Project Runway All Stars Paint The (Little Big) Town
Designers team up to create one look each for the ladies of Little Big Town; your editors discuss!
As tired as I'm getting of Little Big Town, who feel like they're everywhere, this was a smart way into the obligatory team challenge -- use the two ladies' contrasting styles to sort of force the theme of opposites in a pair of red-carpet looks. But then at the same time it's super-dumb not to have sent two designers home, because the season is going to drag on until 2019 at this rate, and also Mitchell's was just as wretched as Franco's.
I couldn't agree more. I don't get why this season seems to be babying the designers so much; they were tougher on the kids for Junior, fer chrissakes! That said, I do feel that if, for whatever bullshit reason, producers decided that they could only cut one person this week, they definitely cut the right one. I don't know anything about this band, but the minute or so of introduction those two women gave to deliver the challenge at the top of the episode made it pretty clear to me that neither of them was going to be okay showing her literal ass on a red carpet at a country music industry event.
Daniel's could have still been "naughty" if it had been lined. (And I can't believe that's two in a row where we have to tell these dolts to line their garments.) (Okay, I totally can. MORE TIME, PLZ.)
At least Franco's was actually constructed, even if it looked like/showed too much/was ass. Mitchell's looked like a Big Lots curtain blew through a box of dyed Easter chicks and stuck to his model. I'll cede the GORGEOUS Georgina Chapman's point that at least he has ideas; I don't think I know what they are, or that he knows how to execute any of them, but at least he's not boring and expected, STELLA.
And after I liked her look so much last week, too! Yeah, Stella's not long for this season, I feel. There was a shot of her in this week's episode crouching on the floor taking a mallet to her look that was, like, Stella From Concentrate.
I kind of want them to bring back the flower/plant challenge from Season 2 just to see what she would possibly do with/to it. How about the two winning looks this week? To me they seemed pretty inevitable: no other team walked two looks that were on an even level with each other -- or, in other words, if you can't mix and match offerings from two teams, you don't really have any choice but Asha and Alexander.
I was more concerned with that little dickwad Sam not being rewarded for Kini's work than in actual "justice," but the winners worked for me on both levels. Plus, I liked "Kam's" look but in what universe is a windowpane-plaid pant "red carpet" -- Comdex?
Yeah, same thing with Valerie's look. I really liked it -- and I'm philosophically opposed to jumpsuits in my own life -- but it was less "red carpet" than "classy picnic." (I'm really in the tank for Valerie this season, huh.)
In terms of bottom looks, who else do you think is already starting to...tee hee...lose the thread? I've liked Emily's looks in the past, but she hasn't really nailed one yet this season, and this week's weird Zbornakian affair was maybe her worst yet.
Well, Valerie's was pockety, and you know how I am about that, so I'm with you. Emily's pant was brrrruuuuuutal; what was she thinking with that fabric choice! My notes: "This is my happening, and it freaks me out!" I kind of couldn't believe Layana was safe either. It looked like she had a chair cushion stuck to her dupa, and that mumsy color was dreadful.
Layana needs to stay away from the pastels for the rest of the season. She keeps picking shades that look like she yanked them out of Miss Havisham's attic. MEANWHILE: Aly! Bomaye! I thought she looked pretty fab in both her appearances this week.
I'm pretty sure she had some clip-ins for her runway mane and I am not mad about it.
Major improvement, and while I have a small quibble about the length of that first pleather dress, she had such amazing earring game that I can't get mad. Of course, next week they'll probably put her in some horrid coat-dress contraption with Heidi braids or something, when what she SHOULD wear is Dom's white dress with the cut-out sleeves.
Dom's white dreeeeeeeeeeeess. Also not that red carpety, but something I would like to buy, in a range of colours, from Banana Republic. If she can stay at this level of focus and execution, I really think Dom could win again.
The Rasputin that is Daniel Franco has been auf'd yet again; we ALL win.