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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

PR3: Fashionable Bitches
By Leila Cohan


















Welcome to the recap for what just may be my favorite Project Runway episode ever. We begin with the designers meeting Heidi on the runway. Boo! It looks like they’re sticking with the dumb Season 2 method of model selection. Kayne keeps his model from last week, Katia. Heidi tells the designers that they will be meeting bright and early with Tim the next morning to learn their challenge, which will involve outfits inspired by “one of fashion’s hottest accessories."



















Back at the apartments, everyone speculates as to what the accessory might be. May I just say that immediately after Heidi said “accessory”, I knew it was going to be a baby or a puppy. The next morning, the designers get notes instructing them to meet Tim Gunn on the west side of Central Park. Awesomely, this causes Laura to believe that the accessory is horses. The designers arrive in Central Park and are greeted by …


















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TIM GUNN AND THIRTEEN PUPPIES!!!!!!!!! AAH!!!! So cute.



































The designers will be designing a women’s wear outfit based on a puppy, as well as outfit for the puppy itself. They should also think of a story about the dog’s owner. The designers choose their dogs. Jeffrey interviews that every designer picked themselves in the dogs.



















Bradley has a poodle and Alison has a cute shaggy dog. They decide that they should switch puppies. It’s cute. Laura is not excited about the dogs and puts hers in her Hermes bag so she doesn’t have to touch it. Back at Parsons, the designers start sketching. Hilarity ensues.


Angela’s interview about the story of her dog’s owner defies description, so I must transcribe it in full: “It’s about a British headmistress of an art camp in Paris. And the camp is called Jubilee Jumbles. And so, she’s throwing a birthday party for Pattycake (the dog).” Well!




















Keith’s dog is “exotic” (read: ugly). He just wants to put a collar and chain on his ugly dog and nothing else. Meanwhile, Vincent is, predictably, having the time of his life (as opposed to last week’s nightmare of his life). He sings to his dog: “La la la, you’re so handsome, you’re such a good boy.” It’s pretty amazing. Katharine asks her puppy if she’s designed a good outfit and he high-fives her. It’s precious.



















The designers go to Mood and then start constructing their garments. Poor Bradley can’t think of what to do. He scraps his original idea for a top, since it looks to hard to sew. He decides to change the whole thing right before everyone goes home.

















The next morning, the designers head back to Parsons. Vincent is cracking his own shit up with his design for the puppy. Yes, there is a tiny hat. Guys, I kind of love Crazy Vincent Libretti.



















My love, Bradley seems to be struggling a little bit. It’s his birthday tomorrow. It sure would suck if he went home on his birthday.
















Meanwhile….oh good Lord. Angela. As Keith puts it, it’s “purple and pink and…scary.” There is a scuffle between Keith and Laura. Keith wants to use Michael’s sewing machine and Laura takes offense to this because she and Michael are besties (which, by the by, I love). Keith interviews that Laura is a bad mommy.



















With two hours left, Tim comes to visit. He’s worried that Katherine’s dress is too simple and thinks she should make the model a hoodie to match the one the dog will wear. Tim loves Uli’s dress, as well as Alison’s. He’s concerned by Keith’s plan to bring a naked dog down the runway. Keith interviews that “this challenge is about ‘accessorizing the dog’, but it’s so lame.” Keith is a major-league asshole, y’all.



















Angela’s garment continues to be a hot mess. Tim thinks it’s way over the top. Tim tells Bradley that he needs to majorly rework his top. Bradley is stressed the hell out. He tells Keith that he’d rather forfeit than show something he’s embarrassed by. Oh, Bradley!



















The next morning, the designers have an hour to get ready before the models arrive. Tim remains concerned about Bradley, although he does say happy birthday. Awesomely, the producers have changed Bradley’s age in his interviews.


The models come in and the designers continue to scramble. Then the puppies enter! Hurray! Uli’s dog has an adorable onesie that says “Hi Ladies!” on the side. The puppies are all extraordinarily cute. Katherine did not have time to finish the model’s hoodie. Bradley is going with the top he already has.




















Runway time! Vera Wang is filling in for La Kors again and the guest judge is Ivanka Trump, for some reason.



































First up, we have Kayne. It’s definitely a little loud, but there’s an undeniable point of view.























Next up is Uli. I love the dog’s garment and her use of prints, but I’m a little underwhelmed by the jacket. Also, I do believe that Uli is wearing this necklace I totally covet. It’s a silver envelope, and when you open the envelope, there’s a little silver square that says “I love you.” It’s intensely cute.






















Robert’s models come down the runway next. His outfit is very Chanel, but that was his dog’s name, so what else could he do?























Alison is up next and her outfit is, like her, adorable. The dress and jacket are very mod and the puppy is wearing a tiny matching motorcycle jacket. It’s pretty amazing.























Next up, we have Bradley. It really doesn’t look that bad. Like his Atlas apartment challenge outfit, it’s got some balloon-y proportions that aren’t my thing, but are very big right now, so that’s a good thing, I guess.























Keith’s dress is really ridiculously beautiful, but his dog is naked.























Bonnie just seems like dead weight to me. I haven’t been too impressed with anything she’s done yet and this week is no exception. Her outfit isn’t bad, it’s just…not exciting.























Katherine’s dog looks adorable and I like the dress she made for the model, but…well, Katherine’s a textile designer for Target and you could buy this dress at Target. It would be a great find, but still.























I think that Michael has been criminally slept-on so far. His dress is amazing. Sexy and original. I think he’s going to be like Daniel V. – stay in the background for the first third of the season and then become a wunderkind.























Vincent’s model looks good, but it’s a dull outfit – at least as dull as Katherine’s. His dog, on the other hand, looks precious, although he is only focused on getting the hat off his head.























I’m a little confused about the fur collar on Laura’s suit. It seems oddly placed. The look is cute, if a little commercial and the dog is just ridiculously sweet.























Pop quiz! Angela’s dress is a) very 1980s, b) very similar to what she herself is wearing, c) insanely ugly, or d) all of the above. Of course, dear reader, the answer is D.






















Oh my goodness gracious, Jeffrey made his dog a tiny suit!!! The dress is really cute as well (the first design of his that I’ve really been impressed by), but that dog is just crazy, although he is as poorly behaved on the runway as Vincent’s puppy.























The designers are called onto the runway. Jeffrey, Michael, Vincent, Bonnie, Robert, Kayne, and Laura are safe. The judges love the thought behind Uli and Alison’s garments. Katherine’s model’s garment is not as cute as the dog’s and the dress looks unfinished. They think that Angela’s story is bogus and her outfit inappropriate. Bradley’s puppy keeps barking and Heidi tells him that he’s being a bad boy. It’s a little hot.



















The judges love Bradley’s outfit. Nina says she could put it into Elle right now. Well! Happy birthday, Bradley!



















The judges are real pissed about Keith’s dog’s lack of an outfit. Keith lies through his teeth and says he made many outfits for the dog and then implies that he made the dog a collar. Heidi gets up to look at the dog’s collar and says, very dramatically, that it’s from the Macy’s accessory wall and is “not made at all.” Heidi then gets my favorite line of the episode: “I find it hard to judge when there is no outfit on the dog.” Fabulous!



















After the judges deliberation, the designers are called back onto the runway. Uli is the winner. Alison is safe. Bradley is safe. Keith is safe. Angela’s dress was fug, but Katherine’s was dull and poorly executed. Angela is in, so Katherine is out. Bull! Bye Katherine! We’ll miss you!


















Previous Recaps:
Episode 2: It Was the Nightmare of my Life
Episode 1: Malan, Febreze, Crazy Vincent
Casting Special: Designers, Rock the Casbah

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