Saturday, March 24, 2012

Project Redemption -The Finale


Well, it's over. Project Runway All Stars began with such a bang, but unfortunately it fizzled out like one of those firecracker snakes that sort of die towards the end. That said, I'm always impressed by what the designers can crank out in just a few days. Austin's lace dress was really special, but the rest of his collection, though interesting, seemed too narrow in scope. Of course, he did only have a few days.... Michael, on the other hand, didn't really try in my opinion. I think he knew he wasn't going to win, and he just wanted to show that he could handle losing this time without bawling like a baby. Good for you, Michael.

So congratulations, Mondo! All hail the polka dot prince. You got an even bigger prize than the one many felt you deserved in Season 8. So it all worked out.

I just think it's a shame that Lifetime couldn't give them more than a few days. It doesn't seem fair to judge their collections alongside other season finales because they weren't given a chance to renew, recharge and create a thoughtful collection.

 But, hey, we got a lot out of this season:
  • We learned that Kenley might actually be a decent person and not just a cat-throwing calendar girl. 
  • We learned that Michael, with enough advance warning, can accept a loss with dignity and composure. 
  • We learned that Mondo can be quite the little pill. 
  • We also got to spend time gazing at the spectacle that is Austin Scarlett, that marvelous creature from another planet.
  •  We were reminded of the awesomeness that is Rami. 
  • We learned that Jerell has a lot, I mean A LOT, of confidence. 
  • Finally, I think we all learned that the fashion biz is brutal, that designers will put themselves through a lot to stay on the public's radar.
So yay! We had some fun watching some talented folks jump through a lot of hoops -  all from the comfort of our living rooms. For those who say that they're never watching the show again, I would say, "Yeah, right." I'd watch another season of All Stars. I'd even recap it... totally!

Thanks so much to those of you who have been following along on my blog! Out of curiosity, who do you think they should cast for the next All Star edition?


  1. I think we are all done with All Star editions! They had enough trouble getting this cast together, I think the well has run dry.

  2. Great recap. I'm so over the snarkiness of some of the PR blogs. I do agree that Mondo had the best collection and that he's head and shoulders above the other two... I do wonder how it would have played out if Rami had made it into the final three though (assuming this wasn't rigged).

    I think for the next All Stars they should cast all the people who were the first to get bumped in their respective seasons. We hardly got to know 'em.

  3. I'd like to see Isaac on the regular show instead of Mr. MOB

  4. Thanks Tamera! I LOVE the idea of giving the first aufed another chance! I think Tbone is probably right, though, that they won't do more All Stars seasons. Too bad. Werkshop, Isaac was a really good judge, wasn't he? MK is too jaded at this point. You can see Isaac is really into it.

  5. I'm still wondering what Issac Mizrahi had to do that was so important that he couldn't be in the Miss Piggy episode.

  6. Exactly! I love that you and I assume that Isaac refused to work with a muppet. It doesn't really matter what the truth is because the idea of Isaac refusing to work with a pig will always be more entertaining to us.