Let’s Start From the Beginning…..

17 07 2008

… is the title of Project Runway’s first episode of Season 5! 

I love this show.  I’m not sure why exactly, because I’m pretty far from being fashionable in any way.  I also can’t sew for the life of me.  Unless you consider attaching buttons to be sewing, that is. 

The challenge for this episode is to create an outfit using items found in a supermarket.  The designers have $75 and 30 minutes to gather their supplies.  This exact same challenge (even same supermarket!) was used in Episode 1 of Season 1.  Austin Scarlett was the winning designer of the Season 1 challenge because he used corn stalks.


Even though his dress dried up overnight and looked like hot garbage, he won.  He won because he was innovative and he was the only one to use real, perishable food.  It did look pretty awesome before it dried up, I must admit.  Everyone else ran for the tablecloths, shower curtains, and garbage bags.

My first thought was that this season, all of the designers will run to the produce isle because that was how Austin had won.  Oh, I was so wrong.  These fools still ran for the tablecloths, shower curtains, and garbage bags!  They never learn.

Let’s look at this season’s designers and their designs :

Kelli Martin:


Kelli used vacuum cleaner bags for the skirt, which she splattered bleach and food coloring on to make it appear dyed.  The top of the dress is made from coffee filters which she singed with a lighter.  Kinda nifty, but not the best one, in my opinion.  She did win, however, to my disappointment.

Daniel Feld:

  Blue solo cup

Daniel’s design was “Shear Genius”.  Oh shit, wrong show.  I think this design was by far the best of the challenge!!  That dress is made from plastic Solo Cups!!  He ironed them until they were warm and bendable, and he molded and weaved them into this dress.  Fabulous!  This should have won.  I mean, who in their right mind would try to make a dress from plastic cups?!  Daniel Feld, that’s who.



Oh, Blayne.  You were in the bottom 3, and while I see that your design has some serious character, no one would wear this!  And the main idea of Project Runway is to make clothes that women would want to wear.  Sorry, it’s a mess.


Decent.  Someone would probably actually wear this.  Made entirely of paper towels.  The little lipstick kisses are… cute.


I don’t remember what this was made of.  The bottom is weirdly shaped.  It’s not horrible. The top is made of a rubber kickball if I remember correctly.


Korto’s design was pretty cool.  The dress was made from a tablecloth and the neckline was made from fresh vegetables.  I think it looks pretty awesome, and actually, doesn’t look much like a tablecloth at all.  For this, she was in the top 3.


I think it’s ugly.  Just my opinion.  Tablecloth and mop heads.  I think I see some nipply pokin out there!


WTF is coming out of her neck? 


I have no idea what the materials are (looks like tablecloth skirt), but I don’t hate it.  One of the better ones.


Okay, the top is a potholder.  The skirt is some sort of fabric and he put pasta noodles on there!  I totally give him props because he was all about this Italian theme.. and he went with it.  I wouldn’t wear it, but it’s not horrible, and he was somewhat creative.


I like this!!!  It’s a tablecloth, but it’s totally cute.  I’d wear it.


Coffee filters, candy, and a tablecloth.  Not horrible, not something I would ever wear.


Stella didn’t even have anything started until about 2 hours before it was time to stop.  She was stumped.  She was lost.  She bought cheapo garbage bags and couldn’t do what she wanted to.  So she did this.  Which looks like.. garbage…


It’s not bad.  It’s the same black and white tablecloth that Keith used, but Suede added little blue ribbons to match his mohawk.  Isn’t suede really out of style?


Same yellow tablecloth.  Not horrible.  He’s really dorky looking!!


Jerry – WTF were you thinking?  This reminds me of the guys who clean out the portable toilets.  Oh man.  This is horrible.  The little cape thing on the back and the yellow gloves really sealed the deal.  Sorry Jer, you’re auf!

So – Jerry went home and Kelli has immunity next challenge. 
Who was your favorite?  Who did you hate the most?  I can’t wait for next week.  How about you?
Photo of Austin and his dress courtesy of : www.buddytv.com and www.life.com
All other photos courtesy of : http://projectrunway.auction.seenon.com/ – Where you can bid to win the actual outfits!



2 responses

26 07 2008

where did you find the pictures of the current contestants? i looked all over google, photobucket, & bravo!

26 07 2008

The address is at the bottom of the post – http://projectrunway.auction.seenon.com/

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