Project Runway - Season 3 - Episode 13 - Finale Part 1
This week I did a live play-by-play on Blogging Project Runway...where you can get all the details of the episode as the happened.
But what is a play by play without PICTURES!?!?!
Some of you may have already realized that Project Runway spreads the Finale into 2 parts. The first part the designers are sent home to work on their collection for Fashion Week, Tim comes to visit each designer at their home to see how their lines are coming along about a month before fashion week, the designers return to NYC a few days before their show, they pick their models, do last minute touch ups on their outfits...pretty much everything up to the day before the fashion show.
But First - GET OUT!!! (in the Saturday Night Live Donatella voice)
Laura is literally walking home
My dream has come true!!! I am finally leaving Laura AND I am going to fashion week!
I don't really drive a Saturn.
Tim gets a peak into Michael's line and we see he is doing a "Street Safari" inspired line. He shows Tim neutrals with splashes of color and Tim says it is very spring.
This is Michael's Aunt....not his mom (if you were confused like I was)
Michael talks about how he was an army brat and has lived all over the place. He started designing around age 9 or 10 with big magic markers.
Do you miss my ribcage?
Is this even pretty?
And then we get to meet the family...
Welcome to our clan. Have some poop.
When we are done with Laura we are taken to Miami to see Uli four weeks before fashion week.
I'm eeenspired by ze palm treezzz
No shoes required to achieve the American Dream
But our time runs out in sunny Miami...and two weeks before fashion week Tim goes to LA to see Jeffrey.
No, really, I don't drive a Saturn.
Please little Harrison, don't do drugs!
I love it! We need to hug it out!!!!
Let's finally see the competition!
The designers then get to go to a model casting - which they seem to enjoy very much.
Shopping for Models
Yes Jeffrey is using wigs
Wow the girls actually showed up!
Ok so here is the rundown...
From the second the designers start unpacking their collections in the workroom we find out Jeffrey does not have anything left to do on his outfits. Not one seem, button, hem, hook - nothing! Laura is surprised considering everyone is still working very hard on their collections with minor details to still be completed.
Laura mentions to Michael and Uli (at a time when Jeffrey stepped out of the room) that she doesn't think Jeffrey sewed his own collection. She said it just looks too perfect considering the work that Jeffrey put out during the challenges. Uli said she didn't really get a close look and the group runs over to Jeffrey's outfits and starts inspecting each thread. Michael is convinced that Laura is right. Uli doesn't want to believe it and she tries to point out some imperfections. Michael and Laura still are not convinced otherwise. Uli insists that they tell Jeffrey first so there isn't this unexplainable tension.
Before Laura has a chance to tell Jeffrey, Tim walks in and Laura says she wants to talk to him. The two step out and it goes something like this:
Tim: Laura should we step out to the Terrace?
Laura: Yes. You know Jeffrey goes out to the Terrace a lot. Speaking of Jeffrey, I think he cheated.
Laura: I don't doubt the designs and the fabrics aren't his, but I want to go on the record that I don't believe he did his own sewing.
Tim: Do you know what you are saying?
Laura: I feel it in my gut (and I don't want Jeffrey to win!)
Tim: This is serious and I will have the producers look into this.
We need one last dramatic twist.
Laura: Jeffrey, your outfits are well done and finished
Jeffrey : (silent)
Laura: and I just had to tell Tim
Jeffrey: (silent but with a look like - finally someone agrees that my line kicks ass!)
Laura: that I think you had outside help with sewing your outfits.
Jeffrey: (silent but with a look like - You Bitch!)
Jeffrey insists that he did not have any outside help. He says that Laura can't stand if someone does work better than her. He thinks if someone does better than Laura she has to assume they are cheating.
The next day Tim comes to the workroom and tells Jeffrey that they are investigating this situation. The designers all had to hand in their receipts and Tim said they will go through them and make a decision on it. They then go through practically every hem, zipper, and thread. Tim says "did you do this" over and over again. Jeffrey insists that he did. He is scared he won't show at Bryant Park and feels he is walking into the darkness.
We are left with no answers...until next week.....
I would like to note that when we found out about this latest drama we didn't get the right story. We were originally told that Jeffrey and Laura's mom were talking and Jeffrey's mom told Laura's mom that Tim told Jeffrey he still had a lot of work to do during their visit. Then Laura's mom told that to Laura and that is what triggered Laura to say something to Tim when she saw Jeffrey's line completely done.
So that teaches us, once again, that the leaked Project Runway stories aren't always 100% correct.
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