Project Runway: Candy Is Dandy - Here's The Rankings
Commentary and Rankings by RTVC Senior Staff Writer Donna Emery
July 22, 2012
Couldn't cut it.
This week on Project Runway, the designers raided a candy store - and some of their efforts were sweeter than others'.
The Unconventional Challenge episode is always interesting, and this time the gang was turned loose in a candy store called Dylan's Candy Bar.
It's owned by Dylan Lauren (daughter of Ralph).
Many were relishing the chance to do something unconventional. They scooped up jellybeans and chocolate kisses; they piled up fruit rolls and lots and lots of licorice.
And then they tried to make clothes out of them.
Got thoughts? Post them at the end.
Most of them knew they could use muslin for their foundation; to stick the candy on, but others had taken rainbow umbrellas and used that fabric in their garments.
Anyone who's watched this show in past seasons (and you'd think these contestants would have) knows that using actual fabric - or fabric-like items is considered lazy.
After all, if they were supposed to use fabric, they could have gone to Mood.
Buffi got the most mileage out of her umbrella - making everyone else cringe as she smashed the metal "ribs" of it with a very loud hammer.
But Lantie and Andrea also made use of similar umbrellas.
Andrea also made use of page after page of barely transformed candy "buttons".
It did look pretty simplistic and Tim called her out on it. "I have no words to say how underwhelmed I am; by this," he told her.
She despaired for a moment; then, decided she wanted to stick by her concept - even though she was sure it would send her home.
She then concentrated on putting decorative seams in the pages of candy - and making an incongruous bustle out of said umbrella. I don't know why, but apparently the bustle saved her.
Of course - despite the monotony of the button candy on the front of that garment - there were several worse garments this week - and some of them weren't in the bottom three.
The atmosphere in the workroom wasn't quite as catty, this week.
There were a few zingers; someone (Ven?) spied Christopher's humdrum effort and commented that if he had had immunity, he would have pushed the envelope with way more gusto.
Gunnar dialed down his.....
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