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Project Runway 4, Renunion Show | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Project Runway 4, Renunion Show

Manolo says, the reunion shows, they are always so boring, with the tedious and contrived confrontations, the sad outtakes, and those lame “greatest hits” montages.

Tim: “Designers, Ms. Mamie Kerpslach of Abilene, Kansas writes in to ask if Nina Garcia is really the bitch she seems to be on the show. Well, Mamie, the producers have put together this montage of Nina, dressed head-to-toe in Chloé, biting the heads off of live sparrows to prove that it’s all an act.”

Please, spare the Manolo from such maudlin and sentimental, phony-baloney moments.

Better to get on with the cat fighting right away.

But last night even the brief hint that those sorest of sore losers, Victorya and Carmen, might jump ugly with the producers and other contestants, was not to be delivered upon, not even after Heidi taunted Victorya in that aggressive Germanic way that caused the French so much trouble in 1914.

Speaking of the Heidi, what is with the ridiculous bangs?



But back to the woeful lack of cat fighting. The Manolo still remembers last season’s reunion show when everyone cornered the sociopathic Jude-Law-look-alike Keith and forced him to hear of his many crimes. He tried to smile through this even as his eyes darted around the room looking for the knife, or the scissors, or something, anything, with which to cut someone.

That was the sort of thing that makes for good television, unrepentant evil punished. Sadly, this season has been lacking for the villains, as Carmen left too quickly, Victorya seems merely petulant and snooty, and Christian, while annoying, is sort of endearing in his own arrogant fashion elf way.

Manolo asks, ubi sunt the villains of yester-season?

As for the rest of the show, the Manolo does not remember much, other than that Chris and Rami could not keep their hands off of each other. The Manolo nearly dropped his kir royale when Rami made the googly eyes at Chris after announcing that they had grown “close” during the final weeks. Ayyyy! Get the room, you two.

Well, good for Chris and Rami, who seem like the nice people, although the Manolo, himself, he would have preferred to have the over-sized check for $10,000.

12 Responses to “Project Runway 4, Renunion Show”

  1. Gigi February 22, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    This was the most boring reunion in the history of the show! Actually, this was the most boring season all-around.

  2. Heelcandy February 22, 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    Wow I had no idea Victorya was soo bitter. I liked her designs all season long but can’t say I’m sorry she lost now.

  3. roz February 22, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    I agree with the Manolo about everything except the bangs. They are adorable.

  4. NDC February 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    The Manolo has brightened this admirer’s day with his casual yet chic use of The Mother Tongue, the Latin on the Friday.

    Ave, amicus!

    All the best,


  5. oakling February 22, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    Aw, I thought it was funny. I can do without meanness and backstabbing… but I WAS disappointed when they seemed to edit out whatever happened after Heidi called Victorya uptight. And I could have done without several of the montages. I don’t want to see those unless they have new scenes. Fun to watch, terrible editing in general.

  6. Bridey February 22, 2008 at 5:52 pm #

    Also in defense of the bangs! I think she looks pretty cute with them, actually.

    Which has nothing to do with the fact that I have always worn bangs myself because I have a forehead like friggin’ Queen Elizabeth.

  7. eowyn_2 February 22, 2008 at 6:38 pm #

    Carmen is a brat-coated brat with bratty filling. I couldn’t believe her attitude. And WHAT the *@()! was she wearing?

    I hate “reunion” shows too. Feh. Let’s get to the good stuff next week.

  8. Poochie February 22, 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    Kir royales all around!



  9. Daniela February 22, 2008 at 10:53 pm #

    I would be completely thrilled not to ever see another reunion show with a inane montage ever again. I did quite enjoy how ultimately prissy Victorya was. Carmen, yet again, seemed to channel all of her 1987 modeling glory days by wearing a homage to the entire wardrobe of the hit television series, Fame!

    Just as soon as I celebrated the absence of the “hat” (aka. Ricky) there he is weeping and weeping and weeping. It is certainly enough to make one homicidal.

    I hate the bangs too. The only way I like bangs is with an updo, if at all. Even then, I like a side-swept clean look.

    That said, I still adore Christian in all of his snippety elvish glory.

  10. desertwind February 23, 2008 at 5:22 am #

    This season could’ve used a few more Carmen episodes. What a drama queen! Television Gold.

    Rami! So cute. Heidi and Tim looked kind of horrified. I don’t think they like fat people. Can’t wait for the season to be over so we can get all the lowdown on ChRami.

  11. raincoaster February 23, 2008 at 5:50 am #

    I can explain the bangs. They are the organic alternative to Botox. Also, cheaper!

  12. Victoria February 27, 2008 at 11:31 am #

    I noticed Chris was wearing some sort of necklace with a large, brassy “R” dangling from it. I guess he and Rami must be going steady now!