This episode was a feel good, makeover party for everyday people to get a glammed up transformation from head to toe. Friends of the clients brought them to the show and decided it was time that they changed their look and show their true self. Each designer got randomly teamed up with a client and the end goal was to make them happy, but create a look that would work for them in their everyday setting.
First off, I’d like to say that the group of women on the show is what most women in the US represent, which is all shapes and sizes. Why not have some expertise in working with different types? Life isn’t all about models, and I applaud people who realize that. To me it appears that all the designers didn’t really step up their game and rise to the occasion of creating a showstopper look for these deserving women. It was as if they were surprised that they didn’t have a model to work with and didn’t know how to proceed! The hair and makeup looked great on all the ladies, but the outfits didn’t get me outta bed. So unfortunately, I don’t have a favorite this week and this is a first in Project Runway history! However, I do have some bones to pick with Ven and his hurtful words about his model.
As soon as Ven realized he had a model that was plus size and not a “real” woman, he began to complain that he’s never worked with someone this size, it’s hard to pick fabrics, the belts are too small for her and he got the short end of the stick since other designers got slimmer body types. I was shocked that he would say all this and I wanted to slap him numerous times. Ven, it’s time for some REAL talk:
1. The client is plus size and you complained about working with her shape. Hello, have you looked in the mirror lately? You have no room to talk as your plus size yourself!
2. You’ve never worked with real women. Seriously?!?! Is she not real? Was she a figment of your imagination? What are models then?
3. The outfit you put her in was horrible and didn’t go together at all. That zipper skirt wasn’t a great fit and the top was average.
4. You didn’t really listen to what the client wanted and you upset her to tears. You were very selfish and didn’t execute to the best of your ability.
5. Your best client may be someone you don’t expect or a size you haven’t worked with. If Oprah calls you, I hope it’s to shame you for being inconsiderate and not to design a look for her. You don’t deserve that opportunity.
6. It isn’t fair that you were given the client you got and the others were lucky because they got more smaller body types?!?! Please!!! Grab the bull by the horn, man up, and MAKE IT WORK!!
There is no time for excuses with each challenge you are given, and there are only solutions to create the best look ever. I would’ve been happy if Ven got eliminated, and that would have been the best revenge on his poor attitude towards working with a plus size woman.
Not only is he a one trick pony with his “fan” aesthetic in every look, he is now a dead-end douche bag in my book. Exit stage left.