This week’s Project Runway gave us everyone’s favorite challenge: the unconventional challenge. This season, the challenge is to make a look out of items found in a candy store.
And it’s not just any candy store. It’s Dylan Lauren’s New York City candy store. If you don’t know, Dylan Lauren is the daughter of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren. The designers are told they can use anything in the store for their garments. But fans all know that means “ONLY use candy and if you use anything resembling fabric, you’ll lose and be sent home!”
And what do some of the designers do? They use fabric. Have they never seen the show before?
It’s only the second episode of the season, so the drama at this point is minor. It does continue to kind of be the Gunnar and Christopher show. The tension between them is hilarious. Before the season is over they will have had angry sex or killed one another. Can’t wait for either.
The Runway Show
The Good: Ven used crushed rock candy to create this cocktail dress that can only be called candy couture. Ven is an interesting designer. He’s a good designer and he’s soft and modest, but very conceited. Every five seconds he’s saying something about how how awesome he is and how he won every award the planet has to offer.
The Bad: Andrea designed an apron. An apron that looks like something a blind gay 5-year-old boy would make in a craft class. And even worse than the garment itself is the styling. The model looks like Miley Cyrus a with a bad case of ugly-fabric diarrhea.
The Ugly: Speaking of craft class, Elena sent this down the runway and it looks like one of those pictures a kid makes using dried pasta. You, know the kind of artwork where we pretend the kid is a genius artist even though we really know it sucks ass, but in order to shape the kid as an adult we hang it on our fridge anyway? Yeah, that kind. Only this dress sucks even harder. Now I want penne a la vodka.
Project Runway Scorecard
- Judge’s Bottom 3: Buffi, Lantie and Elena
- Judge’s Top 3: Gunnar, Ven and Sonjia
- Winner: Ven
- Out: Lantie
I couldn’t agree more with the judges’ Top 3. The Bottom 3, however, I couldn’t disagree more. I’d have put Andrea and Kooan in the bottom with Elena and sent Elena home. But she at least used candy and Lantie didn’t.
What did you think of the candy looks this week? Sweet or sour?