Project Runway All Stars Recap: Episode 9
What did you think of the light challenge, Project Runway fans? This recapper was left feeling kinda in the dark -- pun intended -- by all of the designs on the runway, much like with last week's flag challenge. The designers were tasked with creating an innovative, avant garde outfit using $100 worth of fabric and $300 worth of lights of all types, shapes and sizes. Guest judge Pharrell Williams, "the best dressed man in the world," will dress one of his artists in the winning outfit, which I thought was rather vague. Who are these artists of his?
Mondo's "last minute" creation was first with its exagerrated sweetheart neckline that resulted in ginormous pointy bosoms. It lacked his usual polish, although I do give him points for sewing the string of lights into a track and feeding them through. He wound up in third place, which means he'll be back, hooray!
I thought Jerell was on to something by using the fibreoptic lights because they looked so cool and I loved the way they moved. But, that black skirt left the judges cold and he landed in the bottom 2.
I liked Kenley's -- and for second week in a row! The upholstery fabric as jacket was genius, she pulled off tricky proportions and although at first I thought using the glow tape to create a pattern wouldn't be enough, it really stood out on the runway.
Austin was inspired by the idea of a fairy tale and, appropriately enough, entwined fairy lights in his tulle creation. I didn't think it was going to be enough, but to the top 2 he went with Kenley. I quite liked the headdress that looped around the model's face -- it reminded me of the diva Palavalaguna from The Fifth Element.
Finally, Michael's samurai-inspired outfit was not his best work. It lacked finesse and I agreed with Georgina when she said, "Do it properly or don't do it at all," regarding his sloppy tape work.
Jerell's long black skirt and awkward "grandma" styling, to quote Pharrell, cost him a spot in the top 4. But you know what? We spoke with him and he's just as upbeat, hilarious and positive as he was on the show. Find out what he hard to say about returning to the show and men in skinny jeans.
Q: Why did you decide to join the All Star cast?
Jerell: Being on the show the first time was such an amazing, life-changing
experience. My passion is fashion, if you get a second chance at a once
in a lifetime opportunity, I say get it girl!
Q: What did you think about the judge's criticisms?
Jerell: I pretty much agreed with the judges. It was actually a fun
challenge and [getting cut] is part of the game. You know there are
going to be wild crazy-ass challenges and you have to push yourself. Had
I ever worked with lights? Of course not. Had
any of us? No. There isn’t time to second guess yourself and sometimes
it works and sometimes it doesn’t. A long skirt and strappy sandals
with socks? My mom taught me better than that!
Q: Any regrets?
Honestly no. I’m
a very fun loving go with the flow kind of guy. I believe everything
happens for a reason. It was
absolutely cool. I had fun, which I think is
really important. At the end of the day it’s a TV show. Of course it’s
an amazing opportunity but you can’t take it too seriously.
Q: Who are you supporting now?
think they all have strong points of view. At this point, may the best
Kenley win. I’m happy for all of them, do the damn thing! Even though
Austin had some trashy *** to say about me this season, I love him.
He’s such a genuine person. Under the Golden Girl sequins and diva
persona, he really is a real person.
Q: What's next for you?
just launched my line Hot Catastrophe, Jerell Scott For Everyday
Consumption, available on my website jerell-scott.com. It’s at a price
point that everyone can afford. My background is in extremely expensive
clothes -- to keep it quite real, I can’t afford
my s**t either! This is something real people can rock.
Who do you think will make it to the end and be crowned the first winner of Project Runway All Stars?
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