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Project Runway Episode: "Fashion Giant"

Season 4, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: The contestants try to measure up while working for a very different client: former NFL star Tiki Barber.
Original Air Date: Nov 28, 2007
Guest Cast Tiki Barber

Fantasy Fashion! Season 4, Episode 3

Episode 3 I apologize for the delay. I originally created this blog for fun and then was asked to make it the official PR blog. Although, there are "rules" for blogging, this is voluntary, so please forgive me, but it will not always make it up in a timely manner. I promise to do my best, but I was very busy last week. The guest: Tiki Barber. There were two wonderfully, diverse reactions to Mr. Barber. First we had Kevin's eyes pop out of their sockets and his jaw hit the floor; then we had Steven say, "I don't really know much about football, except that it's probably the only time on television when spandex is acceptable." There was also my reaction: WTF? Menswear is an extremely difficult challenge, especially for our "budding" designers who primarily work with women's fashion. I applaud the challenge, because although females are stereotyped as the fashion guru gender; it's stubborn to think men lack an opinion when it comes to what they wear. However, I wasn't impressed. Tiki is a beautiful man with immense talent on and off the field, but a guest on Project Runway? I really hope the show doesn't turn into last year's American Idol with guest stars each week. I assume Mrs. Ginny Barber is a huge PR fan and Mr. Barber a Today Show correspondent for NBC. Bravo, PR's home, is owned by NBC Universal. Connections! Connections! The designers: First, let me climb up on my hand-made pedestal of books and Steve Madden shoe boxes to tell you how I would have arranged this challenge. In fact, we'll give episode two and three a "Marvelous Marsella Makeover". The Sarah Jessica Parker episode should have been a one person challenge. Each designer would have had a fair advantage to sketch, sew and show their Bitten envision. This Tiki challenge would have been episode four when 12 designers remain. Tiki and his wife would have met with each designer and picked four team captains; those captains would choose their best "sewingbacks" and let the game begin! What do you all think? I would never rule out this challenge, because I like my men clothed (for the most part) and Tiki is nice to look at. However, even the final judges' decision proved that a three-piece Today Show outfit was too complicated and time consuming for one person. The bottom three were obvious from the beginning. Carmen and Sweet P fell apart, and Ricky was too ambitious. There was drama between Carmen and Ricky at the sewing machines, but I didn't really understand it. It seemed so pointless and small however, it did get me extra points in my Fantasy Project Runway "League"! Whaaaaaat?!?! I'll explain later, because I know you are all freaking out to join now! The decision: Maybe Carmen's serenade to Ricky resulted in a bad case of karma; then again, her model was half naked. She's out. I thought Jillian did a fantastic job. She made a four-piece, well sewn and executed outfit! When she was simply announced as "safe" with the rest, I did a double take. I really like Kevin, Kit and Jack, but the judges nit-picked at Kevin and Jack's. If anything, I thought Kit would win. Her outfit wasn't my favorite, but she was right about colors and textures on camera. The girl knows her stuff. It was very casual, but no one made any negative remarks about it. Jack, who won, did a great job, but it was only two pieces which proved the challenge hypocritical (it was supposed to be a three-piece product). Kevin's entire look was awesome. He defined the objective: Project Runway is about designing clothes. So although, I disagree with the judges' decision, its common knowledge that female runway models do not hold a high percentage of the world's population - or body mass so a challenge that doesn't involve dresses and skirts is a nice change. I think Jillian should have won and Jack, although he did well, should not have been in the top three at all. Ultimately, I think it was Tiki's choice and rightfully so. Okay, okay, Fantasy Project Runway. I'll admit I've always wanted to do the football version, even though my knowledge of sports is right up there with Steven's football and spandex, but it always intrigued me to hear my football-fan friends and brothers talk about it. Now, we can pick our favorites, watch them play and win a Tim Gunn bobble head!!! Hahaha, so click here and sign up. It's easy and fun! Also, when people leave comments, if you like any of the clothes/designs and have been searching the web for similar looks, please let me know. I'd be happy to help. In fact, I'd enjoy it. That's how sick in the head I am when it comes to clothes and shopping and why I'm poor. show less
Episode 3I apologize for the delay. I originally created this blog for fun and then was asked to make it the official PR blog. Although, there are "rules" for blogging, this is voluntary, so please forgive me, but it will not always make it up in a timely manner. I promise to do my best, but I was very busy last week. The guest: Tiki Barber. There were two wonderfully, diverse reactions to Mr. Barber. First we had Kevin’s eyes pop out of their sockets and his jaw hit the floor; then we had Steven say, “…I don’t really know much about football, except that it’s probably the only time on television when spandex is acceptable.” There was also my reaction: WTF?Menswear is an extremely difficult challenge, especially for our “budding” designers who primarily work with women’s fashion. I applaud the challenge, because although females are stereotyped as the fashion guru gender; it’s stubborn to think men lack an opinion when it comes t... read more

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