Can We Talk About Last Night's Project Runway?

08/10/2006 at 10:07 AM ET

Last night’s episode five of Project Runway gave the designers an entertaining challenge: to create a modern look for a fashion icon, among them: Cher, Madonna, Audrey Hepburn — all our favorites! This provided a few of the contestants with a chance to really strut their stuff, with high praise from the judges being passed towards previous winners Angela and Kayne. But it was Michael who wowed everyone with his modern Pam Grier in fuchsia hot pants (left) and won the challenge. Meanwhile, Vincent and Robert barely scraped by, while Bradley and his poorly constructed Cher ensemble were voted out.

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Angela M. says:
Yeah Michael! I knew that boy had talent and it was so nice to see his Pam Grier win! it was hot hot hot… Couldn’t you see someone (Beyonce?) turning up in a number like that at the VMAs? Angela’s Audrey dress was classy, but I’m still skeptical of her abilities. My favorite moment of the evening was Diane von Furstenberg telling Vincent “Twiggy is still still alive.” When I was watching him feebly explaining his look to her, I was thinking, she’s probably friends with Twiggy! or at least partied with her at studio 54. What a perfect guest judge for this challenge. Poor Bradley, but I think he’s relieved. He looked like he was thinking “Get me out of here!”

Alison says:
Doesn’t know Cher? Doesn’t know Cher? Thank God for Tivo, because I had to play that back. They should take Bradley’s license away. Even Pinenut got closer to Twiggy’s look than Bradley came to Cher. If he could turn back time, if he could find a way. . .

Also pressing on me: Can we talk about Zayra’s outfit last night on Rockstar? Maybe Bradley could have taken a lesson from her. Yow-za.

Further to this: My husband, who thinks the Victoria’s Secret catalog qualifies as a fashion magazine, had to leave the room when they cut Bradley. I’ve tried to impress on him the importance of not getting too attached to the designers.

His only comment: “I never thought I’d say this but, I miss Santino.”

Melissa says:
Quote of the week: “The crotch of those pants is insane.”– Michael Kors. I love him. Just love him.

I am just obscenely excited that Michael finally won! I always had faith in him, and you have to love a momma’s boy. But why am I still looking at Vincent’s chest hair? Why is he still there? Honestly. He needs to go next. Bradley is a space cadet — my dog would have had more Cher references to work with than him. White fringe? Metallic crop tops? Wow-za. And if Angela shows her “fleurchons” one more time, I am going to reach through my tv and throttle her. Enough!! Now, I just want to know what crosses the line of taste in next week’s episode! Any ideas?

Serena says:
It’s Captain Save-A-Ho to the rescue! As annoying as Angela has been, Michael showed what a stand-up guy he was to stand up to Jeffrey, who was just being a brat. And was a worldwide “awww” heard when Michael got pumped up from talking to his mom?? Pam Grier would be proud of Michael’s fuchsia hot-pant ensemble — you could just see her kicking butt in it — boom, pow, take that, sucka!

As for the rest of the designers, Kayne’s leather-accented Marilyn Monroe dress was gorgeous and even Angela impressed, though what is up with her rosette fixation?? And Bradley looked befuddled during the challenge (how could he be a designer and not be familiar with Cher’s many incarnations???) and left the show just as zoned out as he started. It seemed like he kind of wandered onto Project Runway and was scratching his head the entire time and thinking, “How the heck did I get here??”

Clarissa says:
Bradley had no idea who Cher was because he was probably too busy changing his bong water when her songs came on the radio. Anyway, I am just thrilled that the Michaels got their share of screen time this episode. First, Designer Michael, whose hot pink ensemble totally rocked; and Judge Michael, who–as much as I love Vera Wang–is a much better whiner and index card fanner than she is. Finally, about Angela’s dress: Stop. With. The. Hein. Flowers!!!!

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T-bell on

Yo!!!!! I’m really glad my boy Mike got this challenge. He was looked over last week at the dog challenge, but this week, he got his “just deserts.” Im stoked, the dude from Montgomery, AL(My hometown) did the darn thing. Don’t sleep on the talent of Michael. Peace out

Sabrina on

I’m very happy to see Mike win. He is very talented . I am rooting for him all the way.

Sophie on

Hahaha, Clarissa, I agree with you. But I also think that Bradley was sweet…he was almost like a five-year-old in a man’s body! His mannerisms, like doing peekaboo faces and giggling all the time, definately showed that he was a little boy who was in oer his head in a competition like this.
I loved Michael’s, but at first I was afraid the judges might hate it- but then I knew that they loved it as soon as they called out Vincent, Bradley, and Robert. Him and Nazri are a great match- she’s the best model and he’s just such a great designer.
And Angela’s was quite good, too…except for the stupid rosettes! Okay, Angela, we understand that you love those. And they looked cute on the INC outfit. But enough! They don’t look good on EVERY outfit.
I was also disappointed that Uli’s wasn’t in the top three- I loved hers! It was expertly made and completely Diana Ross- and since I’m only 14 and I could recognize that, that’s good.
I was so disappointed with Robert! He was my favorite in the beginning- that housewares challenge dress was AMAZING. It should have won over Keith’s. But what’s with these stupid jackets with rope ties and belts? How is that at all Jackie O? It looked like a jacket that some sailor made from a burlap sack and a rope. Unfortunately, he is not one of my favorites anymore, but maybe he’ll make a comeback!
So my favorites so far are: Michael, Uli, and Kayne. I still dislike Angela but realize that even organic farmers can sew and design, I guess.

Tonya on

I cannot wait until Michael starts designing for the masses! I just hope I can afford it. Finally the judges didn’t just send hime to the back without commenting on how FAB his designs are. Love this show!

Hip Candy on

WOO-HOO for Michael! It was about FRICKIN’ time!!! I was beginning to wonder if the judges even recognized that Mike was in the competition! But that’s the past, Michael scored a HUGE win, and I couldn’t be happier.

Mark my words, keep your eyes on Michael Knight…

Dana on

It was a wonderful show, but when Michael said Pam MotherF**king Grier, and Captain Save-A-Ho, I was LMAO. This is a great show, love reality TV even if it’s scripted sometime.


Meredith on

After the dog challenge, I almost had to run out of the room and break something–Michael was totally overlooked. He has such good taste and is extremely creative (did anyone see the coffee filter dress?!). Go Michael!

Dee on

I want to know who dressed Heidi???? She needed to be voted gone for that ugly looking thing she had on .. PLEASE.. Why do they keep Vincent?? Twiggys tablecloth and the colorforms for pockets..


Wendy on

Go Michael! I think he’s the only sane one on the show and knows how to mind his own business! You go boy :)

C on

Poor Bradely..he did deserve to go but I loved his soft spoken hippyness…so enduring. I was very excited that Michael won, he said it right at the begining of the show that he needed to win this challenge, and what do you know, he did! It’s freaking me out that Angela is actually turning out quality items…she is such a freak of nature, but I’m sure her psychotic side will conjur up once again. I’m really hoping that Robert steps it up because I love him, he’s so entertaining to watch, especailly with Kayne, they could have their own show and I would totally watch it. I think my top 3 would be, Allison, she’s got talent and a modern-high fashion flair. Robert..I know he’s got it in him…that rope belt last night was hideous, he can do better…and #3…I like Laura’s stuff but it’s too everyday, how about Kayne, he’s seemed to pull it all together…but who really knows, you never know what’s going to happen on this show, thats why I love it.

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