I am utterly perplexed by last night's Project Runway episode. It began as a surf-inspired challenge, so you immediately think of hoodies, bathing suits, wet suits and flip-flops, right? Something swimmy and casual and beachy. Nah, it translated to dresses, surf dresses, made of organza. Dry clean only organza. I live in Ohio, and we don't surf much here, but whaaaaaa?
Then, the designers were paired up, and that always causes people to go hyper-wacky. They only had fifteen minutes to shop. I would burst into tears and break out in hives and end up with a handful of mismatched buttons and peacock feathers.
So, halfway through, Tim announced that they would have to create a corresponding avant garde look. Avant garde surf clothing? Like Gidget + a jellyfish = avant garde surf? Huh? I'm not sure what they were supposed to create, so maybe that's why I absolutely do not understand who won or why. Is this cute? I don't think this is cute. Nor does it look surf or avant garde. It is made of neoprene, but it kinda looks like a brussel sprout with a misplaced bustle.
On the other hand, I can applaud the elimination of the exhausted little fellow who couldn't sew or come up with designs or deal with the fact that he was on television. Nice guy, wrong place for him. He wasn't even too good with an iron.
Avant garde surf. . . Hmmmm. . . I feel a MAB necklace coming on involving lobster claws, Gobstoppers and watch springs.