Saturday, February 04, 2006

Sorting Things Out

I have been receiving lots of questions about fashion week and the final four/final three. Here's what we know:

This week's (Feb 8th) episode is called "Makeover." After Wednesday, if only one designer is eliminated, we should be down to four designers.

Friday is the actual Project Runway Fashion Week Show. If this year is like last year then ALL FOUR will show. The top three and then the fourth "decoy" collection. Last year's decoy collection was presented by Austin Scarlett who was TOTALLY ROBBED... but I digress....

Okay, it is always possible that this week could be a double elimination and then we'll be down to three, but I doubt it.

Daniel has immunity this week which places him in the final four at least. So he should be showing at Fashion Week on Friday.

Next week's episode (Feb 15th) is called "What's Your Line?" which should narrow things down to three designers...

...Who have actually already shown their collections at Fashion Week.

ARGHHHH! Why don't the producers ask me about these important issues?

Surely by the 15th we will have all sorts of videos and still photos of all of the designs. It is a public event after all! So I'd like to propose another idea.

What if we are narrowed down to three this week? Then we only have three designers showing at Fashion Week - no decoy collection. Then the "What's Your Line?" episode is actually the one where Tim goes and visits the designers in their hometowns and we see them working on their collections - their "lines" - get it? Wouldn't that be great?

Okay - then on Feb 22nd we have the Reunion Show which is always great fun. You can visit the Bravo site and submit question for the designers there which may be proposed during this episode. Also on the 22nd is Project Jay. Should be a very satisfying night.

Then at last we have the 2-part finale on March 1st and 8th. This will be fun. We will see the designers choosing models, meeting with make-up artists etc. There should also be some drama in the apartment. Remember these folks have been apart since last summer. Here they will be reunited for the first time after actually SEEING AND HEARING the things that the others have said on the show. Should be interesting.....

I would assume that the March 8th show will feature the actual Fashion Show complete with commentary and interviews with guests. Then they will return to Parsons for the judging. I always thought it would be better to have an audience for this. When Jay was chosen last year, it was weird that there was no one there cheering.

Okay, that's all I know. Anything else? More questions?

29 comments:

Katey said...

It seems that they really could have avoided this whole "decoy collection" thing by starting a week earlier, but I digress. It would be nice if they would at least recognize that on the show, though-- I would have loved to see a few clips of Austin's stuff last year.

Also, Laura, I love the new icon. I actually ate dinner at Red Lobster last night with my other Project Runway nuts in honor of "our little lamb."

Jan the Dan Fan said...

I don't think there will be two designers OUT this week because it looks like Daniel is participating in the challenge.
In the previews it shows his hair all blown-out--not his style. Unless he just chose to make himself over so he had something to do.

Laura K said...

Ah, but remember there was a week sometime at the end of December with NO new episode. So, this season has been deliberately planned this way. We'll see...

Twospace said...

okay, i'm working this out in my head.

on wednesday, we are down to 4.
then on friday, the fashion show will be presented.
if they present the top 3 and the decoy show all in the same manner, that won't tell us which one of the 4 was eliminated.
then the following week, we'd find out.
but, if they show the top 3 shows and not the decoy show, then we will know.

does that make sense?

Elaine said...

What happened to the Metro article that was posted here yesterday?

Laura K said...

Sorry, Elaine, Too many were viewing it as "spoiler-ish" so I deleted. I don't really agree - but - it was getting out of hand. I'm not trying to create controversy here - just to spread the love of Project Runway!

girl said...

i honestly think nick got eliminated. do you think he would have had all that time to do brenda strong's dress and his fashion week collection? maybe i'm being overly thoughtful... but (sadly - because i love nick), that's what i think.

Green Penny said...

aeb - Nick probably could have done both, considering they've 7 months to work on their lines and it was just one dress. Then again, I have a feeling Nick isn't going to make it anyway.

PurseDeals said...

They could have avoided this if they hadn't shown a rerun one week and made us wait 2 week for a new episode!

I definitely agree that there should be an audience of fans to cheer on the winner. The Apprentice Finale would be so boring, if there wasn't a crowd of people to boo and cheer.

Laura K said...

Wait, there are other tv shows besides Project Runway?

Jen said...

Just a thought..but...what if this week IS a double elimination...the losing desiginer AND the person they desigined FOR both get the boot?

But then we have Daniel and his immunity....maybe I'm overthinking this....

LNLisa said...

Thanks for answering my question Laura!

AJ said...

I think that the season is set up this way on purpose...

To decoy one of the designers at Fashion Week and keep us guessing, etc...

At least, at some point we'll probably know who get's booted this week before the episode. ie: no Fashion Week showing...

Anonymous said...

unforunately, i'm beginning to think there is no possible way that nick can be in the final three since he just did that SAG dress, and consequently, is not in new york

plus, i think the contract wouldn't allow him to do the dress (remember the only one who did a dress from las season before the fasion week runway show was kevin who obviously was not in the final four)

we assume chloe and danny v. are showing (chloe because she's in NY according to emmett and danny v. because he has immunity so he will be in the final four and thus showing even if just as decoy)

so i think santino and kara are also showing

not sure about who actually is in the final three though

please please knock down my theory about nick!

i love him :(

Anonymous said...

clarity, at last!

thank you Laura, this cleared a lot up for me.

:0)

Jerry said...

We could really solve all this by watching the live webcast of the Project Runway show on the IMG Fashion World site Friday morning, and the video will (presumably, but NBC has a vested interest in Bravo, so that's big presumption) be stored at MSNBC after the live feed ends - in fact, there's already a Diana Eng feature posted there. At least we'll see which four collections showed before PR gets around to it.

(Incidentally, I watched the Kenneth Cole show this way, and it almost rocked - the video, that is; the show itself was beyond belief).

marion said...

But the IMG FashionWorld schedule for the streaming videos does not include Project Runway. The Feb. 10th schedule begins at noon. Maybe they'll add it later?

geekygirrl said...

http://www.imgfashionworld.com/tracker/default.asp

This link shows PR at 8 am on Friday. So, Wednesday we will know the final 4, and Friday we will see their collections. As I recall, several people who saw the show last year we disappointed with Austin's collection, as he had recycled some older designs and things didn't hang together as one would expect. This seemed to be a spoiler for some who were good at catching these sorts of things - a clear signal that Austin didn't make a new collection and was only a decoy. Wonder if we'll be able to tell the same. I hope not!

geekygirrl said...

Wait a minute! When I checked the above link and refreshed it the Friday show does start at 11 and PR isn't mentioned. There must be some schedule changing happening. Rats.

Jan the Dan Fan said...

geekygirl-
You're right. The PR show has been taken off the schedule. I'm sure it's still happening at the time, but we're just not allowed to watch it.

That would have been so great to see it live! I was really looking forward to it.

OurBoyDaniel said...

hey, but: the show's still listed at 9:30 AM on Friday here:
http://www.olympusfashionweek.com/fall2006/schedule/

IF I were bravo, I'd probably pull the plug on the live stream, too...But thank goodness for Cell Phone cameras!

Toothy Tile said...

I don't get the point of cancelling the live stream though. There will be tons of photographers there and the pictures will be out by the end of the day anyway.

As for Austin's collection, it was because he had MUCH less time than everyone else to complete it. As I recall, he wasn't even informed of it till about a month and a half prior to Fashion Week when they realized the scheduling mishap with the way the episodes were to air.

If we do see 4 collections at Fashion Week (which I think we will), it will no doubt be intentional this time.

jmj424 said...

Tim said, in some interview somewhere, that 4 people would be showing at fashion week. I wish i could remember where i read that.

Jerry said...

I'm figuring that maybe NBC Universal may well be throwing weight around re: Saturday's webcast. The Project Runway show is still scheduled for 9 AM EST on the Promenade, webcast notwithstanding, and apparently it won't take very long, Because Ralph Lauren goes on before 10.

geekygirrl said...

I,too, hope that Bravo shows us something of the 4th place designer's runway show. It is quite a nice consolation prize to get to show at Fashion Week. To be 4th out of 16 after an exhausting competition.... I would be quite happy if that were me!

I just saw on CNN online that the average runway show is 17 minutes. I might expect PR's to be somewhat shorter than that (don't know this for sure, but if you have to do all the sewing yourself I would expect they would have less pieces than a designer who has employees.) At 10 minutes a piece you'd still be able to see the 4 designers show and get to the next one with time to spare.

Moi ;) said...

It would be easy enough to throw together a fashion show of 4 designers (who are still working on their own) and only take 30-40 minutes. I bet that is what they are doing. It doesn't mean #4 will get any TV air time, but we should be able to find out whether or not they get to show!

Nick is NOT out. Nick is NOT out. Nick is NOT out..... :PPP

Jan the Dan Fan said...

I think PR will show the 4th collection. Not on the episode of the Final 3, but we did get to see Austin's collection, right?

Still pissy about not being able to watch it live. I can't wait to see Daniel make the walk down the runway with everyone watching and applauding!

fashionasart said...

Karen:
Some interesting observations.

Daniel certainly will be one of the Final Three. Since the judges already are creaming over his work/aesthetic vision, he'll presumably just do more of the same. Play it safe, in other words.

More interesting, is what the other designers (most probably Santino, Nick and Chloe, one acting as a decoy--but it DOES get that person's work out there) will present. Will they "follow their bliss", as you know who would say, or will they try to ***tweak*** their vision(s) a little in order to bring it into closer alignment with what has become growingly apparant as the judge's taste.
I think it would be a serious mistake to do that. They know their own style, it's gotten them to Fashion Week, and they should stick with it, honing it so that it's both unmistakably clear and as tastefully eyecatching as possible.
(Santino, beware of your "fatal flaw", excess!!!)

Don

Anonymous said...

yes i totally agree that the timing is off. The producers should have thought a bit harder about that! I mean, fashion week isn't exactly secret!

'what's my line' has to be where they are told to give one word that describes their style...then they are told to design a certain type of outfit that expresses that one word. (saw it on project catwalk)