August 13, 2006

Project Runway - Season 3 - Episode 5

The show started differently. Instead of the designers choosing their models, the models chose their designer for another fashion contest. In spite of the model's empowerment, two of them were eliminated. I thought the elimination was unfair. They weren't eliminated because they failed at modeling - they just failed at having Heidi Klum pick their names out of a gunniesack.

The models had to pick a fashion icon for their designers and the challenge for the designers was to modernize their fashion icon.

Included in the list of fashion icons with Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, and Katherine Hepburn were Farah Fawcett, Cher and Pam Grier. While the last three are all very stylish I would never thought of any of them as fashion icons.

Anyway, the person who won ended up modernizing Pam Grier's look. And the outfit was sharp.

The person who lost got stuck modernizing Cher. He made a horrible outfit, and in his defense, it was so horrible that Cher probably would have worn it. But the judges didn't see it that way. The judges told Bradley he could have gotten very creative because his icon was Cher. But I certainly don't agree. Cher's look over the years has been consistently confusing. It's impossible to update someone's style when that person doesn't have one.

No comments: