OK, fellow art teachers, are you a fan of Project Runway? It's a reality show that shows off some real talent, and it has been one of my favorite television guilty pleasures. Last night was the season finale, and I was (and still am) really annoyed, and I have the feeling other viewers concur.
Why didn't Mondo win? His stuff was out there, but also fantastic, original, and striking, and, having won three challenges in a row, he seemed the clear winner. And frankly I loved Andy's lovely and elegant collection too, though I would have liked a little more color variety. But GRETCHEN? Ick. The judges said her collection was the most wearable, that people would buy this stuff. Seriously, folks, are you going to wear ugly brown patterned "granny panties" paired with a flowing top? Who would dare walk out of the house in those hideous shorts with ANY kind of top???!!!
The judges were split on their decision, but in the end Heidi Klum lost the battle. I thought it was HER SHOW. Why didn't her opinion take precedence over (ick) Michael Kors? I can't imagine that sweet Tim Gunn was satisfied with the winner.
OK, I promise my next post will be an art teacher-y post. But meanwhile, if you are a Runway fan, weigh in with your opinon please!