Yaddayaddayadda. It’s the “Make a dress for Heidi” challenge, possibly the most boring, least liked recurring challenge on Project Runway.
We have no idea why they return to this well every season. It just seems like a reason for all of the designers to go as safe as possible (which means a really boring runway) and Heidi gets to down a bottle of bitch vitamins and unleash a lot of producer-generated vitriol as she parades through the work room like she’s Coco Chanel.
It’ll be interesting to see if the show does something unusual to generate excitement, since they quite uncharacteristically revealed the winner of this challenge earlier in the week when Heidi wore the design to the Creative Arts Emmys. We won’t say who it is, but no one’s really under any obligation to mask their commentary or worry about spoiling it in the comments. It’s out there. Officially.
To be honest, we were a little surprised by some of the backlash to the reveal. While it’s nice to be surprised by who the winner is each week, that’s only a minute or two out of the whole episode, which means, for us, only a very small portion of the show was spoiled. We don’t know who goes home or what kind of obstacles the designers encountered. Isn’t that why we watch? Otherwise, why not just tune into the last 5 minutes each week?
Anyway, pre-congrats to the winner. It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any dress better than it on the runway. We can see Heidi skipping something chic and going for the … well, the dress that she chose.
OH! Also, the Bitter Kittens rallied and came up with an official signature Project Runway cocktail … that is completely useless and impossible to drink, so there goes the idea of having actual cocktails to go with our viewing parties. Oh, well. You bitches have sick senses of humor. The WINNER of the Signature Project Runway Cocktail Contest and a signed copy of our book, Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me, is QHarp, with his/her creation, THE SANTINO:
Equal parts vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon, scotch, brandy, peppermint schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice, tomato juice, coke, 7-up, and seltzer. Garnished with 6 cherries, 2 orange slices, lemon wedges, lime wedges, and olives. When they spit it out, tell them it’s not your fault they don’t understand your vision.
Have fun keeping that one down, y’all.
QHarp, email us at tlo at tomandlorenzo dot com, darling.
[Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke for Lifetime - Video Credit: Lifetime]