Episode 1: Sandhya Garg Winning Look Episode 1: Jefferson Musanda Losing Look
Episode 1 All Best Looks: Sean Kelly, Korina Emmerich, and Char Glover
Episode 1 A Few Worst Looks: Kristine Guico, Kini Zamora, and Angela Sum
Episode 2 All Best Looks: Emily Payne, Samantha Plasencia, and Sean Kelly
Episode 2 Winning Team and A Few Worst Looks: Kristine Guico, Amanda Valentine (winner), and Korina Emmerich
Episode 2 A Few More Worst Looks: Alexander Knox, Sandhya Garg, and Char Glover
The thirteenth season of Project Runway has been appalling thus far. A show that was created to mentor aspiring designers to create innovative, expertly crafted, and aesthetically pleasing clothing, has now turned into a trashy reality show that favors crazy people with grotesque designs. Once upon a time Project Runway was an arbiter of taste and has molded young, creative geniuses like Christian Siriano to become fashion powerhouses. The problem starts with the judges. Hostess, Heidi Klum is a has been model latching onto the last bit of fame she has left with this show. She is certainly not in a place to be judging other people’s fashion choices as Klum has recently been trotting around town in slutty, neon and bedazzled frocks. Tim Gunn is now a big comedic joke and Nina Garcia needs to get off her high horse and realize that she works at Marie Claire of all magazines. No self-respecting fashionista has ever uttered the words, “I need to pick up this month’s Marie Claire.” The only one on the judging panel I admire is Zac Posen, I love his architectural and feminine creations, but his taste level on Project Runway has been sup-par. When we first met the designers I realized that there must be tons of outstanding people that apply to be on Project Runway, and these so called experts have managed to pick the most insulting batch of idiots I have ever seen. In the first episode, the judges did the exact opposite of what they should have done. Jefferson Musanda was eliminated for his adorable crop top and shorts and Sandhya Garg was crowned the winner for her granny dress that looks like hungry dogs got to it. Even though the waist of his shorts should have been shortened, his look had a lot more potential than any of the others. In the second episode, most contestants suffered through the unconventional movie inspired challenge and came out with looks that reflected their cheap and ugly tastes. Designers, Emily Payne, Samantha Plasencia, and Sean Kelly, had amazing garments that only awarded them safe. And the winner, Amanda Valentine, created an atrocious “dress” that looked like a zip line threw up on it. Project Runway has lost all credibility, and by reading the comments on their website, it appears as though many others feel the same way. If this is what the future of fashion looks like, I’m going to hide under the covers because I’m scared.