Project Runway 3, Week 4

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, this week the previews for the Project Runway they promised much entertainment as someone was to be pitched from the show. And, indeed, someone was pitched from the show, the Keith who was unceremoniously shown to the exit by the Tim Gunn, in the full the Dean of the College mode.

The Manolo is sorry to see this happen. First he is sorry to see the Keith sent packing as he was not only the very talented designer (his dress in the doggy challenge it was absolutely beautiful), but also the Keith he was becoming the perfect villain; arrogant, cool, back-biting, handsome, egocentric, talented, willing to break the rules to advance himself. The perfect dramatic foil to the others, and now, like the Malan, he is gone and will be terribly missed.

Of the course, to the Manolo, much worse than being sent away, was being sent away for such the trivial matter, and so undramatically. There was no build up to the moment, just Kayne crying like the titty-baby tattletale because he had found the pattern books, and then the Head Master Tim appearing at the door to send the bad boy down from school.

Think how much better this episode would have been if the Keith, he had really done something evil, like attempting to slowly poison the other contestants with the strychnine. Now, that would have been the television worth the watching!

As for the challenge of the week, in the word: Meh.

Design the mildly trendy, but not too challenging outfit that may be mass retailed to the poor girls who must slave in the offices. You have three of the American dollars to spend on material.

And thus, we the humble viewers were once again given the teams, and watched as they produced the art by committee, turning out the bland and blah outfits that would not be out of place in the Jacqueline Smith collection at the Kmart.

At the least, the super fantastic Michael (the Manolo’s new favorite) and Laura, (she of the sternum that could cut glass) restrained the wickety-wacking ways of the Angela, to produce the short jackety-panty outfit that captured the Macys’ INC gestalt perfectly. To which the Manolo would reply, Ho-Hum.

Not even the appearance of Howie Mandel in the cameo as the Macys’ Man could enliven the proceedings.

As for the judging, please, please, please, Micheal Kors come home. You are needed now more than ever.

Special Project Runway Bonus Question: If you were to be forced to have your neck tattooed, at the gun point, what would you have put on there? Extra credit if it includes the name of the major midwestern American city.

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58 Responses to “Project Runway 3, Week 4”




  1. Martha Says:

    Tattoo: Pittsburgh: childhood home of Andy Warhol, Gertrude Stein, August Wilson, and Gene Kelly. (Dan Marino for extra neck credit.)

    Keith didn’t seem all that original a villain to moi. I found him exhausting and drippy rather than entertaining.

    As for the challenges, could we please have one that involves large dogs or bodacious sized ladies, neither of them accessories?




  2. sfmike Says:

    The neck tattoo at gunpoint involving a Midwest city? Oh, that’s easy. “CHICAGO STUD.” Block sans-serif lettering, of course.




  3. The Princess Buttercup Says:

    Ah the Tim Gunn, he is amazing is he not? I too was disapointed at the lack of drama in this episode, the reason for being knocked off the show was almost laughable.




  4. London Blue Says:

    I would have the beautiful countenance of the Liam Gallagher of Oasis tatooed on any part of my person. Gun or no gun. I am from Cincinnati Ohio..and your point is?




  5. twistygirl Says:

    Martha – the Twistygirl is originally from the Burgh of the Pitts, and would like to add Frances McDormand and Trent Reznor to your list of the peoples who grew up in the delightful city of the Three Rivers! The Twistygirl went to high school with the neices and nephews of the Warhol and the Twistygirl’s dearly departed mother used to work with the also dearly departed Andy Warhol! But the Twistygirl will always argue that the Burgh of the Pitts is not truly the Midwest, for you can not buy cheese curds there.




  6. Martha Says:

    Dearest Twisty: I do feel the Steel City love! I, too, attended school with a female Warhola, grew up down the street from Andy’s high school. (And a friend of mine went to church camp with La McDormand.) My mother, Martha Sr., still lives in the Burgh, and in fact, the sign on her street reads: “Oakland–childhood home of Dan Marino and Andy Warhol.” You can also find a bench dedicated to my mama, a living saint, in the park across the street from the Library of Carnegie. She once looked for an apartment under the guidance of Jeff Goldblum’s older, larger brother (think Harvey Fierstein in white clogs), and lived to tell the tale. We must dish Pitt sometime.

    I agree–cheese curds do not abound in the burgh. But chipped ham? Overfloweth.




  7. Atari Says:

    Now, I did miss the episode, but by listening to Tim’s podcast, I’m under the impression that Bonnie is out, in addition to Keith’s boot off the show. Why is it that her departure hasn’t been mentionned by anyone here? Am I wrong in thinking that she’s out, or has she just been forgotten?

    As for a neck tattoo, at the gunpoint, I would probably get a vampire bite.




  8. The Marcy Says:

    I would get Tim Gunn tattooed on my neck…With “Make it work!” in gangsta style Old English.

    A midwestern city: Kenosha.













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