Pretty cool, the first episode, though a bit chaotic. Instead of the usual "weird materials" challenge Project Runway reserves for the first episode, this time the hopefuls got to attack three tents filled with $50,000 worth of fabrics from MOOD. They were told to show who they are as designers.
My favorite was Romi's gray evening gown (although I thought his model, Ashley, was barely middling). Also, poor choice of shoes for this gown.
I was very taken with Chris' aubergine and olive dress. Fabulous! He's a contender, if you ask me. His model, Marcia, didn't impress me one way or the other yet. I'm sure the accessories wall had shoes that would have done more for this dress.
Victorya's black mini dress was very chic, and her model Jacqueline did a good job on the runway. I liked her answer when Michael Kors pointed out that the model would not be able to raise her arms, and Michael had to conclude that yes, he knows women who would bleed as long as the dress looked good. Also, love these shoes.
Christian's skirt suit worked on the runway, but the fact that he winged the measurements and that the sleeves were uneven, as pointed out by Tim, turned me off. The judges may not have been able to see it, but the construction was not good enough. In addition, his inability to take criticism from Tim and his bitchy comments about the other contestants suggest to me that the maturity level is just not there yet.
If you ask me, Elisa has a bolt loose. She's a few needles short of a sewing kit, so to speak. Her dress was as crazy as her explanation of it, with a peacock rag train that almost broke her model's neck.
Simone's dress was hideous, but worse than that, her dress was constructed so poorly that it was obvious even from far off. Cobbled together by hand with bad stitching and crooked seams, and an eyesore to boot. I don't know how she got on the show in the first place, but she had to go.
Okay, enough from me. What did you think? Which dress was your fave from a design perspective? Which dress would you most want to wear? Did you feel the right person was voted off / won?