Sorry, Rami’s collection in the “Project Runway” season finale just put us to sleep. Nina Garcia and Michael Kors are whispering worriedly. I can tell you what they’re saying: “Crap, we should’ve let Chris advance to Fashion Week. This is the most boring bunch of fuddy-duddy laundry we’ve ever seen!”
They’re right. Wow, what an astonishingly dull collection. The audience had no expression. No one clapped. The models looked appropriately weary. We can hear Chris cackling now.
If we had to judge them right now, we’d pick Jillian. Her set was the most professional and wearable. Great palate of colors, and an even mix of creativity and commercial sense. She has no personality, but her clothes do.
Christian, meanwhile, is still clearly the fan favorite. We counted five bursts of applause for different looks in his collection. Tim Gunn was right in his initial evaluation: the boy did overdesign things a bit. That densely ruffled peach collar with the enormous “My Fair Lady” hat lordy, how could the model see where she was going? And the final look, with the feathers? Interesting on a model, but who’s going to buy that? Still, the judges like that stuff. Who knows what’s about to happen …