Project Runway: There IS an "I" in Teamcomments (15) August 27th, 2010
This week on Project Runway, two teams of six designers were challenged to create a six piece collection for Fall 2010 based on trends for the season. Teams were asked to choose a concept and a textile, from lists provided by Tim, to use as the inspiration for their collection.
Team Luxe picked Menswear for Women & Camel for their inspiration and included Gretchen, A.J., Ivy, Michael C., Christopher, and Andy. This team was set up to succeed with all of the winners of previous challenges together in one group. With so many strong personalities, and an odd approach to garment construction, Team Luxe ended up on the losing side of the competition when it came time to face the judges. Gretchen stepped up as team leader, but couldn't hold it together under the scrutiny of the judges, and tried to through Michael C. under the bus. Unfortunately for A.J., Michael C. held immunity from last week's challenge and couldn't be sent home. An angry Tim Gunn, lectured Team Luxe for not holding Gretchen accountable for this week's disastrous showing.
Team Military & Lace had better luck working as a team as Peach, Valerie, April, Casanova, Mondo, and Michael D. showed us that underdogs can win when they work together. Casanova was the winner of this challenge with his couture details and sharp style. Tim had warned a troubled Casanova about creating a look that was too mature, but the judges loved this look. Each designer focused their energy on one garment instead of the scattered approach Team Luxe tried. This appeared to work in their favor and the judges loved the collection.
Do you agree with Tim that Gretchen should have been the one held responsible for the disastrous collection completed by Team Luxe or were the judges right to send home A.J.?