We here at BPR like to spread our love for the Project Runway designers and personalities with unbridled passon and abandon. But to be frankly honest, there is a pecking order. First and foremost, comes Tim Gunn. There is no debate on this subject, it just is. If Tim were to write us a note suggesting that we all start wearing Shetangy sunglasses then by golly, that's exactly what we would do. Among the designers, one of our favorites from early on was Nick Verreos. No, make that Uncle Nick.
In All Dolled Up, the 13 remaining designers were told that they would be designing for a fashion icon. A BIG fashion icon. And they were going to meet her at her house! In what proved to be maybe the most fun challenge of Season 2, the designers ended up at the Times Square Toys 'R Us to meet their muse - Barbie! They soon learned that the winner of this challenge was not only going to move on, but their design would end up on a special edition doll with their picture on the box. How cool was that?
The stakes were high and the competition was stiff on the runway. The Barbie designs from Chloe, Daniel Franco, Diana, Emmett, Kara, Lupe and Santino all received votes on your Top 5 lists. But it was uncle Nick who had the winner. His apple green dress with the ruched bodice, beautifully layered multi-color skirt and matching headpiece looked fabulous on his model Tarah, and was the perfect fit for My Scene Barbie. On the runway, we heard the story of his niece and when he told us "I'm a different type of Uncle Nick", he stole his way into our hearts.
Our mourning over Nick's auf in the Makeover episode continues. (Why, oh why Nick could you not have heeded Tim's advice at Mood?) But there was no getting past the Golden Girls suit. We are comforted by the fact that Nick has parlayed his experience on PR to further success. There he is sending Brenda Strong down the red carpet, and oh, look at him having fun at the Olympics! Nick, we didn't get to see your show at Bryant Park, but they can't take away your Barbie. Congratulations on making the BPR Top 5 Looks List from Season 2!