Project Runway Finale: Part 1comments (9) November 13th, 2009
Pacing was way off in tonight's episode. We start with a generous 30 minutes devoted to visiting the designers at home. We are then forced to rush through the second half when the designers are reunited, models selected, and muse models reintroduced. There are visits by Tim, a Q&A with Michael and Nina, and a surprise twist from Heidi.
Carol Hannah, Huntington, NY
Inspiration: Duke University at night
Tim: Edit! Needs more cohesion in the collection
Irina, New York City
Inspiration: Growing up in Coney Island
Tim: Copyright issues over images of Coney Island
Althea, Dayton, Ohio
Inspiration: Sci-fi movie heroines
Tim: Be careful not to become too costumey
The second half was jam packed with action, while still managing to be boring. Irina and Althea, were reunited in New York City, where they awkwardly waited for Carol Hannah to save them from themselves. Carol Hannah was sidelined with a stomach bug and was forced to miss day one.
Even after the arrival of a still sick Carol Hannah, things are fairly subdued in the workroom. Althea and Irina try to stir up some drama with a fight or two. Are they stealing each others ideas? Who cares?
Tim is generally unhappy with all three collections when he comes to check up on them. Pieces are unfinished and lacking cohesion. Michael Kors and Nina Garcia stage a Q&A session designed to fool us into forgetting they were missing all season.
Heidi shows up with a shocking surprise, which might be surprising if you have never seen this show before. The designers must create a 13th look. The muse models will pick the 13th model, the purpose of which is for them to have a subject for their episode of Models of the Runway this week.
Another non-surprise is that the designers have help! Logan, Christopher, and Gordana return to support the designers as they "make it work".
Next week is the big finale. I really enjoy Project Runway usually, but everyone here in the CraftStylish office seems unusually happy for this season to come to an end. Hopefully next season will be more interesting.
What do you think about the finale so far? Have you enjoyed this season?