Project Runway: Season 6 Finalecomments (15) November 20th, 2009
I AM ABOUT TO LOSE IT! - Tim
As the runway show is about to begin, and after some frantic last minute adjustments, fittings, and modifications, the models are still not ready to line up and begin the show. Instead they are busy with hair and makeup and not yet dressed in their looks. After a great deal of stress, the usually cool Tim gets everyone together and the show goes on.
Althea's army of clones with black headbands is based on sci-fi heroines from the 50s and 60s. She is hoping to "introduce what the woman of today would wear tomorrow."
The judges were excited to see sports wear and applauded Althea for adding a dash of color with knit green dress (left). Heidi thought the khaki pants (center) were cut well and people would love to wear these. Althea is questioned about how her collection represents the future. This oversized black sweater (right) was an example of Althea's sci-fi vision. Althea's thirteenth look, the khaki pants, was Heidi's favorite.
Based on the Duke University campus at night, the Grecian goddess dress (center) was the favorite among the judges. There is a question about the utility of the purple pyramid dress (left), and Althea agrees suggesting it was more artistic and she did not expect it to be worn. Structured drapery was her strong suit in this collection. The thirteenth look (right), was once again Heidi's favorite again.
Michael points out that we've already seen the warrior woman and that this is not a new character, but the looks are finished. Nina did say "I told you so" about not adding color. It is much more difficult to see details on the runway with all black garments. Irina's representation of armor were the hats carried through the collection, each was a little different, but the same, and added a much needed cohesion to the show. The judges thought the handmade T-shirts (left) were a smart move, which felt intimate and revealing. Oversized sweaters (center) played a large roll in the show. The final gown (right) was the only look that didn't fit (Michael commented that she felt obliged to close the show with gown).
And the winner is...Irina!
Heidi calls Irina's collection sleek, modern, and cohesive. Her collection "told a story" and she knew who she was designing for. One of the reasons Irina won over Carol Hannah is the cohesion and pacing of the collection. With Irina there was a clear story to follow and a cohesiveness not seen in the other two collections.
What do you think? Did the judges get it right? Was Irina's collection worthy of the top prize?
On a side note, if anyone has been following the Project Runway spin-off show, Models of the Runway, Kayln was crowned the winning model.
That's it for Season 6. Check back here when Tim, Heidi, Michael, and Nina return in just two short months as the show moves back to New York City! We will be right back here watching with you on January 14th, 2010, when Project Runway returns to Lifetime for Season 7.