Project Runway 9: "Finale - Part 2"comments (7) October 28th, 2011
This dramatic season finally came to an end when the judges picked Anya Ayoung Chee as the winner of Season 9. With a lot of help throughout the season, Anya managed to pull together designs that impressed the judges, even without any sewing experience. The judges loved her sense of style, but would she have gotten so far without the help of other designers?
Anya's Caribbean collection was finished in the final hours of the competition, with new garments being added after a surprise-shopping trip to Mood for some black-and-white fabric. This last-minute scramble managed to pay off for her in the end. They loved her flair and were impressed that she managed to pull things together at the last minute.
The judges liked the other collections, but they also had their reservations. Viktor's garments seemed to be split into two completely different collections. He had five looks that were modern and used prints in an exciting way, while the other garments focused around sheer black fabrics. The judges thought this was a missed opportunity to pair the chiffon with the print to create a cohesive collection. Kim also had many good pieces, but did not impress with the complete collection. The judges liked Josh's looks, and thought he took chances, but in the end they wanted to see what Anya could do given the time and opportunity.
What do you think about the judges' decision? Is this result as bad as the "Gretchengate" season finale of last year?