Project Runway Finale Recap: Running Auf with the Win!
Awww, yeah. Time to quote the One Day at a Time theme song: This is it! Project Runway concluded last night and chose a winner among its three remaining contestants. Take your pick: Is it the cartwheeling manchild who's mistakable for the most ecstatic Panic At the Disco roadie ever? The hard-smirking headmistress with bangs like an '80s topiary? Or the unsmiling train conductor who does not want directions to the Gunn show? After the jump, we analyze Seth Aaron, Mila, and Emilio's final Bryant Park collections, make fun of it all, and reveal the champion at post's end.
Checkered suits and royal-red detailing: Yep, Seth Aaron writes sins, not tragedies, in case you forgot. These two look like playing card characters, and I'm in love. There's the four of spades and jack of diamonds, strutting right out of Hoyle's special edition "Ferocious!" deck for the LGBT community. While Nina Garcia was correct to note Seth Aaron's sometimes-costumey aesthetic (and Mila was onto something with her snipe-y "Hot Topic" comment), the exuberance in his detailing, print choices, and silhouettes remain timeless and clever. I mean, that left-hand look? Flawless. I'm not positive what to make of the sleeves on the right-hand harlequin, but I do know her overall look is tart and fantastical. Two of a kind, indeed!
Here we have a clunker and a Hefty Bag with showbiz ambitions. Not only is the royal purple a mysteriously ill-fitting hue for Seth Aaron's collection, but the multiple leather bands and fabric poofs destroy this girl's figure. She looks like a Clue mansion candlestick. As if the grandiosity alone wasn't hitting us over the head! Regarding Hefty! The Musical! on our right, it aims for showstopping and becomes the most forgettable piece in the collection. It's back to Allentown for that failed ingenue.