Before I begin, I just wanted to thank my friend Matthew for inviting me to a lovely little party last night. The caipirinhas and models were almost better than Project Runway.
I missed the execution of Allison and Robert while I was in France, but thanks to DVR I caught up on all the sewing. After what he did to Angela's mother last week, Jeffrey proved that he truly deserved to stay. Mistreating your models is a big step towards becoming the next great American designer. If Ms. Wintour doesn't like fat people, why should Jeffrey?
Now let's get to the challenge: creating an outfit for a hip jet setter with $75. The twist: the clothes had to be made to fit the designer's themselves. The extra twist: ship the designers to Paris to check out if their concoctions "traveled well." My opinion: in first class anything you wear travels well, so why not just send them all coach? That would have been a challenge in itself. Brazilian bonus in the end: Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa as a guest judge.
The show lacked the tension I was craving for after two Wednesdays away from American TV. To compensate for it, the producers chose to waste 5 minutes on Vincent's boxers, and an entire segment with Kayne sewing shirtless. Note to producers: this is not Work Out, so we do not need to see any exposed flesh. If skin is going to become an attractive, I would suggest hiring the casting directors for The Real World next season, or perhaps having a few male models now and then.
If you have not watched last night's episode yet, then I recommend that you stop here. For my take on winners and losers, keep on reading after the jump.