her jacket swinging away from the model’s torso; a clear
      design-fail to me; it looked like an apron with shoulders. Add the weak scrawl, Ivy’s trademark unneccesary open back and inexpicable
      chiffon panels and it made a very odd looking suit. I don’t buy the judges love for it.
      Everyone else seemed safely in the middle. I liked Uli’s – even the ‘arty’ pointy wings. I don’t know why Anthony’s was at the top; his
      graphic art was very simplistic, boring, and a pattern done better by many others previously. I liked the cut of the dress; I saw it as
      a less then interesting design.. but safe.

    • ShivaDiva

      I shudder to think what they’ll resort to for the next season of All Stars.  (And you know it’s on the way already.)  They’ve already more than scraped the last barrel of interesting “Where are they now” scenarios.  Who will we see?  Bitchell?  Daniel Franco AGAIN?  That chick that made the tumor dress?

      • Laylalola

        Well what season are we at? Nearing the 12th? Maybe they’ll try for a winners All-Stars season or mini-season.

    • MrsMaxPower

      Random episode thoughts:
      1. I really enjoyed the episode and loved  the idea of graffiti inspiring wearable art
      2. Is it just me or is Kayne more handsome this season? I don’t know if he’s had work or is just aging incredibly well, but I approve
      3. The guest judges were great: love the Brawny paper towel twin look and I thought they gave really spot on feedback
      4. The regular judges apparently go by the 7th grad credo to talk behind everyone’s back. None of them were TOO tough on the designers on the runway, but unleashed in their private session. Say what you will about standard PR judging, but they usually say what they’re truly thinking to the designer
      5. Carolyn Murphy is an oddball hostess…I say let Joana do the hosting and the mentoring as she’s wonderful.  I want her to stroll through my house in the morning and question my work outfit selections.
      6. Cassanova needs to bust out his pointy elf shoes

      • dress_up_doll

        I, too, wondered about Kaynebow’s new look. I think he looks fabulous! I wonder if he actually had a wee bit of work done (perhaps cheek implants or something)?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

          I’ve been thinking he may have lost a tad more weight and that made his face appear more chiseled. He does look very good this season. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/urbangypsyt Tess D

        I actually had a hard time during the judging figuring out which they had in the top and bottom. They were so NICE to all the designers, even the ones they clearly didn’t like, that it was confusing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQG2B3GDOIKSFYT6YDXFVOMEM4 A. Lure

      Emilio: The simple skirt serves as a counterpoint to the sculpted jacket. I love how he configured the jacket (though I wonder how it would look without the belt. It seems he needs the belt to stabilize/prop up the jacket, in which case I wish he’d rendered the belt in black.) The print is absolutely fulgent– love it. 

      Anthony: I respond to the youthful silhouette. It’s good that the silhouette is relatively crisp and pristine because the black-and-blue striations are neither sharp nor rigidly linear: they’re softer and more smudged-looking and more organically–as opposed to geometrically– placed. 

      Ivy: As much as I like the cleanness of jacket, I don’t like this look at all. The sheer panel with the asymmetrical hem may have worked had this been a garment rendered in muted tones. She used a color palette very similar to Emilio’s, but while Emilio’s print is rich and vibrant, hers is lymphatic and amateur-looking– hate the lettering. 

      Kayne: Yep, he’s technically proficient, and he has a specific aesthetic. So far, so good. Can he coincide his aesthetic to the dictates of the challenge? He did the previous challenge. This challenge? Not so much. Yes, it’s graffiti, you can have fun with it, the looks can be exaggerated and fantasy-oriented, but Kayne’s look is just plain tacky. You wanted to do a gown, Kayne? Then select ONE idea (i.e. one particular color palette, one particular configuration) and see how you can carry it through harmoniously. Don’t get fancy with flounces and trains and rainbows and whatnot– it’s ugly. 

      Luara: It’s poorly fitted, tacky in places (especially that glittery litter up the neck), and whatever she did on the front is very incongruent to the fringe of the back. 

      Andrae: VERY poorly fitted, poorly executed (there’s all sorts of wrinkling and patching up going on at the back), hate-hate-hate that BOW, hate the tulle projecting from the bow even more, but the floral print he created has merit (probably the only reason he escaped being at the bottom): it’s light and airy and feminine (in fact the whole skirt/skirt portion is not bad: he should have paired it with a clean-cut top). 

      Uli: Very insect-like. There’s some decent work with seaming, but those shoulders are terrible. She could have articulated them in a more pleasing way. 

      Casanova: A bit too loose here and there but overall a decent entry. He didn’t embellish too much; in fact the embellishments work to accentuate certain details of that city-scape he created in the print. 

      Althea: Good print, hate some of those asymmetrical things going on (because they’re too subtle to be an integral part of the design), hate the loopy neckline. 

      Josh: Plenty of disparity, plenty of tackiness, should have stuck with the colors palette he used on the skirt (at least it’s different from all the fiery prints– his included). 

      Suede: A gigantic handkerchief for him to wipe his nose and 500 paillettes to place over his eyes. 

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

         New word!  I had never heard “fulgent” before — I have now looked it up and will be using it often in the coming weeks.

        • http://profiles.google.com/urbangypsyt Tess D

          Me too. And I’m kind of a word junkie. Great critique too.

    • MarshaMarz

      I don’t know  maybe it is just me – but Suede’s model looks like Linda Blair early possesion

    • rainwood1

      I agree with you, T Lo, except on Althea’s.  I thought the combination of her print with the black was a terrible idea.  The print was very soft and pastel, and the black just overpowered it.  Laura Kathleen had the same problem, plus the black was that tacky piano fringe.  

      Andrae and Kayne are probably the next to go.  The judges aren’t buying what they have to sell. 

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

      Finally, Emilio! You were letting me down in the previous challenges. I have high hopes for you and Uli.

      Anthony Ryan’s was not that great. While Suede’s looked like a 5th grade girl’s attempt at fashion, Anthony’s just looked like a patterned fabric you could already buy. It also reminded me of that paintbrush swoop cutout-and-paste-on dress he made in his season. This dress was not that creative.

      Laura Kathleen should have been aufed. Her dress looked like dirty rags more than anyone else’s. At least I understood where Kayne was coming from.

    • SockMonkies

      I actually enjoyed Joshua’s dress (is that bad to say? lol) I would have bumped Ivy’s out of top 3 for it. To me her print was terrible with the words and the skirt was atrocious. And well Anthony Ryan can do no wrong and congrats to Emilio, because that was well deserved. And we all know PR has a tendency to give props to people who are undeserving. *cough* Anya. 

    • Tracy_Flick

       I liked it too, his was the only one that made the fabric look light. It was too short, though, and the neck…thingy…was tacky. A few more inches and a more delicate neckline, and I think it could have been a win.

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

      Also, those man-bear judges were excellent with their very thoughtful critiques. I was so doubting them based on all that flannel. :P

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

      First of all…Aerosol Art? Is this the new PC way to say graffiti or is it just the PR way? I don’t think of Banksy as an “artist of the Aerosol persuasion”.

      As for the lumberjack judges…they were fantastic! TLo, I am surprised you didn’t mention them. They gave great feedback and are 2 of the most insightful, accurate guests judges ever to grace PR. And they can rock flannel!

      • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

        I loved them! I’m assuming they dress like lumberjack twins all the time, greatly improving the surreality of the fashion world.

        • adnama79

          I certainly hope they dress like that all the time!  So fantastic.

    • Rebecca Jay

      Love Emilio’s.  Like Andrae’s.  Really like-love Josh’s shorts in the group photo.

      Laura’s dress looks like the model vomited all over it .. especially with the splatter around the collar.  At least her hair was already held back.

    • SophiaPehawkins

      I’m loving Andrae’s the more I look at it. Like love, love.

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

      I was surprised by Josh’s skill with the paint (though they didn’t really show it), and really liked Emilio’s respect for the artists.  

    • NCDFan

      Emilio was definitely the winner. Anthony, Ivy, Joshua and Casanova all seemed to get the street art inspiration but all had some kind of other issue. The rest seemed to just be making a print with a paint can. Looking over the results again today I have to say that I thought Althea’s was a bad animal print in a distractingly asymmetrical dress. Suede clearly was the auf. 

    • kitu4

      I hate, hate, HATE the way Schmeidi over ennunciates words it almost sounds like some kind of disney movie crackpot granny reading to her grankids with the big surprised eyes and crazy smiles every time something good/bad/sad happens in the book.

      • adnama79

         She’s trying too hard.

    • ZnSD

      Andrae’s dress looked like it was backwards lol. 

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

      Okay, the hilarity of Schmeidi (wondering how many different Schmeidi’s we’ll get throughout the seasons of this show…) saying something about looking like a Chinese lantern while wearing THAT in the preview for next week is enough of a reason to keep her from making me break my TV through the rest of the season.

      • Meelah

        You caught that too lol!!  She looked like a Chinese Lantern!!!!!

        • libraangel

          And this week – what was with that fugly too long color block disaster of a dress?!

          • adnama79

            The best thing in a string of hideous dresses worn by the host thus far.

        • l_c_ann

          Except last week when that asymmetric thing she wore  looked like a melted lava lamp.

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

      Oh!  I just thought of how to save PR!  Let’s bring back all the craziest designers, like Suede, in a pre-season special, in which they design the challenges for the next season’s cast!  They wouldn’t be boring…

      • MoHub

        I think a PR: The Crazies Edition has already been proposed, and I’m not sure Suede is nuts enough to qualify. Not when you could have Ari, Ping, Elisa, Blaine, Kenley, and maybe even Robert Plotkin from season 1. Even Santino wouldn’t fit in with that bunch.

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

          And Vincent. Never forget Vincent. Being “turned on” by some the ugly dresses he made… ugh.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

            Uggh I watched his season relatively recently, and even so, my mind had already blocked that whole thing out to protect itself (my mind) from having a breakdown, and to prevent me from puking. He was SUPER creepy to me when he got like that. 

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I was very happy that Emilio won this challenge…. but for some reason I am not very excited about PR anymore. I thought I would be much more interested since at least the All Stars have talent, but it just all feels so done. I get the impression the designers are being coached to ramp up the bitchiness. I just want them to make beautiful things, something exciting for a change. 

    • thecitysleeps

      I thought Suede seemed sweet and I didn’t watch his season so anyways,  I was a tiny bit sad to see him go but his dress wasn’t good although I kinda liked the bottom part.  Of course if I had it my way Laura Kathleen would have left.  That dress was as hideous as her personality.

      I personally thought Emilio’s outfit wasn’t good but I think I’m biased because I hate the whole red/orange/yellow combination with the fiery heat of a thousand suns.  And I liked Andrae’s outfit, crazy bow and all (for a runway/art challenge).  Ivy’s was really bad, for me.

      So basically, as a non designer/fashion connoisseur of sorts I disagreed a lot with the judges while staring at Georgina’s infinite beauty.

    • StillGary

      I see what you mean about Cassanova’s now, but when I watched it it was my favorite. Emilio’s was was very good but it was stunning with his models deep, rich complexion.   

    • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

      I really loved this episode.  In a relative way, of course.  I hate all the leading questions the producers are forcing Joanna to ask.  It’s fucking annoying.  Not just annoying, fucking annoying.  Is this the Anthony Ryan/Ivy redemption show?  AR keeps getting love for either ridiculous or “safe” clothes.  That print was BOOOOOORING.  And they talk about his sense of proportion being obviously him like it’s a good thing.  Blech.  I almost liked Ivy’s but the jacket was redundant and her writing wasn’t sharp enough to merit notice.  They show her getting a bit catty but in response to someone as obnoxious as Blenley, you can’t really fault her, so that’s interesting.  Not really.

      I’m really glad Emilio won.  If he hadn’t, I’d have to quit PR hands down.  But that belt really does disrupt what is otherwise a great look.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m not understanding all the love for Anthony Ryan either.  I don’t dislike the guy or his design but while his graffiti print was well executed, I didn’t see it as real competition for Emilio.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          I don’t have an issue with him as a character/human/famewhore, but his signature does not appeal to me.  I find it wholly repellent, actually.  There is a juvenile quality about his clothes that irks me, and I’m a big fan of things that are ludicrously cutesy.  I can’t put my finger on it.  But whatever “it” is, it bothers me.

        • Sweetpea176

           Anthony Ryan’s model looked like she was gripping the sides of her skirt in a really distracting way.  I couldn’t tell if she had her hands in pockets or what, but she seemed to me to be obviously holding that shirt in place.  There must’ve been some construction problem,  but I wanted to know what that dress would have looked like if she had let go of it.  Other than that, I thought it was kind of boring.

    • Meelah

      I thought Ivy’s was horrible.  I liked nothing about it and thought it was worst than Kaynes.  They were on par for worse fabric choices.  I’m not sure what everyone else is seeing but I didn’t care for it.  I loved Emilio and Joshua’s the most. 

    • Call me Bee

      Emilio’s outfit was very nice, made better by his model.  Suede’s was a hot mess and it deserved the schmauf.   LK’s was right behind, however.  That dress was awful and the graffiti on the fabric was ugly.  I love purple and yellw together but this was sad and depressing. 
      Really like Anthony’s, really hated Ivy’s although I like the idea of her fabric.  The idea of words on the fabric was brilliant, but not very well executed.  Kayne’s was…typical Kayne.  I dislike Josh so much I actually cannot look at his designs.  They just don’t register. 
      Loved Casenova’s idea of taking different parts of his fabric and patching them together. 
      Althea’s and Andrae’s were meh.  Althea’s, especially, was disappointing. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Well, I love the two guest judges. Really good insight and comments from the two burly gay lumberjacks. 

    • Zippypie

      Emilio is the clear winner and you could tell he wasn’t just randomly painting his fabric, but thinking about what he would do with the fabric in the construction of the garment.  It was very cool, very New York and no, I didn’t like the belt either, but it didn’t offend me.  I thought maybe he should have pulled a black belt from the accessory wall.  AR’s was cute and I liked the combo of colors, but it was too twee precious and unlike Georgiana, I thought the proportions were off.  And inch longer skirt and either take the waist up to empire or take it down to natural.  Where it’s at is just weird.  I personally loved Cassanova’s if only he did a straight hem instead of a mullet.  The mullet didn’t work.  A straight hem would have shown off the cool prints more.  Laura Kathleen’s was hideous hooker wear.  As bad as Suede’s was, I liked his skirt (sans applied dots) and that took it above LK’s mess.  What the hell was that fringe?  *shudder*  Ivy’s was a mess.  The lettering was done so poorly, the sheer was so incongruous, the jacket was the same shape she’s done before…I would have put her on the bottom if there was room.  Kayne’s had a kind of a hippie effect from a distance, but close up it was a mess.  Andrae’s skirt print was lovely – the dress was not.  Uli – wtf was that?  The rest are so boring I don’t remember.

      Bye, Suede.  Now you can go party with Wendy the Pep.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m pleased for Emilio, and no argument from me about Suede’s auf. That was one hot mess on the runway last night.

    • Natalie Jenkins

      Type

      I am not a fan of Laura Kathleen’s,
      but her dress was not the worst but I also didn’t see aerosol art or graffiti
      in the design. I was talking about this episode with my
      co-worker from DISH her favorite this season is Anthony Ryan and I love
      Cassanova, but I don’t see him as a contender for the title. I’m going to miss
      next week’s episode because work, but I’ve set my DISH Hopper to record it and
      since there is so much DVR recording room I’m going to record the rest of the
      season. I like the All-Stars season but without Tim Gunn or Heidi it feels a
      little bland.

       

      your comment here.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      I miss Tim Gunn for the good-byes.  Joanna Coles seems to be a decent mentor.  I’m not sure she would give them a warm and  fuzzy good-bye even if she were there when they leave, but they need someone to hug the contestants and send them on their way.  Maybe Izak could do it.  Or they could get Tim to come in just to hug them.  ;)

      • adnama79

        <3 Get Tim in to just hug them.  <3

    • SunDevilWitch

      I thought Suede’s model was fantastic. She ferociously walked that dress and if he wasn’t eliminated, it would have been her saving his rear. They haven’t said in several seasons, but are the models eliminated with the contestants? I’d love to see someone snatch her up. What an attitude! Such a pleasant change from the fembots around her, ugh.

      • Meelah

        They are still eliminated with the contestants.  Even though they no longer have the separate model show the model paired with the winning designer still wins a prize.  A lot of people hated the separate model show but I loved it because you got to see some of the designers back drama through the eyes of the models.  

    • BeeBeauNYC

      Okay, Ivy may be doing too many jackets, but let’s please recall that a previous PR winner – Anya – couldn’t make a sleeve to save her life! I’m thrilled just to see sleeves at this point. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

      They showed Kayne at least 2 or 3 times between the outside setting and in the workroom, surrounded with what appeared to be >10 piles of colored fabrics around him. I honestly thought he was standing in the middle of everyone’s work (each contestant’s pattern)-had no idea until he started sewing things together that it was ALL HIS COLORS/FABRIC. I didn’t mind so much the ‘pot-stirring’ he did last night-if LK said that thing about “I must have been a saint in a past life….”-she deserved his laughter. I actually found his advice to her to be quite kind-when he said “Just think about it” (how her words come across to EVERYONE, and of course she didn’t get it at all). His words to her remind me of kind and diplomatic friends I have that are coming from a place of delivering the ‘bad news’ in a soft manner in the interest of helping the other person (if that all makes sense). I’ve always liked him, but that little exchange made me like/respect him more. 

      • Meelah

        I totally agree about Kayne speaking to LK.  I commend him for mentioning it to her.  One of my golden rules is that I never say anything about someone behind their back unless I’m also willing to speak about it to them to their face.  Real shit-stirring would be to talk bad about LK to Ivy and then talk bad about Ivy to LK.  

    • kismet026

      I’m amazed by the huge amount of Ivy hate over here. Is it dependent on her original appearance on Project Runway? I mean, granted, you can still hate her personality all you want (it does seem that she’s toned it down, though), but I think her designs have been among the strongest here. I think her look would have been a winner this time if she had done something better with the fabric. I think she took a misstep with that – handwritten words are hard to come off professional unless executed very well – but what she did with the fabric was gorgeous. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the work she’s churned out – and apparently so are the judges. Despite not landing a win, she’s been the only one in the top each time so far.

      • Meelah

        My Ivy “hate” based on this outfit was that I didn’t like it one bit.  She should have used stencils for the letters and also chose shorter words. The skirt looked like something I could get at G+G Rave.  A skirt without the sheer, a straight hem, or pants would have been a much better option in addition to a better graphic.  

        As far as her personality that wasn’t a factor in why I don’t like it.  I think everyone has their own opinion about what is fashionable or not.  

    • spooki C

      all i have to say is: LOL SUEDE.

    • nosniveling

      casanova’s is my favorite- very cool and arty.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

      Suede’s dress looked kinda fishy to me.

    • LambeeBaby

      Hated Ivy’s reverse Mullet jacket. I cannot believe she was in the top. I just wanted to slap them. 

    • Trisha26

      I hated Ivy’s with a passion – Kors ripped someone 2 seasons ago for creating a print with words on it “Not a lot of women want to have ‘cancelled’ on their crotch.” Laura’s print was actually very cool but her design was terrible. I’m going to miss Suede & his 3rd person narratives – his design actually looks perfect for Helena Bonham Carter. 

    • quiltrx

      Most of these are “almosts”, it seems.  Change one or two things here or there and they would be really good.  Emilio, Casanova, Andrae, and Althea particularly handled the fabric design portion very nicely, to my eye.

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

      I look at Uli’s and all I can think is “When did T’Pring become a PR model?”  And the pagoda shoulders were awful.  I think if Andrae had done the dress completely with the green skirt pattern and without the junk in the middle, it would have been lovely.  Suede? Ugh! Laura’s dress had no respect for modesty, and the coloring was muddy. I like Emilio a lot, but I found this suit too boxy and flappy.  The red blood drizzle didn’t help either. Maybe a wider belt would make me like it better.  He’s still my favorite designer here though.

    • ccm800

      Emilios was like all his clothes was dated but in the challenge this came off as retro and the clear winner. I Do not EVER get all the praise for Anthony Ryan EVER. I actually liked Casanova;s quite a bit and Althea is the horror waiting to be unleashed. Sheesh she skeeves me. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PQUNH7VYANAXMRMEEM763V3EU victor liu

        Althea actually comes off as very sweet and soft-spoken, if not a little awkward. Lots of sentence-tripping, oddball sentences, nervous laughter, and almost-hand-gestures. For someone who wore a dress with no back and no bra this episode, she’s not entirely overconfident.

        It’s actually a little hard to notice, since she’s very tall and beautiful. It’s very easy to assume she’s a bitch just based off of her looks.

    • Germán Quintero

      I am in love with Joanna. Shut up bitches

    • DeTrop

      I’m late due to travel and just finished watching PRAS.  In my opinion, Casanova should have won.  Emilio’s design was a lot over-the-top. Colors were too bold, collar too exaggerated and the sleeves too big for my taste.  Casanova’s looked like serious wearable art.  How many women want to wear orange, gold and brown on the street or to a party?  

      On another note, what were Althea and Uli wearing?  This is New York City they’re in, yes?  They both looked half naked.

      Glad to see Suede go.  Kanye and Andrae better shape up and learn to self-edit.  We can’t critique Laura K, as she knows all and tells us so.  

    • bitterk

      I agreed with the judge, Ivy’s dress would have looked better, not great, if she had chose a different color for the sheer portion.  The white looked like an afterthought.  Loved Emilio.  Suede was indeed the right choice to go but Laura better wake up.  That fringe was unforgivable.

      p.s. Is it me or are all the judges starting their critique with “what i love about this look is….”   I can never tell if they like it or hate it until after the designers leave and they divide the looks into the top and bottom.  

      p.s.s. bring back the guest judges.  more designers, less celebrities please.  

    • mhleta

      I loved this challenge, but I could honestly live my entire life without ever seeing another thong whale-tale ever EVER again. Yes, you ALTHEA!!! Tres gauche.

    • RroseSelavy

      They have to find some fault so there is still “drama” about the winner.

    • RroseSelavy

      OK, reply posted to wrong comment. Weird stuff, Disqus.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eekphoto Karen Elizabeth Evans

      Omg I could barely get through this episode with all the mentions of “aerosol art”, wtf?! Emilio must’ve been suffering internal bleeding over that. But at least no more Suede. Seriously I just don’t get how he can be considered a designer. If you remove the ugly tacky craftsy embellishments his clothes are just basic shapes, no innovation, poor fit.