Last night, the final three designers in the contest showed their collections at Bryant Park.
Since the producers love to drag things out and torture the PR audience, last night's episode wasn't really the finale, it was the finale PART ONE. The remaining four designers had $9,00 and four months to create collections.
We call Project Runway The Greatest Show On Earth, so it was fitting that last night's episode — in which the final four were decided — began at the circus.
The bad news: I went to bed early and my DVR declined to record ProjRun last night. The good news: My mom watched it and told me everything.
Last night in a ProjRun first — and a feat of integrated advertising — the designers created their own fabrics (using software and computers made by a sponsor). It was all downhill from there!
I love New York! I grew up here; it's a helluva town. But last night's episode — in which the designers had to come up with ensembles inspired by Manhattan neighborhoods — made NYC look like a dull, colorless place.
The challenge on last night's episode was to design a garment "inspired" by the elements: Earth, air, fire, water. Unfortunately, no one levitated or got a Connie Francis-themed jukebox, like in The Craft.
Last night's episode was the one I've been waiting for. Thinking outside the box! Using nontraditional materials! Making models look like half-naked '60s go-go girl Barbie dolls!
Last night's episode involved designing looks for little girls, but the contestants were the ones who acted like brats.
Spoiler alert! The finalists of Project Runway Season 7 showed their designs at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week today. Pictures from the collections after the jump!
Shit just got real.
As far as integrating an advertiser into the show goes, last night's Campbell's Soup-centric episode was not as bizarre as the car parts challenge of season 5.
Last night's episode involved a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the designers saw exquisite gowns — YSL, Balenciaga, Dior — from the Costume Institute. Then they participated in that hallowed NYC tradition: Throwing someone under the bus.
Last night Project Runway returned to TV — and to New York! Although having the designers trek to Central Park to pick fabric isn't exactly a creative use of the city's resources.