Project Runway Finalists at Bryant Park
The five Project Runway 4 finalists Chris, Christian, Jillian, Rami and Sweet P showed their collections at Bryant Park today, in advance of the final episodes of the season. Jillian had the most cohesive collection in my opinion, with some beautiful pieces; still, much of it reeked of hipster chic, which bores me. Most improved had to go to Chris, who tamped down his tendency for theatrical costume with a 1920's-Berlin like feel (still a little costumey, but hey, it's also quite wearable). No, if anyone went the costume-influence route, it was of all people Christian, whose undeniably gorgeous but overly-meticulous outfits struck me almost as caricature, like something Greta Garbo would wear if she had been a star in the 80's. I expected to see a lot of elegant twisty draping in Rami's collection, but he surprised me; sadly, what he did offer looked very obvious and mundane to me. Sweet P's strike me as the weakest of the bunch in construction, but I like her color scheme and a few of the outfits are breathtaking.
Your thoughts? I think it's Jillian, Chris and Christian as the top 3, with Jillian (sadly) edging out the more talented contestants.