The final three have been chosen (well not really but more on that later). Last night was another night of "the more things change the more they stay the same" fare on the greatest reality show ever. The challenge; to create a look inspired by a piece of art from the Met. The prize; a trip to Bryant Park.
Tim took the designers on one last field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The designers were then given cameras and told that one of the pieces of art had to be their inspiration for the final design. Of course Rami stopped in the Rome and Greece statue room where every statue had something draped on them. The rest of the designers took many pictures but settled on paintings for their inspiration.
Back in the workroom, the designs began. Chris's looked like a replica of his avant garde piece, Christian's was fierce (his words not mine)and slightly poofy, Sweet P just looked stricken by the whole idea, Rami was draping and Jillian was doing another coat. All of the designs did seem to represent the art that was chosen but again Rami was draping.
The final pieces were actually pretty good. Most of the time in the final challenge the designs seem a little blah but all of these seemed inspired. The runway show was typical. Christian preened as his look came out (and it did look good), Sweet P bit her lip and Jillian just looked down. Christian won the challenge and he is off to Bryant Park. This was well deserved and his line should be interesting. Jillian is also going to Bryant Park. Interesting choice but she did some good work over the course of the competition. Sweet P, sadly, had to go. Her peacock inspired dress was a little too wearable for the judges (I would not wear it) and she was sent home. So now it is between Chris and Rami. Who is going to Fashion Week? Both and neither one. What?
Both Chris and Rami have to create a collection and one will be chosen to show at Bryant Park. Again, what? So one of these men has to create an entire collection and he might show it on the runway or he might not. Its like a dance off to see who gets in only its a design off!
So that is the final decision and it will be two weeks before we know who is in the final three (next week is the reunion special). I can't decide if I am happy with the decision of the judges or not. I felt that Chris deserves to show more than Rami. He at least showed different designs every week while Rami showed us one dress a thousand different ways.
A few funny tidbits: Jillian got a little snappy with Christian last night (which was nice to see her show emotion), Chris took a nap in the middle of work time (hey he said he was done), Rami must have said that he needed to stay true to himself three to four times, and Tim said some big word to Christian that I can't remember and have never heard in my life.
In two weeks we will know and I cannot wait to see the final collections.