Project Runway All Stars: "A Night at the Opera"comments (10) January 13th, 2012
Creating a gown for a night at the opera is the perfect challenge for this group of designers. Many of the All Stars are used to creating couture gowns, but as Anthony points out, this is not couture, but rather "pumped up prom dresses.""Couture in a day!" should not be the takeaway of this competition and the biggest obstacle our designers will face is the time limit. Creating a gown fit for the opera in only twenty-four hours without looking cheap or bridal will take some talent. The judges were looking for style, elegance, and detail, and called on designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka to guest judge this challenge.
Austin, Anthony, and Michael were the stars this week, while Sweet P, Kara, and April fell to the bottom. Sweet P fell into the prom dress trap. April tried to dye her red fabric, and wasted precious time, which could have been used for construction. And finally, Kara's floral fabric did not make a positive impression on the judges.
What did you think of the designs this week?