Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A Message From Andrae

BPR loves you, dear Andrae!Dear BPR readers,

I can't tell you how pleasant a surprise it was to receive the link about how the "gutter water dress" fared in your reader's poll. I'm absolutely overwhelmed to receive this kind of recognition. Fashion is, indeed, a mercurial business of disparate tastes and inclinations, and I have grown so accustomed to being a designer with selective, marginal appeal. After this poll I should, perhaps, start changing my perspective. There are so many days when we all feel like dirty water in the gutter. Today you gave me the chance to feel like a gown with a train.

thank you again,

Andrae Gonzalo

Thanks Andrae - we have great love and respect for you!

36 comments:

googoobaby said...

Hi Andrae,

What has happened to you since the show? What are your plans and will we be seeing any collections by you in the near future?

Your navy/white collaborative dress with Daniel for Banana Republic was fabulous!

You provided a lot of fun moments on this season of Project Runway.....we have enjoyed seeing you!

Jyesika said...

Can't help but adore Andre. I fell deeply for him after seeing the revolving door montage.
What a sweetie.

grudge girl said...

Sighhhh... He's such a sweetheart!

angela said...

i love him so much, in fact, andrae and i were hanging out in my dream last night! i also loved that santino said "he's our little lamb." there is something so dear and emotional in andrae and then, well, he's fabulously talented! i don't want to say goodbye to season two!

Anonymous said...

Oh dearest Andrae,

Will you go to the Red Lobster with me?

Anonymous said...

It's lobsterfest at the Red Lobster!

lem0ntart said...

Aww Andrae
You're the sweetest! I'm so excited that you know how much we love you and your work.

katiecoolady said...

There's Andrae!

If there was a vote for "Mr. Congeniality" for this contest, you would win hands down. Love your personality, your style, your commitment to your own eyes, your sweetness to all the other participants and of course your 3 dimensional expressive movement. ;)

Best of everything,

Katie

leopardrose said...

Aaww -- I thought the "gutter water" dress was outstanding -- and Andrae also takes 1st place in the "best comeback" category! How lovely and gracious of him to write BPR with this note!

asiangirl said...

we love you Andrae!! you are the one designer that I really wish I could talk to and be my friend. You are funny, fun and a beautiful heart.

jennipah said...

i want andrae to dramatically burst through my door, drape himself against my wall, dress me in one of his fabulous designs, and then disappear mysteriously into the night... and then show up again the next day to grab a cup of coffee or a handful of caramels or something.

JRT said...

Andrae, I have to say I am happy for all you have accomplished during this show and excited for the future stuff. You are a truly mature person who still has an emotional sense. You are creative and I am sure many people across America desire to be like you since this show has aired. I am glad I have gotten to see a small part of your life through the project runway season.

lisa said...

Andrae! You are such a sweet special soul! It was great seeing you on the reunion and the first part of the finale. Good luck to you in everything you do. The "gutter water" dress was stunning!!!!

Anonymous said...

He's postively cerebral!

He'll be remembered on the show as a notable person. One of reasons why this season was so much fun.

The Scarlett said...

I love Andrae!

He is the sweetest soul and I'm so glad that Tbone took the time to e-mail him so that he would know of our love for his beautiful garment. I'm thrilled, too, that he wrote back because it means he knows that his dress won without a doubt with an overwhelming percentage of the votes.

And, Jennipah, Andrae would totally have caramels.

Joanne said...

What a lovely note. I grew to like Andrae so much during his time on PR. I loved at his end, when he said how when he was on the show, he felt like an angel, whose feet barely touched the ground. So sweet.

Gigi said...

Aw. I love Andrae. He really is our little lamb.

ceece said...

Seriously! Andrae is probably my favorite.

After watching him on the runway and his breakdown scene, and then what he said about it being hard to watch on a human level, was so dead on. Who wouldn't have a hard time watching another person who is obviously feeling such a range of emotions.

Good luck to you Andrae and when you're designing, don't forget about all us sister's who AREN'T a size 2!

sarahlad said...

Great to hear from Andrae- what a great guy. He made the show watchable in so many ways- taking the edge off... I mean really, weren't there shows when you just waited to see if he ran across the workroom hands flung back.... Or when you hoped he would roll eyes or gape at something spectatularor scandalous.... then there are his designs... what a creative person. I also love the way he in Final episode part 1 that he is nurturing Santino. He will stand as my favorite designer of this season- maybe of all seasons. I love Andrae!

AJ said...

Oh how exciting! A personal message from Andrae!

I agree with everyone who said that he has such a sweet soul. He just really seems to be living his life in such a positive way and it's wonderful to watch. He just seems genuinely happy all the time and is touched so deeply by his art.

Andrae, you are a wonderful designer and a joy to watch...I wish the best for you and hope you that this experience will help you realize your dreams.

Anonymous said...

Oh Andrae, how I love thee with your little "Ain't gonna sew no mo, no mo". It was like Porgy and Bess, only with sewing machines! And to think, I already adored you.

Yes, it's true about the gutter water dress, by the way. When Dan V's "orchid" outfit got selected I was perplexed. I mean, how many women would *want* to have a blouse designed like that, even if they could (and most of us ladies CAN'T) pull off that look? Ah well!

Much appreciation to you!

No more blogger name, but you can find me online as "ingenuemuse"

praddicted said...

Andrae, you have really inspired, amused and touched many PR fans. Your warmth, gentle character, humor and as Jay put it "demeanor" have really endeared yourself to us. And-your designs rock! I have said (ad nauseum) that I would have loved to see you in the final 3 as I think you would have had a knockout collection. Thanks for putting yourself out there. We look forward to seeing and hearing great things from and about you.

Beth said...

I just adore you Andrae! You have been my favorite contestant on Project Runway of any season.

Jaxx said...

I'm singing to you Andrae "You're simply the best...better than all the rest!!!!! Much Love baby!!Much Love 2 Ya!!!!

B. Harlow said...

What a beautifully written, concise sentiment he wrote. That Andrae's got the goods all over the place! He should really try acting too.

Anonymous said...

There are just no words to express how much I adore you Andrae. You seem like such a sweet person. I wish you could have been in the final three. I would have loved to have seen a collection from you. Although, Santino is my favorite, so you can just imagine how excited I was when he picked you to work with him. Can't wait to see that play out. Stay sweet and true to yourself and I just know you will find true success and happiness!

Virginia said...

After the first episode, when Andrae broke down on the runway, I thought, "What a mess!"

But it was such a joy to see him settle into himself over the course of the other episodes. His confidence seemed to soar, and he just kept turning out one beautiful dress after another.

I am so glad that he's alive and in the world.

Anonymous said...

THAT GOWN WAS FABULOUS!

gumdropgurl said...

Andrae!

What a dress, what a personality :)

Orora said...

I've grown very fond of Andrae over the course of the season. What sealed the deal for me was the reunion show in which he apologized to Emmett for thinking him selfish. It takes a mature and wise person to admit they were wrong on national television. Andrae is a class act all the way!

erin said...

Oh, I heart Andrae!

Talented, eloquent, and always with the most entertaining of facial expressions!

Martha said...

The gutter water dress was poetry, and Andrae is pure class. Nothing but good things should happen to him.

Adriana said...

I love you, Andrae! You can be my little lamb any day.

Moi ;) said...

No matter who wins, Andrae is the real winner - not only because of his designs, but because of just the way he Is. By the end of the show, there wasn't ANYONE outside of the judges who wanted to see him go - not here on this blog, and none of the other designers.

He's our little lamb. ;D

PhillyKat said...

aw that was so great. he should know that his is the most popular outcome in the "which pr 2 designer are you quiz".

thescot said...

For ever more when I'm feeling low, I'll feel like dirty water in a gutter and when life is good, I'll be a gown with a train. Thank you Andrae for fabulous images.