The Project Runway Season Five Finale Runway Show! The grand finale of my Fashion Week was the Project Runway finale show. And what a show it was. Before the season five contestants showed their collections, it was a reunion among familiar faces. It's always a joy seeing Runway alumni gather and mingle.
Last night's episode of Project Runway showcased a wide and interesting array of creations from the budding designers.
Like season two, the contestants were asked to design an outfit for a night out on the town inspired by the (wet) cityscape of NYC. While a couple designs blew me away — namely Leanne's Doo.Ri-esque dress — I wasn't impressed with the overall amount of creativity. Take a look at their designs and let me know what you think.
Also be sure to check out BuzzSugar's recap of last night's episode.
A Few Words With Project Runway's Lead Stylist, Jeanie Syfu Despite what some people might say, Project Runway isn't just about the clothes. It's about the models, makeup, and hair, too. Jeanie Syfu, lead stylist for the TRÉSemme team, has to whip up runway-ready styles in a tiny sliver of time.
- Zandra tunes in — Vogue UK
- The skinny on handbag-rental services — WSJ
- Stride right — NY Sun
- New robot poses like a fashion model — ABC News
- Your first look at Urban Outfitters's new collaboration with Steven Alan — Nylon
- Christian Siriano's latest catchword: unveiled! — New York Times
- At Victoria and Albert, jewels go high tech — IHT
- Skyscraper heels: They may be painful and expensive, but we've seen nothing yet — Independent UK
- Q&A with "Runway's" Austin Scarlett — MSNBC
For the first time in Project Runway history, the designers were not allowed to purchase their own fabrics. Gasp! Instead, the models they picked at the start of the episode did the shopping for them. And they weren't allowed to buy just any fabric; it had to be environmentally friendly. While some designers were impressed by their models' selections, others were stumped and unable to use most of what was in front of them. Of course, in the end, all the models had something to wear, and guest judge Natalie Portman was quite complimentary to some designers. But what do you think? Was it a good idea for the models to buy fabrics on behalf of the designers?
Be sure to check out BuzzSugar's recap of last night's episode.