Why are you watching this anymore? The show's over! I left!
Ms. Murphy states that they have four days and $3,000, and creative freedom. Then they are told they can decide just how many looks they will send down the runway. Okay, that is a twist of sorts. Hey, now you've got my attention. We get a strange quip from Anthony Ryan, that it's the last time they'll ever see the host walk away. I know that he means from a challenge delivery, but it sounds odd. Maybe it means that we will have yet ANOTHER host for season 3 of PRAS, or, that there won't ever be another season of PRAS. The designers go back to the Night Hotel to sketch. Uli's theme will be Vinter Wonderland, using lots of white and ivory. Is she playing it safe, doing what she has done all along this season? And why is it Vinter Wonderland? Why not Vinter Vonderland? Emilio's theme is Urban Plantation, paying homage to his mother, and to women working in the 1940's. Anthony Ryan's theme is The Thin Line. "It's really that fine line between that dark and that light place, that you balance yourself between." What? I see the same stuff you've done all season, sir.
When they head off to Mood, I get a jolt of adrenaline.
Hang on, Swatch, we're gonna get a bit of excitement.
Do you recognize that fabric as Austin's Grammy Challenge fabric?
How about Santino's Inspiration Challenge fabric?
Or is it just some random gradient?
Or is it just some random gradient?
Shortly after returning from Mood, Carolyn Murphy enters, along with all of the eliminated contestants. Yeah, yeah, they get to pick one of them to help them construct the line, je comprends.
That's me! I'm Chaos out of Innocence!
Maybe I'm being too harsh. Let's see how they did:
The regular judges love how focused Emilio's collection was. There's talk of how junior some pieces are. Isaac thought Anthony Ryan's was the most 'fashion' of the three. Ms. Chapman hated the last look of the set. The judges pretty much nonsensically praise Uli's collection. It's magical, it's psychological (what?) and it's dreamy, but it's something they have seen before.
Well, of course, you already know, without seeing the episode that Anthony Ryan won, Emilo placed second, and Uli third. I tried not to be bored, but, really, knowing who is going to win the entire thing early on kind of ruins it for the viewer, don't ya think? It doesn't help that Uli and Anthony Ryan did looks based on what they did all this season, and that Emilio went back to his 1940s aesthetic, as he did in season 7's finale, plus Mondo's season eight head scarves, eh? Since we already know these people from before, it comes off very flat and dull. On the other hand, I haven't had to break open the Tylenol PM as much as I have had to in years past. Thank you, Project Runway! You're a life saver. Now I can skip that sleep study!
Maybe I soured on PRAS2 because so many of the returning designers had NOT grown or changed any, even those I hadn't seen or heard from in a number of years. At least I can look at Uli's work and see that she has evolved from her original season's work.
Okay, I'm grateful that Emilio didn't resist and disrespect Joanna Coles like he seemed to do with Tim Gunn in his original season. I did enjoy Joanna Coles serving as mentor for the bunch, and wonder who could fill her shoes, should there be yet another PRAS.
In an attempt to freshen up the PR11 experience, I have decided to stop trolling the internet for spoilers this time around. This is the first season I haven't memorized the contestants' names and back story, point of view and scholastic history. Somehow, though, Mr. Hallmarq is already getting on my nerves as the whiner / bitch of the season. Oh, and there's too much holding one's head in one's hands, right? Talk about fear and fragility!
There, that's better. Thank you, Tyrone Powers.