Project Runway 7, the second Lifetime season, ended last night as the judges and guest judge Faith Hill gave the win to Seth Aaron Henderson for his collection, which was inspired by mid-century German and Russian military uniforms.
Nina Garcia called it “fearless” and Michael Kors called it “exhilarating and powerful,” according to the AP. Seth Aaron told the AP, “I’m a risk taker. I feel you have to push the envelope all the time, otherwise you’re going to blend in.”
Earlier in the finale, when he and runner-up Emilio Sosa and third-place Mila Hermanovski showed up to the tent in Bryant Park, he said, “The greatest names show here, and now I’m part of that.” Ironically, so were the majority of the designers this season. Because of the broadcast schedule, 10 of the 16 designers presented at Fashion Week. They may not have been eligible for the prize, but they got the exposure and experience just the same.
After the dismal final season on Bravo, and last fall’s weak-ass first Lifetime season, I gave up on the show, and it eventually dropped off my DVR. HitFix’s recapper called it “one of the dullest seasons of ‘PR’ in recent memory,” and that kind of response validates my decision to drop a show that previously was one of my favorites. I heard that the talent was better this season, but the show certainly doesn’t have the same cachet that it once did.