I just realized I never commented on the last Project Runway challenge, which is ironic since it took artwork as its direct inspiration. I thought all the garments were well done (even Sweet P's losing dress had an interesting shape and construction, although it was the most subdued peacock I've ever seen). I guess I got a little ticked off at the judges' criticism of Chris March's elegant mushroom-colored gown as being too similar to the haute couture dress he constructed a few weeks prior... Meanwhile, Christian has been trotting the same skinny-bottom/puffy-top silhouette down the runway all season and they do not call him out for it.
My favorite garment this week was Jillian's outfit, inspired by Master of the Argonauts. The detailing on the jacket is reminiscent of an armored breastplate, and when the model flung open the jacket to reveal the gold dress beneath it, Heidi Klum wasn't the only girl whose breath was taken away.
So, tonight we get the first part of the finale. I read a lot of PR related press and I believe the cat is out of the bag regarding whether Rami or Chris will be the third contestant in the finals, but I won't spoil it for you in case you haven't yet heard. I'll just say that, based on the photos of their runway shows (one "real" and the other a decoy), I agree with the judges' decision. Take the best three pieces from each show and I think you'll agree, no matter what you think of Rami's work or Chris' work in general.
I wonder (and kind of dread) what this season's last minute drama will entail. Last year, of course, it was the Jeffrey/outsourcing controversy, and in season 1 it was the Kara Saun shoe incident as well as everyone's general distaste for Wendy. In season 2, I guess it was just Daniel turning out to be a spoiled obnoxious brat. This time around, though, it seems like everyone likes each other a lot so who knows where the tension will come from... Personally I'd rather watch them working on their garments for an hour, making choices and addressing issues. Wouldn't that be refreshing?