Project Runway Season 1 Episode 5: Re-Viewed

Wedding bells are ringing this week, but nobody seems to be loving the challenge. Eight designers compete to become the winner of season one!

Another episode down and another model is given the cut, i’m kind of living for this unnecessary added drama for no reason. Although it makes it awkward when you see these grown ass women are only 16 and 17 years old.

We get a doozy of a challenge this week, not only are our designers creating wedding dresses, the clients are their own models! And they are not letting them off easily, soon shouts of leopard print, leather, and sheer material are being asked by the models as the designers struggle to comprehend.

Finally we hit Mood! Have they been shopping at Mood before and i’ve been missing it? Because i’m pretty sure this is the first time they’ve name checked the sacred store. The designers are all deflated, each at their breaking point due to their models demands along with the thought of making a wedding dress in just two days.

After an intense day, the designers got all dressed up for a night on the town, which seemed innocent enough…until Robert cracked his head open falling from scaffolding. Never a dull moment.

This week Michael Kors was present but Nina Garcia was replaced with Anna Slowly Fashion News Director of Elle, as well as guest judge Amsale, a wedding designer

Nora’s wedding dress was beautiful from the front, yet from the back was disjointed. The flowers though not dyed the correct colour, turned out to be a bonus as they popped beautifully from under the chiffon material in the dress. The placement of the flowers, and the incorporation into the veil were beautiful. Despite the judges calling it ‘too traditional’ it was my top look of the week.

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Wendy didn’t slip to the bottom again as her dress was pretty good! The pop of red in the bust really set off the gown, while the asymmetrical corset in the back was stunning! The only downfall was the odd stitching in the chest.

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Kara’s dress fit her model like a glove. The colour was off white and the fit and cut of the dress were perfect with just enough detail to separate it from the pack without standing out for the wrong reasons. The back of the dress was the most impressive part with a beautifully cut back, and good ruching on the butt. 

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Alexandra broke out of her plain mould this week as her wedding dress had one of the more unusual fits out of the group. The top half was absolutely beautiful and something completely different, while the bottoms was good, and the accessories decent.

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Jay’s wedding dress, while looking beautiful stood still allowed no room for the model to move. When she did move the material created different shapes with each step that was beautiful. A simplistic dress, the only downfall was the length, and the odd looking hem of the dress.

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Kevin had the right idea in talking his client down from more diamonds. I’m not a big fan of diamanties but I can appreciate it is what the client asked for, so Kevin included just the right amount. The material while looking good up top, did not translate well in the skirt creasing far too easily.

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Robert’s dress was plain. That’s pretty much all we have to say about it. It was just a standard wedding dress. Nice fit, pretty material, the bottom could have had more volume but thats about it. The tear away was poorly executed as strange ruching made the model look top heavy.

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Austin’s dress stuck out like a sore thumb. Not only the only dress that wasn’t white, but wasn’t actually a wedding dress in any traditional sense of the word. Despite the fact the dress was what the client wanted, it wasn’t entirely attractive or well made as a dress in its own sense.

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Winner: Kara

Out: Nora

Note: Apologies for the poor photo quality, this was long before HD.

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