‘Project Runway’ Season 8 Episode 11 recap: Designers make sweat pants
So it turns out the big cheating scandal on “Project Runway” wasn’t much of a scandal at all. It was just a product of Poison Ivy’s terrible bitchy attitude.
Yes, Poison Ivy returned on Thursday night’s “Project Runway” along with five other eliminated designers. They were brought in to help the remaining designers make three crappy looks to match Heidi’s crappy active wear collection.
Seriously, wasn’t that the worst challenge ever? Heidi’s collection was cheap and ugly (much like Heidi’s general fashion sense) so when the designers began cranking out crap to match, she shouldn’t have been surprised. But she was. She turned into a complete monster in the workroom, attacking Mondo and Gretchen. Of course Gretchen deserves it, but she did have a point when she said she was having trouble working with sweat shirt material. Because that’s what Heidi’s line is made of.
In the sewing room Ivy pretends to be nice to Michael C. only long enough to catch him off guard with an accusation of cheating. We’ve been teased with this for weeks and almost everyone already knew Michael C. would be the one accused. And it’s no surprise Ivy was the one doing the accusing.
Ivy claims Michael C. taped a dress on his model during a previous runway show. I wasn’t aware that was even against the rules, but whatever. Michael C. denies it and Tim Gunn pretty much tells Ivy and the others he doesn’t believe anything happened and if it did it’s too late anyway. So there you go. Not even close to being as dramatic as the teasers made it out to be.
It all boils down to Ivy being a bitter, nasty person. She can sew. I’ll give her that. But her taste is very questionable. She doesn’t know how to style a model or think editorially. She’s clearly jealous that Michael C. is still on the show and she isn’t. I hope that’s the last we see of her.
The runway show is boring because the challenge was terrible. Everything looks like sweat pants and over-sized hoodies. Mondo’s collection is the only one that even looks like anything to me. They recognize that as well and he’s in the Top 3 again. He shares that spot with Andy and April. Christopher, Gretchen and Michael C. are in the bottom.
Andy wins (only because Mondo can’t win everything). Christopher goes home (only because he’s not a bitch like Gretchen or a trainwreck like Michael C).
I don’t think Christopher should’ve gone home. I think it was finally Michael C.’s time. I’m pretty sure Michael C. isn’t as bad as Ivy and many of the others have made him out to be. I don’t think he’s been cheating either. And he clearly can sew. He does, however, need to work on his taste levels. Christopher is the first person Michael C. should’ve gone home before. Not Ivy, not Valerie.
Christopher was among my final 3 picks. Now I guess I’ll go with Mondo, Gretchen and April. Who do you think will make it to fashion week and the finale?