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“Project Runway” Recap: The Cleavage Menace
The Challenge: Design a look for real-world women based entirely on the input their not-so-fashion-conscious husbands and boyfriends provide. Make it work! The Drama: Tonight’s episode revealed a shocking anthropological insight: heterosexual men like to talk about boobs. A lot. It also revealed which designers are comfortable working with clients, and which ones would prefer to run a fashion dictatorship, where only mute, flat-chested models wear their clothes and silently worship at their feet. His Majesty Olivier was struggling mightily with his client’s pesky inclination toward speaking, preferring instead a drone of the “non-talking” variety, and was visibly troubled by her unruly (read: she had boobs) body. It seemed unlikely that he would overcome the cleavage menace, but in the end he found the strength to conquer those mountains and produced a characteristically wrapped-and-structured look that displeased his client, but landed him safely in the middle. One designer who did manage to make his client happy was Bryce—mostly because he equipped his pink cocktail dress with pockets large enough to stash a buffet lunch or a small dog. She was thrilled at the stowing possibilities it offered, but the judges failed to see the beauty of elephantine pouches on the lower thigh, despite all they could conceivably carry, so Bryce got the boot. The Winner: Joshua McKinley Other Looks We Liked: Viktor’s mod two-piece ensemble. He made the purse too! Quotes of the Night: “I don’t like women having boobs; I just want them to be flat.” —Olivier, lamenting the state of human anatomy. “Those boobs, to me, are trouble.” —Seriously, guys, keep the boobs away from Olivier. See what else you might have missed on Project Runway this season! Want to own something from tonight’s episode? Check out www.projectrunway.com to bid on the original garments from this episode and to stock up on all your Project Runway needs.