Project Runway All Stars: Episode 9

Oh, Project Runway All Stars, you held so much promise. Didn’t you?

It’s amazing that we’re down to the top five, and yet very few memorable moments — much less designs — have come to being.

Still, I was very intrigued by the premise this week, although obviously it had the potential to be gimmicky with lots of neon. It’s sort of unfair that they’re told to design for viewing in a black light, yet the judging takes place in visible light.

What do y’all think?

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Austin

DM: Hates it. I see a kinderkraft project, not a design. I was so excited by the way he described it, but then he delivered a middle school art project.

MJ: Dislikes it. I think it’s not right for this challenge, but I think in another universe this could be part of a larger avant garde collection about a dystopian future fantasy fashion world. I dunno. Maybe it’s just too sloppy, or maybe it’s that he’s too impressed with himself. I’m shocked the judges like it, no pun intended.

Jerell

DM: Loves it. Well, at least in the dark under the black lights. He truly achieved a futuristic tribal look. However in regular lights, it was a bit like looking like a beautifully decorated house in Christmas lights in the daytime. And personally I like long skirts. Sometimes I feel like the judges don’t think outside what they already know of fashion. Girls are wearing long skirts these days! We like them.

MJ: Hates it. Maybe it’s just my low-quality internet video version, but the blues are too much to handle for my poor television. This dress looks like an 80’s vision of the near future tribal collection of a designer named something like “Chic McQwan.” The fascinator is stupid. The lipstick is stupid. The glasses are stupid. There’s basically no design here.

Kenley

DM: Loves it. Um? Nicki Minaj anyone?

MJ: Loves it. I adore the neon plaid and am amazed she was able to sew the taped fabric like that. The coat is cool too, although I could take or leave the lights. How much more dramatic would this have been if it were all about the plaid underneath, with the coat partially obscuring it with the chunky square pattern? I dunno. Also, she was one of the few to not have terrible styling. Plus, it looks good in natural light.Loves it. I adore the neon plaid and am amazed she was able to sew the taped fabric like that. The coat is cool too, although I could take or leave the lights. How much more dramatic would this have been if it were all about the plaid underneath, with the coat partially obscuring it with the chunky square pattern? I dunno. Also, she was one of the few to not have terrible styling. Plus, it looks good in natural light.

Michael

DM: Hates it. Ok. Every week he stays, I hate the show more and more. But truthfully, When I saw it in the daylight, I thought it was going to be stunning. But what the hell was he thinking with the cheesy vacancy sign flashing lights? And in the dark, it’s just too black and bulky.

MJ: Hates it. Ugh, what the fuck is going on with the ninja styling? And the blinking bulky shoulders? It looks like a bad costume, like from an obscure comic book, that you’d see at a convention. It’s a Japanese Christmas tree dress. It’s a futuristic janitor. It’s an airplane runway dress at night. It’s another catty metaphor explaining how I think it’s hideous.

Mondo

DM: Don’t feel anything about it. It’s cool, but it’s almost too perfect for avant-garde. Somethings missing.

MJ: Likes it. The bustline with the stripes is pretty cool. I don’t know who or what would wear this, though. I agree that the stripes are too straight, or maybe just too simple, if that makes any sense?

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