TLOunge

Posted on January 03, 2013

Darlings, for our first T LOunge of the New Year, let’s all pack our panties and passports and jet off to Australia!

Little Red Pocket in Melbourne, Australia

Land of many interesting varieties of seating!

Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman, Carolyn Murphy and guest judges Katie Holmes and Carmen Marc Valvo.

In this episode, the judges and guest judges all form a kickline!

Also: the designers are forced to wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland and try not to eat each other out of desperation.

 

Josh looks like a fabric store with eyebrows.

 

Oh, great. Female vet amputee? Thanks a lot, Lifetime. There goes any chance of us being bitches on this one.

 

[Photo Credit: David Russell for Lifetime, littleredpocket.com.au - Video Credit: Lifetime]

    • kimmeister

      I’ll be waiting for Georgina’s boobs to fly away!

      • MilaXX

         She looks like she dressed for the superhero challenge.

    • MilaXX

      1. Josh is wearing every color possible & a few new ones. 2. Of course Josh would cry.

      I feel like we need RuPaul to appear at the beginning to remind them not to eff it up. None of that “real woman” ish for this challenge please. WNTW has done a few makeovers for women with diabilities and done a fab job buying off the rack. These designers get the chance to custom make looks. I want no shitty garments on that runway. NONE.

      • Violina23

        Aren’t you glad Ven from last season isn’t int his challenge? He’d probably blame the amputee for having the NERVE to lose a leg and not conform to his “aesthetic”

        • BuffaloBarbara

           That’s scary.  And true.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Besides, we KNOW Josh is in the Auff Bin tonight, regardless.

        • MilaXX

           true

        • Stubenville

          But who will stand with him, Emilio or Uli? Because we know the Heinous Poufette won’t be schmauffed.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            I would say that, of the remaking three, it would be Emilio. Neither HP or Uli have been on the bottom at all this season.

            • EveEve

              Yeah, one of them is out. And I can only hope it’s Josh.  Trying to figure out why he is doing a mini skirt for his model.

    • http://twitter.com/kerryev kerryev

      That is exactly what pops into my head when I try to imagine the fanciest bar in Australia.

    • sockandaphone

      what is even georgina wearing its like her boobs are melting to gold?

    • l_c_ann

      We need to work on a caption ballon for above Isaac’s head.

      And Josh has just become the poster boy for “Taste Issues Anonymous”, a twelve step program to get guys out of their pinstripe suits and into !colors!

      • 3boysful

         Seriously, it’s like he’s pouting.

    • Lilithcat

      Land of many interesting varieties of seating!

      None of which look comfortable!

      • formerlyAnon

        Exactly. I was thinking the business model must skew to younglings or high turnover or both – to sit for the length of a good drinky gossip, I want some back support!

    • crash1212

      I must say, I’m really looking forward for this season to be over. As it is, I’m only watching out of reflex. Although, it looks like Katie gets a little feisty during judging, so that could be fun. Also, if that’s the best Australia can do for bars, I guess I won’t be visiting anytime soon – not feeling it at all. Wow…I’m kind of bitchy…must need coffee, or a personality transplant.

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

        On the up side, Australia is said to have outstanding coffee. 

        I would have preferred Suri as a judge rather than Katie but we can’t have every thing. 

        • muzan-e

          While I cannot speak as to the quality of Melbourne’s pub life, everyone recommends Sydney’s Marquee and frankly, if you head down to my old Darlinghurst/King’s Cross residence you cannot turn around without seeing three more watering holes plastered with more interesting decor than.. that.

          Vulgar, in many cases. Being King’s Cross, after all. But interesting!

          (As to coffee, my favourite largely-undiscovered miracle is the little Greek coffee shop buried between pizza stands in the depths of the Town Hall subway station. It’s tiny. They serve only salad, biscotti and coffee. But my god, the machiattos. Tiny. Dark and thick and rich as molasses. Poured steaming hot over a square of very good, dark chocolate. It is seven minutes of heaven for under five dollars and you will not sleep for days.)

          • crash1212

             You sold me! It’s back on the must-visit list! Who can resist an excellent macchiatto? Not me, that’s who!

          • formerlyAnon

            For about 60 hours a few months ago, I thought I would be visiting Australia this year. Somehow that makes this lovely reverie even more interesting than I would otherwise find it. (In the end, we were not able to commit to stay long enough, in our minds, to justify the air fare & travel time. Another year!)

            • muzan-e

              Oh, I’m sorry that you couldn’t make it after all – but I so completely understand the choice. It’s been the same decision for us for a few years now: we simply cannot justify placing all four of us on a seventeen-hour flight unless the stay is going to be a lengthy one, and besides – there’s too much I want to show the children to confine it to a single, cramped, jet-lagged week! We’ve made a month-long stay our minimum requirement … and just between you, me and the whole internet, I could spend the entire month on Sydney alone. *g*

              There’s always another year! And if you need any tips from near-strangers when the time comes, feel free to hit me up for more destination tips than you could ever possibly want. *g*

          • patticake1601

             First thing I do after being away from Oz for 15 years is get a cappuccino!  Oh how I miss Sydney coffee.

        • Lily-Rygh

           I wonder what Suri’s Burn Book will have to say about this episode…

    • Violina23

      You can still be bitches, in the direction in which the bitchery is deserved (e.g. the designers & the “judging”, a term I now use loosely)

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Hey all! Lets line up the champagne glasses. It looks like we’re REALLY gonna need it tonight. Oh buh ruh thur! This is such a train wreck about to happen.

      • 3boysful

         Moi, s’il vous plait!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Naturalment, Cheri!

      • Call me Bee

        “Oh brother” was exactly the phrase that came to my head after watching that vid==mostly aimed at Josh.  SOmebody give that guy a mirror fer cripes sake.  I agree that the fashions better be EXCELLENT.  Ex.  Cell.  Ent.  Keep the bubbly flowing (I’ll get the next bottle…)  It’s gonna be a bumpy night. 
        Fabulous bar, though.  I want an egg chair! 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          When we can see through all the lighting, just HOW much makeup he’s sporting, it’s too much!

      • muzan-e

        Tonight I will eschew the champagne in favour of a schooner of Four Ecks! Forget Fosters; XXXX is Australian for beer. 

        Because after a few rounds, it’s easier to remember than B – E – E – R.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Whatever works for you, my dear Muzan!

          • EveEve

            I’ll take muzan-e’s champagne!  Cheers!

    • muzan-e

      I’m pretty much obligated to say something disparaging about Melbourne. Y’know, to do my bit for the old Sydney/Melbourne rivalry in futile hopes of staving off my desperate homesickness. 

      So. 
      Here goes. 
      Brace yourselves – 

      Waitasecond, that can’t actually be Melbourne. Where’s all the rain?!

      … sigh. This season is so dull that I can’t even work up a good bitch about how Sydney has all the good bars and Melbourne’s just an embarrassment.

    • Clueless_Jock

      For a second there I thought Carmen Marc Valvo was Tom Colicchio.

      • Call me Bee

        Considering some of the judges this season, Tom’d be pretty good, I think.  No one would get away with any shoddy work, that’s for sure! 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

          Anthony Bourdain wrote that Top Chef would always have integrity as log as Tom was a judge.  Tom just will not put up with crappy cooking.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I hadn’t read your post, Jack, and put in mine the same observation.

    • alyce1213

      “On the ice warming up, representing Great Britain . . . Georgina Chapman!”
      Uli’s wearing an Uli dress. Nice to see.

    • Judy_J

      I grow so very weary of Josh’s act. What a tool.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Well, we will be rid of him tonight. No question about it.

        • EveEve

          Doubtful – his model and her cute dog will protect him from that consequence

      • Stubenville

        You mean the crocodile tears? Or just Josh in general?

        • Judy_J

          The whole Josh package….too much makeup, too much hair product, outfits picked for maximum hip impact. There’s just too much going on, and none of it seems at all authentic or natural.

      • formerlyAnon

        If he were not so annoying I would feel very sorry for anyone who sincerely believes the way that he represents himself is a good idea. So instead I simply feel a little guilty for not feeling sorry for him. He’s like a walking cry for help – “Someone stop me before I find myself friendless, bitter, miserable and unemployable!”

    • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

      I have a dr appt on Monday so I really should do my fasting blood test early tomorrow. So that means no food or drink for the rest of tonight!! I will sit in the corner and sulk with my overpriced bottled water.

      • formerlyAnon

        Console yourself with thoughts of the lovely breakfast/lunch you can enjoy once the vampires have done their work!

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        I hope you mean that you’re fasting until tomorrow and not until your appt. on Monday.  Either way, I hope all goes well.  And have a great meal when you’re done fasting.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      When I got my weekly e-mail from Lifetime today titled “The Greatest Challenge in Project Runway History” I wondered whether B-M and LT had gotten arch.  Not likely.  And an amputee is a pretty guaranteed tear-jerker.  I wonder what intemperate, spontaneous remarks about a military person’s real world/post-war world body will be made in the workroom.

      Man, Josh looks dreadful in his hot weather mismatches.  Between his Sharpie marker brows and his beachwear, he’s unforgettable, but not in a good way.  The judges – I thought we had Tom Colicchio, which perked me right up, because his judging on “Top Chef” is intelligent, witty and refreshing.  My mistake.

      Happy New Lounge, BKs, PUFs and minions!

      • Call me Bee

        “Happy New Lounge!”   Love it!  Same to you, NDC! 

    • Stubenville

      I’m exhausted from that flight. I need a Red Bull-tini, please.

    • filmcricket

      I never comment on these posts because I don’t watch the show, but I’m always interested to see the “lounges” chosen. Is this one where they filmed the samurai fight scene in Kill Bill?

    • bertkeeter

      KH looks like a no BS judge…about time!

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

      Weren’t they already on the Intrepid? Or was that Dmitry’s season? Or some other season? Or some other show? You see how much I care about PRAS2 that I can remember?

    • Frank_821

      I agree how nice for Uli to be wearing an Uli dress. I miss old Uli

    • Call me Bee

      Looking at the photo of the four designers again:  obviously Josh and AR are going to the same event, probably a picnic on Fire Island, Uli is on her way to a garden party and Emilio is on his way to his janitorial job. 

      • Stubenville

        I thought Josh was going to his janitorial job at the circus.

    • formerlyAnon

      Greetings fellow die-hard PR compadres! I shan’t be able to watch till tomorrow (so nice to have TLounge to let me know if I should bother), but I miss you all when I can’t stop in to TLounge at all. I can’t say our venue appeals to me tonight – my least favorite ’70s fabrics and seating that requires too much perching and leaning to accommodate a long boozy gossip – but the company always compensates!

      Can I hope that the non-alcoholic options are more varied than they would have been in the decade of which the textiles remind me? I need caffeine, and do not have a taste for Red Bull. Wave down a waiter, if you see one before I do.

      (edited for a pedantic need to adjust verb tense)

    • Stubenville

      Cue pompous music!

    • MilaXX

       She was in the middle of her great escape during filming, so she may very well have been in take no BS mode.

    • dschubba

      Happy New Year, BKs!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      25 and a half years ago I was at a private corporate function on the Intrepid, before it got really spiffed up. and it was a very powerful experience to be on that ship.

      And let me tell you, I just really teared up when the vets introduced themselves.  Those estimable women just put all the designers to shame with their maturity and poise.  Wow.

      • Call me Bee

        I “like” this a million times. 

    • Polka_Dotty

      Josh wept.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        I have to confess that I got teary-eyed, too, but I just snuffled and didn’t daub daintily at my eyes, which don’t have quite as much makeup on them as Josh has…. then again, my eyelashes and eyebrows still need to regrow!

    • Stubenville

      Oooh – go ahead Josh and dye it. Sheepdogs redux.

    • dschubba

      That poor service dog. You know Josh is going to cover him in so much crap.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

        He did make an outfit for the dog.  Still waiting to see the dog walk down the runway.

    • MilaXX

      good lord why do the designers always get the vapors when they have anyone over a B cup to work with?
      sheesh!

      • Polka_Dotty

        I would give them apoplexy!

    • Stubenville

      Emelio will be in the bottom two for that damn Tweety Bird yellow… after he was dinged last week for using yellow.

      • Polka_Dotty

        And he shouldn’t be calling a veteran “petty.”

        • Lilithcat

          You’re joking, right?  That’s her rank.  Petty officer.

    • ChristinaRi

      NO!  Not bra trying on!!

      I wept.

    • Polka_Dotty

      No way Josh is not going to win. That means buh-bye to one of my two favorites.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Oh Jeebus – that teaser ad for Project Runway Teams — Heidi in slow mo with her pink goddessy gown.  SPARE ME.

      I mean it, Lifetime/B-M, spare me, and spare us all.  You are TOO FULL OF YOUR DELUDED SELVES.

      Sorry, I just had to vent.

      • Polka_Dotty

        The straps across of the front of that gown? She needs those Double-D dames, STAT!

    • ChristinaRi

      What happened to Uli and her colorful prints?   I don’t mind this new Uli, but I wonder what happened.

    • ChristinaRi

      She’s going to a VEDDING!     That made me smile

    • ChristinaRi

      Josh’s brother is really good looking.  

      • Polka_Dotty

        Josh is not a bad looking man — he has great bone structure, he’s well-groomed (well, maybe a bit too well-groomed) — he would fabulous if he dressed like a man his age and station should.

        • Polka_Dotty

          See? He heard me. Wearing a blazer!

    • MilaXX

       Tim posted on FB trying to convince us that the teams really work. Color me skeptical.

    • MilaXX

       you and me both sister

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      Did Anthony Ryan just say that his client is “more bustier” than the mannequin? Erm.

      Also, oh my god that dress is a tent. Awful.

      • Stubenville

        Honestly thought he said “fussier.”

        • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

          That would be better…but also make less sense.

    • dschubba

      I can’t wait to see the judges pretend that Anthony Ryan’s design is great.

    • ChristinaRi

      The way to dress a larger woman is not to put her in a tent!   Particularly not if she has large breasts.   She needs to be nipped in at the waist.  Or try a princess design.   My opinion is that something draped from the top accentuates the breasts or at least makes the waist and tummy look large.

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

        Oh, he’s adding the illusion of a waist. We shall see because now it looks heinous and bustier than before. 

        • ChristinaRi

          I wanted to cry when I saw that.   I learned a long time ago that anything that is gathered around the bust just accentuates the bust.  It’s a big no.

          • MilaXX

             yep, it’s like “Hello! here are my boobs!”

      • Call me Bee

        Esaaaaaatly!  Do these people never watch “What Not to Wear?  Stacey and Clinton really know how to choose clothing that flatters fuller figures.  Always fitted.  Always a waist detail.  Always sassy and cute.  No tents. 

        • NDC_IPCentral

          In my post below I mentioned the What Not To Wear S 10 premiere coming up tonight and Stacy and Clinton’s better approach to full-bosomed women.

        • Violina23

          Is it wrong that I read “no tents” in the voice of Edna Mode from “The Incredibles”? (NO CAPES!)

      • CozyCat

        As a busty gal I am in complete agreement–a boxy design that just falls from the bust makes the rest of you look equally big.  It is the least flattering design you can pick for curves. 
        This week will be the real test of this season.  If the judges like AR’s dress or –heaven forbid–give him the win, we will have undeniable proof that this season is fixed for him. 

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      Anthony Ryan’s is truly hideous and bland. Those straps don’t enhance the non-design of that garment. No idea what Josh is doing, but I’m sure there will be the usual taste issues. Like Uli’s, which is no surprise. And I wish Emilio would have chosen a slightly less bold yellow. I’d hate for Josh to be in the final three.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

        AR’s dress is the worst.  From what I understand, women usually wear long gowns to formal military affairs.  Josh did make a pretty dress, but I wasn’t crazy about the outfit for the dog.

    • Stubenville

      Dear God, the Heinous Poufette’s dress is an utter mess. Uli for the win, Emilio schmauff.

      • Call me Bee

        Speaking of which–looks like he put his own hairstyle on his model.  Again.  Didn’t Anya do that every single time during her season as well?  Ugh.

    • BobStPaul

      If Anthony Ryan isn’t out for that atrocity…..

    • NDC_IPCentral

      TLC’s “What Not To Wear” has its Season 10 premiere at 10 EST tonight — I think that might be a good palate cleanser after Anthony Ryan’s major miss…..  Stacy and Clinton would NOT approve of what he’s doing to that vet’s bust.
       

    • Pennymac

       I saw that. What a load of horse shit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      Katie stop cocking your head like that all the time it freaks me out ok thanks.

    • Polka_Dotty

      Oh, my, God. Josh wins.

    • MilaXX

      I like everyone’s except Anthony Ryan’s. He gave her shelf boobs and made her look heavier than she is. I can’t wait to see the judged talk their way out of this.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Isaac thinks she looks “fresh and fun.”

        • MilaXX

           no she looks 10lbs heavier than she did when we first saw her.

      • SRQkitten

        The styling was wretched as well.

        srq

      • Wellworn

        Hah!  “Shelf boobs”

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      Josh’s dress is pretty cute, but what’s up with the weird loseness around the midsection? 

      • Lilithcat

        It wasn’t a dress; it was separates.  The judges were right; a dress would have fit better.  I liked it, but I didn’t think it was suitable for a formal event, which is where she said she was going to wear it.

    • ChristinaRi

      Emilio’s looks darkling and I like Emilio’s too.    Josh’s  not so bad, but a little casual, I think.  

    • poggi

      I swear I saw Josh’s outfit at Crazy 8. I am not kidding.

    • MilaXX

      Uli for the win!

      • Polka_Dotty

        So Katie has been watching these episodes? On her Twilight Zone TV?

    • CozyCat

      Josh has done exactly what he did in the “real woman” challenge in his original season–produced a classic, toned down pretty dress that really suited his client.  That’s the challenge he won, too

      • MilaXX

        true. I guess that’s what Josh needs. Structure.

    • Judy_J

      Does anyone else suspect that no one will be eliminated tonight?

      • MilaXX

         yes because clearly AR just pooped on the runway. That dress is auf worthy.

        • Pennymac

           Hahaha! You said poop!

      • Call me Bee

        Oh–that is interesting.  And has happened before….

        • Polka_Dotty

          How many episodes left? The new season starts on the 24th.

          • Polka_Dotty

            2 episodes left. Yup, no one goes home.

          • Pennymac

             too many….

        • another_laura

          Yes, but that was in Season 3, one of the best seasons IMO, where they had 4 talented people with 4 distinct points of view (including our Uli), not in this dreck of a situation!

      • Pennymac

         Hmm.

      • Stubenville

        Groan. You may be right.

      • NDC_IPCentral

        Oooooh, that”s a good twist prediction!

      • Melanie Harrison

         You called it!

    • Pennymac

      Oh, Isaac. You twerp.

    • Stubenville

      Oh Isaac, you tool.

      • Call me Bee

        Well–now we know who’s getting the payola to keep AR in the running all the way to the end…

    • EveEve

      Isaac thinks that AR’s dress is “incredibly chic”?  Lost all cred with me. 

    • zelavie

      Isaac, on AR’s dress: “This is one of my favorite things!”

      Horseshit.

      • unbornfawn

        Don’t hold back Zelavie! 

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      Isaac, you are INSANE! INSANE! Chic, fresh and young? Wow. Pass the crack pipe.

    • BPlease

      Holy shit, is Isaac (not the wonderful service dog) totally insane?  Anthony Ryan served up a big bag of unflattering bullshit and it’s one of Isaac Mizrahi’s favorites?  W?T?F??????

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        It’s just stunning how deep in the tank Isaac is for AR. Color this bitter kitten embarrassed for Isaac.Sigh.

    • Peeve

      Dear God–they’ve found a way to like AR’s hideous dress! Couldn’t have him voted off, could we?

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

        I agree with you, despite also living in Louisiana! That dress is so hiddy.

      • barbiefish

        Yep, it looks like the fall-back plan to save AR at all costs involves punting the ball, and hoping that next week one of the other three will make something that is obviously worse than what he creates so they can proceed to his coronation absent massive outcry over “the fix”.  I was yelling and cursing at Isaac last night; his effusive comments about AR’s dress monstrosity were just way too OTT.  At least give some props to the beautiful Georgina Chapman and the guest judges for trying to talk him down from his delusional state.

        • Peeve

           Issac is a terrible actor, as well. Instead of pretending to listen to other critiques and countering them, he just refused to listen to any other opinions and rode right over the top of the other judges to save his beloved AR. If I were Georgina or the other judges, I would have just outvoted him. But the producer fix was in…

          • Lisa_Cop

            I think Isaac may be doing some improv with his lines and getting worked up TOO much. But he is doing most of the heavy lifting, acting wise. Georgina sounds more moderate and less ridiculous. Remember Isaac went to a performing arts high school and had a small role in the 1980 movie Fame.

    • dschubba

      Josh’s dress is cute, but this reminds me of the massive overpraising they gave that LBD he did during his season just because it wasn’t a pile of neon vomit.

    • snich11

      Fresh? Young? Isaac, are you drunk? That dress is Hideous!!

    • BPlease

      Oh my god, they’re going to auf Emilio over Anthony Ryan, aren’t they?  OH MY GOD!!!

      • EveEve

        seriously f’d up. AR should go home – that dress is an abomination.

    • Pennymac

      They’re sending Emillio home over AR? 

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

        Looks like it!

    • zelavie

      Isaac, you don’t have to compliment EVERYTHING he makes just to get him in bed. 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        When I see Isaac on PR: AllStars I try to remember how much fun he was in Unzipped.

    • MilaXX

      Crack kills………….. everywhere except PR. Anthony Ryan’s dress was shit.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Isaac, do you have any shame at all?  You’re embarrassing  yourself!  That dress of AR’s is flatly and horrendously terrible, and the veteran wearing it looked embarrassed to be on the runway.  But Isaac “loves it”? SERIOUSLY?

    • Peeve

      I think they’re just finding a way to justify keeping all 4 for the finals.

      • EveEve

        so right Peeve!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TD3V5M36HNO6PDJVQRAM5JLO6I Mary Ann

      A-R’s dress is hideous!

    • BobStPaul

      Seriously, Isaac?  Has the man no integrity – or taste?

      • GenieinTX

         His hardon for AR was just so blatantly obvious!  He did exactly what she didn’t want, make her boobs look huge.  And the dress was ugly to boot.  He should have went home for that crap, but no Isaac wouldn’t hear it!

    • Introspective

      Josh did a knockout tonight for his vet. Uli and Emilio had respectable entries too. Uli is back to the old Uli which I LOVE. And AR absolutely should go home. It is the definition of absolute DRECK. But how much do you want to bet they find a way to keep him alive??

      It would be an unjustified save though. Ok whatever. He HAS TO GO HOME.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        Josh deserved the win, definitely. Uli’s was also beautiful, but as Joanna pointed out, it was re-making her own dress, while Josh’s was a stretch for him.  And his veteran/model looked completely and utterly delighted.  I’m also glad she didn’t hide her prosthetic.  Good for her.

    • Judy_J

      If they send Emilio home and let Anthony Ryan stay, that’s it. AR’s dress is hideous. I feel sorry for the girl wearing it.

    • Adella Thompson

      Ok, that’s beyond regular judge crack… what the hell is Isaac smoking???

    • Jasmaree

      That poor woman looks huge in AR’s dress. It draws attention right to her bust. It is exactly the opposite of what she asked for.

    • UsedtobeEP

      No matter how unflattering AR’s dress is, they are going to AUF Emilio to keep the favorite on. That’s pretty sad. I agree Emilio’s fit was off but his color was good for his model and it was a good style for a Vegas night out. Compared to that sad, gray tent, there should be no comparison. A great collaboration should never make a woman successfully hide. It should make her feel like she does not have to, regardless of her size. Stacy and Clinton would never stand for this. 

    • Zippypie

      Issac, Jesus H. Christ on toast.  Are you blind?  Or just blind with lust?  Or, pray tell, just blind with money you’ve been paid to whore yourself for the producers?  This show so sucks ass and is so fucking predictable.  Gee, bets on how NO ONE will be eliminated, bitter kittens?  I’m so bitter.  Why do I do this to myself???

      • BuffaloBarbara

        PR observation that’s always good: When the regular judges are struggling to find something nice about a favorite and the guest judges rip it, it’s a safe bet that the regulars have a script.  There were a couple of points in the discussion where I swear the two guest judges were looking at each other like, “How do I get away from the crazy here?”

    • Introspective

      Isaac really called ARs dress “fresh and young”. I have lost all the respect that I had for him.

      • Polka_Dotty

        Nothing says “fresh and young” like gray.

      • 3boysful

         Issac!  Put down the pipe!  Right now!

        As a well-endowed person, I am offended by that horrible dress.  She would have looked so cute in a halter-style.  And that fabric was downright depressing.  The white straps looked like PT bandages.  AR just totally missed the mark. 

        The producer manipulation was so blatant–even more than usual–they may as well have filmed them directing the judges’ discussion.

    • MilaXX

      For the love of all that’s holy, PLEASE have Stacy & Clinton as guest judges.

      • Lilithcat

        That would be amazing.  

      • CheriCPat

         And on a “real woman” episode!

    • Call me Bee

      Uli is ROBBED again.  Bastards. 

    • dschubba

      I don’t get how AR (even being R-G colorblind) could have missed seeing how unflattering that ombre fabric is to his model’s bust.

    • Pennymac

      Boom indeed.

    • MilaXX

      Imma cut a beyotch if they send Emilio home over that tent AR made.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      Absolute BS!

    • Stubenville

      And EVERYBODY gets a pony!

    • Pennymac

      All four. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALL STAR HISTORY!!!!!! Gag.

    • MilaXX

      Couldn’t send home the pet, so everybody stays!

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

        EVERYBODY GETS A PONY!

        • Introspective

          AND YOU GET A CAR!! AND YOU GET A CAR!!

    • snich11

      AR should have gone home for that nasty dress.

    • Call me Bee

      For the first time??!?!  They did the same thing on Season 3.  What bullshit. 

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Oh, no.  It was the first time on Project Runway All-Stars.  Totally different.  The first time in two whole seasons!

        • Call me Bee

          Oh you are so right.  I absolutely see ….the…difference…  (Hee!) 

    • ChristinaRi

      Both safe.  

      Big Eyeroll.

      Would have been a travesty if Emilio had been let go.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      FOR THE FIRST TIME ON PROJECT RUNWAY, no one is eliminated. They just couldn’t let AR go home for that craptastic dress. Ugh.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Ugh, predictable dresses, predictable outcome…

    • UsedtobeEP

      Oh, please.

    • CozyCat

      Classic PR copout!  They KNEW  the Chosen One produced the worst design, so they eliminate no one!

    • zelavie

      Ugh.  So much gagging.

    • Melanie Harrison

      How did Uli not win that?!! Because she used an embellishment? Oh, because Josh’s client had a dog named “Isaac”. And he hasn’t had a win yet either right?  

    • Judy_J

      I knew it! How could they eliminate a design for a war vet? Everyone had to stay.

    • Introspective

      How is Emilios execution off but ARs not???

    • Zippypie

      *vomits*

    • http://www.thirteen.org/insidethirteen Gotham Tomato

      I call bullshit.

      –GothamTomato

      • janierainie

        I second.

        • EveEve

          I turd.  I mean, I third!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Anthony Ryan’s fabric “fresh and young?”  Are you kidding me???  I thought it looked sooty and dirty.

      Whew, Emilio safe.  Yes, the no-Auf decision.  Whew.

      I do like Emilio, and I don’t dislike Anthony Ryan, but I hate the fix that is in on his behalf.

      Paris trip…. memories of Season 3 – when there was REALLY FABULOUS DESIGN AND EXECUTION.

       

      • EveEve

        Fresh and young my ass.  They auff’d Ivy last week and her fabric was gorgeous, and flattering, even if the hem was too long.   AR’s dress was so bad it was embarrassing.  The one thing she wanted more than anything (rightly or wrongly – it was her decision) was to de-emphasize her chest. So what does he do?  Make her look like she has an inflated uni-boob. In kangaroo grey no less.  With really unfortunate hair styling to boot. And I know it went by very fast, but I think when TLo shows the recaps, you’ll see that Josh’s dress fit poorly and he just can’t let go of the back zipper emphasis. Uli won that challenge. Full stop. 

        • barbiefish

          My thoughts went to Ivy’s dress also.  It was SO much prettier than AR’s entry this week.  In addition to the general compelling crappiness of AR’s design, as you note the fabric was ugly and I would add oh-so-inappropriate for someone’s 40th birthday party.  Fabric such as Ivy used would have been perfect for this occasion.

    • dschubba

      And, to think, I watched this episode sober.

      • unbornfawn

        I bet you are not sober now.

    • Stubenville

      TLounge in Paris next week TLo?

    • Introspective

      If Josh hadnt turned out the best dress hes ever made on both his PR seasons hed have gone home. The decision to keep all 4 is really a decision to ensure AR gets to stay.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      Well that was a waste of time.  Yawn!

    • BPlease

      Anthony Ryan’s dress was fucked enough that he deserved to go home. 

      Unlike Emilio’s dress, which suffered in execution (inevitable with the 1-day timeline), AR’s dress was both horribly executed (the straps. THE STRAPS!) *and* a terrible idea, to fit a woman with a significant bust with that kind of bodice.  It was poorly done indeed, but also poorly conceived, and AR didn’t really take ownership of that.  Is he a dressmaker – not interjecting his design background/education into the consult?   And I don’t like AR’s pert little talking heads – he’s contracted the Daniel Vosovic strain of delusional self-regard. 

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      And who wouldn’t like a designer who had a pony?????

      • Stubenville

        The poor SOB who has to clean up after the pony, that’s who!  =)

        • blondie65

          Like x 1000!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Emilio isn’t the CHOSEN ONE….

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      And a gray tent, no less-how youthful and fun!

    • Lilithcat

      What a friggin’ joke.  Once again, Ulli was robbed.  And AR gets a pass for one of the ugliest, most unflattering garments I’ve ever seen.  

      • 3boysful

         Most succinctly put, Lilithcat.

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      If Ulli wasn’t in this season, I would have given up on this stupid show weeks ago.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMCTXINCQ4Z5BND2EJ2CR5LPDM Cynthia

      When Josh dyed that animal print, was I the only one who thought “…Oh no! Not camouflage!”? It was okay, but drab …olive drab.

    • BobStPaul

      I was okay with either Uli or Joshua as the winner.  The funny thing about Joshua was that had I been asked I would have said he’d finished fourth or fifth on his season, totally forgetting his totally unjustifiable second place finish.  How such a mediocre desiger survives so long is a mystery.   However, this time he really succeeded.  That AR is still in the competition pretty much proves he’s the eventual winner.  When he produces absolute dreck and Isaac salivates over it, you know the fix is in.  I’d be delighted to be proved wrong, but….

      • Stubenville

        Josh is all about the snark and the drama – pure reality TV gold.

        • barbiefish

          True, but I found his exchange with the Army captain early in the show quite touching and it seemed more genuine than Josh usually is.  Josh is so in tune with his girlish side that I absolutely cannot imagine him making that horrible of a dress for the AF veteran that AR did, had Josh been assigned the latter woman.  AR went to the worst possible place in designing for a “boob hider”.

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

             He did well in the Real Woman challenge during his season too.

    • Addictedtowhitewater

      Beyond Issac’s never ending tongue baths of AR I could not STAND the eye rolling and faces he was making at anyone who dared question AR’s crap design (way to make a lovely woman look like a circus tent!). The beautiful Georgina has far more patience than I ever would have…

    • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.wardle Nancy Wardle

      “We have a conundrum” = AR made the worst design, but we can’t eliminate him.

      • blondie65

        Ditto that…so glad I did not buy a pair of his shoes I tried on today.  Lost total respect for him. 

    • SewingSiren

      I loved Josh’s dress. I absolutely knew he would win when he made the dog a dress too. Scratch that I did think there was a chance that Anthony Ryan would win, but there always is . No matter what. My only criticism of Josh’s is that it did not seem quite “formal” for what was described as a “Formal Military Event”, although I did think making it two piece was a great way to get around fitting it properly, he could have ended up like Emilo otherwise.
      Uli’s was very pretty and flattering, I thought they would ding her for using an Uli Classic Collection model. I don’t have problem with that. Nor with the “embellishment” that bothered Isaac so.
      I thought Emilio’s was perfect for his client and for her event. The workmanship was not good ( but much worse have won challenges).
      Anthony’s was the worst by far. I can see all the other clients wearing the dresses to their events. But not this one. No woman wants to look like a sack of potatoes on their 40th birthday. A sack cinched in right under the unsupported bust is the absolute worst. Young- Isaac says? ! Yikes! is more like it.

      • Wellworn

        I think Emilio’s construction issues would have improved if they had been given more than part of a day, as usual…sigh.  And Josh had some fit issues with the midriff area too.  Josh, Uli, and Emilio had good ideas and decent dresses but come on, Anthony Ryan’s dress was a hot mess.  When I saw the runway I had a suspicion that this week, no one would go home.  Sad to be right.

        • unbornfawn

          Emilio had construction issues because he course corrected when he saw that his original bodice wasn’t working on his client.  Anthony Ryan HAD to see the problems in his dress but let it walk anyway. Much more respect for Emilio to make every effort to make the dress work.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBGUD7Y6KYRNL7PCKYNPD2UGSM Carol

        Yeah, I mentioned earlier that women typically wear long gowns to formal military events.  I think men’s formal military dress (mess dress) has the civilian equivalent of white tie.

      • 3boysful

         Agree.  I was just pleased that Josh didn’t make the whole dress from the animal print.  I can’t imagine showing up at a formal event where you are with work peers, and looking like a hootchie-mama.

    • Jepham

      I never yell at the TV except for when I’m watching baseball but tonight I called Isaac (the man, not the dog) a few names out loud for calling AR’s dress young, fresh and chic. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? That was one of the most unflattering dresses and I felt so sorry for the vet who was wearing it. Please tell me she won’t really have to wear it to her 40th birthday party. That would make for a really depressing birthday. 

      • Pam Winters

        I said, while watching, that she’s going to cry when she sees herself on TV (the way I did when some allegedly brilliant makeup artist gave me a makeover at the local mall and made me look like I lost the Lip-Sync For Your Life). 

        AR took a lovely young woman and made her look like something from a John Waters movie. The styling, the dress….the “dress”….  It doesn’t help that she seemed to be lacking in confidence from the very beginning: injured, gained weight while recuperating, turning 40….a perfect storm of insecurity. I was furious when I saw her. I hope to God she burns the damn thing–or sells it on eBay to Isaac*–and gets one of the other designers to make her look as fabulous as she’s capable of looking. Hell, she could do better at Lane Bryant. At least their flammably artificial clothes are fitted to flatter women with curves.

        —*Not the canine.

        • 3boysful

           Wouldn’t that be nice if Uli or one of the other designers made her a new dress?

    • Jena Marie DiPinto

      Ugh, Katie Holmes. Just stop. Please. I’ve had enough.
      Also, you have no cred to critique designers when you’re wearing
      something boring and bland. Using your copious amounts of Hollywood
      money to establish your “own design brand” does NOT a designer make.
       

      • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.wardle Nancy Wardle

        Have you seen some of the ridiculous garments she wore while married to Tiny Tom?  No credibility whatsoever.

    • Wellworn

      If that AR dress is one of Issac’s favorite things, then he’s been watching too much Sound of Music while dreaming of his little pet.

      Raindrops on roses and whiskers on Anthony Ryan…Bright copper kettles and warm woolen Anthony Ryan…Brown paper packages tied up with Anthony Ryan…These are a few of my favorite things….Cream colored ponies and crisp Anthony Ryan….Doorbells and sleigh bells and Anthony Ryan’s schnitzel….Wild geese that fly with Anthony Ryan on their wings…..These are a few of my favorite things…..Anthony Ryan in white dresses with blue satin sashes…….Anthony Ryan that stays on my nose and eyelashes…..Silver white winters that melt into Anthony Ryan…..These are a few of my favorite things….When the dog bites…When the bee stings…When I’m feeling sad…I simply remember my Anthony Ryan…And then I don’t feel so bad

      • barbiefish

        Perfect — especially Anthony Ryan’s schnitzel, but what if it turns out to be Anthony Ryan’s noodle instead?  Won’t Isaac be disappointed?

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Sewers and designers–what would have been a good solution for de-emphasizing a large chest?  Obviously, the inner-tube uni-boob didn’t work, but what could he have done?  (I’m big busted myself, but I’ve always thought that the nice part about packing a few extra pounds–décolletage!–so I never worried about minimizing it.)  Going with a straight down silhouette would make the person look huge and have no definition.  Inflating the dress around them (apparently) obviously didn’t work, and the straight neckline was unflattering.  So how do you cover up the girls while producing a flattering silhouette?

      Inquiring minds that never took home ec want to know.

      • Wellworn

        A V neck, more form fitting in muted colors that are not so contrasting, like overall darkish, no empire waists! No pleats around the boob area!  No constricting too high straps!  It’s like he wrapped her boobs up in a contrasting pleated constricted mess as a big old gift that she didn’t want to give.  The whole dress says “hello boobs!” including the white straps that point to them and the rest of the dress that is a shapeless mess also.  All the attention went to the boob area in that dress and not in a good way.  Epic fail and he should have gone home.  Producer manipulation (or Issac manipulation?)

        • 3boysful

          AMEN!

      • Addictedtowhitewater

         I am not a sewer or designer nor do I have any breasts to speak of but one of the loveliest necklines my more curvacious friends wear is a v-neck. I think a fitted bodice with a nice v would have given her a really flattering shape. Showing her nice legs would have helped as well.

      • Rebecca Sullivan

         I think he might have had better luck with a sweetheart neckline if he had to go strapless. But I think straps might have really helped — a true halter perhaps? I think the Grecian style to the dress made it look pretty bad — she could have benefited from something with a bit more structure and better fit.

        • Frank_821

          my partner felt a true grecian style gown would have work way better than what AR ended up doing. the straps he used were terrible. off to one shoulder at least would have given it a better line

          • StelledelMare

             I agree. I did a quick google search of goddess dresses and many of them actually do have some strap or another and I think some of the styles I saw would’ve looked great on her. Unfortunately AR picked the one style of the dress that looked the absolute worse.

      • http://twitter.com/LovemyDVF Janet Davis

        I thought there was a good start with the ombre idea. I was thinking if she was really attached to the strapless was to have a sweetheart neckline as recommended above on a dark colored fitted bodice in a structured fabric, which like would have required some boning or other support. A fitted bodice would have accented her curves

        Then start the ombre on the skirt which could be a lighter weight fabric and more “flowy”

      • dorothea_brooke

        Structure, structure, structure.  Those fabulous breasts needed to be locked and loaded.  A goddess dress is about the worst thing he could have done.  Plus strapless just limits one so much with underwear. I don’t care what anyone says, a strapless bra is just never as good.  

        • BuffaloBarbara

          I guess the question is, wouldn’t locking and loading draw attention that she didn’t want?  Or would the structure make the dress more… whole?  Like the breasts are part of the bodice, not something to be worked around?  I guess that makes sense, now that I think about it.

      • Pam Winters

        What about a boat neck or something nearly off the shoulder (with a powerful bra)? And then a fitted waist that’s not empire. I don’t think she was large below the bust. (I have her build from the waist up. From the waist down, I suspect I’m a whole lot bigger, but in the Magic Tent of St. Anthony, it’d be impossible to tell.)

        I’m with you…it drives me nuts that nearly all of the bras over a certain size are “minimizers.” Why the hell would I want to minimize ‘em?

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

           I hate how they’re always these floppy fabric cups.  Because yes, one wire put right next to my rib is going to magically support them, that makes total sense.  Why not give me a bra that’s padded enough to hold its shape by itself — then it will definitely be able to hold the shape while on too?  I can only assume that it’s because physics and clothing design are not skill sets that are typically found in the same person.

    • Why_do_I_even_watch_this_show

      I just want Josh to be cut so that we don’t have to look at those crazy shorts anymore.  Josh should be the poster child of why men should not wear shorts.

    • Karen Gustafson

      What is it with Issac and AR? AR’s was just awful! That poor womam’s boobs looked enormous . Not flattering.

      • Nancy Rathbun

         We’re focusing on Isaac because he was so vehement in his support for AR’s abomination, but Georgina voted for AR over Emilio too.  What on EARTH is it about AR that made the producers decide he’d be the darling of the season.  I can understand the “story” appeals of both Mondo and … oh, what’s her name with the crappy non-Uli dresses?  But AR?  WTF?

        • Frank_821

          true but I liked at least once the women left the runway, Georgina was honest about how unflattering it was. I got the feeling that her preference for AR’s dress over Emilo’s was marginal since she was brutal in her comments regarding both.

        • BuffaloBarbara

          Well, he had the cancer focus in his season, and he was a fan favorite who everyone thought should have won the unconventional challenge.  (Except me.  I thought Josh should have won that for the aquarium rock top, which I thought was way cooler in the “gluing shit on muslin” category.)   So far, both seasons have been for giving a win to someone in a season where people liked that person better than the winner.

    • http://twitter.com/alexwojo Keli Wojciechowski

      “I must have a fairy dragmother” – AR. Yes, his name is Isaac.

    • SugarSnap108

      Sooo, Isaac has a huge crush on AR, I guess?  I can’t think of any other reason for that judging session.  I say this as someone who doesn’t mind AR, and has actually liked many of his looks, but that mess of a dress should have gotten him cut without any argument. 

      A woman with a large bust needs something structured, to emphasize her waist without inflating her bustline.  I’m not a seamstress, so maybe it’s hard to make a structured dress in that time frame, but …. Yikes, that thing was awful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.wardle Nancy Wardle

      Has AR ever worked designing for “real people”?  I know that Emilio and Uli both have, and I’d guess that Josh hadn’t but am not sure about AR.

      I noticed that his client was really the only one who was not on the slim side.  Maybe they gave him a break for that?  Trying to find reasonable explanations for him not being eliminated other than blind favoritism and producer intervention.

    • http://twitter.com/WholeLottaJulie Julie Elder

      Have this weird feeling that AR was so confident in the producers’ love for him that he made a hiddy tater sack to dare them to Auf him.

      But he doesn’t seem the type.

      I can’t fully express how much I hate that dress, but speaking as a racktastic woman with “curves” (the PC word for FAT), I want to punch AR in his ball. Ugly, shapeless, pathetic. And that poor girl probably doesn’t know she could look a million times better because she has never been fat before. JULIE SMASH.

    • l_c_ann

      Remember Josh’s season:  He played his brother in the military card then, too.  And (the biggie) his default design was that darned circular skirt.

      Words cannot express the contempt I feel for Isaac as edited.  Let’s just say his hair continues to climb upward in homage to his (now than can be no doubt about it) favourite. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      I missed the show but the comments are plenty entertaining — probably far more than the show!

    • http://twitter.com/WholeLottaJulie Julie Elder

      Reminded of my sister’s choice of bridesmaid gown…a pewter-y column shift, because “it’s flattering on everyone!” Um, no. There is NOTHING that’s flattering on everyone off the rack with no tailoring. When AR’s lovely curvaceous veteran walked the runway, I heard my sis’s groom’s short, round sister in my head…I LOOK LIKE A THIMBLE!

      • dorothea_brooke

        Good if you’re playing Monopoly!

    • dorothea_brooke

      Ya know, I can KIND of see where Isaac was going with the “don’t talk to me about unflattering” comments. Sometimes something can be technically “unflattering” but still interesting, innovative, etc.  But AR’s dress was NOT that.  AT ALL.  

      That woman needed a really high test bra and did not have one.  And probably should have been gently dissuaded from strapless.  

      It kills me to say it but Josh is pretty good with “real women” challenges isn’t he?  The little faker.  And this may be because I’m going through a typical Pacific Northwest winter but AR’s color palette is really starting to piss me off. 

      • http://twitter.com/WholeLottaJulie Julie Elder

        She needed a bra, PERIOD. Before I even saw his design I thought uh-oh, he designs for women without undergarments…

        • dorothea_brooke

          So many of them are guilty of this.  Uli’s and Emilio’s couldn’t have been wearing bras either, but on them it was OK.  

          • BuffaloBarbara

             Didn’t one of the lady-judges say something about liking the bra in Emilio’s?  I kind of scratched my head and wondered if he tried to build in a support garment.

      • 3boysful

         ” And probably should have been gently dissuaded from strapless.”

        I know, right?  All he had to say was:  How about we try a halter that will draw the eye up to your face and lengthen your torso, rather than CUT ACROSS THE WIDEST PART OF YOUR BODY.  Plus, you won’t end up hiking it up all evening.

        And how about a cheery color for an event that’ a celebration?!!

        • EveEve

          AR did say that his client would be ok with a one-shoulder dress.  And he should have gone with that.  What she ended up with was not strapless anyway – it had that awful V strap to try to hold the girls up.   A well structured bustier might have worked, but there was not enough time to design and construct and fit one in the limited time they were given.   One wonders what became of that dress, and I’d sure like to know what she actually wore to her 40th birday party. Surely not that thing.

      • SewingSiren

        I agree with Isaac’s comment regarding flattering garments. BUT the client specifically ask to minimize her bust, didn’t she? I also agree that strapless on a busty client with only one live fitting is going to be a fit disaster. Even if he did have more fittings, I don’t think Ryan Anthony does “foundation”.

    • wawawah

      Someone needs to stay on QVC!

    • wawawah

      Like in PR Season 8,9, 10 and other seasons…the PRODUCERS manipulate the judging AND eliminations and  challenges to push forward who they think is the best marketing brand designer. If the judges are so easily swayed to eliminate the qualified designers and let the lousy ones win then the shame is on them! SHAME A HOLES!

      • BuffaloBarbara

        And yeah, hey, better idea, oh marketing mavens–pick the best designer and FIGURE OUT how to make him marketable!  Everyone’s got something.  Don’t pick the “marketable” one and hope he can make clothes. Pick the one who can make clothes, then give him some charm school and business classes.

    • Frank_821

      The really sad part in regards to Isaac is his refusal to acknowledge the core problem with AR’s dress. 

      for heaven’s sake, even Katie Holmes bluntly stated the issue. he should be ashamed

      it was nice to see classic Uli though

    • wawawah

      Does AR EVER SHUT UP????

    • wawawah

      The best thing that has EVER happened to that ole’ MIzzerahiable id PRAS!  He wants to bottom for AR!

    • wawawah

      Geeze…it’s the AR interview show w some bits of the others thrown in!

    • crash1212

      I think Anthony Ryan is packing his bags. Haven’t seen the runway yet, but that dress seems to be the ugliest thing I’ve seen in a long time. First off, I’m busty, but not nearly as busty as his model and I wouldn’t dream of wearing a strapless dress. I can’t imagine what she was thinking or why he didn’t tell her no way in hell. We shall see.

      • Tapetum

         It’s possible for a big chested woman to wear strapless and look good – but you need a really good strapless bra…really, really good. And the dress itself has to be both structured carefully and fit to within an inch of its life. She didn’t have the former, and I don’t think any designer, however talented, could have managed the latter in the time they had (and the amount of time with the client for fittings they had). AR had no chance at all to make a flattering strapless that would work, and didn’t seem to realize it, which speaks badly of his ability to envision designs on actual bodies.

        I knew he was in trouble when he commented that it was hard to design for one specific woman. If you simply put together a design which is interesting or pretty, and make it well, it will look good on someone, and will generally look at least okay on a model, even if it doesn’t suit her specifically. If you need to flatter a particular woman, the dress not only has to be pretty or interesting, it needs to be right for her – right shape, right color, right personality. It speaks poorly of AR’s skills as a designer that he can’t figure out how to dress any given particular woman, but only the generic woman in his head.

        • crash1212

           Your points are well taken. It could’ve been done and done well with lots more time, which as you say doesn’t speak well of AR’s planning skills! Same could be said of Emilio’s effort this time, although his concept was excellent, just ran out of time. Seems to be a bit of a theme this season.

    • wawawah

      “Evening wear and high end designs!” Someone shoot CM!

    • wawawah

      Josh deserves the win! 

    • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

      Man, the producers weren’t expecting Josh to produce a fun and fabulous little number that his woman CLEARLY loved, were they? And they weren’t expecting AR to produce a POS either – messed with their plan, I’m thinking… 

    • wawawah

      Does Mizrahi do AR right on the stage after he “blows” his bulls crap about that hideous thing or do they get a room? Absolutey wrong to push the idea that this was attractive! GOD! Georgina knock his ass off the stool! He’s an ass!

    • boweryboy

      Umm…I don’t watch the show anymore (thankfully), but what the hell is Anthony and Josh wearing? I mean am I that old and out of touch with the zeitgeist? Is this really what the gay young’uns are wearing these days?

    • wawawah

      There was nothing “successful” about AR design! What a load of crap!

    • wawawah

      BY AR body lanquage you know he thinks MIZRAHI has abandoned him! 

    • wawawah

      That GREY shroud “FRESH n YOUNG”? Yeah like a dead horse!

      • SRQkitten

        Just what EVERY woman wants for her 40th birthday, no? A drab color to drain all of the color out and make one look older.
        srq

    • wawawah

      Yes AR you do have a FAIRY DRAG MOTHER …n you know who it is! Drag Mother Mizrahi!

    • wawawah

      What she needed was a strong bustier w boning and canvas…apparently AR cant make that! Duh!

      • Melvis Velour

        Exactly!  If he’d done a bustier top that worked with her impressive rack, it would have looked so much better.  I was amazed at how perceptive Katie Holmes was and pointed out the issue to Ms. Mizrahi who didn’t want to hear it.

        • Laylalola

          Yes! But let’s be honest: Katie Holmes didn’t actually need to be perceptive to see that Anthony Ryan had done all but put flashing lights pointing at this woman’s boobs. Mizrahi was in severe denial — the criticism wasn’t of the woman or her body, which means he simply refused to have anything at all critical uttered about Antony Ryan’s work.

          • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

             Ugh. I think Isaac Mizrahi has a thing for Little Anthony.

    • Pam Winters

      Who are the people who like these pouf/pompadour/fauxhawk hairstyles? Can we get those bullies from Top Chef to track them down and shave them?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI yahoo-FBVC5LBEOWEHBYYCH3A2IZGZHI

      When the women entered the workroom for their fittings, they looked very nice.  Anthony’s lady looked attractive with a full but not especially full figure.  So she can dress herself flatteringly, and I can’t imagine her liking the way she looked for this challenge.

        I thought it was interesting that again, the designers who fared the best were paired with the slimmest women.  Emilio got a curvy woman of color and as expected picked just the right yellow for her, which went a long way to making her look great.  Anthony Ryan got one of the heavier ladies and had a more dificult than average challenge, especially given the time constraints.  I wonder how the pairings were determined.  No justification was given on the episode. 

      • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

        As you said in your first paragraph, AT’s model wasn’t all that full figured. AT should have been able to work with her to make something both flattering and suitable for the challenge but he was a deer in the headlights and I don’t think it was the model’s weight that was problematic – it was his models BOOBS. He just didn’t know how to deal with them and broke every rule in the book. Uli proved during her own season that she is fully capable of dressing a fuller figured woman whilst also keeping true to her own aesthetic. I’m still waiting for her line of plus size separates as she did such a fantastic job dressing Kayne’s mom. I don’t know why the judges always put her 2nd behind lesser overall designers because she’s fantastic and I have to wonder at some point if there isn’t some subtle sexism at play. 

        If we want to get into unfair advantages in the selection of models, I knew 5 minutes into the show that unless Joshua REALLY screwed the pooch, he’d win. An amputee with a cute dog named Isaac? In what world won’t the judges vote that for the win?

        • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

          I meant to put subtle in quotation marks in the above post when speaking to the sexism. It’s really not subtle at all. 

        • SugarSnap108

           Exactly, it wasn’t her overall weight that presented the challenge.  I have a few friends with a similar body type — a disproportionately large bust in relation to the rest of the body, and they all say it’s difficult to find dresses, in particular, that are figure-flattering.  I get the impression that it’s more difficult to design for this body type than for a woman who is overweight but more in proportion.  Still, like you said, AR made *all* the wrong choices with his model.  It perplexes me, because even if you’ve never designed for a non-runway body, a pro should at least realize that a structured dress is a far better choice for this body type than a sack cinched at the waist.

    • Laylalola

      Ugh, I couldn’t take the defenses of Anthony Ryan’s monstrosity. 

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

      Ya, watch Isaac Mizrahi, have a sissy hissy fit! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509434130 Michelle Le

      holy crap! this is my friend’s bar!! i’m clearly late to this party but we can argue that i was just waiting for you to get here