Project Runway - Season 12 - Our "Guilty Pleasure" Returns

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  1. PRlady

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    As long as Dom and Braden go, I don't care about the third. Although not Alexandria.

    (I guess the other designers agree )
  2. duane

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    Don and Braden were the clear top 2, but I thought Dom was the clear winner. LOVED her avant garde look! I thought Braden's inspiration was too literal.
  3. Aceon6

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    Now I get it. The judges don't care for anyone but Dom and Bradon, but they have to put at least one more designer through, so they've been dragging Alexandria through the last few challenges. How else can one explain the last two weeks?
  4. PRlady

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    Helen won several challenges. Had she done anything imaginative this time they would have given it to her outright. It really doesn't matter, the ultimate contest is Dom and Braden anyway which we've known for a while.
  5. my little pony

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    yesterday on esquire, they ran several of the season 4 (i think 4) shows. the top 4 of christian, chris, rami and jillian had so many fabulous designs, so much talent. this bunch is collectively just so ordinary by comparison.
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  6. Rob

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    I loved that Emmy Rossum tried on Dom's jacket. Wonder if we will see her in it.

    I think Alexandria is still here because they knew her show would be modern sportswear, not evening wear, little dresses, or couture. She made the show more diverse.

    Having looked at the final collections, I hope they look better on TV in motion than in photos.

    So true, one of my favorite finales.

    Here is a link for the contestants for the third All Star season starting 10/24: http://www.thewrap.com/project-runway-all-stars-season-3-contenders-announced/ There are a lot of favorites of mine on this list!
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  7. zaphyre14

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    I would have sent Helen home for that halloween monstrosity. I'm just happy that Justin made it through; I like him, even if he isn't the greatest designer there. I get that Dom and Braden are The Chosen Ones and I don't dislike them but their designs are just too extreme for my taste. Of the two, I think I prefer Dom just because she seems to have more fun with fashion and she's been pretty consistent with the challenges. But it's not like any of them have designed stuff that I'd wear anyway so for me it's more like looking at paintings in an art museum; I see stuff that I think is interesting or pretty or amusing at the moment but I don't want to take anything home and live with it.
  8. my little pony

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  9. Lucy25

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    Wow! What a cast for the next all-stars season! I can't believe so many season winners are participating. Could be fabulous.
  10. duane

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    And she looked great in it!
  11. PRlady

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    Surprisingly, Justin FTW.
  12. Tesla

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    Justin's looks are amazing. Helen's look so dowdy. Did Alexandria say punk?! Hers were very bland.
  13. PRlady

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    Helen is really doing herself in.
  14. Tesla

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    Yeah, she really slammed home how inexperienced she is. She shouldn't have gotten this far.
  15. my little pony

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    alexandria's looked like leftovers from heidi's gym clothes challenge. i can see myself scrubbing floors in them.

    it stabs me in the heart to defend helen but she at least had clothes that looked like they were meant to go outside the house.
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    The only thing I cared about tonight was how Tim Gunn was after the subway accident. Forget the designers, the divine Tim is what mattered most.

    That said, if Helen had put something decent out there, Alexandria would have gone home. Beige bores Nina. But, her students and their dolls were :rofl:
  17. my little pony

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    in my head, they gave tim the tim doll
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    3-D printed accessories and a dress made out of pipette tips (or plastic test tubes)? My not-so-inner geek was squee-ing. Go Justin! (although I wish he and Alexandra had a bit more color in their collections)
  19. all_empty

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    Yeah, Helen sealed her own fate.

    The color combinations and styling were atrocious.

    I loved Alexandra's school; if she could bring some of that warmth it would be nice (she's a bit Mila-esque).

    Props to Justin: great concept, he just needs to refine. I would've liked the second look without the paint splattering even more, and the print on the back was gorgeous.

    He just made what I thought was going to be a two-pony race a little more interesting.
  20. all_empty

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    I agree. Alyssa Milano is popular with the Lifetime demographic, but she doesn't scream fashion to me; I've seen her on many red carpets and she often looks a mess.

    I've actually been given the first episodes in advance and will let you know my impressions.

    Oh, I'm also chatting with Tim Gunn -- and Alyssa for that matter -- later this month so please send me (brief) questions!
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  21. skatesindreams

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    You spoke for me!

    I love that Tim has been a real "champion" for Justin, as well.
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    I know! I loved that he included 3-D printed materials. It's really cool when you see technology transformed into fashion/art.
  23. my little pony

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    i would ask tim gunn if he is aware of how popular he is with the fans and why he thinks he is so popular, then i would ask him to sign my tim gunn bobblehead
  24. cruisin

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    I was surprised that i really liked Alexandria's. I have only seen the web page photos, though. They don't have Bradon's up, wonder why.
  25. PRlady

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    I like neutral colors, raw edges and quirky cuts so it's mystifying why I don't like Alexandria's collection more. I think it's boring, and Ninagarcia is right and Heidi, whose taste can veer off in very weird directions, is wrong.
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    I've been off and on with Alexandria this season; I did like a few of her supremely unpopular-with-fans designs here and there. But her final collection...LOVE. She's got the effortless church thing going in spades, yet with really interesting details and impeccable workmanship. She won't win, and I don't love everything she does, but she was easily my favorite last night.
  27. merrywidow

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    Justin's collection was the only one that appealed to me. Alexandra's was too familiar & Helen's was ugly.
  28. Rob

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    I really liked Alexandria's because it was something I would wear and be comfortable in. That doesn't mean it is a Project Runway finale collection. Nice comfy, but detailed slouchy pieces - not very fashion forward, but very wearable.

    Even though I really like Alexandria's stuff, I might have sent her home if Helen had done something remotely attractive. The blue dress looked like a tablecloth, the red one was ok, but the belt made it scrunch wrong, and ITA with Nina, the blue print looked like a straight jacket for the fashion victim insane asylum. Poor seaming and puckering. And the skirts with the narrow panels that Tim said looked like diapers -- They do. I saw the photos of the final collections including the decoys, and I thought her collection was pretty awful.

    Justin, wow, nice, I can't wait to see the runway in motion.
  29. Latte

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    As usual Heidi had a death grip on keeping Alexandra. No matter that all the other judges wanted to send her home.
    If I was Heidi, I would be embarrassed to put those clothes on a runway, but she seems to love that stuff.
    To each his own, I guess.
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  31. skatesindreams

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    I wish that she would simply buy her clothes, privately.

    Her designs are too casual for the runway; and do nothing to elevate the industry.
    They look more appropriate for Target, IMO.
  32. my little pony

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    i think every 2nd place designer deserves an apology
  33. duane

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    I don't recall ever seeing a battle-for-the-final-spots collection that had such a clear loser as this one. Helen's was SO bad!! I liked Alexandria's, but was mostly impressed with Justin's.
  34. cruisin

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    I liked pieces in all of the collections. But, I don't think any of them are really strong, overall.
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    I hope Alexandra does not become Wretchen II.
  36. uyeahu

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    Alexandria's final collection was my favorite of those shown at Fashion Week, and the fact that it's primarily separates doesn't bother me in the least. There are many designers who build long careers in sportswear and casual separates. If Alexandria had more than 10 looks to show then perhaps she'd have shown more variety. The same complaints that are being made of her collection were also made of Christian Siriano's. Not enough color, everything is the same silhouette, too much of the same thing, etc. She has a very specific POV and it's very European and not for everyone.
  37. RockTheTassel

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    The problem I have with Alexandria is not only do her clothes look somewhat unoriginal, they also don't look impeccable. If she's going to do the sportswear, casual look, it should look a lot better than it does. Too much of it is poorly constructed and unflattering. She had several challenges where her clothes looked absolutely horrific. Her finale collection looks better, but I still don't think it looks that far above similar ready-to-wear clothes. She has created some cool looks and seems like a nice person, but her winning would be a huge disappointment.

    Out of the collections, Alexander's is by far my favorite. But out of the designers still in contention, I'd definitely pick Braden or Justin for the win. I admire Dom, but for some reason her clothes just leave me cold.
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  38. manleywoman

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    Not possible. She didn't get a smack down from Tim for bullying the way Gretchen did.

    I agree that this season overall has very boring designers. What's up with the talent pool?
  39. PRlady

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    Based on the photos, I'd pick Dom or Kate for the win. (I thought Kate's auffing, even though that particular look was a fail, was premature given her other successes.) Although I'd wear some of Alexandria's stuff, it's not high-fashion, it's just Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters. Justin's collection is good but I can see the construction issues in the still photos.
  40. danceronice

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    I actually like Brandon's collection best from Tom and Lorenzo's site...I love rich colors and prints. Some of the others, though...who did "all taupe and white?"