“Project Runway” recap 10.7: A whole lotta black dresses, with a side of sexism

In happier news, Fabio has decided to put a garland of flowers on his head today. Fabio is sort of wonderful.

When it’s time for the dresses to all walk out, I have to say that it’s a whole lot of black dresses, which to my untrained fashion eye can all blend together. The one that really stands out to me is Melissa’s, which is a fantastic bronze color with an incredibly interesting and dramatic neckline going on. But for the rest, who knows. It’s up to the judges.

And what the judges have to say seems to surprise a lot of people.

Sonjia, Ven, and Dmitry are in the middle. Sonjia’s amazed she’s safe; Dmitry’s shocked he’s not in the top. I do agree that his looked pretty darn cool walking down the runway.

Then, instead of there being an even three on top and three on bottom, there are four on top, and two on bottom. The top four are Fabio, Melissa, Christopher, and Elena. Elena is so relieved that she’s in the top that she starts bawling on stage. It turns out she CAN combine her hard edge with femininity. Nina comments on the fabulousness of the back, which I agree with, perhaps because it allows us a peek of the model’s tattoo. More tattoos on models, please!

Alicia and Gunnar are in the bottom. Gunnar was so positive throughout the whole challenge that he had this one in his pocket, that while he is perfectly polite to the judges, inside he is incensed. They like his dress, but think it’s too typical. They also don’t hate Alicia’s, either. The harshest criticism is, not shockingly, from Michael Kors, who describes it as seeming almost like a field hockey uniform. Michael Kors, are you insinuating that field hockey uniforms aren’t sexy? Because, uh, I could argue with you on that one.

Eek. Awkward emotions all over the place. Also, I don’t want Alicia OR Gunnar to leave. Ahhhhh!

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