Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project Runway- They designed what?

I missed Project Runway All Stars the other night because my electric sockets were being evil and I had to have an electrician out to replace the one my TV plugs into. Anyway, I just caught up on Hulu, and y'all, we need to talk about this.

The challenge this week?  To design a dress for Miss Piggy.  Last week: Badgley Mischka. This week? Muppets.  Really?



Don't get me wrong, I frickin' love the Muppets, as I'm sure anyone in their right mind does.  I go to Muppet Vision 3D almost every time I'm at Hollywood Studios.

I kinda went back and forth on how I felt about the assignment itself- to make a flamboyant cocktail dress for Miss Piggy.  It is a cute challenge, and a little more creative than the "make an outfit out of random crap" they keep doing. I like that they had to think out of the usual design scale, too- what looks great on a size 0 model isn't necessarily going to work on a Muppet.  However, the designers still *used* their regular models. I think the challenge would have been better if they actually had to design for the Muppet-sized frame.

It is kind of funny how serious everyone took it.  When Joanna (their mentor) asked how a pig will feel about wearing a giraffe print, I mentally heard Santino from Season 1 breaking out into song- "Lighten up, it's just faaaaashion!"

Random notes from judging:
There were actually NO dresses in the runway show that I looked at and was like, "Oh, that's perfect!"
I kind of want to spend the rest of my life watching Austin Scarlet converse with Miss Piggy.
I want the polka dot dress for me.



I don't want to post any major spoilers, for those who are behind like I was, but I'm curious what you guys thought about this episode!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

That polka dot dress is super cute. If I had cable I bet I'd be addicted to Project Runway. I wish they had to design something to Muppet scale. At least it would be more likely to look good on me than anything designed for a stick-thin statuesque model.