Last night’s episode nine, Couture du Jour, of Project Runway kept the contestants in Paris to create a couture-style gown, focusing on hand sewing and detail with 20 hours to complete it. Vincent felt that he had the edge going in from previous training, and Michael was anxious about having never sewn anything by hand before. After some snipping at each other and some lovely shots of Paris, the contestants presented their gowns to Catherine Malandrino and Tim Gunn (left) aboard a riverboat in the Seine. They all flew home to NYC, where their gowns were shown to the usual panel and guest judge Richard Tyler. Jeffrey won his second competition in a row for his bright yellow plaid gown, while Vincent was sent home for his ill-fitting, ill-finished tapestry column. Click through to the next page to read more and leave a comment.
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I am so psyched that Vincent is gone!! I never have to hear him say that anything gets him off ever again. Thank the lord. That dress was a total monstrosity too. I really liked Uli’s dress best, and I don’t know why she didn’t take this one easily. Michael stumbled, but he’s still my favorite-at least he’s humble, unlike Jeffrey. And now, all I want out of life is to take a trip to Paris with Tim Gunn. Seriously, Tim, call me.
All I have to say is so long Vincent! I cannot believe he basically glued his dress together, how awful! Not to mention, Uli was right, the skirt did look like a sofa. I am so glad I never have to hear about anything else that gets him off, cringe. I actually liked Kayne’s dress even though I was thinking the whole time I would have worn that to my prom. I could however see it making a red-carpet debut on Vanessa Minnillo. Jeffrey’s wasn’t too bad I mean at least he hand-made almost everything and the color was great. Uli’s, as always, was beautiful and totally something I would want to wear if I could afford couture. I am not going to comment on Michael’s because I know he is better than that and Laura..well there isn’t anything to say.
Thank god Vincent’s gone! I thought Catherine Malandrino was seconds away from getting a restraining order when he cornered her on the boat to tell her how “spectacular” he thought she was. So skeevy! Otherwise, you are SO right about the Kayne-Vanessa Minillo connection: she’s totally his target customer! And wasn’t she Miss Teen USA at some point? The woman wears so much jewel-toned satin she’s like a refugee escaping from the Forever 21 warehouse. But I digress.
Forgive me, but I must gloat just a moment before I comment on the show: I met Tim Gunn tonight! He was a guest at PEOPLE party earlier for photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and I just couldn’t help myself, I had to say hello and gush just a bit. He was as delightful and charming in person as you’d expect.
Now, for the show: Did Vincent find one of Angela’s forgotten rosettes for the back of his gown? Eek! It was hideous. And I am with you on the creepy factor there. My skin crawled every time he said he was turned on or got off on something. Double eek! But Laura’s was such a monstrosity. I could barely look at it and not laugh. Quote of the night, came from Michael who admitted he was sweating more than a whore in church! I am really looking forward to seeing the collections at the finale. I’m betting that it’s Michael, Uli and Jeffrey and that it will be very tough to pick a winner!
Sayonara, Pinenut, we hardly knew ye.
Though one couldn’t reasonably expect Vincent to have a real shot at a fashion week runway, he did liven the place up. We’ll miss hearing what else turns him on.
Also, can I just say what a bust their first field trip was? As a Top Model devotee as well, I love when they jet off to Bangkok or Johannesburg and there’s Tyra, Nigel and Miss J just waiting for the contestants. Tim and a local guest judge? So low budget, Bravo. At least UPN -— sort of like Vincent -— had the courage to go all the way before going bust.
Vincent finally got off! (Although, I have a feeling his dismissal wasn’t what he’s been talking about for several challenges.) I have to say, I’m so happy he was the loser of the challenge, with that upholstery fabric and ill-placed rosette, which he’d obviously contracted from Angela. And nevermind the fact that he treated the entire project like a kindergarten project — he held the entire dress together with paste and glue! The winner was Jeffrey, and I kind of saw it coming when he picked out that bright fabric. I think he deserved to win — I could totally see that on the red carpet, worn by Chloe Sevigny or someone like her. But oh, poor Michael! He deserves at least some kind of credit for hand-sewing everything, and still making the dress look presentable even though he got pelted with eggs. Next week is the Olsen twins… Will Laura stick them in a clown collar? Can’t wait!