Last night was the finale of Project Runway Season 3. This may come as a surprise to a lot of you, but PR is one of the few TV programs I bother to watch (aside from CSI, CSI: NY, and Good Eats). I’ve sewn clothing since I taught myself how to use my mother’s machine in middle school and started drawing outfits for my paper dolls (I was scared of real Barbies) when I was 6, so the program is a must-see for me.
I didn’t have any favorites out of the four finalists, but I was generally happy with the collections I saw last night. Uli had the largest number of wearable outfits, but each of the other three designers, including Jeffrey, the winner, had some spiffy threads as well.
I will say that as much as I loved Uli’s clothes, most of her long, flowy dresses only work on tall, skinny gals. Stick this dress on your average 5’4″, size 14 American woman with fluffy arms, and you get a striped muumuu from hell, not a sexy resort-wear gown. Jeffrey and Michael also designed for the tall, thin figure with a lot of skinny pants and tight shorts that would simply not work on 66% of the women now calling themselves American citizens. Laura’s evening wear collection, while not innovative, does seem like it would flatter the largest number of women.
You can check out their full collections using the links above, but here are my favorites from the show:
I’m feeling so inspired right now that I may just try to knock off that shirt dress from Uli’s collection this weekend!