Friday, August 10, 2012
Project Runway Season 10: Episode 4: They're Dropping Like Flies
The previous challenge of working in teams evidently took a toll, both Andrea and Kooan seemed to lose all their energy and get all withdrawn, Andrea took a lackadaisical, jokey attitude and Kooan become lethargic, totally unlike his usual ebullient self--like a toy poodle with a cold. It may be that Andrea at age 58 did not feel like competing with young, hungry people and Kooan felt his individuality crushed by having to collaborate or conform to the demands of each week's assignment.
After the designers got back from Michael Kors' store and Mood for their shopping, it seemed as if everything was turning into Project Group Therapy with Kooan making his announcement and Nathan bursting into tears. Raul was brought back in and Ven starting sharpening his claws on him ("I don't know why they brought him back.") Christopher offered unsolicited advice to Buffi and Fabio cut his skirt way too short. I like Christopher a lot, but he's very insecure and wilts at the least criticism or the possibility that someone might not like him. He needs to toughen up.
When we got to the runway, Christopher, Sonjie, and Dmitri were on the top and Buffi, Fabio, and Raul were on the bottom. Ven was in the middle for making basically the same dress he did for the last two challenges--he is technically proficient, but I think he lacks versatility--and Elena made her usual yard-wide linebacker outfit. None of the top dresses were really inspiring--though I like Christopher's a lot. Sonjie won and Buffi, one of my favorites, was eliminated. I sent several tweets saying I wish she could get own show. She's kooky, funny, and fabulous.
The previews for episode five have the remaining designers splitting into two teams to create a collection for Nina and Elena, who has a history of not playing well with others, blows her Ukrainian top.