Oh, oh. Looks like trouble on Thursday’s “Project Runway” when, horror of horrors, the nine remaining designers have to make clothes for REAL WOMEN.
These kinds of challenges — where females with hips and breasts are the models — always seem to throw the designers for a loop.
“Boobs to me are trouble,” Olivier Green, 22, complained in the promo for this week’s show.
To further complicate matters, it seems the contestants are getting their design direction from the husbands or boyfriends of the women. Like we said, oh, oh.
For local designer Anthony Ryan Auld, let’s hope it’s another step on the road to “Project Runway” victory.
Auld, an LSU alum, seems to be back on his winning streak.
Last week in the “Can’t We Just Get Along?” challenge, where the remaining 10 designers were divided into two teams, Auld’s group finished on top.
From his team, named Chaos, 29-year-old Anya Ayoung-Chee won the challenge, which called for the contestants to design their own fabrics and come up with a five-piece collection.
Chaos’ black-and-white prints were edgy, and their outfits created a cohesive collection, set to the beat of their own backdrop video.
Auld told the judges that the team’s name reflected how it is to be on the show.
“It just gets more and more chaotic,” he said.
Guest judge actress Rose Byrne called the collection “approachable and hip,” adding that she would “totally wear all of these things.”
Judges Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, along with guest judges designer Rachel Roy and Byrne, booted contestant Becky Ross.
Garcia said her skirt, top and jacket had “no design whatsoever.”
Her elimination, however, played second fiddle to what seemed to be the Joshua McKinley show, a drama starring the over-the-top 25-year-old designer. McKinley, his bright orange skin flaming, lashed out at teammate Bert Keeter, cried over his deceased mother and proffered what some might call an insincere apology — all in a matter of minutes.
The show goes on, even though, officially, the show is over.
The designers on last week’s episode, minus Ross, presented their collections Sept. 9 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Three of those designers were the finalists and the others were showing decoy collections.
The “Project Runway” winner won’t be announced on the Lifetime Television show until late October.
In the meantime, voting is ongoing for the show’s fan favorite, and Auld continues polling almost evenly with Ayoung-Chee.
To tweet a vote for Auld, visit his hashtag — #PR9anthonyryan. The winner will get a $10,000 prize. You can also log into Twitter within the “Project Runway” Season 9 site at http://www.myLifetime.com and tweet from each designer’s page.
The winner of “Project Runway” will get $100,000 from L’Oreal Paris to start his or her own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel, and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection on http://www.piperlime.com.