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Well, yesterday, the fabulous chargirlgenius reminded me that I still owed you guys an entry on Project Runway.

She was right.

Okay, work has been eating my brain, and then Dancing with the Stars started yesterday. Can you tell that I have the attention span of a mosquito?

Oh, well. Fred the Mosquito, who is buzzing around my office, says that his attention span is longer than mine. He may be right, but he just buzzed away. So who knows.

At any rate, here is an abridged version of last episode, as well as the customary survey.

This week's challenge was "What kind of sportswear would Jackie O wear in 2010?"

Almost immediately, a whole lot of ugly started to shape up. It is just amazing how most of the designers simply missed the memo on what Jackie would have worn.

They have, of course, 24 hours to finish the project. But before their time is up they are informed that they have another 24 hours to add outerwear to their designs.

All of them faint. (Which is wimpy since they should be used to PR twists by now.)

Moving on. Like I said, a whole lot of ugly starts taking shape.

"She was a risk taker," says Andy, as a way of justifying what is possibly the most godawful pair of pants that PR has every seen. And it has seen a lot. These ones feature both a cameltoe and a butt toe. It takes talent. Really.

Gretchen goes on to make an ensemble that is kind of cute, but not necessarily Jackie O, while poor Michael C makes like 50 cocktail dresses in the hopes that Momma Tim Gunn will approve.

Valerie makes a jacket and pants, and then she decides to ditch the pants and make a skirt. Tim dissaproves, especially when Miss V decides to make a jacket to go on top of the jacket.

Christopher comes up with a beige cocktail dress, which is lovely but it does not say sportswear in any way, shape or form. Then he goes on to add a dead furry animal fur wrap to it that looks like a dirty dishrag. Sigh.

Meantime, back in the farm, Mondo comes up with a really cool houndstooth skirt and striped top that I would wear any day of the week and, surprisingly, Poison Ivy comes up with a stylish ensemble of black pants, white top and beige organza jacket. So okay, girl is still afraid of color, but the set was beautifully tailored. Me like.

April does a little black dress with a cute black organza top, while Michael D apparently decides that Jackie O would have shopped at Wal Mart and comes up with an ugly ass cartridge pleated ensemble that would have probably made Jackie cringe in horror. That is, providing that Jackie had not passed out from the frightful experience of being introduced to Andy's cameltoe pants.

In the end April, Gretchen and, surprisingly, Michael C are safe. Mondo (who is looking awfully cute in short pants and makeup) Christopher and Poison Ivy are in the top three, while Cameltoe Andy, Michael D and Valerie are in the bottom.

And of course, Mondo wins.

And inexplicably, Cameltoe Andy is saved while Michael D and his funky cartridge pleated Wal Mart ensemble go home.

Go figure.

Before I leave you with the latest polling, I just want to share with you why I think that Mondo was the only one who got the Memo in the whole Jackie O concept.

Here is Mondo's design:



And here is an original black and white houndstooth wool tweed with black braided trim Suit, ca. 1959, which Jackie Kennedy wore for the Presidential campaign, fall 1959-spring 1960. For some "Fashion History", here's a brief background: It was designed by Bob Bugnand who trained with the Parisian couturiers Lelong and Piguet. (Picture and historical notes courtesy of NickVerreos.com)

See what I mean? I'm telling you. That boy is a winner.



Anywhoo, I leave you with the survey of the week, and I'll post later after the next episode of Project Runway.

Belfebe out.

Poll #1622436 Project Runway Polling

Who should have gone home last time?

Valerie and her boring jacket on a jacket
0(0.0%)
Andy and his cameltoe Jackie O
7(70.0%)
Michael D and his weird cartridge pleated Wal Mart dress
3(30.0%)

Comments

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greta_k
Sep. 22nd, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
While the lines are quite nice, I would NOT wear stripes and a large houndstooth together. They don't work. As I said, though, the pieces and the overall look had very nice lines.
belfebe
Sep. 23rd, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can see that the color palette would not be flattering on you. I love it though. And the lines are clean.
chargirlgenius
Sep. 23rd, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
I love Mondo, for all of his crazy stuff. I just want to hug him and give him some hot chocolate.
belfebe
Sep. 23rd, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
He is adorable, I'm telling you.
vikingsparrow
Sep. 23rd, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
BTW, saw Exact same cartridge pleated skirt in Fall collection magazine yesterday from big name designer. Different colors though. Interesting.
belfebe
Sep. 23rd, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'd love to see it, if you still have the link. It may have been his choice of materials. It looked cheap.
ladyhelwynn
Sep. 23rd, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
I about peed myself when Tim Gunn made that camel toe comment regarding Andy's design. Absolutely true, but that was a mental image of Jackie-O I didn't need.

belfebe
Sep. 23rd, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
It will take lots of bleach to your inner eye to erase that image.
mstra_margarita
Sep. 25th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
You would rock Mondo's outfit! I generally would agree on not combining stripes and houndstooth (or check), but somehow this works for me. I really loved the flash of the purple jacket lining.

And Tim Gunn was wrong when he talked about Michael D's cartridge pleating - very poorly executed pleats.
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