Project Runway, Episode 1 Recapcomments (13) August 21st, 2009
Oh the tears! The drama! The fashion!
This episode did not disappoint with plenty of sweat, fabric, drama, and of course, crying. Lots of crying. What was Ari thinking? Can Qristyl get the plus sized market to start calling themselves "plus sexy"? Will Christopher need to invest in sewing vocab flash cards? And why does guest judge Lindsay Lohan look as though her doctor is giving her bad news no matter what is on the runway?!
Episode One started things off with a red carpet inspired challenge. Each designer was given $200 and 2 days to create an award ceremony ready gown fit for a starlet. I was extremely surprised and excited that they decided to start things off with a red carpet challenge. It seems like the ultimate challenge for most and this sort of topic is usually held until later on in the season.
Of course the challenge was filled with expected hiccups, the biggest of which seemed to be Mitchell's model who lied about her measurements (he ended up draping a barely-there dress straight onto the poor girl moments before the runway show.)
And it was so long to Ari who made what Michael Kors referred to as a disco soccer ball. Maybe Ari's outfit wasn't the best fit for the red carpet, but I would have liked to see more of what she's got churning in that quirky brain of hers.
But it was Christopher who walked away with the grand prize. I literally gasped when he said that he had no idea what a godet was (hopefully he knows how to sew one, despite his lack of sewing vocab). I agree that truly amazing design skills aren't something that can be taught, however I am very interested to see how far this home-taught sewer can go. Thank goodness he has immunity for the next round!
Ari tries to explain her vision to Tim (I feel like I may have gotten that same look from my dad when I was 16 and I was trying to explain to him why I broke my curfew.)
Mitchell and his dress pre model debaucle.
Mitchell post model debaucle.
Mitchell sewing his model (who looks rather doubtful) into her sheer dress.
This week's winner! Christopher Straub combines edgy textures with feminine ruffles for one stellar dress.
Johnny Sakalis drapes red satin for a contemporary elegant look.
Shirin Aksari's stunning satin dress.
Irina Shabayeva's elegant lace, satin, and chiffon gown.
Sorry Ari! Ari Fish's losing hexagonal design
Nicholas Putvinski's woven satin creation.
Mitchell Hall's barely there dress that almost sent him packing.
Louise Black's gorgeous two-toned, vintage-inspired dress.
Gordana Gehlhausen's origami-like dress.
Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman's second place Oscar worthy gown.
Carol Hannah's intricately adorned dress.
Malvin Vien's pleated dress.
Qristyl Frazier's asymmetrical dress.
Epperson's dramatic red carpet gown.
Althea Harper's satin and chiffon dress.
Logan Niettzel's two-toned gown.
So, what did you think of the episode? Did you agree with the judges?