Friday, October 29, 2010

Congratulations, Gretchen Jones

From what I can tell, the whole blogosphere is up in arms over Gretchen Jones' win on the Project Runway finale last night, and I can't understand why. From the first episode, Gretchen showed that she was a versatile designer who understood fabric and made clothing that women could and would wear. Sure, she grew fatigued somewhere around week 10, but I had no doubt that she had this competition in the bag.

Mondo may have been the crowd favorite - in our eyes, his metamorphosis took him from oddball lonely boy to confident winner. And while his clothing was fun, joyful, when I saw photos of his finale show I thought of the complaint heard in other seasons: he had designed clothes, not fashion. His mixing of patterns was masterful, but like season 3's Uli Herzner, they may have seemed a bit of a crutch. Tim Gunn should not have advised him to leave that all-black dress out of his collection.

Andy South was my pick from episode one. Unfortunately, he pulled a Santino and showed a collection that, while beautiful, was largely safe and lacking a lot of the edgy side of Andy we saw during the competition.

So what did you think about the finale? Are you also pissed that Gretchen won?


Blog Widget by LinkWithin