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Project Runway Episode: "What a Girl Wants"

Season 4, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: The enduring clothiers are tasked to create prom dresses for a gaggle of teen girls.
Original Air Date: Jan 9, 2008

What a Girl Wants Season 4, Episode 7

Episode 7 The Challenge: New "clients" were brought in to help crown the winner for this challenge. For the first time in the series, the client picked the designer. Each designer was given a $250 budget to make a dress for the "most important day in a girl's life". Confirmation? Bat Mitzvah? Cotillion? Super Sweet Sixteen!?! Graduation? Wedding? No. Not quite. Prom! Wait, what, most important...? But I assume the word " girl" should be stressed. I thought it was the worst of the season. It hasn't been too long since I attended a prom and personally, I wouldn't be caught dead in any of those dresses. The Designers: The episode had its funny moments, but the drama between Maddie and Christian was absurd. A designer should never blame their client. However, if you've worked with people and had to use the phrase, "The customer is always right", then you know that sometimes (if not, always) the customer is really just crazy. Brown, gold, ruffles, lace the mental vision would make all of Joan Rivers' faces fall off. But why did Christian feel the need to go along with it? He has always been very confident and outspoken about his designs. He did everything Maddie asked him and everyone seemed shocked by the outcome. Some teenagers possess the "I know everything" attitude, but again: Brown? Gold? Ruffles? Lace? Also known as an 80s bridezilla on crack. Moving on Chris' dress was my favorite. It looked like a real prom dress. Long, pretty and elegant. The client, Krista, loved it. It still didn't seem flashy enough for a prom though. I think a different color would have made the dress pop! Perhaps, a rich fuchsia or deep purple (satin fabric) would have made the dress look less bridesmaid and more glamorous. I loved the mother's reaction when Chris asked them what they thought of his portfolio AND when he assured them that he was the model in the photos. The mother looked like she was going to faint! Sweet P did a great job. I thought she should have won. Her dress was elegant and somewhat glamorous. I'm glad she listened to her inner voice. Her client wanted to wear a cocktail napkin, but Sweet P knew better. Did anyone really like Victorya's dress? The color was bold, but it was short, big and the rhinestone detail made it look cheap. Less is more. I think a long, fully beaded gown would have had less going on than the dress Victorya designed. Am I being too judgmental? Because I don't care. Some people may have liked the dress, but as my friend Erin stated last night, "That may have been a nice dress for right now, but a few years from now she will look at a picture and hate it." And I know many will argue that no one likes what they wore five years ago. Well, I never thought Victorya's dress was "in". Imagine it on a rack in Macy's. Seriously, it would have gone to clearance in a week. The Decision: I completely disagreed. I thought all the designers lacked compassion and ambition with this challenge. It should have been Ricky. Kevin has never scored low or placed in the bottom. I literally had tears in my eyes when they announced Ricky safe. It wasn't fair. Maybe if the right choice had been made, I would have liked this episode. All and all, it was new TV, which is scarce in these dark times of television. Good luck Kevin! And another thing: I thought this was a competition for the real models as well. They've competed in 4 out of 7 challenges. Can we stop with the surprise "guest" models already? Aside from me yelling at the TV screen "Eat something!", I still kind of miss them... UPDATE: Check out my interview with Kevin Christiana here! Very cool guy. I'm so bitter about his exit... show less
Episode 7 The Challenge: New “clients” were brought in to help crown the winner for this challenge. For the first time in the series, the client picked the designer. Each designer was given a $250 budget to make a dress for the “most important day in a girl’s life”. Confirmation? Bat Mitzvah? Cotillion? Super Sweet Sixteen!?! Graduation? Wedding? No. Not quite. Prom! Wait, what, most important...? But I assume the word “girl” should be stressed. I thought it was the worst of the season. It hasn’t been too long since I attended a prom and personally, I wouldn’t be caught dead in any of those dresses. The Designers: The episode had its funny moments, but the drama between Maddie and Christian was absurd. A designer should never blame their client. However, if you’ve worked with people and had to use the phrase, “The customer is always right”, then you know that sometimes (if not, always) the customer is really just cr... read more

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