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Project Runway Season 10-Spoilers to Date

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Regina, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    "If Fabio doesn't win, I'm going to be really upset."

    "A designer has to know what people want before they want it."

    Here's the thing. It's easy to sit here and watch Project Runway, pick out the designers whose POV already resonates with our own styles, say "I would buy that!" and have fun.

    But to me, the really exciting part is when a designer presents their point of view in a way which is so compelling, you want the clothes, even if they aren't your POV. Especially if they aren't your POV already. When they drag you out of your comfort zone and you say "WOW, I really like that and I don't usually like that."

    So -- given Heidi's comment that she never thought she would like such a thing, and now she wants to wear all of Fabio's clothes -- I said "there's your winner." That's what I want in a winner of Project Runway.

    I go into stores all the time, and I have a choice between colors that I can't wear, and black and white. I am so sick of buying black and white.

    All three of the others did their dark-colored stuff with just the splashes of color, and then there was Fabio's collection. He was the only one who seemed to understand that he was showing clothes for spring. His collection was fresh. It stood out from all the others.

    I can understand why they might want to give out the prize based on the designer's body of work for the whole season -- in which case, sure, Dmitri has more wins, and the level of craftsmanship he's shown all season might make it appropriate to give him the nod.

    But IMHO, if you're looking at just what went down the runway, Fabio won. He won the fashion show.

    And I agree with Heidi -- even though Fabio's clothes were totally outside the kind of thing I would usually look for, I want them now. If PR had a sweepstakes where they were giving away four opportunities to have an outfit made by the finalists, and they called me up and said I had won the consultation with Fabio, I'd be happy. The other three, not so much.

    They had better bring him back sometime for All-Stars, or I'm going to be really, really pissed.

    (Side note: the new season of PR:AS starts next week. See you all in a new thread for that!)
     
  2. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Puzzle solved! I went back to the newsstand and looked at the Gwen Stefani issue again. I found the PR content by doing the old proofreader's trick -- I read the table of contents backwards.

    It was hidden in the section of 101 ideas, which was highlighted in the ToC by being in a red dot, off to the side of the articles which had longer descriptions and page numbers.

    They had the same "look for more on Project Runway" blurb in the Finale part 2 show with next month's issue on the cover, so I suspect they've been running a couple of pages on PR every issue all season.
     
  3. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Poor Chris! I was really worried about him-I hope he got a LOT of rest after the finale! :eek:

    BTW-off topic, but his and Fabio's boyfriends are both - ahem - ok, I will just say it-NERDS! :p They (the nerds) need to get together, Chris needs to get with Gunnar, and Fabio and Tim Gunn can live happily ever after. There, all fixed. Now to the judges' decision-

    Melissa-her clothes were fine, a good variety, like Heidi said, but expected. Nothing WOW! I knew she would not win.

    I have to say, I HATED Fabio's collection when he showed it the first time. A bunch of fugly old-lady robes and stuff-YUK! ;) But he really did listen to the judges and made the clothes look better and expensive and I have to say, I really liked his collection. It was so different than 2 days before. A complete 180-(not a 360, like Melissa said she had gone through-a 360 is a circle, you would be where you started! :rolleyes:)

    Dimitri-I must admit he grew on me. I love Fabio, he is my sweet skirt-wearing man, and he is going to be successful and hopefully have a lot of kids with his nerdy boyfriend, but Dimitri really did deserve the win. The American Dream is alive and well. Good for him!

    Yes, hope to see you all at the All-Stars thread :)
     
  4. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    I agree -
    I have thought for weeks that Christopher was the clear winner but man o man did he self implode or what?

    Overall this was probably 4 of the most dull final collections. I need a nap now.

    So - what's up?
    No reunion show this year?
     
  5. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    P.S. - kindof off topic but when Katie Holmes ran away to NY from Tom Cruise they made a huge publicity deal about the fact she was going to be a guest judge for an episode of Project Runway. I was expecting her for the finale unless she did the All Stars show. Curious.
     
  6. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

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    People says Katie is on All Stars. However, with the different judges, it just doesn't feel like "All Stars"
     
  7. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Someone at People didn't copyedit. :p

    I don't get your comment about All-Stars.

    I missed Season One (both the original run and the recent replays), but one of my friends said that the All-Stars had different judges than Runway.

    So have they changed the AS judges for this new season from the ones they had in Season One, or did you mean to say that since All-Stars has different judges, it doesn't seem like Project Runway?

    (If you meant that it's dumb to have an All-Star show and have judges that aren't as good as the ones on the original Project Runway -- that the judges aren't star quality -- then my friend agrees with you.)
     
  8. MauriAnne

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    That's what I meant; sorry I wasn't clearer. Your friend is smart. :)

    The AS judges are: Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman, with Joanna Coles playing the Tim Gunn mentoring role and Carolyn Murphy is hosting.

    Not exactly All Stars in my opinion.
     
  9. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

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    The People article is a couple months old --- back from 7/2/12 so Season 10 hadn't started when is was published.
     
  10. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    No, I got that. Did you see the part I bolded?

    Project Runaway?

    The mind boggles.
     
  11. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    My friend was particularly unimpressed with Joanna Coles.

    IMO no one can replace Tim Gunn, but since they must, Isaac Mizrahi would be a good choice for taking Tim's role in the workroom.

    It was surprising to me when I heard they had him on the judging panel instead.
     
  12. MauriAnne

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    EGADS !!!!! :eek:


    (and how did I miss that 3 times !!!)
     
  13. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    The same way they did. Because 'runaway' is a perfectly good word.

    Just the wrong word for this particular context.

    Most of the time, anyway. ;)
     
  14. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    I'm now kind of glad I missed part 1.

    The only reason I watched All Stars was to see what all the Mondo buzz was about (now I know!) I don't know if I'm up to it this season. I didn't like any of the judges or Joanna.
     
  15. lalouque

    lalouque Quilter-Cat Slave TCF Club

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    Uhhh, I'm confused. You say "nerds" like it's a BAD thing....:confused:
     
  16. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    I know, right? *drool* :D
     
  17. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    LOL-I am a HUGE nerd so please don't take offense-I just don't think that I would ever put them together with Chris and Fabio...that's all....they could be nerds in love with each other! :D;)
     
  18. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I just watched the episode and I really loved Demtri's collection the best. I think he was right on the mark. I like Fabio and Christopher more personality wise, and their collections were good, but I think Demtri's stuff was fresher. Melissa's poor model could barely walk in the one dress. Ugh. Don't they check stuff like that out?
     
  19. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    We'll have to agree to disagree.
     
  20. Ruth

    Ruth Now with toddler

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    Halfway through the finale Part 2, I realized I didn't particularly like any of the collections, and felt kind of "meh" about the whole thing, and didn't much care who won. Nobody's collection really caught my eye or stood out to me, either being spectacularly good, or spectacularly bad. An anticlimactic end to the season for me.
     

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