Project Runway 2, Finale Part 1

Manolo says, the Manolo he is calling this episode, “Santino Humanized”, in which the joyful, chaotic evilness of the Santino is happily explained away by his having been the ugliest child since Bat Boy!

It all reminded the Manolo of the Dr. Evil’s explanation for his malfeasance in the Austin Powers movie.

The details of my life are quite inconsequential…. very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen-year-old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet… etc.

By the end of the episode the Manolo half-expected the Santino to unveil his plans for world domination through the wickety-wack.

Actually, the Manolo must now admit that he has begun to develop the affection for the Santino, who with his wickety-wack, and his greasy, spectral, night-of-the-living-dead features, his lamentable choice of personal dress, and his Lurchish, you-rang voice, would appear to be everything the Manolo would dislike. But indeed this it is not entirely the case, as the Santino, all the evil aside, has the wonderfully mischevious sense of the humor, and is in his own way perhaps sweet. (By which, the Manolo means that he did not attempt, when offered the opportunity, to bite the head off of the small child on his lap.)

As for the rest of the episode. Shrug. Meh. Whatever.

Daniel’s collection leaves Tim unmoved, although the Manolo, like the Professor Ann suspects that this partly is the dramatic editing device, one designed to raise the suspense before the shows of the runway. And the Manolo, he is still convinced that the Daniel V. will be the winner.

Meanwhile, the collection of the Chloe looks like the overstuffed sofa and ottoman set in the living room of the aging Texas debutante. All that is needed is the addition of the extravagant gold tassels.

For the Manolo, however, the best part was the return of Andrae, whom the Manolo now loves above all others, if only because it has become clear that he is the most literate and the most delightful of all of the designers.

And so, on to the final episode!

The Next Carnivale of the Couture

Manolo says, the Counterfeit Chic she has posted the topic for the next Carnivale!

n honor of the Academy Awards, our natural theme is
Film and Fashion
— in all of its technicolor glory. So put on your directors’ chapeaux and cue your thoughts on

This it is the excellent topic!


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