I'm all for original point of view and creative design, but, like Tim Gunn, my gag reflex worked on overdrive when I viewed Chris's final Project Runway collection close up. I had no idea he'd used so MUCH human hair. It must have taken 30 Asian women who hadn't seen scissors for over 20 years to supply Chris with his black goth fringe material. Let's hope none of them had dandruff.
While his final collection left something to be desired, I adore Chris the man more than ever. I thought no one could lose more graciously than Sweet P, but Chris managed to do it. His manners are impeccable and his talent with office supplies is stupendous. Chris, you have a future in recycling products.
This time I agree with the judges - despite that seriously ugly coat and those hip bumps sewn into his evening gown, Rami should have won. (Did anyone else get the idea that he is Nina's darling?) At the very least his collection didn't remind me of shrunken heads and voodoo dolls, although why Rami thought women would want to look like Joan of Arc encased in armadillo armor is beyond me. Was it just me or did anyone else think that Rami's beautiful mother resembled Jillian? Just a thought.
And didn't you just adore Christian's little closet, where he sleeps, snips, sips, and creates his fierce collection with such neatness and precision? It looked like he lived inside the cabin of a 44 foot long sailboat! And yet he managed to pull together some spectacular pieces.
As for Jillian - hot collection, hot boyfriend. Where did you get HIM, dahling? Are there any more like him lying around?
Once again Tim Gunn's assessment of everyone's collection was SPOT ON. Monkey House, indeed. The designer who listened most closely to him and made the adjustments will win the competition, mark my words.
At the end of the Finale Part One, Chris was given the Heidi Heave Ho. I shall miss him. But it least he DID get to show his Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Goth collection at Bryant Park.